Yauatcha – Dim Sum heaven

London – Are you looking for contemporary Cantonese dim sum in London? You will find them in two London branches of the Yauatcha restaurant in Soho and City. We reserved a table at the Soho branch.

The dim sum and all other dishes were just delicious. The price is justified if one thinks of the elaborate preparation of the food and the location in the middle of London. See some of the food in the picture gallery an on their website. I will definitely go again.


Address: 15-17 Broadwick Street, London W1

Nopi Downstairs – Otto Lenghi

London – Otto Lengi has various restaurants in London but they are definitively not a chain!

Nopi – the Soho-based restaurant has two different areas. The more formal one is on the ground floor and the other informal dining area downstairs. We chose the informal version, seated at two long marble tables where you can overlook the happening in the kitchen. Luckily, we had the two seats the closest you can get to the stoves!

The food concept is small portions to share what I always appreciate as I can taste more. But please do not forget to order one of the cocktails first…I had champagne mixed elderly flower syrup and Saffron…very yummy! The food was great and I would go again next week if I lived in London.


The Berkeley hotel – Prêt-à-Portea

London – This place is a wonderful experience for a real traditional but special afternoon tea for ladies who care about fashion and style not only in clothes but also in food.

The elegant 5* Berkeley Hotel is located in the middle of Knightsbridge and houses this beautiful venue one (woman) should not miss while visiting London.

You can enjoy a glass of champagne, make a choice of fine selected teas and bite into the freshly prepared sandwiches, scones, sweets and little surprises that are placed on the beautiful porcelain platters. It is a little pricey – between 51 and 57 GBP – but you can order as much food and tea as you can manage.

Reservation is needed about 2 weeks in advance.




Shochu Lounge – Say it again – louder?

London – If you are in London and want to enjoy some Asian food in tapas-style size you should go to Shochu Lounge. The restaurant is located in a cellar under Roka restaurant. But if you plan a romantic dinner or would like to discuss something this might be not the right place as it is quite loud thanks to the house DJ in the middle of the restaurant.


I guess we must have been VERY hungry that there are not more photos of the food….


Bottega Prelibato – Hoxton calling Italy

London – This cosy Italian restaurant could be place in a side street in an Italian city – you would only think, why do they all speak English? The antipasti, pasta and risotto was excellent and just what we needed after a girls night out and a whole day of power shopping.


The Hoxton Hotel – Shoreditch

London – A great place to stay and eat. The rooms are modern, comfortable and a good deal. The hotel is quite centrally located and just in the middle of the booming Shoreditch area (visit also the Old Spitalfields market).

The bar is always very busy and at weekend there is a queue outside.

On our last day we had breakfast in the restaurant which offered delicious American style Eggs Benedict or English beans on toast with bacon – not all choices actually hip-friendly but they serve also yummy freshly squeezed juices to compensate.