Sake No Hana, Mayfair

Cuisine: Japanese
Price: £££
Overall: 5/5
Sake No Hana Bar
Swank Factor: 5/5

Sake No Hana hits the high notes when it comes to swank, especially with the glossy escalator that greets diners and glides them along to the first floor where the main dining space is based.
Based in Mayfair the location reflects the stylish air of this restaurant which fits right into the surroundings.

Stane Street Syndicate, Clapham

Cuisine: American
Price: £££
Overall: 2/5
Swank Factor: 1/5

Reviewed by guest writer @VeggieEatsLnd


Located just across the road from Clapham Common station, Stane Street Syndicate is a pub serving American style food. The spacious building (an ex- O’Neill's) has a very relaxed atmosphere and this is strengthened by the stack of board games and ping pong table available to its customers.

Eat, Drink, Rock and Bowl at Brooklyn Bowl

Location: The O2, Greenwich Peninsula
Cuisine: American
Price: ££
Overall: 4/5
Reviewed by guest writer @AYankInBlighty
Brooklyn Bowl Logo
Swank Factor: 3/5

Did you know there is currently an exhibit at The O2 of Elvis memorabilia that they’ve shipped over from Graceland? It’s called Elvis at The O2 and Brooklyn Bowl London knows plenty about the exhibit. In fact, they've developed a special Elvis menu just to celebrate!

OXO Tower Brasserie and Restaurant

Location: Southbank
Cuisine: British
Price: £££
Swank: 5/5
Overall: 4/5


Dining at the OXO tower always has a sense of occasion to it. Despite the growing number of high-end high-up restaurants opening in London’s ever increasing towers, the OXO restaurant and brassiere is still a popular destination for a charming laid back atmosphere.

Soho Food Tour with London from Scratch

What better way to spend a sunny Saturday morning than on a food tour! Guest writer @AYankInBlighty did exactly that and joined London from Scratch on their Soho Food Tour!



I’m still new to the food tour world and for my second outing I went on a whirlwind tour of Soho with London from Scratch on a Saturday in February. The tour was run by Michelle, an Australian expat living in London who in addition to running food tours in Soho and Marylebone also hosts supper clubs. This made her exactly the kind of foodie I want to take me around to try different foods in London!

The World's End Market, Chelsea

Cuisine: British
Cost: £££
Overall: 4/5

Reviewed by guest writer @SyeshiaSweeney


Swank Factor: 4/5

World's End Market was previously a nineteenth century ale distillery and then a twenty-first century traditional pub, before being refurbished into the exciting new restaurant it is today. The restaurant opened in December 2014 after the success of their sister restaurant The Crystal Palace Market with head chef Bubker Belkhit.

Caterina 55, Moorgate

Cuisine: Italian
Price: £££
Overall: 3/5

Reviewed by guest writer @AYankInBlighty

Interior of Caterina 55

Swank Factor: 3/5

Caterina 55 was introduced to me as Italian fast food. Back home in St. Louis a casual/fast dining Italian restaurant called Fazoli’s which was the first place that popped into my head when told about Caterina 55.

Ceru - Flavours of the Levant

Location: Fitzrovia
Cuisine: Levantine
Price: £££
Overall: 4/5


Interior of Ceru
Swank Factor: 4/5

Ceru is the latest addition to London’s pop-up restaurant scene, located on Rathbone Place in Fitzrovia this radiant Levantine restaurant is perfect for combating the winter blues.

Number 22 Restaurant & Bar

Location: Herne Hill
Cuisine: Spanish Tapas
Price: £££
Overall: 4.5/5

Reviewed by guest writer @ayankinblightly



Swank Factor: 3/5

I can’t say that I spend much time South of the river and I had never even heard of Herne Hill which is a little area near Brixton. But my husband is a big fan of tapas so when I received an invite to Number 22 Restaurant & Bar I asked him if he minded the trek south of the river and his response was just “Tapas tapas tapas, yes please!” So we booked a table and turned to our trusty Citymapper App for how to get to this area of London that was completely foreign to us.

Kouzu - Japanese Fine Dining

Location: Belgravia
Cuisine: Japanese
Price: £££
Overall: 5/5
Swank Factor: 5/5


Kouzu is a beautiful restaurant nestled in a beautiful period building. The palatial entrance leads into a sophisticated and atmospherically lit space with a magnificent glowing golden blossom chandelier dripping down into the restaurant. This double height glass fronted entrance to London’s newest and most anticipated Japanese restaurant and bar lives up to high expectations that have been set about this venue.