Here’s a compilation of all my restaurant reviews so far, spread across my different blogs. Hopefully it will make it easier for you to find the reviews you are looking for.
As you know I’m not a professional food reviewer, but I simply enjoy good food, a good experience and visiting new places, so all my reviews are simply my own opinion 🙂
As I live in London, I end up going out quite often. I’m organising this section per areas, not necessarily matching all London areas, but matching those I visit the most.
I happen to live in the south west, but it’s also the area I love the most in London, including: Chiswick, Richmond, Kingston, Chelsea, Fulham, Battersea…. love it! So this is the area I will have the most reviews and know better.
- Privee – Knightsbridge – Cabaret and Lebanese Lounge
- The Commander, Notthing Hill – Lovely place, food wise not so sure
- Bill’s – Westfield London – Perfect place for a brunch
- The real Greak – Westfield London – Nice Greek place
- La Cantina, Ealing Broadway – Authentic italian place
- Ealing Park Tavern, South Ealing – A really nice pub
- The real greek – Westfield London – Greek restaurant
- Loro di Napoli – Really good pizzas
- Number Sixteen, South Kensington – I’ve only done the afternoon tea in their gorgeous cute garden.
- Cafe de Nata, Hammersmith – As the name suggests, it serves only freshly baked Natas and coffee. They are all made in store, so if you are in the area give it a go.
- Eat Tokyo, Notting Hill – Really nice Japanese place with lots of good options. The menu is really big. The atmosphere, well looks like a canteen, but the food is worth it
Chiswick is another place I really love. From the parks to the high street and loads of good restaurants.
- Jackson and Rye – Really good cocktails and brunches
- Artisan Coffee – Really tasty coffee
- Franco Manca – Best pizza in London! They are kept simple and stone-oven baked as a good pizza should!
- La Mancha – spanish restaurant
- High Road Brasserie – Expensive brunch but still a lovely place to visit once
- Outsider Tart – I love this place! They have really tasty American style pancakes and a really good bakery (their cheesecakes are so good!) It’s also a good place to get some work done during the week.
- Crepe Affair – A good place for crepes
This is where I live 🙂 Recommended visit to the Kew Gardens and to all the lovely restaurants in the area.
- One over the ait – This is the new pub in Kew Bridge and an amazing place to go to.
- Hammonds – Excellent butchers! If you’re trying to find good quality meet and some other locally sources products this is the place to go. The bread is really good too! And the eggs, so fresh!
- The Stables – Known for pizza & cider located in Kew Bridge. Also offers outdoors sitting
This is where my heart is in London. I’m one of those that would love to have a wood bench with some words saying: “To MissLilly and her love for this park” as a memorial. Love the park, love the little stores in town, love to walk along the river. It’s just the place I wish I could afford to live.
- Revolution, Richmond
- The Farmery – Best waffles ever with frozen yoghurt
- Muriel’s Kitchen – Afternoon Tea review
- Pig’s Ears – Really good meat and excellent variety of beers. For those of you that like to drink half a pint so you can try a few more, this will be the place for you
- Urban Dinner – They have some really nice brunch options and good burgers
Based on the note above, what I define as central might not be the proper definition. For me I include places like Picadilly and Soho as central, for some people it’s only the area around the city that is considered central.
- Minamoto Kitchoan, Picadilly – Japanese Sweet shop. Totally worth the visit, the sweets are really good and like those sold in Japan
- ClockJack Chicken, Picadilly – Really tasty chicken and properly cooked
- Shoryo Ramen, Soho – Excellent Ramen!
- Burger and Lobster, Soho – Nice lobster and good ambiance
- Flat White, Soho – It’s a very tiny coffee place, but I can say the coffee is worth it! It’s hard to find good coffee in London but this is one of those rare places
- Spaguetti House – Good price/quality spaguetti
- Amorino, Soho – Excellent waffles with excellent ice cream! The tea is pretty good too
- L’eto Cafe, Soho – Really delicious brunch
- Taro, Soho – Japanese place, offering quite a big menu
- Pitt Cue Co, Soho – An excellent place for meat lovers
- 2 Veneti, Mayfair – Excellent Italian restaurant with really good service
- All bar one, Oxford Street – Convenient “pub” chain
- Le relais de Venise, Marylebone – best steak sauce in London! Only 1 dish is served here, but it’s worth it
- La fromagerie, Marylebone – This place is not offically a restaurant, but more like a French grocery shop that happens so serve some food. I went there for the brunch and have to say I had the best French Toast in a long long while
- Coach & Horses, Convent Garden – Best Guinness in UK
- Five Guys, Convent Garden – The best fast food burgers
- Yauatcha, Soho – Excellent dim sum, service not so great
- A Toca, Vauxhall – Portuguese food – expect to eat big portions of good food
- Nespresso Cafe – As the name says, it’s Nespresso first Cafe (Close to St. Pauls)
- Flat Iron, Convent Garden – A place for meat lovers. As the name suggests they only serve 1 cut, the flat iron.
- I love Nata, Convent Garden – If you like natas and also want to enjoy Portuguese coffee this is definitely the place for you. The hard bit will be just to try to have 1 Nata! They are also available on Deliveroo
This is an area I don’t tend to explore as often (since I’m a west girl anyway), but I wish it was closer by so I could try all the good places. Anything after Soho is already quite East for me.
- Duck & Waffle, Liverpool Street – Amazing views and nice brunch
- Draughts, Board Game Cafe (Hackney) – Board Game cafe, the first in London. If you like board games this is definitely the place for you
- Workshop Cafe, Holborn – Really nice place to go for a coffee break. If your jobs allows you to, this is also a good place to do some work
- The breakfast Club, Liverpool Street – I don’t need to present this place as it’s quite well known for the American style brunch. Portions are really big! They also have a delicious fruit salad with yogurt. Just be prepared to queue.
I’ve spent around 2 years working in Bristol, so I had the chance to go out for dinner quite often in the area. Food wise it’s the place to be. There’s always a food festival or drinks festival in the area, lots of good local shops and very good restaurants. For the fish lovers even better!
- Piccolino, Cabot Circus, Bristol – Really good italian restaurant. Recommend to stay outdoors
- San Carlo – Another really good italian place to go
- The Ox – The best steak in Bristol. If you go before 19h on Monday you can get a cheaper menu
- Boston tea party – Coffee – Best coffee in UK, heads down
- Nomu – Japanese – Really good sashimi. Although my favourite japanese place in Bristol is Bento Boss. I don’t have any review yet
- La Tomatina – A good place for Tapas @ College Green
- Cherry Duck – For a “luxurious” night out (now closed)
- Zaza Bazaar – All you can eat from all over the world
- Thai Edge – Thai food @ Harbourside
- River Station @ Harbourside – English food, the menu changes quite often but tends to be really tasty all the time
- The Pump House @ Harbourside – Known as the gin pub (they have a “sommelier” just for gin, as they have more than 400 of them available), this is also a gastro pub and they offer food & wine pairings. The food really took me by surprise
- Cau – Although Cau is a chain, their specially steak is really good!
- The Stable – This is where I’ve tried the Stable for the first time. Really funky pizza options and a really good choice for ciders
Other Places around UK
- The Horse and Groom, Guildford – A cosy and beautiful pub with really good food
- Catherine Wheel, Newbury – Excellent pies and really cheap!
- Fishy, Fishy, Brighton – Really good fish restaurant
- Prime, Rickmansworth (Close to Watford) – Really delicious meat! After all, it comes from the Queen’s butcher!
I consider Lisbon as “home”, although I was not even born there. But it’s a city with so much to offer and food wise it’s a paradise! There’s a lot of places that I know, but I was not doing food reviews at that time, so I’ll have to catch up and revisit a few old places. Please watch out for this space
- John Bull, Cascais – This is a tourist oriented restaurant, but food is quite nice
- Cabacas, Bairro Alto – Known for the stone-steak! Make sure you get there before the rush hour dinners which start at 20h30 or you will have to wait quite a lot for a table
- O Bom, O Mau e o vilao – Bar – Cais do Sodre – Almost next door to the famous “Pensao do amor”, this is a perfect place to enjoy a good gin tonic with your friends. You will get a place to sit if you arrive before midnight.
- Skybar – Lisbon Rooftop Bar – Nice view, but not my favourite
- Nana Petiscos – Portuguese tapas – Costa da Caparica (South river from Lisbon) – This is the best place to enjoy petiscos (tapas) in Lisbon area! Totally recommended
- Rooftop Bar Hotel Mundial – Lisbon Rooftop Bar – My favourite! The view is just breath-taking. Make sure you go around 18h in summer time to enjoy a prime view to the best sunset view over Lisbon. The gin tonic menu is also pretty good. They also have portuguese wines on the menu
- Adega das Gravatas – Carnide – One of the best portuguese-food restaurants in Lisbon. Price quality is ensured! They have lots of good meat and fish options and it’s all served in big portions – as it’s portuguese tradition. The sea food choices are very limited here, but who cares!
- O Prego da Peixaria – Mercado da Ribeira, Cais do Sodre – Best salmon burger ever! No competition whatsoever
- Lost in – outdoors lounge – Really relaxing place with some nice food. The view is pretty nice as well, and some of the evenings they have live music
- Le Chat – Lisbon Rooftop Bar – A good place to enjoy G&T with a view
- Cafe Lisboa (by Jose Avillez) – Really love this place for the food quality and ambiance
- Arola, Sintra – This place is absolutely stunning and the food is pretty delicious too.
Other places in Europe
- Takumi, Dusseldorf , Germany– Best authentic Ramen I ever had!!!
- Toro Negro, Cologne, Germany – Nice steak but poor service
- Spago, Brussels – Lovely Italian place
- Le Clans des Belges – Authentic Belgium food and very good environment
- Ellis, Brussels – Gourmet burgers
- Paris Budapest, Budapest – Really recommend the black squid risotto
- Cafe en Seine – Coffee, Dublin One of the most beautiful coffee places I’ve ever been
- A Cadeia Quinhentista, Estremoz, Alentejo, Portugal – My favourite restaurant
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