Tag: Mayfair

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The exotic tastes of the Black Sea at Babel House Mayfair

Babel House Mayfair London’s restaurant scene is quite extraordinary – there’s so much choice it’s a wonder I can ever decide where to eat. Sometimes it’s simply because of the need for something completely different – like today. Babel HouseĀ describes itself as serving food that’s a modern take on the traditions of the Black Sea […]

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Giant portions in the social whirl that is Hakkasan

This week our friends Christa and Candy are over from Cape Town (all nicely alliterative) so we treated ourselves to dinner at Hakkasan. The first one of this now global restaurant brand was in Hanway Place behind the back of Tottenham Court Road Station and it opened in 2001. I remember going to try this […]

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Tapas at El Pirata in Mayfair

Welcome to Mayfair, a rather exclusive part of London town. The area gets its name from the 15-day fair that James II established there in the 1680s, which was mainly for cattle trading. The gentrification of the area in the mid-18th century killed off the festival, which led to local architect and developer Edward Shepherd […]

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Bellamy’s for the best whitebait in town

So today I’m back in stylish Mayfair with its amazing selection of upmarket shops and restaurants. It’s no coincidence that it’s the most expensive property on the Monopoly board, you can feel the wealth in the air. I love visiting the area, meandering around, taking in a bit of window shopping, stopping for coffee and […]

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A lively night out at the legend that’s Nobu

So I’m continuing my journey around London seeking out exciting eating experiences. This week I’m in swish Mayfair at the legendary Nobu. “You know how kids dream of being soccer players or actors? Well, my dream was to be a sushi chef.” From the minute he walked into his first sushi restaurant, aged 11, Nobu […]