The teams from Visit London and the London Chinatown Chinese association have given me an eye opening tour of some pretty amazing places that I would happily revisit again and again. So here is my little lip-smacking list of the top five restaurants to grab a warm bite to eat in Chinatown.
Brunch is a magical thing and a fantastic excuse for late risers like me to have breakfast just that little bit later. As a West-London based girl, my first brunch hit list is focused on this lovely area - basically anywhere within an hour’s walking distance from Chelsea + Fulham. So for my fellow lazy risers + egg lovers out there, here are my top ten brunch spots that are both equally delicious yet insta-worthy for you to tick off in West London.
The last time I was this happy with a Japanese restaurant was in Tokyo this summer... We stumbled upon this little gem of a place unsuspectingly on a rainy autumn day a stone's throw from Putney Station and has all the vibes of a traditional little Japanese restaurant in Tokyo. The interior is clean and simple with the walls decorated with sake advertising cloth banners and kimono tops. The staff and chefs are all from Japan and are some of the sweetest and most accommodating service staff I have come across. The food is a an absolute winner, the Unagi Don (teriyaki eel rice bowl) is one of the best I have had in London and it was just amazing value for the quality food you get. A true gem where Japanese hospitality is alive and true and just a fantastic place to bring friends for some great Japanese food.
Ah Notting Hill, who remembers growing up watching the beautiful Julia Roberts and dashing Hugh Grant on the big screen (oh the days of going to cinemas instead of streaming at home in bed...), the romance and quaint charm of all that is British. Notting Hill however, if you are not too savvy can be quite the tourist trap with Portobello road and all the little market stalls. Fun for those visiting the first time, gets old after the second. For the locals, the area is home to some of the trendiest shopping and chicest cafes - think The Kooples, Aesop, Club Monaco...etc. And with cool shops, come the fabulous brunch spots supplying the much needed gourmet fuel. Here you will find my list of some of the freshest and loveliest brunch spots to start your day in the beautiful area of Notting Hill, Bon Appetit!