LAndon Life

Food and lifestyle blog exploring the culinary delights within London and further afield.

New Opening: Xu

After hearing the news that the team behind the ever popular Bao were opening up a brand new restaurant called Xu which would explore the Taiwanese food further we were very excited. The even better news was that they take bookings throughout the whole restaurant, no more queuing in the rain to sample the food. Continue reading “New Opening: Xu”


Temper, what a meaty feast

Temper has been on my list for awhile and what better excuse to go than for a rendezvous with the lovely Janine who’s been doing all sorts of inspiring things recently. We were led to our table at the counter which allowed us front row seats to have a natter with the chefs and witness them doing their thing with the massive joints of meat on the hot grills. This seat also came with lots of lovely tasters of the meats while we looked at the menu. Continue reading “Temper, what a meaty feast”

A Local Gem, Dotori, Finsbury Park

As you may have noticed there’s a bit of a pattern emerging in some of our restaurant visits being a lot closer to home. Why not when there’s so many hidden gems on our doorstep and normally at a fraction of the price. One such place is the wonderful Dotori right by Finsbury Park tube. Continue reading “A Local Gem, Dotori, Finsbury Park”

The Other Naughty Piglet

What a great name for a restaurant and makes sense as this one is the sister restaurant to Naughty Piglets in Brixton. This newer opening can be found in Victoria at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatre The Other Palace in Victoria, which is clearly the place for new restaurant openings these days. Andrew Lloyd Webber had enjoyed his meal so much in Brixton he invited them to take over at his place. Continue reading “The Other Naughty Piglet”

One Crazy Night in Paris

Oh how we’re starting to fall in love with Paris, as a child you don’t quite appreciate the city but now we’re older and more mature (sort of) there’s nothing better than walking around the city, taking in the sights and sampling the wonderful French cuisine. Continue reading “One Crazy Night in Paris”

Farang, Highbury

Wow I’ve been awful with keeping you updated on recent food adventures, I sincerely apologise. So to make up for my absence going to kick things back off by keeping it local and telling you about the recent residency of a great thai place in Highbury. The name is Farang and it’s getting rather a lot of publicity at the moment. Continue reading “Farang, Highbury”

Rail House Cafe, Victoria

Good old Hot Dinners flagged that the people behind The Riding House Cafe in Fitzrovia were opening a brand new restaurant with a similar name, Rail House Cafe but this time in Victoria. This is yet another wonderful opening in the brand new Nova development. Continue reading “Rail House Cafe, Victoria”

Cambridge with the Girls

One of the positives to having friends move out of London, is it’s a great excuse for us to rally the troops and explore the world outside of the big smoke. In this case we were off for a day trip in Cambridge to visit the lovely Katie.

She knows us too well and had booked a number of restaurants and watering holes for us to visit throughout the day, which was lucky given the rain! Continue reading “Cambridge with the Girls”

Hai Cenato, Victoria

The fan club for Jason Atherton’s empire is continuing to grow. Holly is a bigger fan than me, she’s actually met him and managed to get to the Dubai restaurant, and so of course she suggested we go to his new opening in Victoria.

Hai Cenato is a new one for him, going down the Italian route and at much more affordable prices. It’s in the brand new Nova development which is housing a number of new and wonderful restaurants. More to come on other openings, but once you can find the place (be warned it’s a very confusing station to get out of and navigate to) you’ll find a cluster of brand new glass buildings and the bright lights of restaurants underneath. Continue reading “Hai Cenato, Victoria”

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