With a name that lives up to itself. Sexy for its “London’s most glamorous” vibes and a menu full of all kinds of fish. Currently, the hardest table to get in London with reservations booked out 2 months solid.
What I order: Salmon with Miso, Brussel Sprouts and Pebble
Berkley Square House, Berkley Square W1J 6BR (020 3764 2000)
If you like crab and you like steak – you’ll like it here. Don’t expect to be comfortable or settle in for a long, drawn out dinner as you sit at one of three long communal tables, family style. The food is fresh, simple and good.
What I order: Oysters, Crab, with a bite of someone else’s steak (usually my husband’s)
3 Chapel Place, London W1G 0BG (020 7495 1816)
Cozy, quaint and buzzy new Argentinian restaurant in Notting Hill. With ‘Platos Chicos y Ensaladas’ aka appetizers that are good enough to be mains. That’s sometimes that’s just how my girlfriends and I like to eat. We order the lighter fare like ceviche, tartar’s, salads and let the men order the meat. Craving caviar? Oscietra and Beluga caviar 125 grams for £440/$750 are available. The rest of the menu very reasonably priced
What I order: Buratta Aubergine, Globe Artichoke, Raw Tuna
123 Clarendon Road, London W11 (020 3321 5400)
When I lived in Montreal prior to living in London, every Friday night Gregor and I had date night at Milos. A very high-end Greek restaurant with the freshest fish flown in daily from Greece. Often in the past five years since our move to London we have said, ‘wouldn’t it be great if there was a Milos in London?’. With other locations in Athens, New York, Las Vegas and Miami, London just seemed the natural next step and this past fall, our wish came true.
What I order: Calamari, Sashimi, Red Snapper for the table, Saganaki and Greek Salad
1 Regent Street, London SW1 (020 7839 2080)
High-end Chinese with live music boasting plush, rich red velvet clad decor. The restaurant inspired by 1930’s Shanghai is a nod to the current members-only club culture in London boasting dinner dancing (dinner, then dancing downstairs). A restaurant not skimming on opulence, I have to say I prefer the decor to the food, it was over priced and the flavors too intense or not intense enough. I will go back to give it another try but maybe in this case, looks are everything.
What I order: Scallop Shumai, Bang Bang Chicken, Peking Duck
17 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8EA (020 3327 8888)