Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse is the restaurant inside the new hotel with the same name in Marylebone by André Balazs and it’s run by head chef Nuno Mendes. I was sad when I heard he was leaving Bethnal Green’s Viajante and Corner Room but after seeing this new venture, I can understand why he did – it’s pretty amazing. The hotel wasn’t open yet on our visit … Continue reading Chiltern Firehouse

Corner Room

Corner Room is situated in the same building as Viajante – the rather grand Bethnal Green Town Hall (which is a hotel). Unlike Viajante, which has its own entrance, you access Corner Room through the hotel lobby. Nuno Mendez (head chef at Viajante) wanted to make a more relaxed and very affordable version of his Michelin starred restaurant and that’s how Corner Room came about. … Continue reading Corner Room


I must start by saying this was the most exciting lunch we’ve had in London (not including The Cube which doesn’t count as it’s a pop-up restaurant). It was up there with the excitement we felt when we visited Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, only that meal cost £150 per person for food alone, lunch at Viajante cost £35 per person for three courses (£53 with beverage … Continue reading Viajante