Berners Tavern

I’d been wanting to go to Berners Tavern for the longest time, but with it being more on the fancy side I was waiting for a special occasion to go there, and those of you that know me will know that this year has hardly been a cause for celebration; quite the opposite in fact. When I heard they were discontinuing their weekend brunch menu I was cursing myself for not booking in earlier, but replacing it with weekend roast and afternoon tea is hardly an unwelcome substitute – they’re probably my two next favourite things, and with so many Antipodean cafes and independent coffee shops serving incredibly unique and exciting weekend brunch menus, I almost think that British restaurants shine more when they serve up true classics like a good roast dinner. With a focus on the highest quality produce and perfectly cooked meats, a weekend roast couldn’t be a more perfect fit for Berners Tavern, and is there anything more quintessentially British than a good afternoon tea!?

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Abuelo Coffee

When it comes to cake, there’s no denying that we Londoners are spoilt to pieces! From the absolutely stunning (but slightly overhyped!) cupcakes and layer cakes served up amongst flawless pink and floral décor at some of London’s most “Instagrammable” spots, to tiny little cafes and coffee shops offering tray bakes, loaf cakes and beautifully rustic home-style bakes, London has it all. As possibly my favourite baked item (after cookies!), I’ve probably had more cakes than any other type of food in London, but it’s rare that I walk into a small coffee shop and am truly blown away by their counter! Most coffee shops have a fairly modest offering – with pastries, simple cookies, brownies or (often very sorry looking!) loaf cakes, but to find homemade cakes this impressive is definitely something I sadly rarely ever see in coffee shops around London.

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Murger HanHan

Murger HanHan is the Mayfair branch of Euston’s Murger Han and the pair of restaurants are specialists in regional Chinese cuisine from Xi’an City in the Shan Xi Province – the home of the legendary Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty. Along with various other unique aspects, they’re apparently the only restaurant in Europe to serve traditional drinks from Xi’an City such as Ice Peak Orange and Xi’an rice wine.

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The Grazing Goat

Although it may seem like I’m always eating out (okay.. yes admittedly I do eat out a lot!) I really struggle when it comes to choosing dinner places. Often when I eat out during the week I go for simple options, and with pizza being one of my favourite foods I do end up at places like Pizza Pilgrims and Franco Manca more often than I probably should.. but they’re just so good! My decision making is poor at best, and it’s hard enough to choose a brunch spot, but when it comes to dinner options I can’t even decide on a cuisine, let alone a restaurant!

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