Love Home Swap: Top London Eats
For those of you spending your Easter Weekend in the fabulous City of London where endless events, shops, activities, monuments, museums, galleries and theatre performances awaits. However, between all the hustle and bustle of city life where are...
For those of you spending your Easter Weekend in the fabulous City of London where endless events, shops, activities, monuments, museums, galleries and theatre performances awaits. However, between all the hustle and bustle of city life where are your top places for fine dining and the chance to experience London at its best?
Galvin at Windows
22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE
Walking into the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane in trendy Mayfair- you are struck with a glitzy and glamorous 1930's interior of the Michelin- Starred Restaurant Galvin at Windows. Since its opening in 2008, fellow diners are able to enjoy the modern French haute cuisine among stunning city views of Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. The Galvin at Windows Bar opens from 11am daily for a morning coffee, running through to the evenings when signature cocktails and their ultimate whiskey collection is a must sample for a city night out.
8 Hanway Place, London, W1T 1HD
Hakkasan Hanway Place is the original restaurant which opened in 2001, with others in Mayfair, Miami, New York, San Francisco Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and stretching towards Dubai and Mumbai in the East. The luxurious English Oak makes up the wooden screens and latticing as well as the magnificent 16 metre bar. The restaurant has an open plan kitchen, bringing the liveliness of the kitchen part of the restaurant. Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee takes pride in creating their signature dishes like Peking Duck with Caviar and Grilled Wagu Beef with king soy sauce. With a dim sum, dessert and lunch menu available, Hakkasan has become the ultimate destination for modern Chinese cuisine after it was awarded a Michelin Star in 2003.
Duck & Waffle
110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
Located on the 40th floor of Heron Tower, the Duck & Waffle is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner as well as late night dining between 12am - 5am everyday. Since arriving in London during summer 2012, Duck & Waffle emphasizes local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable British ingredients. Diners can enjoy the ultra modern city dining while surrounded by ultimate city views. With its menu consisting of large dishes and small sides for sharing, the restaurant and bar is known for promoting the sharing dining experiences. A must try sample of the menu would have to be their signature dish; Duck & Waffle, Spicy Ox Cheek Doughnut or Roasted Octopus.
33 King Street, Covent Garden, City of London, WC2E 8JD
Voted as London's Most Romantic Restaurant in 2013 and Most Romantic in the UK by Top Table 2012, Clos Maggiore must be the first choice for couples in the country. Set in the heart of London's Covent Garfen, it's unique interior is perfect for couples, friends, family and business acquaintances alike. Diners can sit within the blossom filled conservatory creating a light and airy space for the perfect relaxing atmosphere and enjoying contemporary French cuisine. Parties of up to 23 can be catered during a private dining experiences, perfect for a formal occasion dinners, special family gatherings or pre-caberet meals.
20 Sherwood Street, London W1
Located in London's bustling Piccadilly Circus, this grand Parisian Brasserie serves traditional French food in a historic Beaux Arts/Art Deco interior. Brasserie Zédel was once part of The Regent Palace Hotel which opened on May 16 1915 as the largest hotel in Europe with 1,028 bedrooms, luxuries were only afforded by the extremely rich and extravagant Londoners of the day. Today, as well as the Brasserie, The Regent Palace Hotel consists of The Crazy Coqs Cabaret and Bar; an intimate and unique cabaret and performance venue with a mixed programme of live entertainment and Bar Américain; a classic american bar serving mixed and traditional drinks within glamorous and authentic surroundings.