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More Shard dining: Aqua Shard now open

Posted on: July 16, 2013

Aqua Shard restaurant reviews

One after the other, ambitious new restaurants are opening in The Shard. After Oblix and Hutong, it’s now Aqua Shard‘s turn. What they all have in common are some pretty spectacular views across our city. And arguably Aqua Shard makes the most of it with its three-storey high bar that requires no reservation or cover charge and is open till 1am.

Unlike sibling Hutong (both are run by the Aqua Group), the menu at Aqua Shard stays close to home with modern British dishes such as Rhug Estate salt marsh lamb saddle with aubergine and goat’s cheese, Dover sole on the bone with iberico

A table at the world's #1 restaurant (but not anytime soon)

Posted on: June 1, 2013

El Celler de Can Roca - world's best restaurant

It was never easy to get a table at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona. But since the restaurant won the title of ‘World’s Best Restaurant’ at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards 2013, it requires proper long term planning.

As Eater reports, the restaurant only accepts reservations 11 months in advance. The next 11 months are fully booked, but bookings for May 2014 are taken from today on +34 972 222 157.

Follow us on twitter or tumblr to keep up to date with all the restaurant awards that count (from London to Asia).

[El Celler de Can Roca / Eater]

The best vegetarian restaurants in London

Posted on: May 19, 2013

Best vegetarian restaurants in London

London’s top rated vegetarian restaurants this National Vegetarian Week

Try out London’s top rated vegetarian restaurants this National Vegetarian week.

Vegetarians in the capital have a choice of gourmet vegetarian food from around the globe at Manna to more relaxed efforts at the Gate restaurants: The Gate Islington is perfect pre or post theatre with Sadler’s Well just around the corner whilst The Gate at Hammersmith (currently closed and undergoing refurbishment) is an all day favourite with West Londoners.

City-workers craving innovative vegetarian cuisine

Eco-friendly and sustainable restaurants to celebrate Earth Day 2013

Posted on: April 22, 2013

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Earth Day takes place on 22 April every year to increase awareness and garner support for environmental issues. Sustainable and ethical resourcing of food is a claim that many restaurants make about the ingredients they procure but there are some that stand out, according to the Observer Food Monthly Awards which has a category for the Best Ethical Restaurants in the UK. Read more on Ethical Eats about what ‘sustainable food’ actually means and what restaurants can do to adopt this approach.

The 2011 winners, The Ethicurean, is featured in this month’s Observer Food Monthly

Gourmet breaks in London hotels this Easter

Posted on: March 28, 2013

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In London over Easter weekend? Why not treat yourself to a last minute break in London’s best hotels which also double-up as fantastic dining destinations.

Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester  is one of only two 3 Michelin star restaurants in London. The Dorchester ticks all the boxes for a 5 star getaway –  there is fine dining in grand surroundings and it’s perfectly located just by Hyde Park and close to the West End for shopping, theatres, shows and more. Looking for something that won’t burn a hole in your pockets? Then opt for Galvin at Windows which has one Michelin

The FoodVerdicts Mother's Day Special

Posted on: March 4, 2013


Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to treat your mum (and yourself) to a memorable dining experience. So, if you’re still wondering where to go, let us help you plan the perfect Mothering Sunday.

We think that every mum is special and unique and so here’s some of our favourite choices, filtered by the ‘type’ of mum you have. Do you recognise your mum in any of these profiles?  To make it even easier for you, we’ve even sourced availability and special offers at these restaurants so all you need to do is BOOK!


The hard to please mum

She’s a perfectionist

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