Celebrate our 5th Birthday with us!

To celebrate 5 years of restlessly reviewing restaurants we are giving away dinner for two at some of London’s swankiest restaurants! Submit your details below to win!

We can’t believe it’s already been 5 years since Her Favourite Food was set up as a humble blog with grand ambitions, and now that we've reached this landmark we wanted to include our readers in our celebrations!

To mark this momentous occasion we’ve teamed up with some of our favourite London restaurants, including Inamo, Moti MahalCeru and La Muse and are giving away dinner for two at one of these top restaurants!


Orso, Covent Garden

Cuisine: Italian
Price: £££
Overall: 3.5/5

Reviewed by guest writer @VeggieEatsLondon

Swank: 3.5/5

One of the best places to find a variety of food in London is Covent Garden. Awash with restaurants and deals, it is hard to decide where to eat in Theatreland and the surrounding areas. Orso is a fully established restaurant and has been welcoming customers into its 1950s Milanese style basement restaurant for 30 years this year. Formerly an orchid warehouse, the soft lighting, white tablecloths and relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere is a welcome haven from the madness of Covent Garden.

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Smoked duck Banh Mi from House of Ho
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Inamo - New Season, New Menu

Cuisine: Pan-Asian
Location: St.James and Soho
Price: £££
Overall: 5/5

Swank: 5/5

Inamo is one of my favourite restaurants in London and one which I dine at frequently, so when I heard they had a new menu to showcase I couldn’t wait to make another visit!

Aqua Kyoto, Regent Street

Cuisine: Japanese
Price: £££
Overall: 3/5

Sunken sushi bar
Swank Levels: 4/5

Aqua Kyoto does high-end Japanese in the swankiest way possible. The entrance to the restaurant is through a ground floor lobby, decked out in deep crimson where a doorman awaits to direct diners to a lift that takes you up to the lavishly finished fifth floor.

Rodizio Rico, Notting Hill

Cuisine: Brazilian
Price: £££
Overall: 2/5

Reviewed by guest writer @Syeshia Sweeney

Swank factor: 2/5

Rodizio Rico has an interesting concept. Instead of a standard formal restaurant setting, or the buffet style option. Rodizio Rico offers a combination of both of there.

Beehive Place, Brixton

Cuisine: British
Price: £££
Overall: 4/5

Reviewed by guest writer @AYankInBlighty

Beehive Place interior
Swank Factor: 3/5

I had never been to a pop-up restaurant before. I’m just not really trendy enough to get on on these types of things to be honest. But, I was given an invite to try out Beehive Place now that they’ve extended their run through the end of the month. As such I had absolutely no idea what to expect other than a five-course tasting menu that uses British food. And seeing as I had to work on Saturday I thought going out for a new (to me) dining experience would help to salvage the day.

Sushi Samba, Liverpool Street

Location: Heron Tower
Cuisine: Brazilian/Japanese/Peruvian
Price: £££
Overall:  5/5

Reviewed by Guest Writer @SyeshiaSweeney

Swank Factor: 5/5

Already established as one of the finest restaurants in the UK, Sushi Samba sits at the 38th floor of the Heron Tower. With it's fresh, funky and almost futuristic architectural design, Sushi Samba manages to be extravagant without being intimidating.

La Muse Bistro, Holloway Road

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

Reviewed by guest writer @AYankInBlighty

Swank Factor: 3/5

It’s funny how people who live in London like to stick to certain areas. My husband always jokes about needing his passport if we go South of the river. And, to be honest, I stick to North West or Central London and don’t spend a lot of time North London.

Kona, St. James’ Court Hotel

Location: St James’s Park
Cuisine: Modern European
Price: £££
Overall:  2/5 (for vegetarians)

Reviewed by Guest Writer @VeggieEatsLnd

Swank Factor: 3/5

Winding through the corridors and buildings of St James’s Court Hotel, I wondered if we would ever discover the elusive Kona. Eventually, after walking through the pretty outdoor courtyard, we entered a small understated restaurant that gave off an air of elegance.

The décor is neutral in tone and not too exciting but then I am not sure what I was to expect from a hotel restaurant as they never seem to want to make a statement.