THE HOTEL FOR FOODIES: ST JAMES HOTEL AND CLUB

Turn down a side street in Mayfair or amble by a quiet(er) road by an iconic shopping stretch and you’re likely to find elegant old boutique hotels. As much as I love the pomp of a luxury chain, when booking a staycation or travelling, I like something that feels unique and homely. Even better when there’s a highly acclaimed restaurant…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: HARRY’S BAR

  Italian food is as much of a British staple as a roast dinner and the choice of those restaurants here are as common as finding a pub. I like to separate them into the following three categories: shit (Bella Italia, Pizza Express etc), homely and bustling (Ciao Bella in Russel Square) and upscale and refined (Frescobaldi). Harry’s Bar on…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: HIDE ABOVE

When I think of Green Park it’s either non-Londoners desperately seeking a night out in the West End in platform heels, or the likes of The Ritz. Let’s be honest, there’s not very much in between. So what a choice of location this is for Hide, the new and much-awaited venture by Chef Ollie Dabbous, in partnership with Hedonism Wines.…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: PAVILLON IN ZURICH

Like many foodies, a significant part of travelling is about the food. And having tried many various ‘starred’ menus across Asia and most of the recently awarded restaurants in London, I was beginning to think that the phrase was just a ploy to get their tables booked. But in a glasshouse on the edge of the Baur au Lac hotel…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: BOB BOB RICARD

I’ve never met a true Londoner that’s never heard of Bob Bob Ricard. In fact, anyone that’s ever used Instagram or Pinterest should be vaguely acquainted with it. The restaurant serves Russian-Anglo cuisine and is colloquially known as ‘the press for Champagne’ restaurant. It’s decadent and although it’s styled as art deco, it’s really a chameleon: play rap music and…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: FLORAL BY LIMA

I’ve been looking forward to do a Floral by Lima review – even before I tried this sister restaurant to the original Michelin starred Peruvian restaurant on Charlotte Street. This cuisine has taken the spotlight with the likes of acclaimed restaurants Andina, Pachamama and Chicama joining the club. And what’s not to love about the ingenious use of land, earth…
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