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
Sometimes, it is easy to forget that London stretches out further than the bubble of the city centre. As the definitive guide to all the finest destinations that London has to offer, we ventured a little further afield, away from the Michelin stars of central, to Chiswick, and stumbled upon Sam’s Brasserie and Bar.
Here at CDClifestyle, we have a fairly good idea of what our perfect pizza should consist of. A really great pizza has to be thin, and slightly charred in places from being baked quickly in a traditional, roaring pizza oven. And of course, the toppings have to be fresh, authentic and delectably molten. That is what we are looking for, and we have found two places that master this skilled art of perfect pizza making – Bunga Bunga and B-SOHO.
Us Brits would have to find a way of celebrating every fashionistas most anticipated event, London Fashion Week, in our own quirky way. True to form, the May Fair Hotel has taken it upon themselves this year to unveil a unique collection of cocktails, designed exclusively by London Fashion Week designers, for London Fashion Week. Cocktails and clothes, what more could the city’s most stylish want?
Duck & Waffle may have only opened last month, but it has already established itself as one of London’s leading, and most in demand, restaurants. Set on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, it offers exceptional seasonal cuisine with 360-degree panoramic views of London. What could possibly be better?
Celebrate London’s world class cuisine at this year’s Taste of London event taking place from the 21st to the 24th June. Forty of London’s top restaurants will gather in Regent’s Park for the most gastronomic and glamorous feast yet. Old, classic favourites and trendy new restaurants alike will be there accompanied by a boutique food market of 200 premium brands and artisan producers, chef demos and foodie entertainment for this four day alfresco spectacular.
Every person has a unique taste profile, with a different reaction to each of the five elements of taste: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. In the same way that coffee drinkers know whether they like their latte ‘extra hot’, ‘skinny’ or ‘triple shot’, GREY GOOSE aims to give cocktail drinkers the vocabulary and understanding they need to be able to discover a cocktail that is just right for them
If you haven’t heard about 34, the latest restaurant to open in the prestigious Caprice Holdings portfolio – then you really should feel ashamed of yourself. It’s been the buzzword of London’s media for the last few months serving up some strong opinions from critics, journalists, socialites, businessmen and Royalty alike.
A welcome addition to the trendy new St Martin’s Courtyard development, SUDA Thai serves up cuisine that is as contemporary as the development itself. Set over two floors with the added addition of alfresco space, this restaurant is as stylish as they come, with the floor-to-ceiling glass front creating a particularly bright modern dining space. The stark contrast between the dark feature walls and light flooring is further opened up by the high ceilings with exposed structural steels and an industrious looking ventilation system that runs along it. Low hanging lights over the individual tables provide just enough intimacy for couples seeking a more secluded dining experience whilst a scattering of plants break the otherwise entirely open-plan space and keep the Feng Shui conscience at ease.
Located just around the corner from Piccadilly Circus, Assaggetti is right in the heart of the West End’s Theatre circuit and directly opposite the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Whilst I do not want to pigeon-hole it as Theatre going restaurant, it certainly does lend itself well to being the perfect pre-Theatre destination for nibbles and nourishment.