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Core By Clare Smyth
100/100 (5949 ratings)
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"There seems to be something strangely attractive about Notting Hill Gate.  It seems to be running on a different time from the rest of London with..."
Quiet Eating
"We visited a mid week with a group of friends and have to say that each and every course we had was a sheer delight. We had the Tasting Menu with..."
Kirti Malhotra
"U will find all european cuisines here like french irish british...Staff is totally charming and beautiful...Its one of the best places to..."
Aryan Pathak
"from start to finish the entire meal was amazing! The staff were so friendly and nothing was to much bother, Clare and her team are a credit to the..."
"Core by Clare Smyth: The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Female Chef 2018 (and some feminist thoughts). As Gordon Ramsay might say, “Let’s get one..."
A To Za'atar
"The food was 10/10, the service 10/10, Everything about this restaurant makes it one of the best restaurants in London. We were delighted to get in..."
"Very impressive dining experience and could feel the passion of the team which couldn’t be found in other Michelin 3-star restaurants in London as..."
"Unlike so many people who prefer to let their birthdays quietly slip by with as little attention as possible, and who dread the increasing numbers..."
Fizz Of Life Blog
"Such a great experience. As you walk in, you're greeted by all the staff (including Claire if she's in). Service is everything a 3 Michelin should be..."
Daniel Koh
"Simply outstanding! If I had to be really, really, really picky, there was one snack that the texture was not on point. Apart from that, it deserves..."
Cláudio Cardoso
"This place has 2 Michelin stars for a reason, the food is perfect, service impeccable and setting beautiful. From the moment you walk in you almost..."
"Very pretty plating and presentation. Have been here 3 times, and the food never disappoints. However, am surprised that such a high end restaurant..."
Angela Nicolini
"This is such a fantastic place. The food is sensational. Absolutely lovely service. Highly recommended..."
Donald Backer
"This was our thirteenth visit and definitely a dining experience that surpassed all others. We arrived on saturday lunchtime and were greeted by..."
My Food & Drink Life
"My best dining experience ever. From start to finish this restaurant totally delivered! Upon arrival at the bar, the mixlogist was very friendly..."
"Perfect restaurant in London!! We visited this place for the first time, and got impressed so much. So busy to be enchanted with every single dish...."
The Driver Kings Cross
85/100 (1478 ratings)
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"Last night I played at the Driver in Kings Cross 3rd floor. I have played in many private hire function places and I have to say this place is REALLY..."
Shomik Raha
"Visited The Driver for the first time this evening. All the staff were super friendly and very accommodating as I'd brought my puppy along and they..."
Lucy Vardy
"I had my celebration fundraiser here and I absoloutly loved the venue! (second floor) Event manager, Alice and all staff were amazing and very..."
Amelia Wright
"Were do you start here ? Capital Chaos with a Capital C ! Bodies , beer and bruises (with the amount of times i was bumped into) all over the show ...."
Richard Warman
"I love this place... amazing food and a great atmosphere, really recommend..."
Anna Higgins
"Went to the Driver for lunch on Tuesday 11th August at around 1 O'Clock and the pub was packed full of diners. I was seated after 8 minutes of..."
Garry Wood
"Lovely food, lovely place, great service and the little dog is cute..."
Anita Paynton
"Went with a group of was lovely price was reasonable.staff were..."
Emma Edwards
"Beautiful place with fabulous food and amazing..."
Vierka Diamond Strauchova
"Lovely staff great vibes... awesome place for a..."
Jacina Coyne
"Had a great meal for the second time in two weeks. Staff very attentive and lovely..."
Dorenda Wrigley
"Brilliant party venue, good food, lots of bar choices. We had an excellent..."
Barbara O'Connor
"Nice pub, food is ok.. I like the location, and the food. Nothing amazing, but nice menu which is better than your average 'gourmet'..."
Paul Cockerton
The Clink Restaurant
87/100 (1262 ratings)
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"Lunch at HMP Brixton comes highly recommended. Security is extremely strict - no mobile phones or cash accepted in the restaurant and plastic cutlery..."
Linzi Clark
"My sister and her fiance have been in Prison.  Not actually behind bars of course, but to a restaurant located in Brixton Prison.  As soon as I..."
"Fantastic spot to buy something when in a hurry. The customer service is quick, rates are fair, awesome ambience. Keep up the good..."
Kobie Devlyn
"We had a great time at this, arguably one of the most original dining experiences in London. Impressive that they can pull off a gourmet night in a..."
Gary Woods
"The food was insane! The service was wonderful. Everyone was so nice. The best restaurant in..."
Jake Clarke
"Had such a good time! The staff were wonderful and really made the experience - we asked them lots of questions and they were so open and chatty (and..."
sidney brooks
"Amazing place with amazing service... Food is rly..."
Antonio Rodriguez
"Was not even aware that this existed until I came across it on Virgin experiences. A fantastic charity which is doing so much good to help..."
Vania Spanias
"We were working within the prison and decided to have lunch in The Clink. What a surprisingly pleasant experience. The inmates are very nice and..."
Anthony Green
"Really nice food! We were expecting the focus to be on a prison experience, with simple food, where in reality it is a fully functioning restaurant..."
Oliver Gurney-Champion
Burger & Lobster - City
93/100 (3524 ratings)
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"Went to try out the branch at Harvey Nichols. The food is good here but not great. I think this place is greatly over rated for what it actually is...."
Eatout Roudy
"I went to this place because it was suggested by one of my work colleagues. I had their B&L combo and I have to say I loved it. The lobster was..."
Sandaruwan Gunasinghe
"You got Burger & further questions asked. Really like the way it came out, as getting in a restro and graze the menu is tiresome...."
"I've never tasted the amazing lobsters they offer anywhere , delicious grilled lobster that i 've tried , place is crowded and you have to wait for..."
Ahmed A.
"Like the name says just two options on the menu. I had the burger and the wide had the lobster. Large portions in line with what you pay. Burgers are..."
"I had a monster 2kg jumbo lobster, which costed me £88 to share between 4 people with unlimited side orders. The lobster was cut in half and served..."
Food And Drinks Noob
"Good and satisfying lobster roll with french fries and a small salad, even better than ones I've got in Boston, and service is good.And they have..."
"Limited choice in this restaurant but that's the point. It's all in the name. Burgers are great and well cooked as is the lobster. Both come with..."
Philip Carter
"The biggest bug bear about Burger & Lobster is inevitably the queueing system so imagine my delight when not only do they accept bookings at the St..."
" The lobster was pretty damn good: tender sweet lumps of crustacean goodness anointed in a bath of garlic butter. Only picking from the shell slowed..."
Mark Edwards
"Awh, man, I don't know what they do to the burgers in this joint but I LOVE IT. I ordered the burger medium/rare, with bacon and cheese, and it is so..."
Ingrid Oe
"Very good as always much larger than any other I have been too. I found tehran food quality better in the mayfair restaurant when I've been but still..."
Parisa Kelly
"The most amazing lobster roll in a sinfully buttery brioche. Paradise on a plate. They only offer 3 items on the menu but what they do offer is..."
Omar Abdullah
"Burger & Lobster was the restaurant chosen by my friend to celebrate her birthday and we all were quite excited to try the famous lobster. From the..."
Luis Gr Dn
"Great food, great staff and lobsters were amazing!Burger was perfection for me as I like mine well done.Our waiter Christian was at our..."
The London Cabaret Club
80/100 (19053 ratings)
"Attended the preview of Queen of Roses show this weekend and it was spectacular: non-stop action with very diverse acts that tells a story of Royal..."
Marie Noel
"Had a fabulous evening yesterday at the London Cabaret Club. It was the last performance of London Never Dies and it was an excellent show. Our..."
Aline Wicks
"This has to be the best night in London! From the minute we arrived it was an awesome night. Fabulous service. A great venue with a spectacular show...."
Vivienne Lee
"I was a bit dubious about buying tickets after reading some of the reviews but I needn’t of worried. The show was amazing, the food delicious and..."
Angela Thomson
"Loved it! Queen of roses was a great show, fantastic from start to finish. We booked the five course dinner, everything was surprisingly very tasty,..."
Morcar McConnell
"My friend and I had the best Saturday night , we were looked after by the lovely John and the amazing team, the show was amazing , we had great food..."
Nicola Crenan
"Took a suprised 'Hen" for her party. The entertainment was amazing, singers, acrobats which was my personal favourite by the way, dancers and a very..."
Christine Jemal
"Loved The London Cabaret Club that we visited with our family. The staff were very polite and ushered us to a table in the bar area. The canopes were..."
Stuart Gatherer
"My friends and I had a thoroughly entertaining evening. Loved the ambience and the performers were amazing! Highly recommend this place especially if..."
Susan Dixon
"An absolute must see show! Had an unforgettable night last Friday, enjoyed the new show, the music, indeed the great atmosphere! Would definitely..."
Olga Goluskova
"My husband and I attended the British Pop show last night. We had a really wonderful time. The show was great, the food and service was spot on as..."
Tara McDonough
"I went to LCC with a group for a hen do. As you can imagine, sometimes organising these events can be problematic and mine was not without many..."
Mabel Odonkor Jnr
"Brilliant night out. Treated like VIPs by amazing staff, made to feel welcome and valued. Interior of venue is classy and the show is brilliantly..."
Amy Fitzgerald
85/100 (554 ratings)
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"Had a wonderful party at Hugo’s last night to celebrate my birthday. Service was excellent, food really tasty, and arranging it was a dream, thanks..."
Mari Olsen
"I have been going to Hugo's for over 10 years and it never fails to tick all the boxes. Nick and his staff are so accommodating and friendly, the..."
Faye Harrison
"Had a lovely brunch the house pasta was to die for will be back can spot and lovely..."
Denise Doyle
"We visited Hugo's last night as a group of Ladies who witnessed a tradegy nearby and entering the restaurant, were greeted by two of the most..."
Lavinia Lappin
"Delicious food, so flavorful, with clear labeling of gluten-free items for those of us who need it. Beautiful, complex wine, with excellent service,..."
Braden LuBell
"Charming restaurant, excellent food, good service we have been to this restaurant several times. Cosy atmosphere highly recommend a..."
Jackie Bancroft
"Amazing restaurant with the most amazing staff! Went in on Christmas Eve and the customer service was the best! Food was delicious x Keep it..."
Zoe Romain
"If you are looking to have a private function - look no further. Hugo’s has it all, fabulous decor, amazing staff and gorgeous food. And dealing..."
Sara Boxer
"Great food, great atmosphere and brilliant staff. Highly..."
Peter James Evans
"Lovely interior and absolutely wonderfull staff. I'd love to come back next time I'm in..."
Mari Strømsæther
"This place is a true winner, the owners make you feel as if you have been coming for years. Best customer service I have had in a long..."
Paul Warnk
"Great food, mahoosive portions, good prices and easy to..."
Jackie Alexander
"Buena comida bonito y acojedor sitio buena musica en vivo y ademas hablan..."
Hermogenes Gorrochategui Fontelles
"Just wonderful, and the food is..."
Jane Bourvis
"Hugo's is a great little place to grab lunch or dinner. Their outside is lovely especially in the summer! Great little find to pop in if you are in..."
Jess Kumari Gosling
"Tasty tasty tasty!. Lovely atmosphere, ate on a Friday evening, had a duck crispy duck salad from the specials to start, beautifully presented, nice..."
Daniel Adam Franks
"Dropped into Hugo's one evening with friends for a quick dinner. It was late and we were in a bit of a rush so it was a case of main courses only. I..."
Ed Skinner
"Morning after the night of the office Christmas party and needed a decent breakkie.The full English served til late was the perfect cure...."
Oliver Ingram
Physic Garden Cafe
82/100 (208 ratings)
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"A secret gem of a place tucked away not far from the maddening crowd, it has an extensive variety of plants/flowers that keep changing every time I..."
Cornel Cotta
"A must visit for lovers of horticulture and history! Was initially shocked by the price but it was absolutely worth it, even doing just the..."
Marie Fischer
"Such an interesting and charming place. I loved it and it's a nice size. Would recommend the little tour, Donatella was really informative and I ..."
Kate West
"I think this garden like the hidden secret garden off London. Even coming on a winters days such beautiful surroundings. The audio i got on..."
Steve Quinn
"A most enjoyable and interesting visit. Well worth seeing. A hidden gem. The tour was fantastic and made so enjoyable by Jane who guided us round the..."
Ian Flynn
"A secret garden, full of wonderful plants and stories about the development of medicines from plants. Still relevant for apothecaries (or..."
Wendy Maloney
"My first visit to Chelsea Physic Garden. It is a wonderful place with a great history packed full of interesting plants of all descriptions. There..."
Anne Boyd
"A real oasis run by people who obviously really have a passion for what they do. Would love to visit again in May or June. Thoroughly recommend this..."
Linda Prowse
"My favourite beautiful oasis in London. Lovely relaxing gardens and a wonderful place for lazy long alfresco lunch. Perfection..."
Geoff Todd
"Beautiful, serene garden with a surprises around every corner, packed with botanical wonders from around the world. Highly..."
Jessica T. Gill
"Wonderful inspirational place must for any nature lover. If you haven't been you missing one london greatest treasures. I was lucky to go with an..."
Laura Finch
"oldest garden in London . displaying plants that have been used for medicine and over useful products, also a great lunch is served. there are free..."
Andy Vass
"The best garden in the world. It's amazing. I'm going to become a friend of the garden for my birthday so I can visit when I'm in Chelsea. Thank you..."
Jan Waterworth
"We were totally enchanted by this delightful garden. We joined a very informative (optional & free) tour, with guide who specialised in the..."
Olwen Shellard
"Such an incredible place with truly amazing gardens. Carol was a fantastic guide who provided many interesting stories as we walked through the..."
Lyle N Darla
"A hidden gem. We found it peaceful, beautiful and very..."
Jill Codrington
"Fantastic little gem for garden aficionados. Hidden behind an anonymous wall, but once you enter......"
Maria Falk
"I kept a promise to myself last summer and visited Chelsea Physic Garden. I had a wonderful time. The garden is much bigger than I imagined, and the..."
Bernadette Reed
Pelton Arms
100/100 (1068 ratings)
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"My friend found out about this place via Skiddle and I'm glad she did. For £60 for a double room I wasn't expecting much but upon arrival I found..."
Martin Barber
"Was an excellent stay amazing pub full of british character. Friendly staff and an amazing breakfast will be staying again worth a..."
Matt Vincent
"The best pub in London. Well worth renewing our passports and travelling South of the..."
Keith Coffey
"Proper pub, good choice of beer. And it’s not just about the music, great as that..."
Martyn Tomkins
"Made my first proper visit to the Pelton last night from the Midlands. What a great, welcoming place with lots of character! Proper pub! :-) and a..."
Hannah Tobin
"I had forgotten just how brilliant the Pelton Arms is! Live music provided by the Rolling Stones (or similar!) The place was packed but the bar staff..."
Peter White
"It's just a great normal traditional pub. They put bands on got a decent menu and sell beer without all the pretentious nonsense other pubs go in..."
Patrick Gorman
"Had a great night celebrating a friends leaving do (3-2-17) the band were excellent had us all up dancing great beer and very friendly staff. A..."
Debi Rogers
"Best music. Great beer and food. Very cool chilled out staff to the mad and bewildered clientele! Myself..."
Richard Moore
"A great pub with scrumptious food at a reasonable price. Good selection of beer and other such beveridges. Staff were friendly, great live music with..."
Diane Norris
"Fantastic establishment throughout, full of friendly staff great music and top quality..."
Dean Gibbons
"The best pub ever, staff are great, music excellent, love the food. Always feel at home..."
Kerry Kelly
"Such a good pub - friendly staff, great choice of wines and beers, fabulous live music and rooms upstairs should you wish to kip over ....and a tasty..."
Jane Sneddon
"Food was excellent, staff vey friendly and polite, their is a new chef he is getting his food locally and..."
Susan St James
"Visited briefly on a bit of a Squeeze Quest. Great, old school battle cruiser, with a stage that can be seen from the whole pub. And bar billiards...."
Alan Casson
"Brilliant pub and B&B! We loved our stay. The staff were so lovely and friendly. The rooms were beautiful and bright. It was an absolute pleasure to..."
Erica Kelly
"Best pub in town - after a few visits the staff make you feel like family. Great live music..."
Gary Brady
"Was only on take away due to covid lockdown but I will like to go back and try it out when the madness is over but had some lovely fresh pizza witch..."
Alex Pain
"Great stay in Dec 2019! The Pub was fun and lively and the rooms were warm and comfy. Travel into London Proper was pretty easy with the connecting..."
Mike Salas
"Lovely staff, great beer garden and great selection of drinks. Lively live music venue on a weekend. Top neighbourhood pub and great to have..."
Peter Tutton
"One of the most delicious Sunday Roasts I have had in years. Also their Fish and chips and Halloumi fried in better are divine. Excellent all round..."
Jolly Scott
"I recently stayed at this pub for one night. The barman was friendly and efficient, food was gorgeous and we enjoyed trying one of the many..."
Jennie Smales
"Best pub in Town. Fab beer selection for great price and the atmosphere and staff and the besssst. If you get a music night, it'll be one of the best..."
Bryony Purdue
"Lovely old pub with a diverse music selection and comfy beds and a great shower. Breakfast was enough to get me through my uni interview and trip..."
dawn jacob
"Rhi was amazing! For sure she deserves a pay rise and a consentual hug for being such a hard working member of staff. She made our..."
Hana Denton
96/100 (1023 ratings)
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Lamb chops
"Second visit after a first amazing experience. Stunning building and lovely knowledgable staff. Buratta dish was beautiful, light and fresh. Pasta..."
Andy Stubbs
"Fantastic venue and beautiful decor great atmosphere fabulous food and wonderful service what a cracking recipe for success JJ was our server and..."
John Wade
"An incredible meal last night at Luca. From the moment we entered the bar and had some delicious snacks we were made to feel so welcome. The staff..."
Conrad Brunton
"I can't think better than giving 5 starts to this restaurant. Staff is amazing (special mention to Davide and Fabrizio) they treated us with all the..."
Luca Palmieri
"We ate at the bar but it was still some of the best food I have ever eaten. It was all amazing especially the olive stuffed meatballs. Lovely decor &..."
Sally Sparkes
"One of my favourite Italian in London. Lamb Belly is a must have and tastes like..."
Sam Uel
"What a wonderful evening, attentive service by delightful staff, the food was fantastic. Pasta that was so delicate and flavoursome, to the..."
Louise Perry
"The food was absolutely outstanding and the service was really relaxed and friendly. Highly recommend the handmade pastas and lamb..."
Carly Rodger
"Parmesan fries to die for, monkfish amazing and chocolate mousse yum..."
Linda Wright
"Amazing food, lovely wine, great staff, nice ambience, had a wonderful lunch..."
Shane Border
"Phenomenonal dinner, the wine we were recommended was gorgeous, not something we would ever have chosen. The pasta was just as good as I've had in..."
Lynn Phillips
"Dinner for an early Mother's & Grandmother's Day... Absolutely stunning! Food wise & service wise... Highly recommended!... Design of the restaurant..."
Jk Parry
"Fantastic food and even better service. Loved..."
Torey Kings-hodkin
"Amazing food and private dining area and the best lamb I have ever tasted! divine..."
Lisa Moran
"Best waiter ever! And amazing..."
Kaja Hench Dyrlie
"One of the best meals I've ever had, the parmesan fries were gorgeous as were all the other courses we had, the service from every member of staff..."
Vicki Hyde
"We ate at the bar so didn't have the full food options but what we had was excellent and the sommelier knew his list inside..."
Carla Octigan
"Fabulous food, great surroundings and attentive staff!..."
Kevin Leigh
"Recently I had lunch with my colleagues at a new restaurant in Clerkenwell. 'Luca' is located on St John Street (where the restaurant Portal was..."
Jeanne-Marie B
"I got a Luca at home for Christmas day for my partner and I. We had to isolate due to covid-19 and we could not get a supermarket delivery before..."
Tara C
"One of the best meals I’ve had out in London. Beautifully refined Italian food served to us at the bar along with cocktails and wine pairings...."
Barney Beckman
"My favourite Italian restaurant in central London! So chic inside, and food and wine selection are just amazing! Never been let down, part of our..."
Youxuan Erhu
"My wife and I had an incredible meal here together on our wedding day after eloping at the town hall. The staff went out of their way to make it..."
Mitch Waite
"I've been a fan of this place pretty much from the start. The scallops are worth trying but then pretty much everything is. Can't wait to go..."
Farrukh Mirza
"Good Italian wine selection. Food was extremely well made. Mushroom antipasti and steak were the highlights for me. It’s on the pricey side but..."
Michael Lee
"Took clients for lunch. We sat in the courtyard which was beautiful. Food was awesome, service was spot on. We will definitely go..."
Chloe Chiu
"Went to Luca yesterday after I read about it on conde nast and it really really didn’t disappoint. Entering the restaurant it looks quite small,..."
Graham Day
Gallery Mess Restaurant And Bar
86/100 (932 ratings)
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"Cozy small place with an outdoor area great for afternoon tea. Yummy bites with every afternoon  tea formula and very affordable too, compared to..."
Joanne Karam
"Enjoyed a really good Sunday lunch here with friends and the mini me. Reservations were straight fwd through the website inc asking for a high chair...."
"Wonderful place to have a nice catch up with friends and some delicious afternoon tea. Good service and well located. Would recommend it and I will..."
Joana Teixeira
"Londoners have travelled to Sloane Square for as long as I can remember.  Peter Jones, that bastion of middle class essentials, sits on one corner,..."
"It’s about time and it’s FINALLY happening – my new camera is on its way. Yes, I may have a snazzy looking and extra-large DSLR camera with a..."
"Last week a fabulous group of my favourite bloggers and I headed down to The Gallery Mess at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea for dinner with Duke of..."
Lux Life
"When I first started blogging I found it a little intimidating to turn up to events; it was that fear of not knowing anyone and standing awkwardly on..."
SilverSpoon London
"The VibeOh it’s always fun to play at a little touch of sophistication isn’t it? Dinner with white table cloths and well-dressed..."
Social Concierge
"Excellent establishment, a fine place pre or post a gander around the Saatchi gallery. Staff is excellent, food is fab as are the drinks and coffee...."
"Galeri Saatchi'nin hemen bitişiğindeki bu güzel mekanda kahvaltı ederseniz omleti öneririm. Sadece birşeyler içmek için de uğrayabilirsiniz...."
Enis Kutluözen
"One of the best value afternoon tea in London!Such a pretty place too - all bricks and airy, and overlooking the garden. Also right next to..."
Captain Coriander
"We stopped here twice. Once for tea & shelter from the rain. A four legged friend thought it best to stay warm & dry also. He was the perfect..."
Taliah Renee
"Finding good places to eat close to Galleries and shops is always useful.  Gallery Mess is the restaurant attached to the Saatchi Gallery and, so..."
"Adjacent to the Saatchi Gallery in the Duke of York Square, this hidden gem serves British cuisine with some French specialities. The room is spilt..."
Anomalous London™
"My wife is a big Saathci gallery fan, so we end up here more often than I would like. And we usually follow our long visit to Saatchi by a glass of..."
Vivek Khare