CIRCULO POLPOLARE

Circulo Polpolare, an esteemed member of the Big Mamma restaurant family, consistently redefines the art of Italian dining. At the heart of this culinary marvel lies a dish that epitomizes perfection – their truffle pasta. This pasta unveils an impeccable balance of textures and an aroma that tantalizes the senses. Every bite is an indulgent journey, a sensation that quite literally melts in your mouth. The artisanal bread, fresh and warm, serves as a delightful prelude to the main act. Pair it with the velvety burrata, and you'll find yourself in a state of sheer bliss. It tends to get crowded, so reserving a table in advance is a wise choice. It is an ideal destination for celebrating special occasions or enjoying a night out with a circle of close friends. 

Recommended Dishes:   

Boom Boom Buratta

Pizzetta della Nonna

Malfaldine Al Tartufo

La Gran Carbonara

Tee Scale Rating: 8.5/10 

ZUMA LONDON 

Zuma London effortlessly combines chic sophistication with an inviting warmth that makes you feel right at home. The moment you step inside, you're enveloped in an ambiance that can only be described as incredible. Whether you're dining with friends, family, or that special someone, Zuma London sets the stage for unforgettable moments. Zuma's grill is nothing short of a masterpiece, and the standout dishes are the tender spicy beef tenderloin and the succulent chicken skewers. The beef tenderloin, perfectly seasoned and grilled to perfection, is a carnivore's dream come true. And for dessert, the Chocolate Zuma cake steals the spotlight. It's a decadent delight that defies description – a sinfully rich creation that oozes indulgence and practically begs you to lick the plate clean. Make reservations in advance to ensure a spot at this gem of a restaurant 

Recommended Dishes:   

Spicy Beef Tenderloin

Chicken Skewers with Baby Leeks

Lobster Tempura with Avocado and Black Truffle

Spicy Yellowtail with Avocado and Wasabi Mayo

Chocolate Zuma Cake

Tee Scale Rating: 8.2/10 

Titu 

Titu is an absolute must for those moments when you crave a light yet satisfying meal. I absolutely loved grabbing a quick bite to eat here before starting the rest of my night. The service was quick, efficient, and the food came out pipping hot. Dive into the delectable tuna tacos and savor the tantalizing crunch of the gozya dream, you won/'t be dissapointed. The bao buns are delectable, with the fluffy buns perfectly enveloping the spices of the meat inside. The best part? No reservations needed; it's your spontaneous foodie escape.

Recommended Dishes:   

Tuna Tacos

Chicken Pop Corn

Goyza Dream and Truffle Paste

Pork Bao Bun

Tee Scale Rating: 5/10 

 

GOLD NOTTING HILL 

Gold Notting Hill offers a sultry ambiance and lively vibes, making it an excellent spot for drinks and dinner with friends or a birthday celebration. However, it can get quite noisy, so it's not ideal for intimate gatherings. The burrata is a standout dish, bursting with flavor and complemented perfectly by the addictive bread. Don't miss the meatballs, as the sauce adds just the right seasoning. Be sure to make reservations in advance for a hassle-free experience.

Recommended Dishes:   

Sheep’s Ricotta, Taggiasca Olives, Marjoram, Toast

Burrata, Charred Peach, Tuscan ham, Radicchio, Balsamic Dressing

Chargrilled Squid, Skordalia, Lemon, Chilli

Braised Pork Meatballs, San Marzano Tomatoes, Grilled Bread

Tee Scale Rating: 7.3/10 

TATTU

Tattu presents an exquisite oasis of delicious food and drinks if you are looking for an urban escape. Your journey begins as you enter the restaurant through a welcoming reception area where you will be directed to an elevator that whisks you up to the top floor. Here you will await for your table at an elegant bar that showcases the breathtaking cityscapes of London while looking over a beautifully illustrated drink menu that holds artful combinations of flavors. Our personal favorites were the Hidden Dragon and the Skull Candy, which were gorgeously executed both in terms of flavors and presentation. Once your table is prepared, you will be escorted to a grand dining room that is adorned with stunning decor and the aroma of the freshly prepared dishes. While we did not order as much as anticipated due to our modest appetites, the Seven Spice of Seared Tuna and the Szechuan Rock Shrimp left us extremely satisfied. If you are in search of a chic venue to celebrate with a large group, Tattu is a great spot to leave both your camera and your tastes buds delighted. Make reservations in advance, as this is a place that fills up rather quickly. 

Recommended Dishes:   

Skull Candy (Vodka with Bubblegum syrup)

Hidden Dragon (Espresso Martini)

Chicken Truffle Shumai

Szechuan Rock Shrimp

Seven Spice of Seared Tuna

Tee Scale Rating: 7/10 

BARRAFINA 

During my stay in London, Barrafina was one of my favorite restaurants primarily for its consistently delectable tapas options. This Spanish tapas joint not only provides delicious food but also invites you to witness the culinary action in the kitchen. The open kitchen layout allows for you to have the option to sit front row at the bar to witness the craftmanship of the fresh ingredients as well, which is a refreshing change of pace from traditional dining experiences. For me, the Classic Tortilla was a personal favorite. The combination of the spices, potatoes, and eggs with the perfectly round size made this dish truly a show stoper. The Patatas Bravísimas have a flawlessly crisp exterior that is beautifully complemented by the sauce, while the Buñuelos de Bacalao exhibited an amazing consistency between the cod and the potatoes. I cannot praise Barrafina enough and highly recommend you pay it a visit. Please note that some locations operate on a walk in basis, so make sure to check it out in advance, otherwise it is advisable to make a reservation. 

Recommended Dishes:   

Classic Tortilla

Patatas Bravísimas

Chicken Thigh and Romesco

Ham Croquetas

Buñuelos de Bacalao

Tee Scale Rating: 8.4/10 

MY OLD DUTCH PANCAKE HOUSE 

I couldn't resist trying out a restaurant bearing the word "pancake" in its name, and I am so happy I did. The establishment has a warm and cozy interior that is brightly lit with cute sayings and decorations. They offer a diverse menu of savoury and sweet goods that goes beyond their extensive selection of pancakes. I wholeheartedly suggest ordering the proffertjes, specifically the strawberries and cream option, as it was bite sized yet packed with flavor. No reservations needed. 

Recommended Dishes:   

My Butterscotch Pancakes with Bananas, Strawberries, and Chocolate Sauce

My Poffertjes with Strawberries and Cream

Tee Scale Rating: 6.7/10 

FABRIQUE

Each time I walked to class, I couldn't resist the irresistible aroma wafting from Fabrique, the Swedish bakery, that beckoned me with its delicious baked goods. One day, my curiosity finally got the better of me and I was not disapointed as the pastries lived up to their heavenly scent and exceeded my expectations. I personally loved the Vanilla and Raspberry Bun, as the sweetness of the creamy filling perfectly juxtaposed the sourdough. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a pick me up treat or the traditional Swedish fika experience! 

Recommended Dishes:   

Cardamon Bun

Cinnamon Bun

Vanilla Bun

Vanilla and Raspberry Bun

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Raspberry Cookie

Tee Scale Rating: 5.4/10 

ZUAYA

Zuaya's culinary concept is positioned as an exotic Latin American experience, drawing inspiration mainly from Peru and Brazil. Each creation is gorgeously executed in both terms of taste and plating. The Guacamole is simply addicting and the Creamy Burrata on top of the Peruvian Corn Cake is a captivating combination that marries the sweetness of the corn with the lusciousness of the buratta for a magical bite. Personally, I found it impossible to resist the allure of the Chicken Empanadas which left me contemplating if I should order more. Each dish was the perfect size for sharing, making it an ideal destination for a memorable evening with a large group. 

Recommended Dishes:   

Mexican Home Made Guacamole

Creamy Burrata on Peruvian Corn Cake

Tuna Avocado Taco

Chicken Empanada with Red Pepper Sauce

Galician Grilled Octopus with Baked Sweet Potatoes

Fried Calamari with Peruvian Lime Mayo

Patatas Bravas

Grilled Spanish Milk-FedLamb Chops

Tee Scale Rating: 6.7/10 

CHUTNEY MARYS 

London's Indian culinary landscape is renowned, with my personal top choice being Chutney Marys. What sets this restaurant apart is not only its delectable cuisine, but also its unparalleled elegance. The experience is as sumptuous as the food itself, with its chic interior and lighting. The spiced Corn Ribs offered a fascinating take on the definition of ribs and a gorgeous blend of flavors. The Butter Chicken and Afghani Chicken Tikka are not to be missed, and pair excellently with the Kachumber Raita, Basmati Rice, and irresistable Garlic and Butter Naan. Make reservations in advance and enjoy this delectable cuisine. 

Recommended Dishes:   

Butter Chicken

Silver Crescent

Garlic and Butter Naan

Kachumber Raita

Aged Basmati Rice

Afghani Chicken Tikka

Marwari Veg Samosa

Spiced Corn Ribs

Tee Scale Rating: 7.7/10 

 

THE PARLOR AT THE DORCHESTER FOR TEA

Among the myriad options for tea service in London, the Dorchester undeniably stands out as a sumptuous yet reasonably priced choice for an upscale tea experience. In addition to the classic Traditional Afternoon Tea, guests can elevate their experience with a side of champagne as well. The tea selection is extensive, featuring elaborate descriptions of each tea's distinctive flavors. The service commences with an array of exquisite finger sandwiches, with the Egg sandwich being the standout. Following this, a delightful raspberry white chocolate creation serves as a palate cleanser before culminating in a lavish assortment of scones and pastries. Reserving your spot in advance is needed in order to enjoy the Dorchester's charming ambiance.

Recommended Dishes:   

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Tee Scale Rating: 7.7/10 

CLOS MAGGIORE 

Clos Maggiore, a TikTok favorite, piqued my interest with its visually appealing dishes, glowing reviews, and charming floral decor. Despite its unassuming exterior, the restaurant boasts multiple floors of a meticulously decorated interior. While the dishes offered robust flavors and excellent seasoning, they were notably petite in portion size, with appetizers being the same size as the mains. To fully savor the experience, I recommend ordering multiple dishes, especially if you will be sharing. The highlight was undoubtedly the Caramelia Chocolate, Banana, and Malibu Sorbet dessert, a fresh and addictive delight. For a memorable date night, make advance reservations at this adorable and modern French gem.

Recommended Dishes:   

Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Wasabi Avocado Puree, Sesame, Yuzu Ponzu Dressing

Hereford Beef Fillet, Wye Valley Asparagus, Black Garlic & Peppercorn Sauce

Caramelia Chocolate, Banana, Malibu Sorbet

Manjari Chocolate Cremeux, Wye Valley Cherries, Morello Cherry Sorbet

Tee Scale Rating: 6.9/10 

J SHEEKY 

J Sheeky is a restaurant that my mom adores, so I made it a personal mission to dine there while in town. I was absolutely thrilled with the experience, thanks to the vibrant ambiance and the attentive staff that made the meal truly memorable. The octopus was exquisitely seasoned, and the aioli complemented it beautifully, adding a delightful kick to the dish. The Grilled Dover Sole was incredibly succulent and sweet, making the tangy béarnaise sauce an essential accompaniment for every bite. You also must make sure to get the chips, as they pair incredibly with every aspect of this meal. Finally, the Frozen Berries and Cream dessert was a refreshing conclusion to the meal, with its perfect balance of hot and cold elements.

Recommended Dishes:   

Galician Octopus with Roasted Chorizo, Smoked Paprika & Piquillo Aioli

Grilled Dover Sole with Béarnaise Sauce

Tenderstem Broccoli with Gremolata

Chargrilled Bannockburn Rib Steak with Chips & Bearnaise Sauce

Frozen Berries and Cream

Tee Scale Rating: 7.4/10 

CHINA TANG 

Situated within the Dorchester, China Tang is a contemporary Cantonese fine dining venue renowned for its equally stunning cuisine and décor. Their meticulously handcrafted dumplings and spring rolls reflect the care put into each bite. The sauce for the Sweet and Sour Chicken offered a delightful tangy flavor that doesn't overwhelm the chicken itself. Notably, China Tang stands out as my go-to place for ordering lotus roots due to their rich and tender preparation. For an upscale dining experience, I recommend making advance reservations and indulging in this exceptional cuisine.

Recommended Dishes:   

Lamb Dumplings

Prawn Dumplings

Vegetarian Spring Rolls

Sweet and Sour Chicken

BBQ Honey Spare Ribs

Lotus Roots

Chocolate Dumpling

Tee Scale Rating: 7.7/10 

CHILTERN FIRE HOUSE 

Chiltern Firehouse exudes a stunning ambiance that complements its contemporary cuisine seamlessly. You absolutely must try the Buttermilk Pancakes; they're flawlessly golden-brown, incredibly fluffy, and delightfully sweet. The toppings generously coat the airy interior, resulting in a heavenly bite. The Truffle Pizza is wonderfully crispy and divine, and the Truffle Fries come with a sumptuous cheese sauce that's rich and luxurious. Make sure to secure your reservations well in advance, as this trendy spot tends to fill up rapidly.

Recommended Dishes:   

Buttermilk Pancakes Blueberries, Crème Fraîche & Maple Syrup

Black Truffle & Cheese Fries

Black Truffle and Pancetta Pizza

Tee Scale Rating: 8.1/10 

ABENO 

Abeno is a charming and intimate eatery, pioneering the introduction of Okonomi-yaki, also known as Japanese Pancakes, to Europe. Each table features a stove where you can witness the captivating preparation of your Okonomi-yaki with your chosen toppings. While Okonomi-yaki takes center stage in terms of tableside preparation, you also have the option to order Teppan-yaki and other delectable dishes to be made in front of you. The service is prompt and the flavors are delightful. It's advisable to call ahead and make reservations or arrive earlier than your desired dining time, as Abeno tends to fill up quickly.

Recommended Dishes:   

Miso Soup

Sunomono

Tempura Kakiage

Tofu & Kimchi Okonomi-yaki

Shinshu Okonomi-yaki

Sapporo Mix Okonomi-yaki

Tofu Teppan-Yaki

Tee Scale Rating: 6.8/10 

JACUZZI 

Jacuzzi, another establishment from the Big Mamma Group, draws inspiration from a Venetian villa and boasts a spacious layout across three exquisitely adorned floors. The staircase ascending from the main floor, beautifully lit and adjacent to the grand central tree, adds to the overall charm. With attentive and exceptionally welcoming waitstaff, your dining experience promises to be exceptional. The Margherita Pizza is a timeless classic not to be overlooked, featuring gooey burrata atop a crunchy and delicate crust. The Spaghetti al Tartufo, prepared in a Parmesan wheel right before your eyes, is a must-try, guaranteed to make your mouth water as you witness its creation. Be sure to secure your reservation in advance, as you won't want to miss this Italian restaurant.

Recommended Dishes:   

Margherita Con Bocconcini

Spaghetti Al Tartufo 

Tee Scale Rating: 8.2/10 

IVY BRASSERIE, SOHO

The Ivy, boasting a range of restaurants, is a true delight. Its expansive interior exudes an elegant ambiance, adorned with soothing and delightful color schemes. To kickstart this chic dining experience, the Truffle Burrata with Honey serves as the perfect appetizer. While every item on the menu is a delectable choice, the Chargrilled Halloumi stands out as a particularly intriguing and unique option to elevate your lunch. The drinks also impress with their stunning and aesthetically pleasing presentation. While walk-ins are welcome, it's advisable to make reservations, especially on busy days.

Recommended Dishes:   

Truffle and Parmesan chips

Truffle Burratta with Honey 

Chargrilled Halloumi with Spiced Fregola, Tomato and Red Pepper Salsa, Crispy Onions and Herb Mayonnaise

Truffle Chicken Milanese

Tee Scale Rating: 6.8/10 

Barrafina 

Barrafina

Barrafina

Barrafina 

Freshly Baked Pastries

Zuma

Pastry Catering Services

Zuma

Zuma 

Chiltern Fire House 

Chiltern Fire House

Chiltern Fire House 

China Tang 

China Tang

China Tang 

Clos Maggiore

Clos Maggiore 

Clos Maggiore 

Tattu 

Tattu 

J Sheeky 

J Sheeky 

Custom Pastry Orders

Circulo Polpolare

Circulo Polpolare

Titu 

Gold at Notting Hill 

My Old Dutch Pancake House 

Zuaya

Chutney Mary's 

The Parlor 

Abeno 

Jacuzzi 

The Ivy