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Meraki Bar

The credentials

Owned by the team behind Zuma and Roka, and hidden underneath the restaurant of the same name, Meraki Bar serves cocktails and sharing mezze dishes in lavish surroundings.

The style

We were sat in the main bar area … Read more →

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'The Cleveland Arms is just what Paddington has been missing'

The Cleveland Arms

Open Mon–Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 11am–10pm

To say I was delighted to find that The Cleveland Arms had opened its doors again is, well, spot on. While W2 has no shortage of pubs, it definitely felt like something was missing when … Read more →

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nipa thai
'A beautiful, friendly and intimate place and the food is pretty much perfect'

Nipa Thai

Open Mon–Sun 5pm–10.30pm

This was a pretty tough review to write. I’ve struggled with reviews before, of course—usually when a restaurant isn’t very interesting. That’s not the case with Nipa Thai, which sits a few floors up in Hyde Park’s … Read more →

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'Simple, understated, and exactly what the locals need'

Heist Bank

Restaurant open Mon–Thu 8am–11pm, Fri 8am–midnight, Sat midday–midnight, Sun midday–10.30pm

The blurb

Friday nights you’ll usually find me in a pair of trackies excitedly planning an early night. Or putting on a predictable chick flick with a drop of wine … Read more →

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'A tempting array of revamped classics, with a predictable focus on meat'

ROBA bar and restaurant

Mon–Sat 7am–10.30pm, Sun 7.30am–10.30pm

The blurb

ROBA is named after its robata grill; aiming to be a focal destination of the growing Paddington food scene, the menu combines Head Chef Andrea Secchi’s Italian heritage, experience in Michelin-starred kitchens (including Marcus … Read more →

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'Kojawan looks out over the city in pretty fantastic fashion'

Kojawan

Wed–Sat 5pm–2am, Sun 11am–2am

The blurb

Billing itself as a ’21st century izakaya’—a sort of informal Japanese sake bar for after-work drinks and food, a bit like a gastropub—Kojawan ‘takes innovation to new heights with playful menus’ and inventive dishes … Read more →

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'It is a restaurant that is undeniably lovely, and a few of those dishes honestly were something else'

OPSO

Mon—Fri midday—11pm, Sat 10am—11.30pm, Sun 10am—6pm

A few nights ago, I was thrust into a heated debate concerning the methodology of the assignment of ratings under a one-to-five star system. A few nights ago, I found myself pondering what to … Read more →

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Bite Me Pizza
'The dough was light, fluffy and crispy in all the right places'

Bite Me Pizza

Mon—Thu and Sun 11am—10pm; Fri—Sat 11am—midnight

The style:

Bite Me Pizza follows in the footsteps of the likes of Franco Manca, Firezza and Gourmet Pizza in offering ‘posh’ pizza. It ticks all the boxes of such places; the ingredients are … Read more →

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Angelus brunch
'With cooking, service and a location like this, you can't go wrong'

Angelus

Restaurant open for brunch Mon—Sun 10am—10pm; lunch Mon—Sun midday—5.30pm; dinner Mon—Sat 6pm—11pm, Sun 6pm—10pm

The style:

Angelus is nestled at the edge of Hyde Park and Lancaster Gate, on a quiet street of upmarket shops and next to the Hyde … Read more →

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Hempel Hotel

No 35 at The Hempel

Open for breakfast Mon–Fri 7am–10am; Sat–Sun 7am–11.30am; dinner Mon–Sat 6.30pm–10pm

Located just off the gorgeously lit, marble lobby of Anouska Hempel’s luxuriously minimalist five-star hotel in a residential street close to Hyde Park, No 35 is a smartly-dressed restaurant, including … Read more →

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