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Three Of The Best Bottomless Brunches

Quaglino’s Q Brunches

Tucked away in the backstreets of Mayfair, Quaglino’s brings a slice of style and sophistication to London’s bustling brunch scene with its Q Brunch. Featuring live music, optional bottomless prosecco and a delicious menu of contemporary brasserie … Read more →

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Christian Dior Afternoon Tea at The Franklin Hotel, Knightsbridge

The blurb

“After women, flowers are the most divine of creations.” Christian Dior 1957.

Christian Dior was fascinated by gardens and flowers, the inspiration behind many of his designs. This, and his love of French flavours is beautifully captured in … Read more →

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'Sublimely delicious and brimming with original ideas'

Bistro Vadouvan

Open Tue 5.30pm–10pm, Wed–Fri midday–3pm and 5.30pm–10pm, Sat midday–10pm, Sun midday–9pm

The blurb:

‘Blending the essence of French cuisine with spices of the Orient.

‘Bistro Vadouvan combines classical French cuisine with the subtleties of Middle Eastern and Asian flavours, creating … Read more →

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'Great for filling your boots; not so great for a date'

No. 11 Pimlico Road

Open Mon–Sat 9am–midnight, Sun 9am–11pm

The blurb:

Slap bang in the middle of Belgravia is a bistro that looks so inviting that whenever I walked past it I would make a mental note to pop in ASAP. No. 11 Pimlico … Read more →

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'In a great location right on the river'

Brasserie Blanc

Open Mon–Wed 8am–midnight, Thu–Sat 8am–1am, Sun 8am–11pm

The blurb:

With a few of Raymond’s eponymous brasseries popping up, we thought we ought to check out their west London outpost on Fulham Reach, Hammersmith.

Brasserie Blanc’s “desire is to be French … Read more →

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'Delicate flavours from the creamy sauce complemented the charred asparagus'

Charlotte’s Bistro

Open Mon–Thu midday–9.30pm; Fri midday–10pm; Sat 9am–10pm and Sun 9am–9.30pm

The blurb

During the summer months, most Londoners will experience a desire to escape the humid city. Despite being just at the western edge, Chiswick still offers that feeling of … Read more →

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'Light and healthy meals without being too indulgent for a midweek dinner out '

The Brackenbury

Open for lunch Tue–Sat midday–2.30pm, for dinner Tue–Sat 6.30pm–9.30pm

The blurb

The gap between Shepherd’s Bush and Hammersmith could probably be mistaken for a ‘no man’s land’—pubs and fine dining in Shepherd’s Bush are sparse; Hammersmith is much the same. … Read more →

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'The service we received is absolutely faultless thanks to the friendly, attentive staff'

Cocotte

Sun–Thu midday–10pm, Fri–Sat midday–11pm

The blurb

My ears pricked at the words ‘healthy’ and ‘salads’ and I knew I had to pay a visit to Cocotte, a ‘healthy rotisserie’ bistro on Westbourne Grove. Serving 24-hour marinated, slow cooked, free-range rotisserie … Read more →

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'The owners are gutsy and passionate about sourcing locally'

Bistro by Shot

Open Mon—Sat 7.30am—late; Sun 7.30am—6pm

Hot on the heels of pizza and ice cream joint Ice&Slice, the Antipodean-with-Italian-heritage guys behind café and bar Shot Espresso have launched an all-day casual dining spot, Bistro by Shot. Headed by Fabrice Meier, formerly … Read more →

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West Thirty Six 'is a looker alright'

West Thirty Six

Open daily 11am–1am

Arguably, the arrival of West Thirty Six on the wrong end of Golborne Road reveals how gentrified (that dreaded g-word) the area has become, but I have to admit I welcomed its arrival (who doesn’t like pretty … Read more →

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