Where To Eat And Drink In London's Bethnal Green And Whitechapel

London's food scene's eastern migration continues
Aug 21, 2014 10:00 am

The relentless “Shoreditchification” of East London — whereby the alchemical mingling of start-up geeks, loft-dwelling artists, and bankers has, in parallel, produced an abundance of artisan coffee shops and an Ace Hotel in recent years — continues apace. As this bourgeois caste steadily creeps toward the city’s fringes, so, too, does the expanse of farm-to-table restaurants and mustaschioed bartenders serving up Van Winkle­–infused cocktails. Here are some of the best recently opened places to try.

Heston Blumenthal’s New Cafe Is Now Open At Heathrow, And It Sure Is Posh

Designer Afroditi Krassa pays homage to an era
Jun 10, 2014 3:00 pm

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s newest restaurant, The Perfectionists’ Café, has officially opened at London's Heathrow Airport. With all the brass and Formica, the bold black and white patterns contrasting with pops of bright color, the place looks like something straight off the set of the 2002 airline drama "Catch Me If You Can." And that's sort of the point. 

7 New Restaurants In London With Eyes On Design

Handsome, flashy, warm and ice cold cool in the UK
Nov 6, 2013 2:00 pm

A clutch of design savvy restaurants have opened in London this Autumn — from retro-designed Indian athletic clubs to ultra-modern towers of steel and glass. They all offer eye-popping atmosphere that competes with the city's five star fare. Here are seven of our favorites.

London: CRAFT, A Collective Of International All-Star Chefs. Coolest Pop-Up Ever?

Six nights, six superstar chefs, to showcase CRAFT
Mar 5, 2013 3:05 pm

Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes is bringing a collective of world-class chefs to his London restaurant, Viajante. For each night from April 25 to May 1, the Michelin-starred Mendes will host an acclaimed chef from a different part of the globe.

FR Guide: How To Eat Fish And Chips In London, And Who Does It Best

This is where the locals eat. And eat they do.
Dec 18, 2012 2:01 pm

After a night out of drinking in London, one of the best ways to soak up all the booze afterwards is a nice greasy helping of fish and chips, fresh out of the fryer. While Americans will never really “get” fish and chips, here are some famous chippies to check out should you find yourself in London.

Spice Tripping With London Chef Stevie Parle

Dock Kitchen owner, he's gonna spice you up
Oct 30, 2012 10:01 am

Stevie Parle is a young chef in London, with a lot of ambition, a busy restaurant, two cookbooks with a third on the way and a recent TV show, Spice Trip, in the can for Britain’s Channel 4. We dropped by recently in the middle of London’s Design Week to spice trip at his Dock Kitchen at the Portobello Dock, out near Kensal Rise — a fashionable neighborhood just beyond Notting Hill, with a touch of the pioneer spirit about it.

People Are Already Bitching About The Food At The London Olympics

Will the world give British cuisine a shot?
Jun 11, 2012 5:01 pm

In a little over six weeks the London Olympics begin and, why look at that, the food is already being questioned.

London: Hus Vedat, A Not-So-Secret Chef

There's a clandestine past at the St. Ermin’s Hotel
May 22, 2012 4:01 pm
Hus Vedat photo

Hus Vedat wears chef whites to work instead of a trench coat and dark glasses, but the building in which he cooks everyday was once better known for its furtive spy meetings than its squid ink raviolo. He explains.


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