I’ve been invited as a blog writer over a month ago but I didn’t know where to start from. Figured starting with this might give me a push since I love planning trips and reviewing places.
Last weekend wasn’t my first time in London, nor was it a long stay -a weekend practically, and I was there for a family matter so, you’d figure why It’s all about food. I am reviewing 4 Restaurants that I make sure to visit whenever I’m passing by London.
For every Chinese food lover, this is a MUST
Princess Garden Of Mayfair
It is one of my favorite restaurants just for the quality of food, the location, the value and the decor. Service is just another thing to be happy about, they do take extra care of you starting the moment you walk in! You’d have to reserve a table for after 9 pm and on weekends. The food is Ah-mazing!
Soups are perfect we tried the shark fin soup and Sweet Corn Soup with Chicken never had them better anywhere else. Appetizers are on the table in no time to start teasing your taste buds! We had spring rolls and mongolian beef served on a lettuce it was different! crispy on the outside, extra-soft inside and very moist which reserves a spot in the memory for later cravings. The one and only recommended main dish, you should never visit Princess Garden Of Mayfair and not have it.. Fresh Lobster served with Spices and garlic, simply heavenly. *drools*
8-10 N Audley Street
London W1K 6ZD
020 7493 3223
Opening hours: 12 pm – 4pm then 6 pm to 12 am
Closes 10:30 pm on Sundays
Reservations for tables at 9 pm or later and on weekends is preferred.
Aubaine – French/Mediterranean
Whether you’re there for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this french place will make you leave with a smile. Always.
It is famous for its bakery and oh my it is devine!
Its also famous for their Sole fish, and their Sea bass dishes. When We were there we had the Pumpkin soup with Truffle oil and parmesan as appetizers, Sole fish, Sea Bass and the Lobster Spaghetti as main dishes. Yumm!
They were perfectly perfect. I’ve never had a pumpkin soup before but this! the parmesan cheese melted in the heat, each spoon full had a string of cheese and a tint of truffle oil which made it unique!
I had the Lobster Spaghetti, home made spaghetti noodles with the right amount of rich sauce and lobster … it was excellent!
260 Brompton Rd
(020) 7052 0100
Opening hours: 9 am – 11pm
Zizzi – Italian
A group of 16, or just two. My pick for casual, quick italian food. It’s where oven baked pizza and calzones are dishes that make me go back. It’s a chain restaurant. You’d find lots of branches, being busy depends on the location but the food tastes the same everywhere. The service is fast and they deal with a big party professionally. When passing by, trying their calamari is a good choice, arancini is another appetizer that you shouldn’t miss. As I mentioned before, calzones and pizzas make me head back every time i’m there. So you’d guess my main courses. I love the atmosphere of the place. A buzz that suits families. Highly recommended.
One of the branches that I personally love:
20 Bow Street
London WC2E 7AW
020 7836 6101
Opening hours: 12 pm – 11 pm.
The Meat & Wine Co – Steakhouse
When you’re craving that perfectly grilled steak, or you just want a juicy burger and by chance you’re in Westfield Shopping Centre or in the whereabouts of Shepherd’s Bush it’s where you should head to. Although The meat co. in 360 Mall has a very similar menu the atmosphere is different, the steaks taste better and they’re cooked exactly to your liking. Not a second more. BBQ Chicken wings were ordered for our Entree, grilled to perfection. Didn’t Like the blue cheese dip served though. The BBQ sauce is more than enough to keep it moist. As our main we had the New Yorker and Rump -surf & turf. It was out of this world. Robust! Our sides were chips, mashed potatoes and roasted sweet potatoes. Its too much but we love all of them.
Did I mention that they offer a Halal Menu? and a Halal seating area? yupp that’s hard to find in Europe. Gives it an extra star for those who dine in Halal restaurants when on vacation.
Unit 1026, Westfield London
London W12 7GA
020 8749 5914
Opening hours: 11 pm – 12 am.
I do have lists of cafes and restaurants that I love visiting but the short stay wasn’t enough to cover everything. Maybe next time!