The cosy restaurant retreats that should be on your radar this season
Whether you want small grazing plates or larger dishes, Riding House Cafe is a relaxed brasserie style restaurant in Fitzrovia, offering comfy chairs, an eclectic crowd and Lobster Lasagna … you won’t want to leave!
The first venue to cater for our love of Ping Pong, this venue offers a wonderful marriage of traditional Italian pizzas, creative cocktails and Tournament Tuesdays for those wishing to show off their sporting skills. The perfect hideaway to keep you and your friends entertained.
Head underground to this glamorous, subterranean French restaurant and sample the delicious seasonal menu in a sumptuous setting. Recently appointed Head Chef Frederick Forster has created some fantastic new dishes to accompany the Boundary classics - the Souffle Suisse, Seared Scallops and Pot-au-Feu de Pigeon are absolutely divine.
Ling Ling, a new sophisticated late-night lounge, launches from November. Each week Thursday-Saturday at approximately 11pm-2.30am the restaurant will subtly will morph from a vibrant restaurant into a late night lounge where East meets West in both concept and crowd. Inspired by the original Parisian style evenings, a signature Ling Ling menu of small eats and dim sum is available from 11pm - 1.30am.
The City's latest dining destination, with a fantastic new Head sommelier and an amazing menu (by new Head Chef Henrik Ritzen) is a must visit for all wine enthusiasts. The wine list includes over forty wines available by the glass in a choice of four different measures, starting at 75ml. Perfect for an after-work social with friends.
Whether you are in a group or are dining solo (the kitchen counter is a the best table in the house), this intimate restaurant (14 tables only) by chef Jacob Kenedy is in the heart of London and serves up hearty Italian fare.
Diners can enjoy seasonal fare at Zucca with the new white truffle menu... dishes to be served with white truffles include the White Risotto, Taglierini Pasta and Beef 'Crudo' to name a few. Zucca will also be running the option of customers buying their own truffle for the evening which will sit on the table with their own shaver.Once the customer has chosen a truffle from the box, Zucca will weigh it, and if it's not all used during dinner guests can take the truffle home!
The casual dining dim sum tea-house offering an all day grazing experience in Soho offers the perfect place to re-charge after shopping with a 'petit gateaux' and tea smoothie for an alternative afternoon tea. Enjoy a seasonal treat of indulgent chocolates and mouth-watering macarons from their patisserie. New flavours include: Jaffa, Cola and Christmas Pudding.
Eating ice cream in winter might not be top of your list but head inside Gelupo in Soho and get festive with their limited edition Christmas flavours including Date & Amaretto, Eggnog, Christmas Pudding and Mulled Wine.
This charming authentic French bistro tucked away in Knightsbridge is a secret everyone should know. An intimate 65 cover restaurant across two floors Chabrot offers a cosy space and relaxed environment away from the winter chill with excellent good-value bistro cooking and traditional southern French fare.