Social Eating House

Social Eating House is the latest restaurant from Jason Atherton who also owns Little Social and Michelin starred Pollen Street Social. It’s a very pretty restaurant both on the outside and inside. The ground floor dining room has a few booths for larger parties with leather banquet seating round the edge and the rest is made up of quite small wooden chairs (where we were … Continue reading Social Eating House

Benares

Benares is a Michelin starred Indian restaurant in Mayfair. We’ve only had one taste of Indian food at Michelin level before at Trishna in Marylebone which we thought was utterly brilliant, so we were excited about our lunch visit. The restaurant, which is situated on the first floor and has no windows, was a large square space filled with tables adorned with white table cloths. … Continue reading Benares

Kitchen W8

Kitchen W8 is a “neighbourhood” restaurant just off High Street Kensington. It’s owned by Philip Howard, head chef and co-owner of two Michelin starred The Square and Rebecca Mascarenhas who owns a whole host of similar neighbourhood friendly restaurants in Balham, Chiswick and Barnes. The restaurant also holds a Michelin star so we had high hopes for our Sunday lunch. The restaurant was fairly large … Continue reading Kitchen W8

Launceston Place

Launceston Place is a Michelin starred restaurant that resides in a charmingly peaceful street in Kensington. It’s a D&D restaurant – they own Quaglino’s, Skylon, Bluebird and Coq D’Argent to name but a few but this is their only restaurant to own a Michelin star. There’s two dining rooms and both have a fairly odd layout so no two tables are the same. It’s a … Continue reading Launceston Place

Seven Park Place by William Drabble

I’ve heard very little about the St. James Hotel which is tucked away in a beautifully peaceful street behind The Ritz. I’ve heard even less about Seven Park Place by William Drabble which is the Michelin starred restaurant that resides within, so we went along for lunch with an open mind. The hotel was subtly beautiful but it was the dining room that had the … Continue reading Seven Park Place by William Drabble

Chez Bruce

Chez Bruce is a charming Michelin starred restaurant in Wandsworth which has a real ‘neighbourhood favourite’ vibe to it. It’s the sort of place that if I lived locally I’d really enjoy being a regular. The service was warm and friendly and nothing felt too stuffy. It’s co-owned by Nigel Platts Martin who also owns The Glasshouse and La Trompette – which both have a … Continue reading Chez Bruce

The Glasshouse

In a city filled with pop-up this and no reservation that it’s refreshing to be able to ring a restaurant on a Friday afternoon and get a table for two that same evening. Perhaps that’s because of it’s not-so-central location in Kew but with no traffic it was only a forty minute drive from central London. Just like it’s sister restaurants (Chez Bruce and La … Continue reading The Glasshouse

The Black Rat

The Black Rat isn’t the sort of name you’d normally associate with a Michelin starred restaurant but I didn’t let that deter me from booking in for a Sunday lunch. It’s based in Winchester in Hampshire and as it’s only a short drive from my parents house I thought it was only appropriate to force my Dad to take me for some “father/son bonding”. Having … Continue reading The Black Rat

Kai

Kai is a Michelin starred Chinese restaurant in Mayfair. During our visit on a sunny Saturday for lunch the dining room was rather full and business appeared to be thriving. This isn’t your typical local Chinese restaurant however: this has been Mayfair-ified. There’s an exuberance of wealth everywhere you look and some serious money must have been spent on the decor. The slightly odd choice … Continue reading Kai

Paul Ainsworth at No.6

No.6 is a Michelin starred restaurant from Paul Ainsworth in the harbour town of Padstow in Cornwall. After watching him on Great British Menu cook some rather stunning looking dishes I knew whilst my gentleman companion and I were on holiday in Cornwall we’d have to pay him a visit – and we didn’t regret it. The restaurant was unlike your typical seaside restaurant; slightly … Continue reading Paul Ainsworth at No.6

The Royal Oak at Paley Street

Some of you might know The Royal Oak at Paley Street as the pub that Michael Parkinson co-owns with his son Nick. That along with it’s Michelin star gave me and my gentleman companion enough gusto to make the hour and fifteen minute drive from London to visit for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Being one of only 13 pubs in the country to hold … Continue reading The Royal Oak at Paley Street

Arbutus

My gentleman companion and I had tickets to see Chorus Line at the Palladium so thought it was a good opportunity to try out the pre-theatre menu at Michelin starred Arbutus. Situated on Frith Street in Soho it has the perfect location for dinner before or after a West End theatre visit. It’s owned by the same people who own Les Deux Salon and Wild … Continue reading Arbutus

Medlar

Medlar is a Michelin starred restaurant situated on the Kings Road in Chelsea. It’s owned by Joe Mercer Nairne (chef) and David O’Connor (front of house) who both have pretty impressive CV’s between them, having worked in many of the countries top restaurants. We didn’t find it the easiest of restaurants to get to as it’s a good 20 minute walk from Sloane Square tube … Continue reading Medlar

JSW

JSW (short for Jake Saul Watkins) is a Michelin starred restaurant in the Hampshire town of Petersfield. Set in a 17th century former coaching inn complete with wooden beams, the dining room has lots of character – you feel like you’re eating somewhere that has a history. We arrived for a weekday lunch at 1pm and were the only diners there – needless to say … Continue reading JSW

Wild Honey

This Michelin starred restaurant based in Mayfair comes from the team behind Les Deux Salons and Arbutus. The restaurant itself is reminiscent of a hunters log cabin with its wood panelled walls – if I’d turned up wearing a dearstalker with a shotgun draped over my shoulder I wouldn’t have looked out of place. It was an attractive looking dining room. We arrived at 1pm … Continue reading Wild Honey