Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky is a steakhouse known to “end all arguments” with various locations in the U.S and one in London. Founded in 1977, this is one of the many restaurants that exhibits true American hospitality, from the warm welcome when you arrive to the knowledgeable staff at your table, making your experience a pleasing one from your first bite to your last sip! They are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new American brunch menu that will be served on Saturdays and Sunday morning through mid afternoon.

The menu is over the top in all the right ways. Imagine eggs 12 ways including 5 styles of Eggs Benedict. From hearty USDA Prime steaks to healthy salads and rye sandwiches, and for those who are wondering about waffles or blueberry pancakes on the menu, they’re included too!

When it comes to the Bloody Mary’s, there is more than one to choose from. Alongside the classic, there’s also a French inspired concoction, along with Japanese, Mediterranean, American, and a Bloody Shame for those of you who don’t want alcohol in the morning. Start your day the American way at Smith & Wollensky!

Address: The Adelphi Building, Covent Garden Riverside, 1-11 John Adam St, London, WC2N 6HT
Telephone: 020 7321 6007

Novikov Restaurant and Bar

How many times can you recall walking into a singular restaurant and offered three completely separate dining experience? Novikov Restaurant & Bar is a three in one offering with two distinct restaurants and one stylish lounge bar. The inside décor and atmosphere, however, is fluid throughout by combining cool and contemporary for a relaxing evening out.

With both Asian and Italian themed cuisine available, it’s difficult to choose a side. Novikov Asian greets diners with an enticing display of seafood and vegetables to simulate an open Asian food market. The entire menu is Chinese and Pan-Asian inspired and utilizes novel flavors and textures to elicit an immediate palate response.  On the other hand, Novikov Italian uses an imposing wood-fired oven to draw guests in. The suede wall paneling with wood framed mirrors and rustic chandeliers visually compliment just how they prepare the food. The indulgent menu features regional Italian dishes with a contemporary flare.

For more of an exciting night out with less focus on food and more on the venue, the Lounge Bar within Novikov is your destination. Sip from the extensive cocktail list, enjoy live music, and dance the night away to performances by some of the world’s top DJs.

Novikov Restaurant & Bar has so much to offer at one location. Come back time and time again for a different experience in both scene and cuisine.

Address: 50A Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8HA
Telephone: 020 7399 4330


Some restaurants have the benefit of acclaim before they ever open their doors. This is the case with Peyotito located in London’s Notting Hill. The young restaurant has Eduardo Garcia as the executive Chef. Garcia is well-known for the highly-regarded Maximo Bistrot in Mexico City which has nabbed a spot among the ranks of Latin America’s 50 best restaurants. Keeping tone in line with the trendy district where it is located, Peyotito focuses on creative, modern Mexican cuisine (as well as an engaging range of tequila and mescal drinks).

Lunch and Dinner menus are offered along with a “rapido lunch” option, dessert, and bar menu. On the weekends they serve brunch as well as a Sunday supper. Standouts in their fare include octopus ceviche, lamb tacos de barbacoa, and multiple mole variations. Some of the highest praise they have been offered is centered around their liquid expertise. Along with several margaritas, a list of well-curated cocktails can be found including the Payback which features Don Julio Blanco, kiwi, Cointreau, lemon juice, and chili. For the agave-averse there is also an extensive wine list. Bringing Mexican food into the fine-dining atmosphere of London is no easy task but through Peyotito, Garcia proves he is the man for the job.

Address: 31 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EU
Telephone: 020 7043 1400

Le 110 de Taillevent

Elaborate French dining has arrived in Marylebone London. Les 110 de Taillevent is a descendent of the two-Michelin star restaurant, Le Taillevent. So you already know you are getting a bang for your buck.

High quality, seasonal and contemporary French dishes are paired with perfect wines to ensure the best tasting notes are brought out of each dish. Every course is matched with a wine out of their extensive wine list. Les 110 de Taillevent has accumulated a 1,100+ wine list that is one of the most to offer in London. The chicly designed restaurant has 110 wines to choose from by the glass and these glasses pair extraordinarily well with whatever you are having, whether it is the Wild Sea Bass main course or the Wild Pigeon main course.

Dine luxuriously like the French overlooking Cavendish Square in London.

Address: 16 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 9DD
Telephone: 020 3141 6016

ROKA Mayfair

Fantastic atmosphere, memorable times, and amazing food. That’s what we all want from our dining experiences. Some places can pull off one or two of the three, but a truly exceptional restaurant knows how to package all of it together. On that front, ROKA Mayfair comes through tenfold.

Opening in February of 2014, ROKA Mayfair takes dining seriously. Its name was crafted with dining in mind; “RO” is the common dwelling where food is shared with friends and “KA” is the warmth and energy surrounding them. ROKA Mayfair is conveniently located just steps from the shopping on Oxford Street, so when you are out picking up the essentials, step in with the family or friends to ROKA’s unique atmosphere. Rainer Becker and the chefs at ROKA take contemporary Japanese Robatayaki cuisine and turn each and every dish into a plated work of art. The thought that goes into each entrée coupled with the execution and presentation makes you almost not want to eat anything. Almost.

Prepared in the open kitchen on their robata grill, you can watch your meal being put together right in front of you, and that is only half of the fun! Once the food hits your lips, you’ll be looking for the maître d’ to make another immediate reservation. Some of their signature dishes include fresh yellowtail sashimi with their yummy yuzu-truffle dressing, or the king crab served with caviar. ROKA does more than just seafood; try their mouth watering seared beef striploin with black truffle dressing, or the smoked duck breast with barley miso and kumquats. And their expertise isn’t confined to just the main course, their desserts are complete works of art as well. Make sure to try the crunchy banana ice cream puffs with miso-lime toffee, or the remarkable winter citrus crème brulee with Japanese granola and whisky ice cream.  I’m telling you, go out of your way and make a reservation at ROKA today and make many fond food memories.

The Lampery, London

If your motto in life is “Work Hard, Play Hard” then you will feel right at home at The Lampery. Inspired by 17th Century MP Samuel Pepys’ permission to indulge in what you want, when you want it, this London enterprise has created a ‘Best of British’ menu using locally sourced seasonal ingredients to be enjoyed in a sophisticated area surrounded by vibrant greenery reminiscent of an indoor garden-space.

Unwind by sipping from their heavenly cocktail menu, featuring a roster of signature and classic concoctions, as well as seasonal choices. Kick off your weekend on Thursday with music and sliders starting at noon, or head down for “Cocktails O’Clock,” The Lampery’s twist on Happy Hour. From 5-10pm, Monday through Wednesday, you can enjoy two-for-one access to their entire drink menu. So, bring a friend and indulge your way through the week!

The Mandrake's Waeska Bar

Luxury has a new name. Luxury is a hotel, The Mandrake Hotel to be exact. Located in the heart of London’s West End in a converted RIBA award-winning building, this new hotel is unlike any other. It is a luxurious boutique establishment with more than a touch of the surreal to its design, stimulating soundscapes, and myriad of amenities offered. One of the (many) main attractions happens to be the Waeska Bar. The Bar, which features rare botanical-based cocktails, shares the hotel’s ambiance and is likewise decorated with magnificent objets d’art curated by the hotel’s owner, Rami Fustok.

From mostly small batch distillers across the globe, drinks are served from a talented, practiced team of mixologists, including Walter Pintus, the bar manager, who is both an undisputed master of mixology on the London bar scene and an award-winning bartender. Each cocktail delivers the Mandrake’s inimitable aesthetic—decadent, daring, and refined. Syrups, infusions, garnishes, and bitters are all crafted on site. Even the ice is specially sculpted. Even the cocktail names are matched to the hotel’s hedonistic theme. Every detail is accounted for. One of the drinks highlighted on the menu is the White Witch: a mix of truffle-washed vodka, white bitters, vermouth, and wattleseed tincture. Another such one is the Satyr, made with: Portobello gin, saffron syrup, citrus, dry sherry, and absinthe. Luxury is not only a hotel now, it is a bar: London’s new watering hole, the Waeska Bar.

The Cavendish

There’s not much better than a fantastic dining establishment. When such a place is committed to quality and a luxurious customer experience, magical things happen. The team at The Cavendish decided this was nice and all but that they wanted to push their own limits.  

The Cavendish is styled after a classic English pub but serves Italian cuisine in its most mouth-watering forms. The kitchen is led by executive chef Douglas Santi who personally oversaw the creation of the new menu. New items range from light and healthy bites such as a salad of quinoa, roasted sweet potato, feta, mint, and baby spinach to much more decadent fare such as rabbit ravioli with pickled beetroot and parmesan cream or the veal chop with Cavendish potato gratin. There is also a brand new Sunday Roast menu which features Cotswold chicken and 35 day aged rib of beef. 

No matter what you decide to eat, there is a new cocktail menu along with finely-curated wine and cigar lists to accompany your meal. The Cavendish has thought of it all and defied the odds by taking a wonderful place and somehow making it even better.