LAndon Life

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



Kerridge’s Bar & Grill

After visiting Hand & Flowers awhile back, we were thrilled to see the news that Tom Kerridge was opening up a new restaurant in London, happy days. His new place is situated at the very swanky Corinthia Hotel down by Charing Cross. What better reason to go than to celebrate Dad’s rather big milestone birthday. Brought back a few memories for Dad when he remembers popping in there when it was previously the government building for Ministry of Defence. The Corinthia Hotel group did a great job restoring the building to glory and the addition of Kerridge’s Bar & Grill will be a wonderful success. Continue reading “Kerridge’s Bar & Grill”


1251 – James Cochran’s New Opening

Wow, it would appear my last posting was June 2017 – how fast have those months flown by! I’m sure the small thing of having a wedding and officially becoming Mrs Archer hasn’t exactly meant things went slowly or quietly, quite the opposite as you can imagine.

Since becoming newlyweds, we’ve found we’ve got a lot more time to ourselves in London, now that we don’t have to travel up to York quite so much. What better way to fill our time then by visiting the numerous great restaurants which have popped up this year, my list of desired restaurants has grown rather substantially. So let’s get a cracking through them shall we! Continue reading “1251 – James Cochran’s New Opening”

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”

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