Restaurants

Uncovering why London is referred to as the culinary capital of the world. CDClifestyle reviews all the top gastronomic cuisine across the City, from celebrity chef run eateries to prestigious Michelin star restaurants and cordon bleu dining

USDA Prime Beef Rib Eye at Palm London

Prime Steak and More at Palm London

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Star of the table at Palm is the steak: New York strip, rump and boneless rib-eye to be precise. Sourced exclusively from Smithfield stalwart – Tom Hixson & Co – and grilled to perfection by Executive Chef Spencer Westcott and his kitchen, the Palm serves gorgeously marbled and tender corn fed, hand selected USDA Prime beef aged for a minimum of 35 days … But the reasons to choose Palm don’t stop with the steaks.

Luxury Brunch at the Blue Boar

Luxury Sunday Brunch at the Blue Boar

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Chef Jon Ingram of the Blue Boar Smokehouse & Bar at the Intercontinental Westminster has brilliantly transcribed current foodie trends and refined them to a five star standard while ensuring his menu retains all the fun and flavour of the London street. Indulging in the Blue Boar’s Sunday only luxury brunch is an excellent way to taste for yourself.

Zaika

Sophisticated Indian Flavours at Zaika

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Sumptuously situated within a grade 2 listed, late Gothic revival Victorian building (it used to be a bank) with high carved ceilings, massive windows and plenty of original architectural features – a visit to Zaika is a feast for the eyes.

Nip/Tuck package at Away Spa

Nip/Tuck Package at W London’s Away Spa and Spice Market Restaurant

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Seemingly a world away from the bustle of Chinatown and the throngs of folk passing through Leicester Square, the Away Spa is a lofty and calming retreat situated at the W London hotel a mere six storeys above all the urban action. Down on the ground floor, the W’s Spice Market restaurant exudes its own tranquil feel while allowing guests to dine and people-watch in comfort and style. Combining a visit to both spa and restaurant at the W yields a luxuriant ‘escape from it all’ in a conveniently central setting.

Bo London baijiu cocktail

A Beguiling Ode to Great Britain at Alvin Leung’s Bo London

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It’s been a little over a month now, and I still find myself carrying on about how lovely my dining experience at Bo London was. I’ve enjoyed a fair number of fine meals since but, still, something about my time at Bo lingers. Odds are my dinner will go down as the best meal of the year. And if not, well then, the rest of 2013 promises to be one of exquisite culinary delight.

Volpetti salumeria in Rome

Volpetti, a Truffle Lover’s Salumeria in Rome

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Volpetti is a lovely family owned salumeria specialising in all things tartufi alongside a quality assortment of cured meats, home made pastas and all sorts of other Italian delicacies. Here you’ll find a gorgeous selection of freshly prepared dishes here as well and a deli counter stacked high with freshly baked pizza slices, calzones and panini as well as an array of potential gifts for all your gourmet friends back home.

Naga Restaurant

Naga Restaurant | Chinese Food in the Heart of Kensington

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Stepping in from a blustery installment of Kensington high street, I found myself thrown into a hazy Oriental dream. A dim-lit bar, aromatic candles and calming far eastern music – you know the type; swishing water, distant bird call – all providing atmospheric bliss as I took a seat in the cozy den of a bar at Naga Restaurant.

Del Mercato

Del Mercato | One of the Best Italian Restaurants in London

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Always in search of culinary delights, resident foodie Jodie Jones ventured to newly opened Del Mercato. Through adding sophistication and finesse to a cuisine best associated with hearty, rustic portions, this charming riverside establishment has refreshed the concept of carb-ridden, bursting-at-the-seams Italian dining. The conclusion? Del Mercato ranks highly amongst the best Italian restaurants in London.

Moreno at Baglioni tortellini filled with liquid Parmesan

Moreno at the Baglioni London Hotel Review

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The newly launched Moreno restaurant situated inside Kensington’s lush Baglioni London Hotel sees two Michelin star Italian chef, Moreno Cedroni, share his avant garde approach to Italian cuisine with a new audience at his first venture outside Italy.

The Intercontinental: Wellington Lounge

Afternoon Tea | Hotels in London | The Intercontinental

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Reclining with an air of nonchalance and a glass of Möet is always a lovely way to start the afternoon. Better still: an air of nonchalance, a glass of Möet and an edible rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas carol. Yes. An edible rendition. Sipping and supping in the warmth of the Wellington Room at Park Lane’s Intercontinental hotel, Jodie Jones enjoyed the most British of traditions with the most festive of afternoon teas.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Canada exterior

Fairmont Chateau Whistler review

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Whistler is the Mecca of ski resorts in North America- and arguably, the world. Its world-class status was sealed in 2010 when it hosted the Winter Olympics. With 210 runs, from terrifying double blacks to blue runs for beginners, there is something for everyone – even if you don’t want to ski.

Fine dining prawn dish

C Restaurant: a taste of Vancouver

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Vancouver is a city that has much to offer apart from the beautiful scenery it is a centre for food and a visit to this city of sea and mountains can’t be complete without dining at C, a eatery that calls it’s self ‘Vancouver’s most progressive sea food restaurant.