Pecking Order, Stanmore

Location: Stanmore
Cuisine: American
Price: £££
Overall: 4.5/5

Reviewed by Guest Writer @AYankInBlighty
Restaurant interior
Swank Factor: 3/5

My favourite alcoholic drink ever is an Amaretto Sour. It is the perfect blend of sweet and sour and so dangerous because you don’t even realise they are alcoholic the liquor is so sweet! Imagine my dismay in trying to order an Amaretto Sour in the UK and found they put egg white in it. This is not how we do it in the States.

So imagine my elation when I walked into the launch for Pecking Order and was handing an Amaretto Sour with no egg white in sight. It had the cherry and the orange slice just like life intended. I knew from that first sip that I was going to like this place.

Bill Wyman’s Sticky Fingers

Location: Kensington
Cuisine: American
Price: £££
Overall: 4/5

Reviewed by Guest Writer @AYankInBlighty

Restaurant interior
Swank Factor: 3/5

Considering the location in Kensington I expected Sticky Fingers to be fairly posh and the name to be more tongue in cheek. However, walking up to the place I could tell right away it was a little more Hard Rock Cafe then I was expecting with guitar-shaped door handles and as it turns out the name is well deserved.

The Moveable Feast, Southbank

The Moveable Feast brings together high quality vegetarian food companies under one roof. Our vegetarian Guest Writer @VeggieEatsLnd visited this delightful food emporium and sampled a few of their treats.

Not Dogs
An exciting new pop up has opened under The Shard offering veggie food with a difference. Hoping to prove that vegetarian food doesn't have to be boring, The Moveable Feast will be showcasing vegetarian food vendors on a rotating basis. Despite being next to the food emporium that is Borough Market, The Moveable Feast is actually inside an attractive cafe space just around the corner from London Bridge station.

Rocco, Earl’s Court

Cuisine: Italian
Price: £££
Overall:  4.5/5

Reviewed by Guest Writer @VeggieEatsLnd



Swank Factor: 3/5

Found amongst the luxurious boutiques of Chelsea and South Kensington lies Rocco, intent on serving the best cuisine Italy has to offer. Inside you will find a large open plan space with simple wooden tables and chairs and a modern twist of random decorations, such as a totem pole and letters stuck to walls. There is also a food boutique selling rare Italian delicacies such as honey, oils and cheeses; an idea that is becoming increasingly popular in London restaurants.

L'oud des Eurasie, Chelsea

Cuisine: Lebanese/French
Price: £££
Overall: 3/5

Reviewed by Guest Writer @SyeshiaSweeney

Swank Factor: 4/5

L'oud des Eurasie is a newly launched and very charming restaurant  offering a fusion of French and Lebanese fine dining. Located just off Kings Road in Chelsea, my imagination is instantly captured by the extravagant and swanky Lebanese decor mixed with dainty European interiors.

L'oud des Eurasie is a small restaurant with a intimate boutique feeling. This makes it the perfect setting for a romantic night or even a fun filled ladies night.

Paleo Dining at Pure Taste

Location: Westbourne Grove
Cuisine: Paleo and gluten/dairy-free
Price: £££
Overall: 3/5

Reviewed by Guest Writer @SyeshiaSweeney


Swank Factor: 3/5

Pure Taste is open six days a week (closed on Mondays) with the aim of making free-from food, utterly delicious. The kitchen is both gluten and dairy-free to avoid cross-contamination.

So there is plenty of wild meat, fish and vegetables, but no dairy, gluten or refined sugars just like the our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have eaten but with the exception of some alcoholic sauces in recipes and natural sweeteners such as honey. With a focus on specialist diets for those with digestive health issues, Pure Taste is a pop-up restaurant turned concept restaurant delivering fine dining with an ethical outlook.

Sweet Tooth Food Tour of Covent Garden

Chocolate, cakes, gelato and macaroons, this Sweet Tooth Food Tour with Best LDN Walks covers all the essentials, leaving you with a bag full of goodies!

Tempting delights on the Sweet Tooth Food Tour

I’d always known that Covent Garden was full of hidden foodie gems, but I wasn’t aware of just how many sugary treats lay in wait to be discovered and devoured until my Sweet Tooth Food Tour with Best LDN Walks.

Sake No Hana, Mayfair

Cuisine: Japanese
Price: £££
Overall: 5/5
Sake No Hana Bar
Swank Factor: 5/5

Sake No Hana hits the high notes when it comes to swank, especially with the glossy escalator that greets diners and glides them along to the first floor where the main dining space is based.
Based in Mayfair the location reflects the stylish air of this restaurant which fits right into the surroundings.

Stane Street Syndicate, Clapham

Cuisine: American
Price: £££
Overall: 2/5
Swank Factor: 1/5

Reviewed by guest writer @VeggieEatsLnd


Located just across the road from Clapham Common station, Stane Street Syndicate is a pub serving American style food. The spacious building (an ex- O’Neill's) has a very relaxed atmosphere and this is strengthened by the stack of board games and ping pong table available to its customers.

Eat, Drink, Rock and Bowl at Brooklyn Bowl

Location: The O2, Greenwich Peninsula
Cuisine: American
Price: ££
Overall: 4/5
Reviewed by guest writer @AYankInBlighty
Brooklyn Bowl Logo
Swank Factor: 3/5

Did you know there is currently an exhibit at The O2 of Elvis memorabilia that they’ve shipped over from Graceland? It’s called Elvis at The O2 and Brooklyn Bowl London knows plenty about the exhibit. In fact, they've developed a special Elvis menu just to celebrate!