Here you will find a great selection of restaurants in and around the UK
focusing on London. London is, without a doubt, a great place to come for food.
As Samuel Johnson remarked: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of
life; for there is in London all that life can afford".
You can easily find a huge range of my favourite (and some less favourite)
places quickly and easily. I have selected some great ones for you using the
to make picking where to eat that little bit easier.
So, have a browse and see what tickles your taste buds. You'll find that some of
these places also offer take away services so that you can eat while at home
watching TV or while you play something like
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out with your mates.
I've put in a #1
#2 symbol to indicate my favourites from the list in each category to
help you choose faster ;-)
Quick London Index:
Indian International Iranian
Ishbilia, 9 William St., Knightsbridge, Lon SW1X 9HL
7788). Latest restaurant by the people who ran the old Al Waha in Piccadilly. Very
good food and good atmosphere with a strong home style flavour. One neat item is the
special rooms they have downstairs with the different styles of seating including one
Bedouin style room complete with water fountain and camel saddles for seats. Now
they have opened on the 2nd Floor in Harrods too.
- Al Fawar, 50 Baker Street, Lon W1M 1DH (T: 020 7224 4777). We tried this
restaurant expecting nothing much and we were very impressed. The food is cooked
right, the selection is large and the ambience is great. Prices quite good too for a
Lebanese Restaurant of this calibre.
- Al Jabar Barkery, Unit F01, Acton Business
Centre, school Road, London NW10 6TD (T: 020 8961 3729 / M: 07930 386330).
This is the best and most authentic Lebanese bakery in town. By far, the very
best Mana'eesh and Lahme B'ajine you can get so far from Beirut. To cap it
all, they offer a full take away and delivery service for parties.
16 Hobart Place, Belgravia, London SW1 W0HH (T: 020 7235 9444). Very
good place taken straight from the successful French Lebanese restaurant.
Portions a little too small for my liking but a great place for a light, quick
- Maroush 1, Edgware Road, Arab-land. Try to go when they have
- Maroush 2, Beachamp Place, Knightsbridge. Stay in the Bar, go at lunchtime
or after 11:00pm, there is usually a boisterous great atmosphere and as well as excellent
- Maroush Gardens, 1, Connaught St, London, W2 2BH
[But the entrance is on Edgware Road] (T: 020 7262 0222). Excellent
secluded Lebanese restaurant in the hustle and bustle of Edgware Road. I only
go there for Lunch and it is nearly always quite empty which means good
service for us and a quiet place to talk and discuss the business at hand.
Food is all round excellent and light and while I haven't tried the Fruit De
Mer menu items, I believe they would be quite good.
(last reviewed June 2004)
- Fakhreddine, 85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1 (very near Green Park
tube) (T: 020 7493 3424). Pricey but they have a really nice view of St James Park.
Make sure you book a window table! Word of warning though, the prices are not for the
- Beit Eddine, 8 Harriet St., Knightsbridge (off Sloane Square and
behind Harvey Nichols) London SW1X (T: 020 7245 6335). While not exactly being the
liveliest atmosphere around, this restaurant has very nice food and excellent service.
To be fair though, if you are in that area, you may be better off going to
- August Moon, 7, Ashbourne Parade, Ealing, London,
W5 3QS (T: 020 8997 5120). Fantastic Chinese restaurant in Ealing. Best
around the area in my opinion. Its run by the same owners (Kim and Martin) for
ages and they make sure everything is top notch.#1
(Last updated February 2006)
- New Fortune Cookie, No 1 Queensway,
London (T: 020 7727 7260 / 7317). Without a doubt - one of the very best
Chinese restaurants in Central London - full stop. Owner/Proprietor Kandy Tang
takes great pride in his delivery and quality and it shows. Well recommended.#1
(Last updated February 2006)
Brasserie, 18 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London W4 2HD (T: 020 8747
8899). A wonderful hidden treasure in Chiswick.. at least hidden from me
till introduced by my good friends in the Chinese school. Its resident head
chef, Mr. Teoh, is a prize winner of The World Golden Chef Competition and he
serves up some magnificent Malaysian and Chinese dishes. Beautifully presented
and awash with flavour in each mouthful... you will not be sorry to have
(Last updated August 2005)
- Bugis Brasserie, Millennium Hotel, Gloucester Road. This is
actually a Singaporean Chinese restaurant that is part of the Millennium Hotel. The
food is quite good with some spicy specialties from Singapore available. There is also a
set menu for quick lunches which is not at all bad! Service is very good too.
(Last updated August 2005)
- Kam Tong, 59-63 Queensway, Bayswater (T: 020 7229 6065). Very
busy restaurant. Full of local Chinese and the food very good. Dim Sum especially nice but
make sure that you go at 12:00 or before on a Sunday otherwise you will have to queue.
(Last updated July 2004)
- Dragon City, 1 Glacier Way, First Floor, Alperton,
Middlesex HA0 1HQ -Above the Chinese supermarket opposite Sainsbury's (T:
020 8998 8600; F: 020 8998 3699). This is a great place for a meal and
is heavily frequented by Chinese who are shopping in the supermarket
downstairs. We tried the Dim Sum menu and it was fantastic.#5
(Last updated June 2004)
- The Oriental Restaurant, Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane,
London W1A 2HJ (T: 020 7629 8888 or direct on 020 7317 6328). This is a very posh Chinese restaurant with excellent service and ambience. I strongly
recommend the King prawn stuffed with cashew nuts in a lemon sauce. Benson Zhang
is the manager. #6
- China City, First Floor, Oriental City, 399 Edgware Road,
Colindale, London NW9 0JJ (T:+44 20 8201 3838; F:+44 20 8205 6363).
Excellent Chinese restaurant in the middle of a oriental shopping centre.
- China City, Lisle St., Chinatown. Very nice Dim Sum, make sure
to try the Singapore Noodles!
- China Garden, 5-6 New College Parade, Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage,
London NW3 5EP (T:020 7722 9552 / 2216). This is our 'local' Chinese restaurant. It
has very decent service and good selection on the menu. Be wary as there are three Chinese
restaurants on that strip so read the signs or just look for the biggest one there.
- CoCo Noodle Bar, 70 The Mall, Ealing
Broadway, London W5 5LS (T: 020 8840 8525). Good noodle bar on Ealing
Broadway. Good selection and good prices.
- East One, 175-179 St John St, Aldwych, London EC1V (T:
0088). This is a Mongolian restaurant - you get a bowl and pick up your food raw. Then
you pass your bowl to one of the chefs there and he adds the sauce of your choice and
cooks it there and then on a huge stove. It's definitely an experience!
- Gung-Ho, 325-332 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London NW6,
(T:020 7794 1444). With the notable exception of the slightly small portions for the price,
this is an excellent restaurant with a jolly pleasant atmosphere, good decoration and
ambience. I'd recommend this for an evening dinner with good company or for someone you
may want to impress.
- Harbour City, 46 Gerrard St., Chinatown. (T: 020 7439 7859) Great
food, polite service (v.v.v. unusual in Chinatown)
- HK Diner, 22 Wardour Street, Chinatown, London
W1V 3HD (T: 020 7434 9544). Excellent Chinese restaurant with a fast pace
and modern atmosphere. Food is prepared quickly and efficiently and service is
good. Lots of dishes and very popular with many local Chinese in the area due
to the speed and quick lunch dishes (e.g. roast duck or mixed meats on a bed
of rice as a single dish).
(Last updated August 2004)
- Imperial China,
White Bear Yard, 25a Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BA (T:020 7734 3388).
This is a very nice, tucked away restaurant in Chinatown. The ambience is
excellent and the food very good. The service level can be questionable but
otherwise it is an excellent lunch/dinner experience.
- London Hongkong Restaurant, 6-7 Lisle St., London WC2 (T:020
7287 0324 / 7287 0352). Another management change seems to have happened
and the quality has remained but portions reduced and prices up.
(Last updated Nov 2004)
- Mandarin Kitchen, 14-16 Queensway, London W2 3RX (T:020 7727
9012/9468). Really nice seafood restaurant. Slightly pricey but if its fish or
lobster you want then this is the plaice for you (geddit?).
- Mandarin Restaurant, 197c Kensington High St, London (T:020 7937
5854). Reasonable Chinese restaurant in the busy Kensington High street
area. Its in a basement so you actually have to walk down to get there and
the address is a little misleading (the entrance is actually on Allen
Street). (Last reviewed 3Q 2000)
- Pacific Oriental, 1 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 3AB.
(T: 020 7621 9988). Great fusion oriental restaurant with a great
- Royal China, 65 Queens Grove, London NW8 6ER (T:020 7586
4280; F: 020 7722 4750). This was one of our favourite Chinese
restaurants but we've since moved out of the nearby area. Excellent quality food and good size portions. It is a
little more expensive than the standard run-of-the-mill Chinese restaurants
but it is worth it. I have to say that this is the only Royal China where
the service I find is excellent, in the other branches I was not too
- ZEN, Top floor, Oriental City, 399 Edgware Road, London NW9 0JJ (T: 020
8200 1188; F: 020 8200 9856). This is a buffet style Chinese restaurant
where you eat all you can from a very wide buffet selection. The nice thing
here is that unlike most all-you-can-eat restaurants, the food is very good
and kept in very good containers at the buffet island (not just left out in
the cold). You also have a great selection including many items normally
only on an a-la-carte basis. Highly recommended.
The Meat & Wine Co., Unit 1026 Westfield London, Ariel Way,
London W12 7GA (T: 020 8749 5914). Great steak house in Westfield - its
actually South African not American but there you go, good range of steaks
and great service. (last
upd: July 2011)
- Gourmet Burger Kitchen, 131 Chiswick High
Road, Lon W4 2ED (T: 020 8995 4548). This is the best burger in
town. These guys even serve things like ostrich or venison burgers! There
are four of these restaurants at the time of writing. Try them all out! You
can't book, essentially, you show up and wait for a table but believe me,
its worth it!
upd: June 2004)
- Quinceys, Elton Way, Watford (T: +44 1923 229
137). This restaurant is directly on the A41 as you head back to London
from Watford. Its a very pleasant family orientated US-Style bar and grill
and delivers pretty good food (if a little greasy at times). Recommended if
your coming back to London from the North on the A41. (last
reviewed: August 2001)
- TGI's, Chain all over London/UK.
The Jack Daniels based menu featuring chicken/steak/fish/etc is divine.
Strongly recommended chain restaurant for a fun evening. All waiter at all
TGI's around the world are called Dub Dubs and rumour has it they have to
become your friend by the end of your meal. Great concept.
Missouri, 76 Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1BD (T: 020 7481 4010).
Excellent steaks in a small city restaurant.
- The Gaucho Grill, 64 Heath Street, London NW3 1DN,
8222). How can I put this.... Imagine any size steak cooked to perfection and it is a
near approximation of the quality you will get at the Gaucho Grill. Make sure you try the
Chimi Churi, you won't regret it. Also make absolutely sure that you try the Pancakes for
Desert! Don't ask, just trust me! :-)
- The Gaucho Grill, 19 Swallow St, London W1R 7HD (T:020 7734 4040).
As above, more west end though.
- The Rib Room and
Oyster Bar, Carlton Tower Hotel,
Cadogan Place, London SW1X 9PY (T: 020 7235 1234; Fax: 020 7235 9129). This is
a great place to go - very expensive but a great place to go. The menu is not
huge but each item is provided absolutely perfectly made! We tried the
signature rib steak and the filet steak and neither gave us any reason to
complain. Service was excellent and ambiance, though a tad chilly due to the
AC, wonderful. highly recommended.
(last upd: Aug 2004)
- Toffs, 38 The Broadway, Muswell Hill, London N10
3RT (T: 020 8883 8656), This is a Fish & Chip take-away with a restaurant
inside - DON'T look away because it is Fish-n-Chips it is definitely
one of the very best in the UK and has the awards to prove it. It changed
hands in 1997 from the original owners but the new guys seem to be keeping up
the tradition well. Highly recommended and well worth the long trek to Muswell
- Sam's Fish 'N' Chips, 68-70 Golders Green Road,
London NW11 8LN (T:020 8455 7171, 020 8455 9898). Another excellent Chippy
in London. Like Toffs, it has a great menu and superb cooking. Do especially
try their Matzo version. Lunchtime offers a superb set menu for less than ?0
per head. Be warned that Barnet has funny parking restrictions and saturday/sunday
yellow line rules don't apply there. (March 2001)#3
- Byrons, 3a Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London NW3
1NR (T: 020 7435 3544). This is a very nice hidden Hampstead restaurant
that is great for a romantic evening together. The food is British with a
Mediterranean twist and is served in decent sized portions. The menu changes
monthly so you are always in for a treat, even as a regular customer. Very
recommended for Valentines.
81 Old Broad Stree, London EC2M 1PR (T: 020 7920 9645;
This is a restuarant and Oyster bar right next to Liverpool Street Station in
the city. It had a good range of sea food and a regular dish of the day.
- Launceston Place, 1a Launceston Place, London W8
5RL (T: 020 7937 6912), Superb, tucked away, discreet restaurant providing
excellent fare. It isn't cheap but it does impress and is worth it. Very
- Royal Dolphin Restaurant, 625-629 Lea
Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 6AJ (T: 020 8520 0957), This is another
Fish & Chip take-away with a big restaurant upstairs. It is unfortunately
quite far from the centre of town however does offer very nice food that
includes several Cypriot dishes and Scotch steaks along with the more
traditional fish. Very good value for money.
- Relais de Paris,
103 -105 Walton Street, London SW3 2HP (T: 020 7052 9333; F: 020 7052 9444;
Fantastic UK edition of the popular French restaurant that serves up a steak
and frittes with a special butter-herb sauce to die for. The UK branch seems
to be based on the Zurich recipe but still excellent food and tasty fries.
Only gripes I could think of was that portions are still smallish and the
profiteroles are not stuffed with French vanilla ice cream but these are minor
niggles - the place is a treat!#1
(last upd: Dec 2004)
- Chez Gérard,
64 Bishopsgate, London EC2 4AJ (T: 020 7588 1200) & 31 Dover Stree, Mayfair,
London W1X 3RA (T: 020 7499 8171). Excellent steak restaurant if slightly
snooty service. Its a bit pricey but portions are OK and the food excellent.#2
(last upd: Nov 2004)
- Le Cellier du Midi, 28 Church Row,
Hampstead, London NW3 6UP (T: 020 7435 9998). This French restaurant will
made us feel welcome as soon as we walked in. It is a small restaurant,
converted from a basement apartment and has a very country feel to it all. The
food is nice, though not exceptional and makes for a pleasant evening out.
- Le Palais Du Jardin, 136 Long Acre,
London WC2E 9AD (T: 020 7379 5353). This is a 'fruit de mer' restaurant
that specialises in the various sea crustaceans. It is a very light and airy
restaurant though a little snobby. Nice for a treat outing if you are into
crabs, lobster, shrimps etc. or a fashionable drink.
- Scandis, Gloucester Road. Small Italian
restaurant which still has a feel of rural Italy. A little rustic but with
very good food. The clientele struck me as the Ladies who lunch with very
large hats on.
- Windows on the Park, Hilton Hotel, Park Lane.
Very exclusive rooftop restaurant that seats a small number so reservation is
essential. The food and style of the restaurant are French so don't go hungry,
however there is a live band and dance area (ballroom as opposed to disco),
the view of Hyde Park is gorgeous and service immaculate. However you must
come in a suit with Jacket and Tie and remember that you may not remove your
jacket at all throughout the evening.
- Yet to try out:
The French Horn,
Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire RG4 6TN (T: 0118 969 2204; E:
This restaurant (& Hotel) is between reading & Maidenhead - If you're on
the M4 take J10. I have it on excellent authority that this is an outstanding
restaurant and therefore will need to be visited.
- Haweli, 127-131 Uxbridge Road, West Ealing, Lo
W13 9AU (T: +44 20 8567 6211). One of the nicer Indian restaurants in
Ealing. Its nicely designed, and feels light and spacious. Food is very good
and though in our first visit we felt our boiled rice wasn't up to scratch, everything else was
excellent and since that first time, has been consistently fantastic. (June 2005)
- Zaika, 1 Kensington High Street,
London W8 5NP (T: +44 20 7795 6533; F: +44 20 7937 8854). This is a really
great, Michelin star rated, restaurant in High Street Kensington. The food is
very modern Indian and served with some style and panache. Very highly
recommended. Last updated: Aug 2005
- The Clay Oven, Ealing Broadway. Good place to
eat and relax. Make sure you try to Choti Boti (yep, that's what its called!
Honest!). Service not up to its old standard these days but still a nice place
to go. (March 2003) #3
Bombay Brassiere, Opposite Gloucester Road Tube,
Courtfield Close, Courtfield Road, Lon SW7 4QH (T: +44 20 7370 4040).
This is one of the first and most-English Indian restaurants you can get in
London. Along the lines of Chutney Mary, the feeling is that of colonial
England and the splendours it offered. The Lunchtime menu is exclusively a
buffet style and the waiters are always eager to help and point you to the
right dishes. (Last reviewed June 2000)
- Chutney Mary,
535 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 (T: +44 20 7351 3113; F: +44 20 7351
7694). This restaurant rather claims to be 'the' Indian restaurant and
while it is quite good, I don't really believe it can quite get away with
that. Still, the food is quite good, the pepper indicators on the menu
reasonably accurate (2 peppers is quite hot). The portions quite good too
though you do have to have your own plate which means that Sharing dishes (one
of the best things about Indian food) is not very practical. (Last reviewed
- Ghazal, 12 Ashbourne Parade, Hanger Lane,
Ealing, Lon W5 3QS (T: 020 8991 1167). Very nice Indian restaurant
situated conveniently next door to one our favourite Chinese restaurants :-).
Overall, very good restaurant, tries to remove itself from the more
traditional "its a curry - pick Chicken or Lamb" type restaurants by trying to
stick to the more traditional names of the dishes they serve. Having said that
- you can still order the traditional stuff if you want it. We found the food
good with not much butter and fat on everything, service very good. The Naans
were a little on the small side but otherwise, it was a good meal.
(Last reviewed August 2004)
- Khans of Kensington, South Kensington.
High quality Indian food connected with Khans of Bayswater but with a much
higher service level.
- Khans, Bayswater. Excellent food
and very fast service. Khans started life as a very cheap place to eat
however, it seems that its management has woken
up to its popularity and it's not as cost effective (i.e. cheap) as it used to be! Still
it isn't going to break any banks and is an excellent experience! Recommend the Butter
Chicken and their Tandoories though in my advancing age, I find myself
unable to fully digest the heavy Butter Chicken dishes (Last reviewed June
- Hafez Restaurant, 559 Finchley Road, London NW3 (T:020 7794 4179
/ 7431 4546). Also on 5 Hereford Road, London W2 (T: 020 7229 9398 / 7221
3167). Fantastic Iranian restaurant. Super quality kebabs and great old
dishes. Well worth trying out.
- Alounak, 44 Westbourne Grove, London W2 (T: 020 7229 0416). Iranian food
is a wonderful combination of rice, lamb and various herbs and spices. Alounak does
justice to what is usually a very expensive meal at very reasonable costs. While it won't
be the best Iranian food in London, its cost ratio marks it as very deserving.
recommend the Chola kebab.
- Vanak, 289 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ND (T:020 7435 5530).
Lovely home-style Iranian food with a full menu including the usual grills.
- Mohsen, 152 Warwick Road W14 8PS (T: 020 7602
9888). This is meant to be the best Iranian restaurant around London. I
haven't tried it yet but its sure on my list to do so.
- Paolo's Ristorante, 7 Hanger Green, Ealing W5 (T:
020 8997 8560; F: 020 8991 9568). Excellent Italian, all our favourite
qualities - it is family run, small and great food! They get extra points for
having a great rapport for kids in the restaurant! The range of the menu is
excellent with a very fresh and tasty appearance.
- Frascati, 33 Heath St., Hampstead, London NW3 6TR, opposite Hampstead tube
stn. (T: 020 7431 3274). Very lovely family-run type Italian restaurant. Delicious
veal and as all food is prepared to order, you can create your own combination of pasta's
and sauces. Very highly recommended! Beware though... they do not accept any credit cards
at all - only cash and cheques!
- Carluccio's, 5-6 The Green, Ealing, London W5 5DA
(T: 020 8566 4458).
Great modern Italian restaurant with contemporary style seating (including a
bench!) and a great Deli to boot. Its a bit on the pricey side but well worth
it for the great dishes served and a great time out.
- Mama Amalfi, Whiteleys 3rd Floor. This is a really nice, well
priced Italian restaurant with the neat concept of looking like someone's house (you will
see washing hanging to dry and old Mama's relatives pictures all over the place. They also
have all the staff in 'authentic' dress and they still serve every table with a bowl of
good spiced Olive Oil and home made bread for dipping. After the meal, you can always walk
it off in the stores in Whiteleys (or specifically the excellent Books Etc. there) or sit
down and watch a move as the complex is less than 2 minutes away!
- Osteria del Portico, 7a The Green, High St,
Ealing W5 5DA (T: 020 8840 3297). Excellent north Italian restaurant
somewhat hidden away in Ealing. Excellent atmosphere which should be even more
amazing in summer with great dishes familiar such as boar. Service is a little
haphazard but generally OK.
- San Francesco, 19 Catherine St. London WC2, opposite Miss Saigon
show in Covent Garden (T: 020 7836 6354). Another excellent family-run Italian
restaurant. Cosy atmosphere with excellent food.
- Scalini, Knightsbridge, 1-3 Walton St., London SW3 2JD, (T:
2301). This restaurant is almost identical in food quality and pricing as Signor Sassi
(see above). Again, very expensive but first-class Italian restaurant and their Sea Bass
is highly recommended. Being in Walton St. ensures that there aren't too many tourists
just passing by, it is predominantly a place for locals and Londoners.
- Signor Sassi, Knightsbridge. Very expensive but first-class
Italian restaurant. Highly recommend the Sea Bass. The waiters have a habit of chatting up
any beautiful woman walking in and expect sudden singing from them too. It is a very
Okawari 13 Bond Street, Ealing Broadway, W5 5AP (T: 020 8566 2010).
Really excellent restaurant. The traditional style of seating with
compensation for those of us who can’t kneel (the sunken seating is great) is
wonderful. The calming water wheel makes a fantastic feature. Service has
always been better than excellent and the food always above par. Highly
- Benihana, 77 Kings Road, London SW3 4NX (T:020 7376 7799).
This place is o-kay-ish if you are not hungry. Its a fun place to have a show of your
dinner being made (mostly by non-Japanese) and taste what foreign influenced food tastes
like. Its also quite expensive so not a place I recommend for your daily bread. We had a
Christmas party there once and the general comment was 'ok, so where is the main dish?'
followed by 'What? That all?' followed by 'Listen, I saw a McDonalds up the road, we'll
pop in there'.
- Taro, 293 Finchley Road, London NW3 6DT (T: 020
7794 0190). Very tasty Sushi and Table Barbeque restaurant. Extremely
reasonable priced and full of Japanese and foreigners alike. Service fast
and personal. Highly recommended.
Bevis Marks the restaurant,
4 Heneage Lane, London EC3A 5DQ (T:020 7283 2220; F: 020 7283 2221; e:
firstname.lastname@example.org). This is one of the only (if
not the only at the time of writing) Kosher restaurants in the City of
London (head on up to Golders Green for a fully immersive experience). It is
absolutely excellent dishes including properly made salt beef and they also
serve up some veggie dishes. Strongly recommend the traditional soups and
well worth a visit. (Last Visit:
- Little Havana, 1 Leicester Place, Leicester Square, WC2 H7BP
(T:020 7287 2051). This is a very upbeat place. When we went, getting to our table
was only possible through a large crowd of people in the main bar area. The food is
decidedly Cuban and the menu came all inclusive of a magician who performed several card
tricks and a suite of dancers. This is a night out experience!
- La Rueda, 642 Kings Road, London SW6 2DP (Tel: 020 7384 2684 / 736
5486). Spanish bar/restaurant and highly frequented by Spanish ex-pats in London. Very
lively atmosphere. Delicious food and I strongly recommend the Paella. The doors close at
about 11:00pm so make sure you arrive before then. Word of
Warning though: Don't go to the Wigmore street branch which is much more staid
and less energetic.
- The Blue Elephant, 4-6 Fulham Broadway, London SW6 1AA
(Tel: 020 7385 6595, F: 020 7386 7665). This is an amazingly set
restaurant in the middle of Fulham's evening zone, the decor is lavis ~ you
will feel like you're dining in the middle of the jungle with trees, flora
and even a small lake complete with Koi carp and a small bridge! The food is
very nice and they kindly advise you what dishes are spicy with small
elephant indicators on the menu. To top it all, at the end of the meal, all
the ladies in the group will receive a beautiful single orchid to take home.
This place is well worth a visit to impress anyone.
- Fat Boy's, 33 Haven Green, Ealing,
London W5 2NX (T: 020 8998 5868). Local top notch Thai restaurant in
- Cafe Des Arts, 83 Hampstead High St. (T: 020 7435 3608). Very pleasant
restaurant cafe where they also have a fixed 3 course menu (which is usually quite good)
for only ? (yes FIVE pounds)! It has a very "villagy" feel to it which
enhances any visit to Hampstead (which the locals claim is still a village). The
waitresses also seem to have tasted all the dishes and won't hesitate to tell you if they
think it's nice or not!
- Chef Peking, Ray Mead Road (T: 01628 783 809), Excellent
Chinese restaurant out in Maidenhead though a little westernised still serves up a
Saltwater, The Cornerhouse, Forman Street, Nottingham NG1 4AA (T:
0115 924 264 ; F: 0115 924 3221). Excellent traditional food with a nice
atmosphere, nice roof terrace seating and a good bar to boot. Worth
- The Punter Wine Bar & Restaurant, 50 Thames
Street, Windsor, Berks SL4 1PU (T: 01753 865 565/ 863 695), This is a
great place to nip into if you are in Windsor for Lunch. Good food at a good
price with good service.
- Beijing, 95-99 High
Street, Horsell, Woking GU21 4SY (T: 01483 768 788 / 770 988), Excellent
Chinese restaurant out in Woking with a great concept fo Sunday brinch - all
you can eat but al la carte. Sue Ku is the manageress. Thanks David for the
[last upd. July 2011]