Rate My Bistro http://ratemybistro.co.uk Cafe, Restaurant and Bistro Review Website Sun, 10 Nov 2019 11:37:00 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://i0.wp.com/ratemybistro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/coffeechick11-55a52ca2v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 Rate My Bistro http://ratemybistro.co.uk 32 32 4525974 Federale – Lugano http://ratemybistro.co.uk/federale-lugano/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/federale-lugano/#respond Sun, 03 Nov 2019 12:54:45 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9800 As Lugano is situated close to the Italian border, it does feel like you are in Italy and not in Switzerland. It still has the beautiful views of the mountains and lakes. There are plenty of piazzas, fountains, quaint streets, restaurants, gelato places and shops that make up Lugano.

The post Federale – Lugano appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/federale-lugano/feed/ 0 9800
La Lluna – Muswell Hill http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-lluna-muswell-hill/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-lluna-muswell-hill/#respond Fri, 25 Oct 2019 15:22:24 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9818 An impromptu weekday evening out led us to dinner at La Lluna. It had come at the right time as when a day has been a bit of a trying one, the time with special close friends helps wonders.

The post La Lluna – Muswell Hill appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-lluna-muswell-hill/feed/ 0 9818
Cafe Rouge – Oxford http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-rouge-oxford/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-rouge-oxford/#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:18:45 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9721 Cafe Rouge had a European feel to it. There was the classic red and dark wooden theme with big etched mirrors on the wall. Huge windows could be opened on a hot day and hence there would be plenty of fresh air coming into the restaurant.

The post Cafe Rouge – Oxford appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-rouge-oxford/feed/ 0 9721
Van Speyk – Amsterdam http://ratemybistro.co.uk/van-speyk-amsterdam/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/van-speyk-amsterdam/#respond Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:06:17 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9808 Van Speyk was extremely busy. It was lucky to be able to get a table quickly after intially being told that there was a 40 minute wait.

The post Van Speyk – Amsterdam appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/van-speyk-amsterdam/feed/ 0 9808
Gail’s – Highgate http://ratemybistro.co.uk/gails-highgate/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/gails-highgate/#respond Tue, 01 Oct 2019 11:11:59 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9874 It was one of those days where it was lucky to have the sun come out. So a walk around Waterlow Park was wonderful. It was made even better to be able to see all the fragrant flowers and to take in the relaxing scent of the lavender by Lauderdale House.

The post Gail’s – Highgate appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/gails-highgate/feed/ 0 9874
Safari Narrowboat Tearoom – Manchester http://ratemybistro.co.uk/safari-narrowboat-tearoom-manchester/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/safari-narrowboat-tearoom-manchester/#respond Sun, 22 Sep 2019 19:32:01 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9907 If you like the tranquillity and beauty that our great British waterways have to offer, then I'm certain you'll appreciate this little gem we recently discovered on Droyslden Marina. 

The post Safari Narrowboat Tearoom – Manchester appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/safari-narrowboat-tearoom-manchester/feed/ 0 9907
+ Que Pan – Madrid http://ratemybistro.co.uk/que-pan-madrid/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/que-pan-madrid/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:55:36 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9773 + Que Pan is a bakery and cake shop as well as a cafe. Fresh bread, baguettes and the cakes are on display behind the counter. There is a good variety and plenty to choose from.

The post + Que Pan – Madrid appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/que-pan-madrid/feed/ 0 9773
Bellillo – Naples http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bellillo-naples/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bellillo-naples/#respond Fri, 06 Sep 2019 11:19:51 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9651 When the pizza craving occurs, it is a bonus to be in Naples-the city of the Neopolitan pizza. People say you can never have a bad pizza in Naples.

The post Bellillo – Naples appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bellillo-naples/feed/ 0 9651
Ginza Onodera – Mayfair http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ginza-onodera-mayfair/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ginza-onodera-mayfair/#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:17:50 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9799 Tucked away in Mayfair is where this Japanese restaurant is located. It gives the chance to take time out from the busy surrounding areas of Piccadilly. On arriving at Ginza Onodera, I was taken downstairs into the restaurant area as the entrance level is the bar area.

The post Ginza Onodera – Mayfair appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ginza-onodera-mayfair/feed/ 0 9799
Demel – Vienna http://ratemybistro.co.uk/demel-vienna/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/demel-vienna/#respond Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:56:01 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9719 It was hard to choose where to try the famous Sachertorte in Vienna. Should it be had at Hotel Sacher or at Demel? As Lonely Planet describes it "both cafes claim to be a cut above the other; try both and decide".

The post Demel – Vienna appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/demel-vienna/feed/ 0 9719
Petrus – Stockholm http://ratemybistro.co.uk/petrus-stockholm/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/petrus-stockholm/#respond Wed, 31 Jul 2019 10:22:27 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9667 Following the scent of freshly baked bread from down the street, leads you to the lovely Petrus. The bakery may be small but it has plenty of good looking bread loaves, buns, sandwiches and traditional Swedish produce.

The post Petrus – Stockholm appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/petrus-stockholm/feed/ 0 9667
Le Repaire du Lion – Lille http://ratemybistro.co.uk/le-repaire-du-lion-lille/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/le-repaire-du-lion-lille/#respond Wed, 24 Jul 2019 12:15:41 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9624 This creperie was found at the top end of the old town. Just a side line, the boulangerie opposite called Au Lion d'Or, does amazing croissants. A short walk away is also Aux Merveilleux de Fred. Here you can have big or small delights of melt in the mouth meringues and cream. An absolute treat.

The post Le Repaire du Lion – Lille appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/le-repaire-du-lion-lille/feed/ 0 9624
Mildreds – Kings Cross http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mildreds-kings-cross/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mildreds-kings-cross/#respond Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:09:43 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9559 Mildreds is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant a short walk away from the busy Kings Cross. The menu is split into small starter plates and large plates. There are also burgers and salads on the menu.

The post Mildreds – Kings Cross appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mildreds-kings-cross/feed/ 0 9559
Alpenstueck – Berlin http://ratemybistro.co.uk/alpenstueck-berlin/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/alpenstueck-berlin/#respond Mon, 08 Jul 2019 12:02:51 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9518 After being impressed by a museum morning at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum, it was time for a sit down. Alpenstueck has a restaurant but also during the daytime it has a cafe and bakery just on the opposite side of the cobbled road.

The post Alpenstueck – Berlin appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/alpenstueck-berlin/feed/ 0 9518
Bettys – Harrogate http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bettys-harrogate/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bettys-harrogate/#respond Tue, 28 May 2019 15:05:38 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9603 Bettys is the institution in Harrogate famed for its Afternoon Teas. It is now 100 years old and is still just as popular in this market town. Bettys was founded by Frederick Belmont who wanted to a cafe which combined his Swiss treats with good old warm Yorkshire hospitality.

The post Bettys – Harrogate appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bettys-harrogate/feed/ 0 9603
Cote Brasserie – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cote-brasserie-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cote-brasserie-angel/#respond Tue, 21 May 2019 19:37:28 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9439 Cote Brasserie is situated on Islington Green. On entering, the dining area looks quite big and the furniture is dark wooden. There are booths with cushioned seating. There is a private dining area at the back of the restaurant which is separated by a curtain.

The post Cote Brasserie – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cote-brasserie-angel/feed/ 0 9439
Elder – Piece Hall, Halifax http://ratemybistro.co.uk/elder-piece-hall-halifax/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/elder-piece-hall-halifax/#respond Wed, 01 May 2019 12:45:51 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9543 Back in 1779, Piece Hall was a centre point of the cloth industry with it as a trading hall. In 2017, it was renovated and this glorious Georgian place is now home to independent shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

The post Elder – Piece Hall, Halifax appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/elder-piece-hall-halifax/feed/ 0 9543
Ascot Restaurant – Zurich http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ascot-restaurant-zurich/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ascot-restaurant-zurich/#respond Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:39:50 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9506 It's not often that the thought occurs to dine in a hotel restaurant. But the menu at Ascot Restaurant looked like a varied and interesting one.

The post Ascot Restaurant – Zurich appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ascot-restaurant-zurich/feed/ 0 9506
Sol e Mio – Bounds Green http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sol-e-mio-bounds-green/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sol-e-mio-bounds-green/#respond Tue, 16 Apr 2019 09:30:27 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9449 Sol e Mio is a delightful cafe at the Sunshine Garden Centre. Being a bright, cheery and friendly place makes this cafe a lovely place to relax and enjoy their homemade delights. Big mirrors and specials boards hang on the walls.

The post Sol e Mio – Bounds Green appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sol-e-mio-bounds-green/feed/ 0 9449
Valentino -Bingley http://ratemybistro.co.uk/valentino-bingley/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/valentino-bingley/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 17:30:09 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9402 Valentino is a traditional Italian restaurant with such a happy feel to it. All credit goes to the wonderful and friendly staff who made us feel us part of their family and provided a relaxed atmosphere. We left with our tummies full and a happy heart at the end of the evening.

The post Valentino -Bingley appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/valentino-bingley/feed/ 0 9402
Haesje Claes – Amsterdam http://ratemybistro.co.uk/haesje-claes-amsterdam/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/haesje-claes-amsterdam/#respond Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:20:19 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9322 At Haesje Claes, there were queues and lots of people packed into the entrance. Even though we had made a reservation, we still had to wait a while. But once seated, we could not fault the service, food or staff. Haesje Claes was a fabulous restaurant to sample traditional Dutch food.

The post Haesje Claes – Amsterdam appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/haesje-claes-amsterdam/feed/ 0 9322
Black Sheep Coffee – Southwark http://ratemybistro.co.uk/black-sheep-coffee-southwark/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/black-sheep-coffee-southwark/#respond Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:59:01 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9388 With items such as peanut butter hot chocolate and Norwegian waffles, there's no mistake that this is an eye catching menu at Black Sheep Coffee. The motto of Black Sheep Coffee is "Leave the herd". This can be seen written on the walls as part of the decor.

The post Black Sheep Coffee – Southwark appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/black-sheep-coffee-southwark/feed/ 0 9388
Dakshin – Leicester http://ratemybistro.co.uk/dakshin-leicester/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/dakshin-leicester/#respond Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:33:53 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9208 Melton Road and Belgrave Road are now known as the Golden Mile in Leicester. All through growing up, a trip to Leicester would be incomplete if Melton Road was not visited. It would be to the many Indian sweet shops and sari shops that would be the highlight of Melton Road.

The post Dakshin – Leicester appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/dakshin-leicester/feed/ 0 9208
Chocolateria San Gines – Madrid http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chocolateria-san-gines-madrid/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chocolateria-san-gines-madrid/#respond Fri, 04 Jan 2019 15:40:11 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9282 A good way to start off in Madrid is with churros and chocolate. Chocolateria San Gines has been open since 1894. This place is up a little side street.

The post Chocolateria San Gines – Madrid appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chocolateria-san-gines-madrid/feed/ 0 9282
Oliver’s Village Cafe – Belsize Park http://ratemybistro.co.uk/olivers-village-cafe-belsize-park/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/olivers-village-cafe-belsize-park/#respond Tue, 27 Nov 2018 15:26:36 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9224 To mark the start of an exciting new adventure for a close friend, it was an Afternoon Tea event. Oliver's Village Cafe is a family run independent cafe away from the high street of Belsize Park. It prides itself on using local produce and producers for its food, including meats, smoked salmon and free range eggs.

The post Oliver’s Village Cafe – Belsize Park appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/olivers-village-cafe-belsize-park/feed/ 0 9224
Castle Cottage Tearoom – Pevensey http://ratemybistro.co.uk/castle-cottage-tearoom-pevensey/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/castle-cottage-tearoom-pevensey/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:15:14 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8841 A friend I'm staying with in Hankham recommended having lunch at Castle Cottage Tearoom, located alongside the ancient walls of Pevensey Castle.

The post Castle Cottage Tearoom – Pevensey appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/castle-cottage-tearoom-pevensey/feed/ 0 8841
Trzesniewski – Vienna http://ratemybistro.co.uk/trzesniewski-vienna/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/trzesniewski-vienna/#respond Tue, 30 Oct 2018 19:49:06 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9162 Trzesniewski welcomes you with its colourful display. The main focal point is the rainbow canvas of the open sandwiches which are behind a glass counter. There is so much choice with the great looking and sounding combinations. All of the sandwiches are made on rye bread.

The post Trzesniewski – Vienna appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/trzesniewski-vienna/feed/ 0 9162
Spaghetti House – Leicester Square http://ratemybistro.co.uk/spaghetti-house-leicester-square/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/spaghetti-house-leicester-square/#respond Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:45:13 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9128 Spaghetti House has a rustic dining area but feels a bit dated. There is seating on the lower level as well as a few outdoor seats. The upstairs restaurant is not very spacious and feels a bit cramped. The menu is colourful and quite a few of the items look enticing. The staff are quick to take orders and also to bring the bill at the end of the meal.

The post Spaghetti House – Leicester Square appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/spaghetti-house-leicester-square/feed/ 0 9128
VegfestUK 2018 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/vegfestuk-2018/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/vegfestuk-2018/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 14:52:31 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9182 One of the UK's biggest vegan festivals, VegfestUK, is taking place on the 27th-28th October 2018.

The post VegfestUK 2018 appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/vegfestuk-2018/feed/ 0 9182
Sopwell House – St Albans http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sopwell-house-st-albans/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sopwell-house-st-albans/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:48:18 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9113 A day out in St Albans included taking in the sights of the magnificent Cathedral and the park with its lakes. A well deserved relaxed afternoon in a luxury setting was in store after all the walking around.

The post Sopwell House – St Albans appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sopwell-house-st-albans/feed/ 0 9113
Aso Konditori & Bageri – Stockholm http://ratemybistro.co.uk/aso-konditori-bageri-stockholm/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/aso-konditori-bageri-stockholm/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:34:22 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9097 An early Sunday morning in Stockholm gave us the chance to head to a recommended bakery for breakfast. Seen as it was the season for Semla, there was no doubt what we were going to have.

The post Aso Konditori & Bageri – Stockholm appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/aso-konditori-bageri-stockholm/feed/ 0 9097
Chocolate Week 2018 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chocolate-week-2018/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chocolate-week-2018/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:15:44 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9180 Chocolate week is happening from 15-21 October this year. It's all about the chocolate delights taking over the restaurants and markets for the week.

The post Chocolate Week 2018 appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chocolate-week-2018/feed/ 0 9180
Sticky Mango – Waterloo http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sticky-mango-waterloo/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sticky-mango-waterloo/#respond Wed, 10 Oct 2018 10:39:21 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9079 There was a bit of confusion at first where the entrance to Sticky Mango was. It was instinct to go through the outdoor seating area but the entrance was actually around the corner. Equally confusing was that after going through the correct entrance, the staff led us first down the stairs and then up again to get back to street level of the restaurant.

The post Sticky Mango – Waterloo appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sticky-mango-waterloo/feed/ 0 9079
Pier Eight – Salford http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pier-eight-salford/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pier-eight-salford/#respond Sat, 06 Oct 2018 13:14:41 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9034 The Lowry is an arts centre, full of exhibitions, art installations, a theatre and galleries. A treat after a trip to the theatre was having a meal at The Lowry's Pier Eight restaurant. Pier Eight has a setting of waterside views. It was nice to have lots of time to relax while dining, to chat and reflect on how enjoyable the show was.

The post Pier Eight – Salford appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pier-eight-salford/feed/ 0 9034
Lille Opera Brasserie – Lille http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lille-opera-brasserie-lille/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lille-opera-brasserie-lille/#respond Mon, 01 Oct 2018 14:06:42 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=9014 Arriving early at Lille Opera Brasserie, the staff did not turn me away. Instead a seat was given at the bar until the table was ready.

The post Lille Opera Brasserie – Lille appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lille-opera-brasserie-lille/feed/ 0 9014
Gilly’s Fry Bar – Finsbury Park http://ratemybistro.co.uk/gillys-fry-bar-finsbury-park/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/gillys-fry-bar-finsbury-park/#respond Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:57:14 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8961 Quoting a friend of mine, "any food tastes better when it's fried". But that doesn't mean that the food isn't already tasty before being fried.

The post Gilly’s Fry Bar – Finsbury Park appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/gillys-fry-bar-finsbury-park/feed/ 0 8961
Chai Paani – Leicester http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chai-paani-leicester/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chai-paani-leicester/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:52:18 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8959 Chai Paani basically means tea water. It's a phrase that is used when guests come to your house and you are offering them drinks. Hence the name of this restaurant kind of reflects the influence of the Indian community of Leicester.

The post Chai Paani – Leicester appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chai-paani-leicester/feed/ 0 8959
Ursprung – Berlin http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ursprung-berlin/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ursprung-berlin/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:59:06 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8942 Ursprung is hidden away on the lower level of the Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus bookshop. It has a beautiful vertical garden with a fish pond. There is a serenity to this place with the greenery. Ursprung feels like a haven; a world away from the busy street above.

The post Ursprung – Berlin appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ursprung-berlin/feed/ 0 8942
Le Restaurant de Paul – Covent Garden http://ratemybistro.co.uk/le-restaurant-de-paul-covent-garden/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/le-restaurant-de-paul-covent-garden/#respond Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:09:49 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8910 The annual Afternoon Tea this year was at Le Restaurant de Paul. It was to be a French take on the traditional Afternoon Tea.

The post Le Restaurant de Paul – Covent Garden appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/le-restaurant-de-paul-covent-garden/feed/ 0 8910
Filmore & Union – Skipton http://ratemybistro.co.uk/filmore-union-skipton/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/filmore-union-skipton/#respond Sun, 09 Sep 2018 11:34:51 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8886 The historic market town of Skipton has a high street with quaint archways which open out into pockets of shops and a castle at one end of town. Skipton is also home to the well established family chocolatiers, Whitakers, who are famous for the classic mint crisps.

The post Filmore & Union – Skipton appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/filmore-union-skipton/feed/ 0 8886
Funky Chocolate Club – Interlaken, Switzerland http://ratemybistro.co.uk/funky-chocolate-club-interlaken-switzerland/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/funky-chocolate-club-interlaken-switzerland/#respond Sun, 02 Sep 2018 12:46:22 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8874 Switzerland and chocolate are two things that are associated with each other. So it was quite surprising when all the places that we had gone to for hot chocolate just gave a cup of milk accompanied on the side with a sachet of hot chocolate to mix yourself.

The post Funky Chocolate Club – Interlaken, Switzerland appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/funky-chocolate-club-interlaken-switzerland/feed/ 0 8874
The Travel Cafe – Holloway http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-travel-cafe-holloway/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-travel-cafe-holloway/#respond Mon, 27 Aug 2018 13:18:30 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8859 A cold day and a hot coffee go hand in hand. The Travel Cafe is a wonderful cute cafe. Clean, spacious, exposed lighting, brick walls and the travel theme in the decor makes up the interior. There are wooden tree/log tables which add to the quirkiness.

The post The Travel Cafe – Holloway appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-travel-cafe-holloway/feed/ 0 8859
Sosharu – Farringdon http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sosharu-farringdon/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sosharu-farringdon/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:03:22 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8816 Sosharu has a sleekness to it. Even from the exterior, there is only a simple sign to indicate the restaurant. It could easily be mistaken as an office building. The inside entrance has the striking orange acer/maple leaf plants.

The post Sosharu – Farringdon appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sosharu-farringdon/feed/ 0 8816
Cafe Amandine – Prague http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-amandine-prague/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-amandine-prague/#respond Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:50:02 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8781 Cafe Amandine gave a scrumptious French breakfast in Prague. Coffees to start the day off were an Americano and a decaffeinated Espresso. Both came on individual metal trays accompanied with a glass of water, a jug of milk and a surprise treat of a madeleine.

The post Cafe Amandine – Prague appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-amandine-prague/feed/ 0 8781
Bill’s – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bills-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bills-angel/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 15:22:40 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8691 It's hard to pick a venue for a big gathering and it can be a bit of a gamble when it is a place that has not been to before. The main thing is that you want everything to go smoothly from the service to the quality of the food.

The post Bill’s – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bills-angel/feed/ 0 8691
Osteria Nova – Venice http://ratemybistro.co.uk/osteria-nova-venice/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/osteria-nova-venice/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:31:02 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8683 Close to Venice train station is where Osteria Nova is located. To fuel ourselves for our travels, it had to be pasta for a late lunch.

The post Osteria Nova – Venice appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/osteria-nova-venice/feed/ 0 8683
Nosh Garden Kitchen – Bayswater http://ratemybistro.co.uk/nosh-garden-kitchen-bayswater/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/nosh-garden-kitchen-bayswater/#respond Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:46:50 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8651 It's great that nowadays it is easier to be able to eat out whatever dietary restrictions you may have, whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner or even afternoon tea that you fancy. Nosh Garden Kitchen specialises in a Vegan Afternoon Tea.

The post Nosh Garden Kitchen – Bayswater appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/nosh-garden-kitchen-bayswater/feed/ 0 8651
Semla Season http://ratemybistro.co.uk/semla-season/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/semla-season/#respond Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:30:18 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8646 It's that time of year to have Semla. Semla is associated with Lent.

The post Semla Season appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/semla-season/feed/ 0 8646
Kashmiri Aroma – Ilkley http://ratemybistro.co.uk/kashmiri-aroma-ilkley/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/kashmiri-aroma-ilkley/#respond Tue, 06 Mar 2018 21:07:38 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8620 As the name suggests, Kashmiri Aroma is all about the cuisine and flavours from Kashmir. From the outside, the restaurants looks a bit like a country pub. The interior is big and seems to extend out to different sectioned areas. Ornate wooden style paintings decorate the walls.

The post Kashmiri Aroma – Ilkley appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/kashmiri-aroma-ilkley/feed/ 0 8620
Franco Manca – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/franco-manca-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/franco-manca-angel/#respond Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:18:25 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8601 A friend had told me about the wonderful pizza at Franco Manca many years ago. This was when it had opened one of its first branches down in Brixton. Although Franco Manca has recently been popping everywhere, it is only now that Franco Manca has been visited. I trust my friend's judgement of cafes and resturants and there's not been a time when places haven't lived up to high standards.

The post Franco Manca – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/franco-manca-angel/feed/ 0 8601
Pascal – Oslo http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pascal-oslo/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pascal-oslo/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:03:31 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8572 A rainy morning meant a breakfast near by to our residence. What could be better than trying out Pascal; a bakery that is well known for its products.

The post Pascal – Oslo appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pascal-oslo/feed/ 0 8572
Romantic Restaurants http://ratemybistro.co.uk/romantic-restaurants/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/romantic-restaurants/#respond Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:57:37 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8563 If you are celebrating Valentine's Day in the USA, then check out Zagat's list of these restaurants. From Atlanta to Washington D.C, a range of romantic restaurants are on the cards.

The post Romantic Restaurants appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/romantic-restaurants/feed/ 0 8563
Pancake Day http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pancake-day/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pancake-day/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:59:09 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8568 Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday falls on the 13th February this year. Fancy taking up a pancake eating challenge or heading to a pancake party?

The post Pancake Day appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pancake-day/feed/ 0 8568
Jai Krishna – Finsbury Park http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jai-krishna-finsbury-park/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jai-krishna-finsbury-park/#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 13:18:54 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8497 Jai Krishna is an Indian vegetarian version of Roti King. A simple no fuss restaurant that just does tasty quality food.

The post Jai Krishna – Finsbury Park appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jai-krishna-finsbury-park/feed/ 0 8497
Burns Night http://ratemybistro.co.uk/burns-night/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/burns-night/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:07:43 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8526 The 25th January is Burns Night and there are planty of places to celebrate it in London. From the gorgeous venue at Bourne & Hollingsworth, quality whiskies at The Gallery to the Scottish street food masters at Mac & Wild, plenty of special menus are on offer.

The post Burns Night appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/burns-night/feed/ 0 8526
Lumiere London 2018 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lumiere-london-2018/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lumiere-london-2018/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:13:04 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8502 Lumiere London returns to London from the 18th - 21st January. To coinicide with this light installation festival, there is a Dine Your Way package.

The post Lumiere London 2018 appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lumiere-london-2018/feed/ 0 8502
Dakota’s Cafe & Bar – Amsterdam http://ratemybistro.co.uk/dakotas-cafe-bar-amsterdam/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/dakotas-cafe-bar-amsterdam/#respond Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:07:35 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8499 Fitting for a bistro in an airport, Dakota's has a plane theme decor. Dakota's is slightly tucked away upstairs in the departures area at Schiphol Airport. The Cityhopper plane can be seen from the dining area and there is also seating area outdoors.

The post Dakota’s Cafe & Bar – Amsterdam appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/dakotas-cafe-bar-amsterdam/feed/ 0 8499
Tea Shops http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tea-shops/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tea-shops/#respond Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:18:24 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8465 A couple of Tea Shops have opened in the past few months in the area of Angel. One is in the quaint Camden Passage and the other is in the Angel Central centre.

The post Tea Shops appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tea-shops/feed/ 0 8465
McCain Roastaurant – Old Truman Brewery http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mccain-roastaurant-old-truman-brewery/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mccain-roastaurant-old-truman-brewery/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:01:33 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8470 If like ourselves, Christmas dinner is your favourite meal of the whole year, then the pop up restuaurant from McCain is for you.

The post McCain Roastaurant – Old Truman Brewery appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mccain-roastaurant-old-truman-brewery/feed/ 0 8470
BBC Good Food Festive Feast Show http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bbc-good-food-festive-feast-show/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bbc-good-food-festive-feast-show/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:28:08 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8460 The beautiful palace that is Hampton Court plays the setting for the BBC Good Food Festive Feast show. It is taking place on the 8th-10th December 2017.

The post BBC Good Food Festive Feast Show appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bbc-good-food-festive-feast-show/feed/ 0 8460
Tea on the Green – Bolton Abbey http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tea-green-bolton-abbey/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tea-green-bolton-abbey/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:09:58 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8433 Going to Bolton Abbey took me right back to my childhood days, where happy outings were spent with the family with picnics in tow. The most memorable part, apart from the delicious food, was always the stepping stones of Bolton Abbey.

The post Tea on the Green – Bolton Abbey appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tea-green-bolton-abbey/feed/ 0 8433
Radici – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/radici-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/radici-angel/#respond Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:34:23 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8403 Opposite the Almeida Theatre, lots of greenery and a few benches mark the restaurant Almeida. The entrance is decorated with crates of fresh lemons, a lemon tree and cushioned seating.

The post Radici – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/radici-angel/feed/ 0 8403
Pastel de Nata http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pastel-de-nata/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pastel-de-nata/#respond Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:59:15 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8398 Pastel de Nata is a Portuguese custard tart. They are best when they are warm and ever so moreish. Our favourite place for the Pastel de Nata has to be Canela Cafe in Covent Garden.

The post Pastel de Nata appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pastel-de-nata/feed/ 0 8398
El Restaurante Vegetariano – Madrid http://ratemybistro.co.uk/el-restaurante-vegetariano-madrid/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/el-restaurante-vegetariano-madrid/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:14:40 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8386 El Restaurante Vegetariano provided tasty delicious food with lots of variety to the menu. Lasagne, wholewheat quiche, pasta were just a few of the items on the menu. The food seemed seasonal and very fresh.

The post El Restaurante Vegetariano – Madrid appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/el-restaurante-vegetariano-madrid/feed/ 0 8386
Country Living Christmas Fair Competition – London http://ratemybistro.co.uk/country-living-christmas-fair-competition-london/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/country-living-christmas-fair-competition-london/#respond Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:36:58 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8364 It's competition time here on Rate My Bistro! You can win tickets to the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair.

The post Country Living Christmas Fair Competition – London appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/country-living-christmas-fair-competition-london/feed/ 0 8364
The Old Loom Mill, Tea Room – Hailsham http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-old-loom-mill-tea-room-hailsham/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-old-loom-mill-tea-room-hailsham/#comments Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:03:34 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8267 Hailsham is home to my favourite caravan park and camping site, Peel House Farm and it was while visiting friends there, taking a stroll together along the Cuckoo Trail that I discovered The Old Loom Mill tea room and crafts centre.

The post The Old Loom Mill, Tea Room – Hailsham appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-old-loom-mill-tea-room-hailsham/feed/ 1 8267
Diwali 2017 – London http://ratemybistro.co.uk/diwali-2017-london/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/diwali-2017-london/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:48:23 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8348 Diwali is the Festival of Lights and this year it is on 19th October. There are lots of places that you can enjoy the festivites and food delights.

The post Diwali 2017 – London appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/diwali-2017-london/feed/ 0 8348
Hello Kitty Pop-up Cafe is back in London at Tombo Fitzrovia http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hello-kitty-pop-up-cafe-is-back-in-london-at-tombo-fitzrovia/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hello-kitty-pop-up-cafe-is-back-in-london-at-tombo-fitzrovia/#respond Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:08:34 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8345 Hello Kitty fans will be delighted to know that The Hello Kitty Pop-up Cafe is back in London at Tombo Fitzrovia (4 Windmill Street, W1T 2JL).  As well as the usual Hello Kitty merchandise, there’ll be Hello Kitty Tea, Ice-cream and even Hello Kitty poké. But you’ll need to hurry, because the cafe is only...

The post Hello Kitty Pop-up Cafe is back in London at Tombo Fitzrovia appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hello-kitty-pop-up-cafe-is-back-in-london-at-tombo-fitzrovia/feed/ 0 8345
Minal Patel at Prasad – Drighlington http://ratemybistro.co.uk/minal-patel-at-prasad-drighlington/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/minal-patel-at-prasad-drighlington/#respond Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:53:25 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8320 Prasad is a restaurant in West Yorkshire which specialises in Gujarati and South Indian cuisine. You may remember them from Gordon Ramsey's Best Restaurant series where they were the runner up. 

The post Minal Patel at Prasad – Drighlington appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/minal-patel-at-prasad-drighlington/feed/ 0 8320
Top Ten -Cumbria And The Lakes http://ratemybistro.co.uk/top-ten-cumbria-and-the-lakes/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/top-ten-cumbria-and-the-lakes/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:24:11 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8317 Head up to Cumbria and the Lake District, not only for the stunning scenery but also for some delicious foods. In Cartmel, you have the choice of dining at the two-Michelin star restaurant L'Enclume or take yourself for sticky toffee pudding at the Cartmel Village Shop.

The post Top Ten -Cumbria And The Lakes appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/top-ten-cumbria-and-the-lakes/feed/ 0 8317
Briki – Exmouth Market http://ratemybistro.co.uk/briki-exmouth-market/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/briki-exmouth-market/#respond Sat, 07 Oct 2017 13:30:06 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8237 Briki takes its place at one end of Exmouth Market. It specialises in Ethiopian Taf coffee as well as a Mediterranean inspired menu. Briki serves an all day menu including breakfast, lunch specials, sandwiches and loaf cakes. It is always good to see that all the food is covered and behind the counter glass front.

The post Briki – Exmouth Market appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/briki-exmouth-market/feed/ 0 8237
Waitrose Drinks Festival – County Hall, London – 17 > 19 Nov. 2017 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/waitrose-drinks-festival-county-hall-london-17-19-nov-2017/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/waitrose-drinks-festival-county-hall-london-17-19-nov-2017/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:51:39 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8307 Get yourself along to the Waitrose Drinks Festival this November for some wine, spirit, beer and cider tasting.  Masterclasses, speciality food and a coffee lounge.  Tickets are currently selling for £30. Visit waitrosedrinksfestival.com for more details.

The post Waitrose Drinks Festival – County Hall, London – 17 > 19 Nov. 2017 appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/waitrose-drinks-festival-county-hall-london-17-19-nov-2017/feed/ 0 8307
The Chocolate Show – London – 13 > 15 Oct. 2017 – Olympia National Hall http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-chocolate-show-london-13-15-oct-2017-olympia-national-hall/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-chocolate-show-london-13-15-oct-2017-olympia-national-hall/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:36:26 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8301 Get ready to celebrate all things sweet at The Chocolate Show London, Olympia Hall this October.  The UK’s largest event dedicated to chocolate.  With chef demos, workshops and more. Some of the delightful and delectable things happening at The Chocolate Show include: – A selection of the finest chocolatiers and pastry makers from the UK...

The post The Chocolate Show – London – 13 > 15 Oct. 2017 – Olympia National Hall appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-chocolate-show-london-13-15-oct-2017-olympia-national-hall/feed/ 0 8301
Spanish Olive Festival – Kings Cross http://ratemybistro.co.uk/spanish-olive-festival-kings-cross/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/spanish-olive-festival-kings-cross/#respond Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:53:50 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8294 Do you like olives? Then you are in luck this weekend. The Spanish Olive Festival is happening from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October. It's at the Canopy Market in Kings Cross and completely free to attend. Take your tastebuds on a wander at the Olive Tasting Station.

The post Spanish Olive Festival – Kings Cross appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/spanish-olive-festival-kings-cross/feed/ 0 8294
The 20th Manchester Food and Drink Festival http://ratemybistro.co.uk/manchester-food-and-drink-festival-20th/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/manchester-food-and-drink-festival-20th/#respond Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:08:16 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8284 Manchester is hosting its 20th Food and Drink Festival from September 28th – October 9th 2017.  If urban food and drink festivals are your thing then you won’t want miss this one. For more details visit: foodanddrinkfestival.com

The post The 20th Manchester Food and Drink Festival appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/manchester-food-and-drink-festival-20th/feed/ 0 8284
Sherbet Fountain – Motcomb Street, Belgravia http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sherbet-fountain-motcomb-street-belgravia/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sherbet-fountain-motcomb-street-belgravia/#respond Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:26:08 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8247 For one night only on September 27th there will be a sherbet fountain at Motcomb Street in Belgravia. This sculpture is being erected by Bompas & Parr, who are best known for their sculpture of a cathedral made out of jelly and a cocktail boating lake. The sherbet fountain will be the main attraction for...

The post Sherbet Fountain – Motcomb Street, Belgravia appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sherbet-fountain-motcomb-street-belgravia/feed/ 0 8247
Creperie Beaurepaire – Lille http://ratemybistro.co.uk/creperie-beaurepaire-lille/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/creperie-beaurepaire-lille/#respond Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:37:05 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8216 Wandering around the old town of Lille, the afternoon just passed by. Away from the busy main place, a cute quaint creperie was stumbled upon.

The post Creperie Beaurepaire – Lille appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/creperie-beaurepaire-lille/feed/ 0 8216
Rosa’s Thai Cafe – Islington http://ratemybistro.co.uk/rosas-thai-cafe-islington/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/rosas-thai-cafe-islington/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:45:47 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8184 Autumn time is here with the month of September. With there being a chill in the air, there is a need for hot food compared to the cold summer salads. Rosa's Thai Cafe in Angel looks fairly small from the exterior. A few window seats enable you to sit and watch the world pass by.

The post Rosa’s Thai Cafe – Islington appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/rosas-thai-cafe-islington/feed/ 0 8184
Jeanette’s Cakery – Saltaire http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jeanettes-cakery-saltaire/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jeanettes-cakery-saltaire/#respond Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:12:06 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8144 A special day meant being taken out and treated to lunch and cake. Jeanette's Cakery is infuenced by the 1940s and 1950s. It is a really cute cafe decorated with bird wallpaper, bunting, fairy lights, flowers in Colman mustard tins and pale blue cushioned seating. There is even a jukebox.

The post Jeanette’s Cakery – Saltaire appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jeanettes-cakery-saltaire/feed/ 0 8144
Cookies Cream – Berlin http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cookies-cream-berlin/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cookies-cream-berlin/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:25:06 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8113 Cookies Cream is like one of those "underground places"! Places that people tell you exist and you may have read about, but its location is hard to pin down.

The post Cookies Cream – Berlin appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cookies-cream-berlin/feed/ 0 8113
Pizza Union – Kings Cross http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pizza-union-kings-cross/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pizza-union-kings-cross/#respond Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:27:16 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8026 In the continuing changing and expanding area of Kings Cross, there is the pizza bar Pizza Union. Big wooden tables make up the main restaurant area but if you head towards the back section, there are lower tables and chairs. These tables are decorated with colourful tiles.

The post Pizza Union – Kings Cross appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pizza-union-kings-cross/feed/ 0 8026
Guest Reviewer Andreas – Shanti Gossip – Stockholm (Sodermalm) http://ratemybistro.co.uk/guest-reviewer-andreas-shanti-gossip-stockholm-sodermalm/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/guest-reviewer-andreas-shanti-gossip-stockholm-sodermalm/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:15:08 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8049 For the first time on Rate My Bistro, we have a Guest Review! Introducing Swedish born and raised, Andreas. Andreas has kindly reviewed a Bengali/Indian restaurant,  Shanti Gossip in Stockholm.  Enjoy his fantastic mouth-watering review.

The post Guest Reviewer Andreas – Shanti Gossip – Stockholm (Sodermalm) appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/guest-reviewer-andreas-shanti-gossip-stockholm-sodermalm/feed/ 0 8049
Wellcome Kitchen – Euston http://ratemybistro.co.uk/wellcome-kitchen-euston/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/wellcome-kitchen-euston/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:38:05 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=8004 On the top floor of the Wellcome Collection is the Wellcome Kitchen. Spacious, clean and comfortable seating with cushions makes up the teal green restaurant area.

The post Wellcome Kitchen – Euston appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/wellcome-kitchen-euston/feed/ 0 8004
The Box Tree – Ilkley http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-box-tree-ilkley/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-box-tree-ilkley/#respond Sun, 04 Jun 2017 11:39:01 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7928 It is not often that we dine at Michelin star restaurants so when we do, it makes it extremely special and memorable. It's even more precious to share the dining experience with a loved one.

The post The Box Tree – Ilkley appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-box-tree-ilkley/feed/ 0 7928
Krebs – Interlaken, Switzerland http://ratemybistro.co.uk/krebs-interlaken-switzerland/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/krebs-interlaken-switzerland/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 18:12:13 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7849 After arriving in Interlaken and being welcomed by glorious sunshine, it felt right to start the afternoon with a drink and a sit down. Krebs has outdoor seating made up of square wicker chairs and wooden tables.

The post Krebs – Interlaken, Switzerland appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/krebs-interlaken-switzerland/feed/ 0 7849
Vivo – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/vivo-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/vivo-angel/#respond Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:50:29 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7909 Vivo had a wonderful range of Italian food organised and displayed in its covered glass 14 metre counter. The food display started off with calzone pizzas, then came the black soup cauldrons, followed by the anti pasti items, salads, cakes and then finally the wines.

The post Vivo – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/vivo-angel/feed/ 0 7909
Cafe Louvre – Prague http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-louvre-prague/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-louvre-prague/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:31:43 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7763 A misty day out at the majestic Prague Castle ended up taking us to a walk over the Vltava River via Charles Bridge. By this time, the clouds had parted and gave us a hot sunny blue sky day. A place that we had in mind for an early dinner was Cafe Louvre.

The post Cafe Louvre – Prague appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-louvre-prague/feed/ 0 7763
Le Pain Quotidien – South Bank http://ratemybistro.co.uk/le-pain-quotidien-south-bank/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/le-pain-quotidien-south-bank/#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:58:41 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7781 Le Pain Quotidien has branches all over London and the world. This particular branch has two floors with the lower level in the exposed brick railway arches. There is booth seating and also wooden tables and chairs. A big communal table is featured on both levels. Trains can be regularly heard at this cafe.

The post Le Pain Quotidien – South Bank appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/le-pain-quotidien-south-bank/feed/ 0 7781
Café Knus – Malmö, Sweden http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-knus-malmo-sweden/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-knus-malmo-sweden/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:28:30 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7860 If dog friendly cafes are your thing and you just happen to be in Malmo Sweden, then you are going to want to visit Cafe Knus. Situated in the middle of Vastra Ronneholmsvagen between Tornskarsgatan and Edward Lindahlsgatan, a quiet scenic area with some interesting architecture.

The post Café Knus – Malmö, Sweden appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-knus-malmo-sweden/feed/ 0 7860
Olive Cafe – Hornsey http://ratemybistro.co.uk/olive-cafe-hornsey/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/olive-cafe-hornsey/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:21:59 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7748 Olive Cafe oozes in friendliness in their family run cafe. It has such a happy, relaxed and welcoming feel to it. They know their regular customers really well but also make a lovely effort with new ones too. The staff give such wonderful personal service and they do honestly value all their customers.

The post Olive Cafe – Hornsey appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/olive-cafe-hornsey/feed/ 0 7748
La Bottega del Caffe – Venice http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-bottega-del-caffe-venice/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-bottega-del-caffe-venice/#respond Sat, 04 Mar 2017 15:52:02 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7733 To escape the sudden downpour near the Rialto Bridge, La Bottega del Caffe was entered. Actually, we all welcomed the sit down and some time for tea, coffee and cake.

The post La Bottega del Caffe – Venice appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-bottega-del-caffe-venice/feed/ 0 7733
Axis Bar & Restaurant at Hilton Hotel – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/axis-bar-restaurant-at-hilton-hotel-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/axis-bar-restaurant-at-hilton-hotel-angel/#comments Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:32:51 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7693 The table was set for a wonderful Afternoon Tea with close friends to celebrate a milestone achievement. A black treasure chest full of the colourful array of Twinings teas was presented to us by Axis. There was Traditional English, Earl Grey, Assam, Peppermint, Green Tea, Red Berry and Camomile all in tea pouches. Throughout the afternoon, the staff gave us the choice to have different teas.

The post Axis Bar & Restaurant at Hilton Hotel – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/axis-bar-restaurant-at-hilton-hotel-angel/feed/ 1 7693
Yerbabuena – Madrid http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yerbabuena-madrid/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yerbabuena-madrid/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:59:30 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7645 Finding pure vegetarian food in Madrid can be a slight challenge. Then like buses, two come at once. One was a vegetarian/vegan buffet place and then just opposite was Yerbabuena.

The post Yerbabuena – Madrid appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yerbabuena-madrid/feed/ 0 7645
Studio Kitchen at K West Hotel – Shepherd’s Bush http://ratemybistro.co.uk/studio-kitchen-at-k-west-hotel-shepherds-bush/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/studio-kitchen-at-k-west-hotel-shepherds-bush/#respond Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:42:40 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7615 Family and friends are what keeps us grounded in life. It's important to spend time with both. True friendships stand the test of time, no matter how busy life gets. It felt very lucky to be asked to share a day with a close friend and her pampering relaxing birthday treat. To top off the day, we decided to dine in the Studio Kitchen restaurant that was part of the K West Hotel.

The post Studio Kitchen at K West Hotel – Shepherd’s Bush appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/studio-kitchen-at-k-west-hotel-shepherds-bush/feed/ 0 7615
Papayou – Nice, France http://ratemybistro.co.uk/papayou-nice-france/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/papayou-nice-france/#respond Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:12:51 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7621 Nestled in the narrow streets of the old town area is where Papayou is located. All of the food is prepared with fresh market produce and there are Nicois dishes as well as Thai ones. The decor is quite quirky with colourful artwork and structures.

The post Papayou – Nice, France appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/papayou-nice-france/feed/ 0 7621
Piacha Tea Bar – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/piacha-tea-bar-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/piacha-tea-bar-angel/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2016 19:25:44 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7580 Piacha was noticed many many months ago by one of the Rate My Bistro team. It looked like "our type of place" with lots of teas and comfy seating.

The post Piacha Tea Bar – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/piacha-tea-bar-angel/feed/ 0 7580
Bird Thais – Amsterdam http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bird-thais-amsterdam/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bird-thais-amsterdam/#respond Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:47:51 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7600 Bird Thais restaurant has been awarded the “Thai Select” seal of approval for Thai cuisine. The restaurant was very busy even though it is spread over two levels. They also have a very small cafe across the road. The decor is quite pretty with flowers on the windowsill. Coloured fairy lights decorate a fake roof...

The post Bird Thais – Amsterdam appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bird-thais-amsterdam/feed/ 0 7600
Hitchin Lavender Tea Room – Hitchin http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hitchin-lavender-tea-room-hitchin/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hitchin-lavender-tea-room-hitchin/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:53:11 +0000 https://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7567 Every year, the lavender season seems to be missed even though it is in the summer months. This year, a conscious effort was made to make this outing to the Hitchin Lavender fields.

The post Hitchin Lavender Tea Room – Hitchin appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hitchin-lavender-tea-room-hitchin/feed/ 2 7567
The Academy – Bloomsbury http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-academy-bloomsbury/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-academy-bloomsbury/#respond Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:58:28 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7470 Many places do Afternoon Tea including cafes and restaurants but having it in a hotel seems to make it extra special. A weekend afternoon with the girls meant treating ourselves to such an Afternoon Tea.

The post The Academy – Bloomsbury appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-academy-bloomsbury/feed/ 0 7470
Jen Cafe – Chinatown http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jen-cafe-chinatown/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jen-cafe-chinatown/#respond Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:29:34 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7455 Jen Cafe is a casual eatery of the no fuss kind of a place. The star attraction of this cafe has to be the handmade dumplings. These can be seen being made in the front of the shop and in the shop window.

The post Jen Cafe – Chinatown appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jen-cafe-chinatown/feed/ 0 7455
Royal Gastropub – Oslo http://ratemybistro.co.uk/royal-gastropub-oslo/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/royal-gastropub-oslo/#respond Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:21:00 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7433 Royal Gastropub resides in the oldest part of the old Oslo train station. This train station had a big refurbishment in 2015 and now has Østbanehallen: a modern food court and boutique shops.

The post Royal Gastropub – Oslo appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/royal-gastropub-oslo/feed/ 0 7433
Tutti’s – Holborn http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tuttis-holborn/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tuttis-holborn/#respond Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:55:08 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6381 Tutti's is a lovely cafe which feels spacious as soon as you walk in. There are tables outside as well as additional seating on the lower level.

The post Tutti’s – Holborn appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tuttis-holborn/feed/ 0 6381
CrepeAffaire – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/crepeaffaire-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/crepeaffaire-angel/#respond Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:29:33 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7411 A fun filled craft day at the Country Living Fair included making paper flowers, felt animals and fabric printing. After all this introduction to the various crafts, our tummies were in the need for food.

The post CrepeAffaire – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/crepeaffaire-angel/feed/ 0 7411
Jinnah – Bradford http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jinnah-bradford/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jinnah-bradford/#respond Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:01:42 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7387 Located a short distance from the main city centre of Bradford is Jinnah. It felt like it had a good vibe and it was very busy when we dined here.

The post Jinnah – Bradford appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jinnah-bradford/feed/ 0 7387
Saltaire Local Shops http://ratemybistro.co.uk/saltaire-local-shops/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/saltaire-local-shops/#respond Tue, 03 May 2016 14:34:25 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7377 Please help to protect the local shops in the village of Saltaire. Bradford Council are banning A boards, which is having a detrimental effect on local businesses. Please sign the petition, it only takes a few minutes. Thank you

The post Saltaire Local Shops appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/saltaire-local-shops/feed/ 0 7377
Tonkotsu – Southwark http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tonkotsu-southwark/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tonkotsu-southwark/#respond Sun, 01 May 2016 15:33:33 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7367 London is a city where diners are spoilt for choice. Whatever cuisine is fancied, it can be found. Ramen restaurants have been popping up all over, but this was the first time that I had the chance to try it.

The post Tonkotsu – Southwark appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tonkotsu-southwark/feed/ 0 7367
Mediterraneo – Kings Cross http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mediterraneo-kings-cross/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mediterraneo-kings-cross/#respond Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:47:38 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7243 A weekday evening, a group of friends and a place was already in mind for the evening meal. Unfortunately the Japanese Vegan restaurant that we were going to go to had closed by the time we got there.

The post Mediterraneo – Kings Cross appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mediterraneo-kings-cross/feed/ 0 7243
Jaz & Jul’s Chocolate House – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jaz-juls-chocolate-house-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jaz-juls-chocolate-house-angel/#respond Sun, 21 Feb 2016 13:51:11 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7344 Head right to the top of Chapel Market, past all the market traders and just when you think you have come to the end, there is Jaz & Jul's Chocolate House.

The post Jaz & Jul’s Chocolate House – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jaz-juls-chocolate-house-angel/feed/ 0 7344
Cilicia – Muswell Hill http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cilicia-muswell-hill/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cilicia-muswell-hill/#respond Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:15:48 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7323 There are times when certain areas are visited regularly and then there are other times when it may even be months before the same area is ventured to. This was the case with Muswell Hill; it was a well known area for a long time but that was not recently.

The post Cilicia – Muswell Hill appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cilicia-muswell-hill/feed/ 0 7323
Al Vaporetto – Venice http://ratemybistro.co.uk/al-vaporetto-venice/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/al-vaporetto-venice/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:10:34 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7293 Al Vaporetto has two branches and the one that we dined at was its San Marco branch. It has paper placemats on the table showing a map of the area of Venice.

The post Al Vaporetto – Venice appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/al-vaporetto-venice/feed/ 1 7293
Fleet River Bakery – Holborn http://ratemybistro.co.uk/fleet-river-bakery-holborn/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/fleet-river-bakery-holborn/#respond Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:51:58 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7201 Located at one end of Lincoln Inn's Fields is Fleet River Bakery. It is a corner cafe with seating outdoors and around the side of the cafe. There are a few window seats and additional seating on the lower level.

The post Fleet River Bakery – Holborn appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/fleet-river-bakery-holborn/feed/ 0 7201
Prime Burger – Euston http://ratemybistro.co.uk/prime-burger-euston/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/prime-burger-euston/#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:32:34 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7277 There are so many areas of London that are changing and that also includes some of the train stations. It is now the turn of Euston Station. The area outside the station has already got the new set of food outlets.

The post Prime Burger – Euston appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/prime-burger-euston/feed/ 0 7277
Cafe Colore – Prague http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-colore-prague/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-colore-prague/#respond Mon, 02 Nov 2015 11:38:04 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7216 A big cake display welcomes you just opposite the entrance to Cafe Colore. It makes you think that you need to remember to have room for dessert. 

The post Cafe Colore – Prague appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-colore-prague/feed/ 0 7216
Rabot 1745 – London Bridge http://ratemybistro.co.uk/rabot-1745-london-bridge/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/rabot-1745-london-bridge/#respond Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:13:53 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6918 When a friend suggested going for hot chocolate on a rainy day, I knew I was in for a treat as she always knows some of the best places for hot drinks. The story behind Rabot 1745 is that this cafe is from the people behind Hotel Chocolat.

The post Rabot 1745 – London Bridge appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/rabot-1745-london-bridge/feed/ 0 6918
Nuvola – Regent’s Place http://ratemybistro.co.uk/nuvola-regents-place/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/nuvola-regents-place/#respond Sun, 11 Oct 2015 12:24:14 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6947 Nuvola has many quotes on its white washed walls and one of them states “a careful balance between authentic Italian heritage, healthy lightness and impeccably good taste”. There is a sky blue theme running through the decor of this cafe. As there are big windows with wicker stools so that you can watch the world...

The post Nuvola – Regent’s Place appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/nuvola-regents-place/feed/ 0 6947
Chocolate Week and The Chocolate Show http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chocolate-week-and-the-chocolate-show/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chocolate-week-and-the-chocolate-show/#respond Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:31:47 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7249 For all you chocolate lovers out there, from the 12th-18th October it is Chocolate Week! Chocolate Week is in its eleventh year and you can make the most of it this year by going to The Chocolate Show. Highlights this year will be a chocolate factory, celebrity chefs, a chocolate fashion show, artisan producers, a dessert gallery and plenty more sweet offerings!

The post Chocolate Week and The Chocolate Show appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chocolate-week-and-the-chocolate-show/feed/ 0 7249
Lateral – Madrid http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lateral-madrid/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lateral-madrid/#respond Sun, 04 Oct 2015 14:17:51 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7179 The great thing about tapas is that you can have as many or as little dishes as you want. A snack was needed to tie me over so a couple of things were ordered at Lateral. The Funghi Porcini Croquette had a creamy mushroom filling and it was not greasy even though it was fried....

The post Lateral – Madrid appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lateral-madrid/feed/ 0 7179
Feng Sushi – South Bank http://ratemybistro.co.uk/feng-sushi-south-bank/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/feng-sushi-south-bank/#respond Sun, 27 Sep 2015 11:47:56 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7168 A beautiful blue flower painted wall grabs the attention at Feng Sushi. Along with this, there are two fish tanks that contribute to the calming atmosphere. High wooden stools, tables and chairs make up the small dining area. There is some outdoor seating as well. Additional stools are placed by the bar area. A cold day...

The post Feng Sushi – South Bank appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/feng-sushi-south-bank/feed/ 0 7168
Sprinkles Gelato – Finchley Road http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sprinkles-gelato-finchley-road/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sprinkles-gelato-finchley-road/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2015 12:02:12 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6966 Even though it was fairly early on in the day, when friends got together, ice cream was on the agenda. Sprinkles Gelato looks like an American diner with its red cushioned booths. What struck us the most was the lovely aroma of waffles that was filling the whole of the cafe. On the menu, there...

The post Sprinkles Gelato – Finchley Road appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sprinkles-gelato-finchley-road/feed/ 0 6966
Rocca – Bradford http://ratemybistro.co.uk/rocca-bradford/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/rocca-bradford/#respond Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:12:07 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7131 It was super special when the whole family was able to get together and go out for a meal. Rocca was the perfect place. It gave us good quality food, lovely staff, superb service and a wonderful dining experience. It made us feel like going out for dinner was a special occasion. Rocca let us savour every...

The post Rocca – Bradford appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/rocca-bradford/feed/ 0 7131
Number Twelve at Ambassadors Hotel – Euston http://ratemybistro.co.uk/number-twelve-at-ambassadors-hotel-euston/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/number-twelve-at-ambassadors-hotel-euston/#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2015 10:25:52 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6402 Afternoon Tea at Number Twelve started off with the presentation of a tray of neatly arranged tea pyramids. The Tea Forte teas ranged from the classic English Breakfast and Earl Grey to fruit green tea and also herbal camomile and mint teas. There is something about Afternoon Tea that more often than not makes me...

The post Number Twelve at Ambassadors Hotel – Euston appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/number-twelve-at-ambassadors-hotel-euston/feed/ 0 6402
Pho – Farringdon http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pho-farringdon/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pho-farringdon/#respond Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:57:11 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7085 There is only one thing that had to be tried when visiting Pho and it had to be the Vietnamese national dish of the noodle soup, Pho. Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of other items on the menu that sounded just as tasty such as the vermicelli noodles Bun, broken rice Com Tam...

The post Pho – Farringdon appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pho-farringdon/feed/ 0 7085
Hiltl – Zurich, Switzerland http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hiltl-zurich-switzerland/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hiltl-zurich-switzerland/#respond Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:03:00 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=7021 Hiltl is known for being the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Europe and has been run by the Hiltl family since 1898. The restaurant is deceiving in size; it is a lot bigger than it looks. There is a huge buffet area with over 100 different varieties of food with flavours and cuisines from all over the world....

The post Hiltl – Zurich, Switzerland appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hiltl-zurich-switzerland/feed/ 0 7021
Yumchaa – Goodge Street http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yumchaa-goodge-street/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yumchaa-goodge-street/#respond Sun, 16 Aug 2015 14:41:58 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6999 For those of you who enjoy tea, you will be spoilt for choice at Yumchaa. At Yumchaa, it is all about the loose tea with signs saying “No tea bags, no tea baggage and no tea bagging” and “Drink loose leaf tea”. The variety of teas are displayed in little labelled milk jugs. Take your...

The post Yumchaa – Goodge Street appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yumchaa-goodge-street/feed/ 0 6999
Bibigo – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bibigo-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bibigo-angel/#respond Sun, 02 Aug 2015 14:04:33 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6962 Even after reviewing many eateries, it’s exciting to come across a cuisine that has not been tried before. Bibigo was my first experience of Korean food and it was perfect. It felt like a high end restaurant. The interior was clean and spacious with lots of wood decor and intricately carved wood panels. The bar was...

The post Bibigo – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bibigo-angel/feed/ 0 6962
Bliss Lane Tea Room – Flore http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bliss-lane-tea-room-flore/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bliss-lane-tea-room-flore/#respond Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:19:36 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6935 Motorway journeys can be good at times but it can depend on a varying number of factors. Even though the motorway service stations have improved over the recent years, they are not the most exciting of places. A friend had a great idea for a recent journey. To make sure a proper break was had,...

The post Bliss Lane Tea Room – Flore appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bliss-lane-tea-room-flore/feed/ 0 6935
Sawmill Cafe – Stratford http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sawmill-cafe-stratford/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sawmill-cafe-stratford/#respond Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:50:08 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6892 When one member of Rate My Bistro gave a surprise visit to the other, the only thing for it was to go out for cake and coffee! At last, we got to go to Sawmill Cafe together especially after one of us had been saying what a wonderful cafe it is and that it would...

The post Sawmill Cafe – Stratford appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sawmill-cafe-stratford/feed/ 0 6892
Arancini Brothers Factory – Kentish Town http://ratemybistro.co.uk/arancini-brothers-factory-kentish-town/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/arancini-brothers-factory-kentish-town/#respond Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:09:06 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6896 You may have seen the Arancini Brothers pop up at various food markets. This is one of their cafes called the Arancini Factory situated in Kentish Town. The cafe is fairly spacious with lime green backed seats and wooden tables. Lots of light streams in from the shop front. The kitchen is by the counter...

The post Arancini Brothers Factory – Kentish Town appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/arancini-brothers-factory-kentish-town/feed/ 0 6896
Le Trimaran – Nice, France http://ratemybistro.co.uk/le-trimaran-nice-france/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/le-trimaran-nice-france/#respond Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:17:32 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6875 A mother and daughter team seemed to be running the fantastic creperie Le Trimaran. They were constantly busy with not a moment to spare. In between taking orders, clearing tables, washing up and making the food, they gave such good service and were friendly. Le Trimaran consists of an open kitchen and a small relaxed...

The post Le Trimaran – Nice, France appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/le-trimaran-nice-france/feed/ 0 6875
Caravan – Kings Cross http://ratemybistro.co.uk/caravan-kings-cross/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/caravan-kings-cross/#respond Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:22:08 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6470 Birthdays are always good to be celebrated but sometimes the organising of such an event can require some time. Hence together with a friend, we decided to plan a birthday dinner for a close friend. Originally Grain Store was suggested but as it was fully booked even though the booking was tried to be made...

The post Caravan – Kings Cross appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/caravan-kings-cross/feed/ 0 6470
The Waiting Room – Whetstone http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-waiting-room-whetstone/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-waiting-room-whetstone/#respond Sun, 10 May 2015 18:37:23 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6835 A slightly different take on a cafe, The Waiting Room teams itself with its small home furnishing store. The Waiting Room is a really cute cafe adorned with fairy lights, dressers lined with lamps, frames, tealights and flowers. A garland of hearts decorates the cafe window. Stars hang above the lamps and small chandeliers also...

The post The Waiting Room – Whetstone appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-waiting-room-whetstone/feed/ 0 6835
Foodie Ideas for May 2015! http://ratemybistro.co.uk/foodie-ideas-for-may-2015/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/foodie-ideas-for-may-2015/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:59:39 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6827 If you need some ideas on what to do this May, here are a few suggestions. Starting with the London Coffee Festival taking place from 30 April to 3rd May. This takes place at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in London. Artisan coffee stalls, workshops, food stalls and lots more at this festival!

The post Foodie Ideas for May 2015! appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/foodie-ideas-for-may-2015/feed/ 0 6827
Shimla Spice – Shipley http://ratemybistro.co.uk/shimla-spice-shipley/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/shimla-spice-shipley/#respond Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:23:12 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6808 Shimla Spice looks quite decadent with its flocked wallpaper, ornate silver mirrors and little lights covering the ceiling. It has the banner in the window stating that is the Best Indian Restaurant in England 2013 from the English Curry Awards. The Shimla Spice Vegetarian Mix was a good combination of vegetable pakoras, onion bhajis, paneer...

The post Shimla Spice – Shipley appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/shimla-spice-shipley/feed/ 0 6808
Roti King – Euston http://ratemybistro.co.uk/roti-king-euston/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/roti-king-euston/#respond Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:29:58 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6780 Down a random side street near Euston is the place to get authentic Malaysian and Singaporean street food. Don’t let the look and the size of the eatery put you off in any way. Two signs, one of Roti King and the other of Euston Chinese Takeaway mark the site. Roti King is nothing fancy...

The post Roti King – Euston appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/roti-king-euston/feed/ 0 6780
Old Tree Bakery – Golders Green http://ratemybistro.co.uk/old-tree-bakery-golders-green/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/old-tree-bakery-golders-green/#respond Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:51:43 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6229 Old Tree Bakery is a Taiwanese bakery with displays of its buns and cakes in the shop window. This bakery is a little different in the sense that it prides itself on trying to keep their products low in salt, sugar and fat. All of their food is baked fresh every day on site. Trays...

The post Old Tree Bakery – Golders Green appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/old-tree-bakery-golders-green/feed/ 0 6229
Moeders – Amsterdam http://ratemybistro.co.uk/moeders-amsterdam/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/moeders-amsterdam/#respond Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:07:21 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6741 A whole day was spent out at the world’s second largest flower garden, Keukenhof in Lisse. Even though the tulip fields were not awash with so much colour as the tulips were late blooming, there was still plenty to see at this Garden of Europe. Gorgeous displays and many varieties of tulips and other flowers...

The post Moeders – Amsterdam appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/moeders-amsterdam/feed/ 0 6741
FreeState Coffee – Holborn http://ratemybistro.co.uk/freestate-coffee-holborn/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/freestate-coffee-holborn/#respond Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:33:01 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6727 On the outside of the quaint Sicilian Avenue is FreeState Coffee. There is a good buzz and a relaxed atmosphere with this coffee shop. Wooden tables and chairs, a bit like Victorian school desks are inside and there are also benches for the outdoor seating. The tables are decorated with green foliage and berries in vases....

The post FreeState Coffee – Holborn appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/freestate-coffee-holborn/feed/ 0 6727
Guglee – Finchley Road http://ratemybistro.co.uk/guglee-finchley-road/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/guglee-finchley-road/#respond Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:39:43 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6704 After a spot of shopping and browsing, it was originally planned to go to the movies. But as there was nothing enticing on, dinner out happened instead. Even though the O2 Centre has a few eateries, we ventured further down the road to Guglee. Guglee’s bright orange sign states Modern Indian Cuisine. Inside, vibrant colourful canvases of rickshaws...

The post Guglee – Finchley Road appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/guglee-finchley-road/feed/ 0 6704
Darlingtons Tea Room – Nr Weedon http://ratemybistro.co.uk/darlingtons-tea-room-nr-weedon/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/darlingtons-tea-room-nr-weedon/#respond Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:55:40 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6693 Darlingtons Tea Room is part of the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village. This lovely tea room serves freshly made home cooked food. If you are looking for something for breakfast, they have bacon sandwiches, beans on toast, sweet and savoury croissants. As it was close to lunchtime, there was a range of food to...

The post Darlingtons Tea Room – Nr Weedon appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/darlingtons-tea-room-nr-weedon/feed/ 0 6693
The Colonnade – Little Venice http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-colonnade-little-venice/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-colonnade-little-venice/#respond Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:55:09 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6664 It was ideal to go for Afternoon Tea with my friend who had first introduced me to the special indulgent world of this British ritual many years ago. Since that day, Afternoon Tea has been one of my favourite things to do! The Afternoon Tea was served in the restaurant of the Colonnade Hotel. Despite it being...

The post The Colonnade – Little Venice appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-colonnade-little-venice/feed/ 0 6664
Coffee Dogs – Kings Cross http://ratemybistro.co.uk/coffee-dogs-kings-cross/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/coffee-dogs-kings-cross/#respond Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:40:44 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6655 Trying to remember the last time that I had a hot dog made me realise that it had been many years ago. So, heading to Coffee Dogs, all the excitement was for the hot dog. The menu has hot dogs made from pork, beef and soya. The British Bulldog was really delicious. It was a...

The post Coffee Dogs – Kings Cross appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/coffee-dogs-kings-cross/feed/ 0 6655
Max’s – Crouch Hill http://ratemybistro.co.uk/maxs-crouch-hill/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/maxs-crouch-hill/#respond Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:03:29 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6632 Two figures were sat by the window and as soon as I entered Max’s, I was greeted with big cheery hellos from them. They gave me the choice to pick which table to take a seat at. Soft lighting from the quirky grey mache lampshades, wooden tables with sufficient space between them and cladded walls made...

The post Max’s – Crouch Hill appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/maxs-crouch-hill/feed/ 0 6632
Mamacoffee – Prague http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mamacoffee-prague/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mamacoffee-prague/#respond Thu, 01 Jan 2015 13:51:25 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6625 When travelling or on holidays, you always seem to come across places that become your regular! That’s exactly what Mamacoffee was. It was a place that would be passed at least once a day if not more, as it was just around the corner from our hotel. The first time that we visited Mamacoffee, it was...

The post Mamacoffee – Prague appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mamacoffee-prague/feed/ 0 6625
Kentish Canteen – Kentish Town http://ratemybistro.co.uk/kentish-canteen-kentish-town/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/kentish-canteen-kentish-town/#respond Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:27:04 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6605 Arriving at Kentish Canteen on a Sunday for a friend’s birthday, it was jam packed. An eye catching collage on one of the walls was a great feature. Various breakfasts and lunches were being brought out as we waited in the entrance for the table. There were salads and cakes on open display right where the...

The post Kentish Canteen – Kentish Town appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/kentish-canteen-kentish-town/feed/ 0 6605
Square Meal Blogger of the Week http://ratemybistro.co.uk/square-meal-blogger-of-the-week/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/square-meal-blogger-of-the-week/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:38:45 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6601 How lovely to be named Square Meal's Blogger of the Week! Thank you so much! From Square Meal: "Congratulations to our food blogger of the week Rate My Bistro - a site dedicated to cafe and bistro reviews in London, the UK and beyond"

The post Square Meal Blogger of the Week appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/square-meal-blogger-of-the-week/feed/ 0 6601
Royal China – Bayswater http://ratemybistro.co.uk/royal-china-bayswater/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/royal-china-bayswater/#respond Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:27:09 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6587 Sundays are a great time to see friends over a spot of brunch. This time it was brunch with a difference – a dim sum one! Royal China is a popular place and luckily as we had got there before noon, we didn’t have to queue. But by the time we left, there was a...

The post Royal China – Bayswater appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/royal-china-bayswater/feed/ 0 6587
Chutneys – Euston http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chutneys-euston/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chutneys-euston/#respond Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:31:32 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6564 Towards the upper end of Drummond Street, there is the big burgundy sign of Chutneys. It is an Indian vegetarian restaurant. The interior is fairly simple with wooden chairs and tables and lime green walls. The restaurant was very popular and got really busy as the evening progressed. Lots of starter dishes that were coming...

The post Chutneys – Euston appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chutneys-euston/feed/ 0 6564
The Hayloft Restaurant, Boycott Farm – Stowe http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-hayloft-restaurant-boycott-farm-stowe/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-hayloft-restaurant-boycott-farm-stowe/#respond Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:16:58 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6531 A year has passed by fast and with another bambino in our group, it was that time of year for an annual outing with friends. After a wonderful morning at the National Trust Stowe Landscape Gardens, an Afternoon Tea was our indulgence. A short drive from the gardens, Boycott Farm was the where the Hayloft...

The post The Hayloft Restaurant, Boycott Farm – Stowe appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-hayloft-restaurant-boycott-farm-stowe/feed/ 0 6531
La Brocca – West Hampstead http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-brocca-west-hampstead/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-brocca-west-hampstead/#respond Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:20:59 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6520 It had been many years ago that I had been to La Brocca and I remember it to have been a lovely restaurant. It was going to be interesting to see if it would still be just as good this time round. The hope was that it would be especially as it was a belated...

The post La Brocca – West Hampstead appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-brocca-west-hampstead/feed/ 0 6520
Maroush Bakehouse – Earls Court http://ratemybistro.co.uk/maroush-bakehouse-earls-court/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/maroush-bakehouse-earls-court/#respond Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:25:15 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6498 A full Lebanese breakfast was on the cards when seeing the menu at Maroush Bakehouse. It seemed like it would make for a nice savoury brunch. It was slightly surprising that when the breakfast was served, it was mainly bread based. On the menu, the items were described as baked pastry. Nonetheless, it was still...

The post Maroush Bakehouse – Earls Court appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/maroush-bakehouse-earls-court/feed/ 0 6498
Zupperia – Bergen, Norway http://ratemybistro.co.uk/zupperia-bergen-norway/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/zupperia-bergen-norway/#respond Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:13:44 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6476 Bergen is a beautiful and charming city and is known as “The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway”! The old wharf of Bergen called Bryggen has a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Opposite the well known fish market on the harbour, is where Zupperia is located. On the evening that we went to dine at...

The post Zupperia – Bergen, Norway appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/zupperia-bergen-norway/feed/ 0 6476
Marine Ices – Camden Town/Chalk Farm http://ratemybistro.co.uk/marine-ices-camden-townchalk-farm/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/marine-ices-camden-townchalk-farm/#respond Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:11:37 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6453 For all you gelato enthusiasts, such as ourselves, it is a relief to know that the institution that is Marine Ices is not closing down. Instead it is moving to a new location, just down the road, with the shop front marked by the beautiful wisteria tree! The new branch of Marine Ices is concentrating...

The post Marine Ices – Camden Town/Chalk Farm appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/marine-ices-camden-townchalk-farm/feed/ 0 6453
Andronicas World of Coffee – Covent Garden http://ratemybistro.co.uk/andronicas-world-of-coffee-covent-garden/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/andronicas-world-of-coffee-covent-garden/#respond Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:43:07 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6432 If you are looking for this coffee shop, then do not expect to see a sign saying Andronicas outside of it. Instead look for a neon lit Espresso Bar sign in the window. After a lot of time walking up and down Floral Street several times and getting blank responses from neighbouring shops when asked...

The post Andronicas World of Coffee – Covent Garden appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/andronicas-world-of-coffee-covent-garden/feed/ 0 6432
Bombay Burrito – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bombay-burrito-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bombay-burrito-angel/#respond Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13:41:17 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6387 You know exactly what you are getting when you walk into Bombay Burrito. It is stated on the front door as ” fresh curry in a wrap”!  It actually took me back to my childhood days when we used to do family day trips and picnics in the park. The classic and tasty packed lunch...

The post Bombay Burrito – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bombay-burrito-angel/feed/ 0 6387
Yo Yo Bar & Restaurant – Shipley http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yo-yo-bar-restaurant-shipley/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yo-yo-bar-restaurant-shipley/#respond Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:29:42 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6358 Asian fusion cuisine can be a bit of a hit or miss situation. But Yo Yo had nothing at all to worry about with the taste and quality of their food. As Yo Yo is a bar and restaurant, the restaurant area is on the raised level which overlooks the bar area. The dining area...

The post Yo Yo Bar & Restaurant – Shipley appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yo-yo-bar-restaurant-shipley/feed/ 0 6358
Kaffeine – Fitzrovia http://ratemybistro.co.uk/kaffeine-fitzrovia/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/kaffeine-fitzrovia/#respond Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:41:42 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6343 Glorious blue sky summer days means the pleasure of making the most of the great outdoors but also taking the chance for a relaxed lunch. Kaffeine is a very popular cafe with queues coming out the door at busy times. Wooden panels and crate like tables make up the small seating area with some high...

The post Kaffeine – Fitzrovia appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/kaffeine-fitzrovia/feed/ 0 6343
Andy’s Taverna – Camden http://ratemybistro.co.uk/andys-taverna-camden/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/andys-taverna-camden/#respond Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:46:55 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6329 Andy’s Taverna is a small cosy restaurant which has a family run feel to it. The outside is decorated with hanging flower baskets. Several attempts were made to come to this restaurant but each time they were fully booked and one of the times they were closed for a private party. To have some variety...

The post Andy’s Taverna – Camden appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/andys-taverna-camden/feed/ 0 6329
Ristorante Al Paradiso – Venice http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ristorante-al-paradiso-venice/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ristorante-al-paradiso-venice/#respond Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:19:03 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6293 The original place that we had in mind was a pizza place called Antico Forno. But when we arrived there, it was a take away place and we wanted somewhere with a sit down dining area. Antico Forno was visited a couple of other lunchtimes and it did do one of the best pizzas. Big...

The post Ristorante Al Paradiso – Venice appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ristorante-al-paradiso-venice/feed/ 0 6293
Caffe Concerto – St Paul’s http://ratemybistro.co.uk/caffe-concerto-st-pauls/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/caffe-concerto-st-pauls/#respond Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:12:29 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6251 What a wonderful surprise when my dad came to visit me one weekend! It was the perfect opportunity to take my dad out for an Afternoon Tea; something that I had wanted to do for a long time. With the location of Caffe Concerto in the shadow of the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral, what better...

The post Caffe Concerto – St Paul’s appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/caffe-concerto-st-pauls/feed/ 0 6251
Baan Thai – Kentish Town http://ratemybistro.co.uk/baan-thai-kentish-town/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/baan-thai-kentish-town/#respond Tue, 27 May 2014 12:16:52 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6221 Colourful striped walls, long benches and a metal floor make up this small restaurant, Baan Thai. It feels a bit like a canteen. The vegetarian Red Curry was chosen mainly due to it being less spicy than the Green Curry. Aubergine, tofu, bamboo shoots, shredded carrots, peppers and green beans were the main components of the...

The post Baan Thai – Kentish Town appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/baan-thai-kentish-town/feed/ 0 6221
Foodies Festival 2014 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/foodies-festival-2014/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/foodies-festival-2014/#respond Thu, 22 May 2014 11:15:25 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6282 The summer is nearly here! Celebrate all things food and drink with the Foodies Festival 2014. Here is your chance to see masterclasses done by top chefs, try new things at pop-up restaurants, wander around the food markets, relax with afternoon tea, enter competitions and enjoy the summer celebrations!

The post Foodies Festival 2014 appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/foodies-festival-2014/feed/ 0 6282
Miracolo – Kings Cross / Chancery Lane http://ratemybistro.co.uk/miracolo-kings-cross-chancery-lane/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/miracolo-kings-cross-chancery-lane/#respond Thu, 15 May 2014 11:05:24 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6260 Miracolo is no ordinary Italian restaurant. What makes it stand out is that it specialises in medieval food and most of its menu is based around this. This restaurant is very welcoming and feels spacious and warm from the moment you first step in. There are big white sofas and tables in the entrance and...

The post Miracolo – Kings Cross / Chancery Lane appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/miracolo-kings-cross-chancery-lane/feed/ 0 6260
SkyLounge – Amsterdam http://ratemybistro.co.uk/skylounge-amsterdam/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/skylounge-amsterdam/#respond Wed, 07 May 2014 14:17:51 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6214 Arriving at a holiday destination after a flight, it works wonders to start with some time relaxing. This gives time to get some orientation on the city and also get ideas on where to start the explorations. SkyLounge is situated on the 11th floor and offers beautiful panoramic views of Amsterdam. It is spacious and has...

The post SkyLounge – Amsterdam appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/skylounge-amsterdam/feed/ 0 6214
Gallipoli Again – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/gallipoli-again-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/gallipoli-again-angel/#respond Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:51:54 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6188 Celebrations are important and it’s good to acknowledge achievements, no matter how big or small. After an intense and busy couple of months, that was exactly what our evening out at Gallipoli Again was. A time to relax, catch up and reflect on the successes of the past few months. Gallipoli Again is part of...

The post Gallipoli Again – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/gallipoli-again-angel/feed/ 0 6188
The Amsterdam Coffee Festival 2014 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-amsterdam-coffee-festival-2014/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-amsterdam-coffee-festival-2014/#respond Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:57:01 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6191 If you missed the London Coffee Festival, not to worry! Why not head to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival which runs from Friday 2nd May till Saturday 3rd May 2014. Experience exciting events both on the coffee and food scenes, including coffee demonstrations, art, music, artisan food and competitions!

The post The Amsterdam Coffee Festival 2014 appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-amsterdam-coffee-festival-2014/feed/ 0 6191
Salvador and Amanda – Bloomsbury http://ratemybistro.co.uk/salvador-and-amanda-bloomsbury/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/salvador-and-amanda-bloomsbury/#respond Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:03:17 +0000 http://www.ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=6159 Salvador and Amanda is a Spanish restaurant focussing on tapas. It has more of a bar like informal environment. There are small booth sections on the raised levels. The little white washed alcoves have cushioned seating and small buffets. Even though the seating was supposed to feel quite relaxing, it was difficult to get comfortable....

The post Salvador and Amanda – Bloomsbury appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/salvador-and-amanda-bloomsbury/feed/ 0 6159
Boulangerie Bon Matin – Stroud Green http://ratemybistro.co.uk/boulangerie-bon-matin-stroud-green/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/boulangerie-bon-matin-stroud-green/#respond Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:23:35 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3137 Pancakes/crepes are always forgotten about when it comes to weekend treats! Boulangerie Bon Matin is lovely place for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even for tea and cake in the afternoon! A delectable display of cakes, pastries and breads welcomes you into this cafe. Brick walls and framed artwork makes up the seating area towards the...

The post Boulangerie Bon Matin – Stroud Green appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/boulangerie-bon-matin-stroud-green/feed/ 0 3137
National UK Blog Awards 2014 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/national-uk-blog-awards-2014/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/national-uk-blog-awards-2014/#respond Tue, 07 Jan 2014 13:59:11 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5751 Rate My Bistro have entered into the National UK Blog Awards 2014. If you enjoy our reviews, please do click the link and vote for us! It takes less than 30 seconds to vote and each and every vote is much appreciated! Voting closes on 26th January.

The post National UK Blog Awards 2014 appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/national-uk-blog-awards-2014/feed/ 0 5751
Yaki – Goodge Street http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yaki-goodge-street/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yaki-goodge-street/#respond Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:15:37 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5658 Yaki is a Japanese eatery and bakery in central London. It seemed like a good place to go for lunch especially as they did a One Bowl Meal on rice! The Oyako-Don was a combination of chicken and egg cooked in Japanese seasoning served with rice. It also came with some pickled ginger and edamame....

The post Yaki – Goodge Street appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yaki-goodge-street/feed/ 0 5658
Sea Fish – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sea-fish-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sea-fish-angel/#respond Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:19:36 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5622 It has been a while since the Rate My Bistro team have been out together to review a place. Normally, we may just head to one of our many favourite places. This time, fish and chips was the food of choice for a late lunch. As we happened to be in Angel, it seemed like...

The post Sea Fish – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sea-fish-angel/feed/ 0 5622
The Oak Tree Restaurant – Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-oak-tree-restaurant-cotswold-wildlife-park-burford/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-oak-tree-restaurant-cotswold-wildlife-park-burford/#respond Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:51:18 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5459 Having a big get together with friends is always harder than one thinks it would be. Everyone has their own schedules and weekends get booked up fairly fast. After fifteen years of first meeting each other, and now with some of the friends having children in tow, we managed it. Hence a day out at...

The post The Oak Tree Restaurant – Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-oak-tree-restaurant-cotswold-wildlife-park-burford/feed/ 0 5459
Taste of Siam – Camden http://ratemybistro.co.uk/taste-of-siam-camden/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/taste-of-siam-camden/#respond Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:52:20 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5656 It had been a while since my friend and I had been out for Thai food and we were kind of missing it. So we took it for a sign when we were supposed to go out for Greek food and the restaurant could not take us as they were fully booked for a private...

The post Taste of Siam – Camden appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/taste-of-siam-camden/feed/ 0 5656
Cinnamon Village – Tufnell Park http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cinnamon-village-tufnell-park/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cinnamon-village-tufnell-park/#respond Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:32:13 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5610 A sunny afternoon gave us the chance to head to Ruby Violet for some decadent ice cream. It’s another story but briefly, Ruby Violet is a real treasure. It has so many unusual flavours and there is so much choice for ice cream and sorbets. After tasting a few including the slightly spicy Chai ice...

The post Cinnamon Village – Tufnell Park appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cinnamon-village-tufnell-park/feed/ 0 5610
The Tapas Tree Restaurant- Shipley http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-tapas-tree-restaurant-shipley/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-tapas-tree-restaurant-shipley/#respond Sat, 12 Oct 2013 10:31:05 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5494 It was a little daunting to introduce the family to a new cuisine. Personally, I am a big fan of Spanish food but I wasn’t sure if my mom would like it, even though she said that it would be fine. The entrance to The Tapas Tree looked like it was part of a house...

The post The Tapas Tree Restaurant- Shipley appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-tapas-tree-restaurant-shipley/feed/ 0 5494
Hiba Express – Holborn http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hiba-express-holborn/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hiba-express-holborn/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:56:40 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5522 Hiba Express always seemed to me that it was a takeaway place. This is the impression that I got from its name or maybe because at a quick glance, it looks like a really small eatery. But this is definitely not the case. It is a proper restaurant and it also does takeaways. There is...

The post Hiba Express – Holborn appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hiba-express-holborn/feed/ 0 5522
Down To Earth – Kensington High Street http://ratemybistro.co.uk/down-to-earth-kensington-high-street/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/down-to-earth-kensington-high-street/#respond Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:24:51 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5592 Away from the busy shopping end of High Street Kensington and just after Holland Park is where Down To Earth is located. Down To Earth is an organic vegan and vegetarian cafe serving organic food, fairtrade coffees, speciality teas and ice cream. There are a lot of cakes including cheesecakes in the counter fridge. The...

The post Down To Earth – Kensington High Street appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/down-to-earth-kensington-high-street/feed/ 0 5592
Giovanni Rana Ristorante- Regents Place http://ratemybistro.co.uk/giovanni-rana-ristorante-regents-place/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/giovanni-rana-ristorante-regents-place/#respond Sun, 18 Aug 2013 13:41:42 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4632 Catching up with friends is always special even if it is only manageable at times for a weekday lunch. Hence, for this lunchtime, it needed to be somewhere central. Just off the busy Euston Road and behind the office buildings, lies a quiet area of Regents Place. This is home to Giovanni Rana’s restaurant; the only...

The post Giovanni Rana Ristorante- Regents Place appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/giovanni-rana-ristorante-regents-place/feed/ 0 4632
The Gate – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-gate-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-gate-angel/#respond Fri, 02 Aug 2013 08:53:05 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5038 Sometimes, we take it for granted when we live close to our friends. The regular meet ups, popping over to each other’s houses and going for that cup of tea. But when they move away to a different area, then it makes us realise how much we miss those casual get togethers. After a couple...

The post The Gate – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-gate-angel/feed/ 0 5038
Maison D’Etre – Highbury http://ratemybistro.co.uk/maison-detre-highbury/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/maison-detre-highbury/#respond Tue, 28 May 2013 12:26:23 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5130 After missing several events that a friend had organised, I had to put a date in the diary and meet up over coffee. It had been narrowed down to a choice of two locations, either somewhere near Spitalfields or near Highbury. The latter was chosen and I took up my friend’s suggestion of meeting at...

The post Maison D’Etre – Highbury appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/maison-detre-highbury/feed/ 0 5130
La Locanda del Tempio – Rome (Trevi Fountain) http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-locanda-del-tempio-rome-trevi-fountain/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-locanda-del-tempio-rome-trevi-fountain/#comments Mon, 20 May 2013 12:48:58 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4572 After making our wishes with our coins at the beautiful Trevi Fountain, it was time for dinner. Not far from this large Baroque fountain was where La Locanda del Tempio was located. Even though it was the evening time, we were able to sit comfortably outdoors due to the big outdoor heaters. There were a...

The post La Locanda del Tempio – Rome (Trevi Fountain) appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-locanda-del-tempio-rome-trevi-fountain/feed/ 1 4572
Joe Allen – Covent Garden http://ratemybistro.co.uk/joe-allen-covent-garden/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/joe-allen-covent-garden/#respond Thu, 09 May 2013 19:00:04 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4816 If you didn’t know that Joe Allen was along this very small quiet side street, it would not be the obvious place to look for a restaurant. It is hidden away from the all the main restaurants in Covent Garden. Joe Allen is on the lower ground floor and the red brick walls leading to...

The post Joe Allen – Covent Garden appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/joe-allen-covent-garden/feed/ 0 4816
The Chowzter Awards 2013 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-chowzter-awards-2013/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-chowzter-awards-2013/#respond Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:45:14 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5429 Did you miss the Chowzter Awards that took place on the 28th April 2013 in London? The world's seven tastiest fast feasts were announced!

The post The Chowzter Awards 2013 appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-chowzter-awards-2013/feed/ 0 5429
Recipease – Notting Hill http://ratemybistro.co.uk/recipease-notting-hill/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/recipease-notting-hill/#respond Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:19:05 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5378 It seems like we all go through phases with certain things and that can happen when it comes to going out to eat. There are times when similar types of eateries are gone to. Brunch was something that had not been done for quite a few months. So I was more than happy to try...

The post Recipease – Notting Hill appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/recipease-notting-hill/feed/ 0 5378
The London Coffee Festival http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-london-coffee-festival/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-london-coffee-festival/#respond Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:18:19 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5371 The flagship event of UK Coffee Week is happening on the 25th-28th April at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane! Watch barista demonstrations, test new coffee kits, sample food at the artisan and street food markets, explore the unique festival zones and enjoy the live music and art gallery!

The post The London Coffee Festival appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-london-coffee-festival/feed/ 0 5371
Two Brothers Fish Restaurant – Finchley http://ratemybistro.co.uk/two-brothers-fish-restaurant-finchley/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/two-brothers-fish-restaurant-finchley/#respond Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:24:17 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4909 When both my friend and I said to other people that we were going for fish and chips in Finchley, all the people independently asked if we were going to the very well known Two Brothers Fish Restaurant. We had not realised until then at how popular this North Finchley establishment was. There is always...

The post Two Brothers Fish Restaurant – Finchley appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/two-brothers-fish-restaurant-finchley/feed/ 0 4909
Dolcetto – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/dolcetto-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/dolcetto-angel/#respond Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:47:48 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3567 As you walk up Chapel Market, Dolcetto is a great unexpected find. The atmosphere is warm and it is one of those places that looks inviting and makes you want to go in.

The post Dolcetto – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/dolcetto-angel/feed/ 0 3567
Cafe in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields – Trafalgar Square http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-in-the-crypt-st-martin-in-the-fields-trafalgar-square/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-in-the-crypt-st-martin-in-the-fields-trafalgar-square/#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:12:06 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4723 A lovely Saturday afternoon visiting the National Gallery with my friend involved introducing her toddler to the wonderful painting of Whistlejacket. This huge oil on canvas painting of the young horse by George Stubbs is one of my favourites and always seems to impress me, no matter how many times I see it. Following on...

The post Cafe in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields – Trafalgar Square appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-in-the-crypt-st-martin-in-the-fields-trafalgar-square/feed/ 0 4723
Cafe VN – Farringdon / Clerkenwell http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-vn-farringdon-clerkenwell/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-vn-farringdon-clerkenwell/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:43:20 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5048 There is something truly comforting about a hot steaming bowl of pho. The combination of the thick rice noodles, the broth and the vegetables is perfect. Cafe VN specialises in pho – the noodle soup, and bun – the noodle salad. The bright lime green sign lights up the outside of the restaurant. The green...

The post Cafe VN – Farringdon / Clerkenwell appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-vn-farringdon-clerkenwell/feed/ 0 5048
Pescatori – Fitzrovia http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pescatori-fitzrovia/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pescatori-fitzrovia/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:11:31 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=5084 After a good but busy kind of a week, it felt fitting to take some time out and go out for dinner. The location of Pescatori was at the quieter end of Charlotte Street, away from the many other eateries. The initial vibe that I got when I first entered Pescatori was that it felt...

The post Pescatori – Fitzrovia appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pescatori-fitzrovia/feed/ 0 5084
Amico Bio – Barbican http://ratemybistro.co.uk/amico-bio-barbican/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/amico-bio-barbican/#comments Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:08:21 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4885 January is here and it is one of my favourite months. A lovely way to start the new year was with an Afternoon Tea! Afternoon Tea at Amico Bio was something a little different as it was a vegetarian one with an Italian twist. Amico Bio is a family run vegetarian restaurant that offers organic,...

The post Amico Bio – Barbican appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/amico-bio-barbican/feed/ 1 4885
Sagar – Covent Garden http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sagar-covent-garden/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sagar-covent-garden/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:16:43 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4845 When a friend came over from Europe in December, I got to see her briefly for an early evening catch up. But it was so short as time was a real factor. So I was happy that the next day both of us and her friend were free to do a relaxed Indian lunch in Covent Garden.

The post Sagar – Covent Garden appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sagar-covent-garden/feed/ 0 4845
Nid Ting – Holloway http://ratemybistro.co.uk/nid-ting-holloway/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/nid-ting-holloway/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:10:34 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4907 A nice impromptu weekend treat was going for lunch with my neighbours! It is really great when you get to know your neighbours and they become close friends. It’s nice when you get to spend proper time with them. Staying local is a bonus; it takes no time at all to get to the restaurant...

The post Nid Ting – Holloway appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/nid-ting-holloway/feed/ 1 4907
Jamie’s Italian – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jamies-italian-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jamies-italian-angel/#comments Tue, 01 Jan 2013 17:02:45 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4744 It has become an annual event to go see a Christmas show. This year, it was Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty. A slightly dark take on the classic fairytale with amazing dancers and sets. After our festive show, it was time to fill our tummies. As we were in Angel, there were quite a few choices. The consensus was to go for Italian food and what better place to head to, than Jamie's Italian.

The post Jamie’s Italian – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jamies-italian-angel/feed/ 1 4744
Tempus Restaurant at Hotel Russell – Bloomsbury http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tempus-restaurant-at-hotel-russell-bloomsbury/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tempus-restaurant-at-hotel-russell-bloomsbury/#respond Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:30:02 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4862 The outside of Hotel Russell always reminds me of something that you would see in an American movie. There is something about the grandness of this hotel, especially at Christmas time when it is decorated with big red bows. The building overlooks Russell Square.

The post Tempus Restaurant at Hotel Russell – Bloomsbury appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tempus-restaurant-at-hotel-russell-bloomsbury/feed/ 0 4862
Salts Diner – Saltaire http://ratemybistro.co.uk/salts-diner-saltaire/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/salts-diner-saltaire/#respond Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:25:00 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4462 Often when things are on your doorstep, then for some reason, you don’t visit them. This was the case with Salts Diner located in Salts Mill. It’s always great to have the quality time out with my dad. This time we thought that we may as well stay local and hence headed down to Salts...

The post Salts Diner – Saltaire appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/salts-diner-saltaire/feed/ 0 4462
Camino (Cruz del Rey) – Kings Cross http://ratemybistro.co.uk/camino-cruz-del-rey-kings-cross/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/camino-cruz-del-rey-kings-cross/#respond Fri, 23 Nov 2012 17:19:03 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4607 A close friend’s birthday gathering brought us all together for a tapas evening at Camino! Starting off in the bar area was a good way to start the birthday celebrations. It had a lively and quite an energetic atmosphere. You can always end your evening back in the bar area after your meal. There are...

The post Camino (Cruz del Rey) – Kings Cross appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/camino-cruz-del-rey-kings-cross/feed/ 0 4607
Costa Coffee – Totally Unacceptable! http://ratemybistro.co.uk/costa-coffee-totally-unacceptable/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/costa-coffee-totally-unacceptable/#respond Sat, 17 Nov 2012 10:20:10 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4936 Littering in this day and age is unacceptable but it is even worse when businesses do it. A perfect example of this is Costa Coffee in Stratford Shopping Mall.

The post Costa Coffee – Totally Unacceptable! appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/costa-coffee-totally-unacceptable/feed/ 0 4936
Ciampini Cafe du Jardin – Rome (Spanish Steps) http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ciampini-cafe-du-jardin-rome-spanish-steps/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ciampini-cafe-du-jardin-rome-spanish-steps/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:34:16 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4570 Just at the top of the lovely Spanish Steps is Ciampini Cafe du Jardin. At first as we were walking past it, we noticed that it had a big outdoor eating area decorated with lots of greenery. Once we said to the waiter that we had come for coffee and a light bite to eat,...

The post Ciampini Cafe du Jardin – Rome (Spanish Steps) appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ciampini-cafe-du-jardin-rome-spanish-steps/feed/ 0 4570
Patara – Regent Street http://ratemybistro.co.uk/patara-regent-street/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/patara-regent-street/#respond Fri, 02 Nov 2012 18:33:37 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4419 It is always nice to have family come visit. An added bonus is that it gives us a chance to explore and try new places to eat. This time, it was my cousin who had come over from LA. I was after a place near Oxford Circus as we needed to be close to the...

The post Patara – Regent Street appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/patara-regent-street/feed/ 0 4419
Tea and Coffee Winter Festival http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tea-and-coffee-winter-festival/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tea-and-coffee-winter-festival/#respond Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:41:07 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4912 The Winter Tea and Coffee Festival is happening on Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th November. The event is a celebration of our much loved drinks, tea and coffee, with demonstrations, tutored tasting and talks!

The post Tea and Coffee Winter Festival appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/tea-and-coffee-winter-festival/feed/ 0 4912
Waterloo Bar and Kitchen – Waterloo http://ratemybistro.co.uk/waterloo-bar-and-kitchen-waterloo/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/waterloo-bar-and-kitchen-waterloo/#comments Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:41:09 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4814 When a friend of mine was going to be going out of the country for many months, it just wouldn't have been right if we didn't go for a leaving lunch.

The post Waterloo Bar and Kitchen – Waterloo appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/waterloo-bar-and-kitchen-waterloo/feed/ 1 4814
Kipferl – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/kipferl-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/kipferl-angel/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:23:40 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4579 For something a bit different, head to Kipferl, situated in the quirky Camden Passage. This Austrian/Viennese cafe has a relaxed feel to it. The cafe area is at the front and the small restaurant area is at the back. The cake counter divides the two areas. The restaurant area is casual too. There are a few seats outdoors.

The post Kipferl – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/kipferl-angel/feed/ 2 4579
Coco Bamboo – Camden Town/Chalk Farm http://ratemybistro.co.uk/coco-bamboo-camden-townchalk-farm/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/coco-bamboo-camden-townchalk-farm/#respond Sat, 13 Oct 2012 09:29:51 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4648 Caribbean and Brazilian food is cuisine that I have never tried before. It always sounds interesting but think that I have shied away from it, thinking that it would be too spicy for me. So coming to dine at Coco Bamboo was exciting as I wasn’t sure what the food was going to be like. The...

The post Coco Bamboo – Camden Town/Chalk Farm appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/coco-bamboo-camden-townchalk-farm/feed/ 0 4648
Vapiano – Great Portland Street http://ratemybistro.co.uk/vapiano-greatportlandstreet/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/vapiano-greatportlandstreet/#respond Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:36:15 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4425 Vapiano is like an upmarket fast food pasta and pizza restaurant. They have been clever in the way that they have done their set out, which means minimum work for the staff and more work for the customer. You are given a card on entry and you use this to record your food and drink orders.

The post Vapiano – Great Portland Street appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/vapiano-greatportlandstreet/feed/ 0 4425
Autumn Drinks! http://ratemybistro.co.uk/autumn-drinks/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/autumn-drinks/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:47:23 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4797 Welcome in the Autumn time with Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte! Normally, I don't write about the chain coffee shops, but I just had to share this with you, as it is a delicious drink!

The post Autumn Drinks! appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/autumn-drinks/feed/ 0 4797
Renoir – Kentish Town http://ratemybistro.co.uk/renoir-kentish-town/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/renoir-kentish-town/#respond Fri, 28 Sep 2012 08:40:52 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4574 Renoir offers fresh, tasty healthy food in Kentish Town. Even the counter area oozes freshness with its displays of bowls of colourful fruits, salads in the fridge and other deli items.

The post Renoir – Kentish Town appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/renoir-kentish-town/feed/ 0 4574
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning! http://ratemybistro.co.uk/worlds-biggest-coffee-morning/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/worlds-biggest-coffee-morning/#respond Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:41:01 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4764 It's that time of year where Macmillan Cancer Support get people together for the World's Biggest Coffee Morning! This year it is taking place on Friday 28th September!

The post World’s Biggest Coffee Morning! appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/worlds-biggest-coffee-morning/feed/ 0 4764
The Iskele – Old Street http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-iskele-old-street/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-iskele-old-street/#comments Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:37:22 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4577 As we had come to The Iskele late lunchtime, we were expecting it to be fairly quiet. But it was the opposite, the restaurant was pretty much packed and so it was a good thing that I had made a reservation.

The post The Iskele – Old Street appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-iskele-old-street/feed/ 2 4577
Squares Restaurant at The Royal Trafalgar – Trafalgar Square http://ratemybistro.co.uk/squares-restaurant-at-the-royal-trafalgar-trafalgar-square/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/squares-restaurant-at-the-royal-trafalgar-trafalgar-square/#respond Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:44:08 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4353 Sometimes it's just nice to take some time out for you and to treat yourself. That's exactly what this day was for me; it was supposed to be an indulgent Afternoon Tea in central London.

The post Squares Restaurant at The Royal Trafalgar – Trafalgar Square appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/squares-restaurant-at-the-royal-trafalgar-trafalgar-square/feed/ 0 4353
Woodlands – Hampstead http://ratemybistro.co.uk/woodlands-hampstead/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/woodlands-hampstead/#comments Mon, 03 Sep 2012 18:51:11 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4611 It is not very often that my mum gets a chance to come down to London. So on this special occasion, I decided to take her out for some dosas. Dosas are thin pancakes made from ground lentils and rice, which are then fermented.

The post Woodlands – Hampstead appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/woodlands-hampstead/feed/ 2 4611
Spice and Rice – Chalk Farm http://ratemybistro.co.uk/spice-and-rice-chalk-farm/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/spice-and-rice-chalk-farm/#respond Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:24:58 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4584 Spice and Rice is about a ten minute walk from Chalk Farm tube station, but don't let that put you off. This restaurant is nicely decorated, clean and has friendly staff. There are a couple of cosy seats by the entrance as well as the regular dining area.

The post Spice and Rice – Chalk Farm appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/spice-and-rice-chalk-farm/feed/ 0 4584
Patisserie Valerie – Brunswick Centre http://ratemybistro.co.uk/patisserie-valerie-brunswick-centre/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/patisserie-valerie-brunswick-centre/#respond Sun, 05 Aug 2012 10:07:04 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4309 Patisserie Valerie can be recognised by its intricate signature cakes displayed in the shop window. Inside, there is dark wood furniture and counter fridges displaying savoury items as well as more cakes, croissants and pastries. The staff were friendly when we entered Patisserie Valerie and allowed us to choose where we'd like to sit.

The post Patisserie Valerie – Brunswick Centre appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/patisserie-valerie-brunswick-centre/feed/ 0 4309
The Brasserie on St John St – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-brasserie-on-st-john-st-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-brasserie-on-st-john-st-angel/#respond Sun, 29 Jul 2012 12:35:18 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4500 A beautiful hot summer's day meant a lovely day to be dining al fresco. The outdoor area at this restaurant was enclosed by hedges, so it really did not feel like we were close to the main road.

The post The Brasserie on St John St – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-brasserie-on-st-john-st-angel/feed/ 0 4500
Vacanze Romane – Rome (Piazza Navona) http://ratemybistro.co.uk/vacanze-romane-rome-piazza-navona/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/vacanze-romane-rome-piazza-navona/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:12:37 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4520 Vacanze Romane is one of the many restaurants located on the Piazza Navona. We ended up choosing this one over the others as it looked fairly nice, had outdoor heaters and it wasn’t too busy. So, we were thinking that if the restaurant wasn’t crowded, we would not have to wait too long for our food. This is...

The post Vacanze Romane – Rome (Piazza Navona) appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/vacanze-romane-rome-piazza-navona/feed/ 0 4520
2 Friends – Caledonian Road http://ratemybistro.co.uk/2-friends-caledonian-road/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/2-friends-caledonian-road/#respond Wed, 04 Jul 2012 09:47:37 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4398 What better place for two friends to go to than the appropriately named 2 Friends cafe. This place was spotted along the Caledonian Road when we were looking for somewhere to go to for a cup of tea.

The post 2 Friends – Caledonian Road appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/2-friends-caledonian-road/feed/ 0 4398
Brasserie and Bar at Mercure London Hotel – Bloomsbury http://ratemybistro.co.uk/brasserie-and-bar-at-mercure-london-hotel-bloomsbury/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/brasserie-and-bar-at-mercure-london-hotel-bloomsbury/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:05:25 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4422 For something very English, a traditional Afternoon Tea comes to mind. So when my cousin was over visiting from Los Angeles, then this is exactly how we spent a Saturday afternoon.

The post Brasserie and Bar at Mercure London Hotel – Bloomsbury appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/brasserie-and-bar-at-mercure-london-hotel-bloomsbury/feed/ 0 4422
Stingray Cafe – Tufnell Park http://ratemybistro.co.uk/stingray-cafe-tufnell-park/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/stingray-cafe-tufnell-park/#respond Thu, 24 May 2012 20:49:00 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4391 Big thin 14 inch pizzas are what were on the menu from Stingray Cafe. Stingray Cafe gives you the choice of having any of the pizzas as the normal kind or the folded calzone type. They also do gluten free pizzas and pastas.

The post Stingray Cafe – Tufnell Park appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/stingray-cafe-tufnell-park/feed/ 0 4391
Fine Burger Co. – O2 Centre, Finchley Road http://ratemybistro.co.uk/fine-burger-co-o2-centre-finchley-road/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/fine-burger-co-o2-centre-finchley-road/#comments Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:50:32 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4350 Sometimes all you need is the classic burger and chips, and who better to share such an evening with, than with the family. Fine Burger Co is decorated with bright orange and white and light spheres hanging from the ceiling. The dining area feels quite spacious and clean.

The post Fine Burger Co. – O2 Centre, Finchley Road appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/fine-burger-co-o2-centre-finchley-road/feed/ 1 4350
The French Kitchen – Holborn http://ratemybistro.co.uk/french-kitchen-holborn/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/french-kitchen-holborn/#respond Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:01:14 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3381 The French Kitchen has a real rustic, country like feel to it with its pine chairs and tables. The dining area is separated by the counter and till area. There is a small food store section near the entrance. The long bar area makes up one end of the interior and there is an open kitchen at the back section of the restaurant.

The post The French Kitchen – Holborn appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/french-kitchen-holborn/feed/ 0 3381
Constolia – Holloway http://ratemybistro.co.uk/constolia-holloway/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/constolia-holloway/#respond Sun, 08 Apr 2012 10:31:46 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4255 It's always nice to meet friends for a weekday lunch, especially when it's a Friday. So it feels like the weekend has started early. Constolia has a red and blue themed interior. The walls are decorated with various artwork pieces. The dining area is quite spacious.

The post Constolia – Holloway appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/constolia-holloway/feed/ 0 4255
Ziloufs – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ziloufs-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ziloufs-angel/#respond Sun, 01 Apr 2012 16:23:05 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3274 A late Friday afternoon is how we ended up at Ziloufs! We weren’t sure what we were expecting when we went into Ziloufs. We were after a relaxed afternoon with some tea! Surprisingly, Ziloufs was a spacious place with a separate dining area and another area near to the bar. There was plenty of light coming into...

The post Ziloufs – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ziloufs-angel/feed/ 0 3274
Happy Birthday High Tea of Highgate! http://ratemybistro.co.uk/happy-birthday-high-tea-of-highgate/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/happy-birthday-high-tea-of-highgate/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:20:38 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4356 High Tea of Highgate celebrates their 4th birthday this week! Rate my Bistro would like to wish them a very happy and special 4th birthday! Here's to many more years of success for one of the cutest tea shops in London!

The post Happy Birthday High Tea of Highgate! appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/happy-birthday-high-tea-of-highgate/feed/ 0 4356
Monkey Nuts – Crouch End http://ratemybistro.co.uk/monkey-nuts-crouch-end/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/monkey-nuts-crouch-end/#respond Wed, 21 Mar 2012 23:35:04 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3955 Ever since Pick More Daisies closed down in Crouch End, I've always ventured further afield for brunch. That is until now; now that Monkey Nuts has been discovered.

The post Monkey Nuts – Crouch End appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/monkey-nuts-crouch-end/feed/ 0 3955
Siaim – Finchley Central http://ratemybistro.co.uk/siaim-finchley-central/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/siaim-finchley-central/#respond Wed, 07 Mar 2012 17:27:07 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3960 If you fancy a good evening meal out in a relaxed environment in North London, then you should give Siaim a go. It is noticeable from the subtly changing colour of its sign outside. This continues into the interior of the restaurant, with the wall backlight gradually changing from colour to colour.

The post Siaim – Finchley Central appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/siaim-finchley-central/feed/ 0 3960
Mestizo – Warren Street http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mestizo-warren-street/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mestizo-warren-street/#respond Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:41:07 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3503 Mestizo was a place recommended for a dinner out and a get together with friends. It does not provide your standard run of the mill Mexican food. At Mestizo, you get something that is different and special. It's not the first time that someone has recommended this Mexican restaurant, so I was more than happy to give it a try.

The post Mestizo – Warren Street appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mestizo-warren-street/feed/ 0 3503
Crocodile Cafe – Muswell Hill http://ratemybistro.co.uk/crocodile-cafe-muswell-hill/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/crocodile-cafe-muswell-hill/#respond Tue, 21 Feb 2012 08:26:18 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4165 Crocodile Cafe is part of the Crocodile Antiques shop in Muswell Hill. You have the option of going through the shop to get to the cafe but I prefer the other way. The other entrance is next to the shop, down the green foliage plant filled aisle. Here you can pass by the fish pond with the carp.

The post Crocodile Cafe – Muswell Hill appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/crocodile-cafe-muswell-hill/feed/ 0 4165
The Sitara – Archway http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-sitara-archway/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-sitara-archway/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:48:40 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4198 As it was a week of ongoing celebrations, this meant that there were a fair amount of meals out. On this particular evening, we decided to stay local and opted for The Sitara.

The post The Sitara – Archway appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-sitara-archway/feed/ 1 4198
Yauatcha – Soho http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yauatcha-soho/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yauatcha-soho/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:33:13 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=4167 For Chinese New Year this year, we were lucky to have our family member from overseas in town for it. To make it an extra special celebration, we went to Alan Yau's Michelin-starred Yauatcha restaurant in Soho. This finally fulfilled yet another one of my dreams and that was to go and dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

The post Yauatcha – Soho appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/yauatcha-soho/feed/ 2 4167
Euphorium Bakery – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/euphorium-bakery-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/euphorium-bakery-angel/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:47:53 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3883 Euphorium Bakery is an extremely busy and popular one. Heading here on a weekend, it was pretty full, even though it had seating on the ground level and additional seating on a lower level too. It seemed like it was one of those places that if you saw an empty seat, you should grab it, otherwise it would get taken up fairly quickly.

The post Euphorium Bakery – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/euphorium-bakery-angel/feed/ 0 3883
Bouga – Crouch End http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bouga-crouch-end/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bouga-crouch-end/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:54:12 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3892 Entering through the grand entrance of Bouga makes you feel like you've been taken into a whole new world. There are the colourful lanterns hanging from the ceiling, welcoming sofas and chairs with scattered cushions and little alcoves displaying various ornaments.

The post Bouga – Crouch End appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bouga-crouch-end/feed/ 2 3892
ASK – North Finchley http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ask-north-finchley/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ask-north-finchley/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:48:20 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3501 After a fun afternoon of bowling with friends, we definitely had worked up an appetite. ASK was conveniently located next door to the bowling place, so it seemed like an easy option to go to.

The post ASK – North Finchley appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ask-north-finchley/feed/ 1 3501
Mishkin’s – Covent Garden http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mishkins-covent-garden/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mishkins-covent-garden/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:08:36 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3958 A big thank you goes out to my friend who introduced me to Miskin's just before the Christmas break. He suggested trying this new restaurant when we decided to have a festive catch up.

The post Mishkin’s – Covent Garden appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mishkins-covent-garden/feed/ 1 3958
Season’s Greetings! http://ratemybistro.co.uk/seasons-greetings/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/seasons-greetings/#respond Fri, 23 Dec 2011 11:09:33 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3968 Rate My Bistro would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and fun New Year! Happy holidays and enjoy the festive season!

The post Season’s Greetings! appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/seasons-greetings/feed/ 0 3968
Madam Chi Coffee Lounge – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/madam-chi-coffee-lounge-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/madam-chi-coffee-lounge-angel/#respond Fri, 16 Dec 2011 09:04:23 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3278 It is refreshing to have a coffee lounge that is open late into the evening and it's all thanks to Madam Chi. At least you can go here and not have to worry about the time.

The post Madam Chi Coffee Lounge – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/madam-chi-coffee-lounge-angel/feed/ 0 3278
Papa Del’s – Highgate http://ratemybistro.co.uk/papa-dels-highgate/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/papa-dels-highgate/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2011 07:24:20 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3404 Two huge wooden tables and long benches make up Papa Del's communal dining area. There are also a few window seats.

The post Papa Del’s – Highgate appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/papa-dels-highgate/feed/ 1 3404
Konoba Varos – Split, Croatia http://ratemybistro.co.uk/konoba-varos-split-croatia/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/konoba-varos-split-croatia/#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:29:06 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2935 Konoba Varos has to be my favourite restaurant that we went to on our Croatia trip. Again, it was tucked away on one of the back streets but this didn’t mean that it was any less busy. Actually on both occasions, we were lucky to get a table as we hadn’t prebooked. Konoba Varos had...

The post Konoba Varos – Split, Croatia appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/konoba-varos-split-croatia/feed/ 0 2935
Benito’s Hat – Covent Garden http://ratemybistro.co.uk/benitos-hat-covent-garden/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/benitos-hat-covent-garden/#respond Fri, 25 Nov 2011 12:30:29 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3843 Benito's Hat has a colourful and vibrant interior with an orange and green theme. These fresh and striking colours are reflected in the food. There's a funky mural on the back wall towards the bar area of the restaurant. All these elements set the theme of a relaxed eatery.

The post Benito’s Hat – Covent Garden appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/benitos-hat-covent-garden/feed/ 0 3843
3 Oceans – Finchley http://ratemybistro.co.uk/3-oceans-finchley/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/3-oceans-finchley/#respond Fri, 18 Nov 2011 09:13:35 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3345 An afternoon tea with an Indian twist is what 3 Oceans provides. Gone away are the traditional scones and in come the vegetable samosas.

The post 3 Oceans – Finchley appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/3-oceans-finchley/feed/ 0 3345
Lakorn Thai – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lakorn-thai-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lakorn-thai-angel/#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2011 18:22:06 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3114 Lakorn Thai is an average Thai restaurant close to the Sadlers Wells Theatre in Islington. The food is not outstanding nor is it bad.

The post Lakorn Thai – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lakorn-thai-angel/feed/ 1 3114
Portal – Farringdon http://ratemybistro.co.uk/portal-farringdon/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/portal-farringdon/#respond Thu, 20 Oct 2011 07:57:08 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3456 For a really special occasion, Portal is the place to go. Exquisite food, excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere is what this restaurant is all about.

The post Portal – Farringdon appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/portal-farringdon/feed/ 0 3456
Chimichanga – North Finchley http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chimichanga-north-finchley/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chimichanga-north-finchley/#respond Fri, 14 Oct 2011 08:01:36 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3280 A mid week Mexican lunch meant a visit to Chimichanga. The restaurant is really spacious and has the booth seating on a raised level at the back. The interior is made up of large stone arches and large wooden posts.

The post Chimichanga – North Finchley appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/chimichanga-north-finchley/feed/ 0 3280
The Highgate Pantry – Highgate http://ratemybistro.co.uk/highgate-pantry-highgate/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/highgate-pantry-highgate/#respond Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:44:27 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3337 The Highgate Pantry has a big display of tempting sweet things in its window! Cupcakes, fruit tarts, macaroons, fruit crumble slices, egg custards and the list goes on! An afternoon filled with tea, cake and the girls brought us to this bakery! We were spoilt for choice so we decided that the only way around that was...

The post The Highgate Pantry – Highgate appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/highgate-pantry-highgate/feed/ 0 3337
GRAB Thai Street Kitchen – Old Street http://ratemybistro.co.uk/grab-thai-street-kitchen-street/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/grab-thai-street-kitchen-street/#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:24:34 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3365 Just a few minutes away from Old Street tube station, down a small side street, is GRAB Thai Street Kitchen. GRAB opened its doors in the summer but it has taken me a few months to finally go visit.

The post GRAB Thai Street Kitchen – Old Street appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/grab-thai-street-kitchen-street/feed/ 2 3365
Massala Hut – Euston http://ratemybistro.co.uk/masala-hut-euston/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/masala-hut-euston/#respond Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:30:17 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3415 When a close friend of mine came to visit from Malaysia and he suggested going out for an Indian meal, Drummond Street came to mind. Drummond Street is just behind Euston Station and has plenty of Indian restaurants.

The post Massala Hut – Euston appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/masala-hut-euston/feed/ 0 3415
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – Friday 30th September 2011!!! http://ratemybistro.co.uk/worlds-biggest-coffee-morning-friday-30th-september-2011/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/worlds-biggest-coffee-morning-friday-30th-september-2011/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2011 08:21:51 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3453 It's come to that time of year again where people are going to be holding a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support! Make Friday 30th September the World's Biggest Coffee Morning!

The post World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – Friday 30th September 2011!!! appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/worlds-biggest-coffee-morning-friday-30th-september-2011/feed/ 0 3453
Brooklands Brasserie & Bar – Weybridge http://ratemybistro.co.uk/brooklands-brasserie-bar-weybridge/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/brooklands-brasserie-bar-weybridge/#respond Fri, 09 Sep 2011 11:14:25 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3282 Our Afternoon Tea started off with a choice of teas. We had the classic English Breakfast which was served by the pot. Next came our lovely sweet delights of homemade scones and selection of cakes.

The post Brooklands Brasserie & Bar – Weybridge appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/brooklands-brasserie-bar-weybridge/feed/ 0 3282
The Cuban – Camden Town http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cuban-camden-town/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cuban-camden-town/#respond Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:35:20 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3268 For a lively Friday night out with the combination of tasty food and some dancing, The Cuban will not disappoint. The Cuban has the hip location of being in The Stables part of Camden Market.

The post The Cuban – Camden Town appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cuban-camden-town/feed/ 0 3268
Storia – Dubrovnik, Croatia http://ratemybistro.co.uk/storia-dubrovnik-croatia/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/storia-dubrovnik-croatia/#respond Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:06:51 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2927 Storia had a convenient location next to our apartments in Dubrovnik. On this narrow street, there was Storia which is an Italian restaurant and next door to it was a restaurant specialising in fish. We were quite a big group so we weren’t sure whether to split up and dine in the separate restaurants due...

The post Storia – Dubrovnik, Croatia appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/storia-dubrovnik-croatia/feed/ 0 2927
The Blue Legume – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/blue-legume-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/blue-legume-angel/#respond Thu, 28 Jul 2011 07:25:57 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3139 The Blue Legume has never been noticed by myself, the many times that I have walked along Upper Street. It has a unique characteristic blue aubergine-like vegetable artefact as part of its sign.

The post The Blue Legume – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/blue-legume-angel/feed/ 0 3139
Pu’s Brasserie – Holborn http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pus-brasserie-holborn/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pus-brasserie-holborn/#respond Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:50:33 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2944 Down a small side street off Lincoln Inn's Field is this wonderful Thai restaurant. Pu's Brasserie is a small, cosy, intimate kind of a restaurant. It doesn't have a huge dining area so it would be better to make a reservation to guarantee a table. The restaurant looked bigger due to a huge wall mirror.

The post Pu’s Brasserie – Holborn appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pus-brasserie-holborn/feed/ 0 2944
Mezza Express – Camden Town http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mezza-express-camden-town/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mezza-express-camden-town/#respond Wed, 13 Jul 2011 07:20:41 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3134 Just a short walk away from Camden Market is Mezza Express. It looks fairly normal from the outside. But once inside, it's a different story.

The post Mezza Express – Camden Town appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mezza-express-camden-town/feed/ 0 3134
Coco Momo Cafe Bar – Marylebone http://ratemybistro.co.uk/coco-momo-cafe-bar-marylebone/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/coco-momo-cafe-bar-marylebone/#respond Tue, 05 Jul 2011 16:44:47 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3176 Coco Momo gives a better impression from its exterior in comparison to its interior. It looks like a nice place but when we entered, it felt very untidy and messy.

The post Coco Momo Cafe Bar – Marylebone appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/coco-momo-cafe-bar-marylebone/feed/ 0 3176
Murgatroyds Fish and Chip Restaurant – Yeadon http://ratemybistro.co.uk/murgatroyds-yeadon/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/murgatroyds-yeadon/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:31:27 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3312 On a drive from Harrogate to my home village of Saltaire, we spotted Murgatroyds. Not that my dad and I needed an excuse to stop by for some fish and chips, but it seemed perfect to go to on this rainy summer's day.

The post Murgatroyds Fish and Chip Restaurant – Yeadon appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/murgatroyds-yeadon/feed/ 0 3312
Orkide – Stockholm (Sodermalm) http://ratemybistro.co.uk/orkide-stockholm-sodermalm/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/orkide-stockholm-sodermalm/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:55:58 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2214 Orkide is a great Thai restaurant in lively Sodermalm. As you enter, they have the bar area and then the dining area is on either side. The restaurant is spacious with purple decor. The seating is comfortable with sofa style seats along the back wall. The other chairs are purple and are cushioned. There is also...

The post Orkide – Stockholm (Sodermalm) appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/orkide-stockholm-sodermalm/feed/ 0 2214
Spaghi Pizzeria Ristorante – Archway http://ratemybistro.co.uk/spaghi-pizzeria-ristorante-archway/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/spaghi-pizzeria-ristorante-archway/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2011 08:19:38 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3252 Spaghi is a lovely local Italian restaurant. It is situated on the busy island opposite Archway station. But once inside the restaurant, the traffic can barely be heard.

The post Spaghi Pizzeria Ristorante – Archway appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/spaghi-pizzeria-ristorante-archway/feed/ 0 3252
Lobsterfest 2011! http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lobsterfest-2011/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lobsterfest-2011/#respond Tue, 07 Jun 2011 20:00:33 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3244 Belgo has launched its Lobsterfest for 2011! This year, on the menu is Lobster Bisque, Grilled Whole Lobster and Surf and Turf!

The post Lobsterfest 2011! appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lobsterfest-2011/feed/ 0 3244
54 – Farringdon http://ratemybistro.co.uk/54-farringdon/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/54-farringdon/#respond Wed, 01 Jun 2011 15:39:39 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2825 What stands out from our dining experience at 54 was the absolutely fantastic service that we experienced. It felt like the staff really went out of their way. It is not very often that you feel so welcome in a restaurant.

The post 54 – Farringdon appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/54-farringdon/feed/ 0 2825
Mrs Morengo’s – Soho http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mrs-marengos-soho/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mrs-marengos-soho/#respond Mon, 23 May 2011 20:08:21 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2992 Nestled in the heart of Soho is this lovely cake shop. Mrs Morengo's is a small cafe made up of only a few white tables and pink cushioned high stools. There are quite a lot of cakes, some displayed in the window, others along the side shelf and the rest by the main counter.

The post Mrs Morengo’s – Soho appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mrs-marengos-soho/feed/ 0 2992
La Tasca – St Christopher’s Place http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-tasca-st-christophers-place/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-tasca-st-christophers-place/#respond Mon, 16 May 2011 12:11:13 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3131 The striking orange walls, bright colourful cushions and wall artefacts make La Tasca have a warm and rustic feel to it. Being at La Tasca would definitely brighten anybody's day.

The post La Tasca – St Christopher’s Place appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-tasca-st-christophers-place/feed/ 0 3131
Esarn Kheaw – Shepherd’s Bush http://ratemybistro.co.uk/esarn-kheaw-shepherds-bush/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/esarn-kheaw-shepherds-bush/#comments Thu, 05 May 2011 07:57:08 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3102 Thai cuisine is one that I am very fond of and I can never resist a good Thai meal. Unfortunately, Esarn Kheaw was a huge disappointment. Apart from the friendly staff, we really did not enjoy our meal and time at Esarn Kheaw.

The post Esarn Kheaw – Shepherd’s Bush appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/esarn-kheaw-shepherds-bush/feed/ 1 3102
Pizzeria Topolino – Bol, Croatia http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pizzeria-topolino-bol-croatia/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pizzeria-topolino-bol-croatia/#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2011 19:47:55 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2921 Pizzeria Topolino has the perfect seafront location. As you dine in the outdoor terrace of this restaurant, you have beautiful picture perfect views of the gorgeous coastline. A lot of time could easily be spent relaxing at this restaurant, enjoying the views.

The post Pizzeria Topolino – Bol, Croatia appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pizzeria-topolino-bol-croatia/feed/ 0 2921
Base – Hampstead http://ratemybistro.co.uk/base-hampstead/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/base-hampstead/#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:20:34 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3105 As soon as you enter Base, there is the counter fridge displaying lots of tempting food. Some of the food is inside the fridge and some is placed openly on the top. The food has a Mediterranean influence with dishes including roasted vegetables, couscous, quiches and salads.

The post Base – Hampstead appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/base-hampstead/feed/ 2 3105
New World – Chinatown http://ratemybistro.co.uk/new-world-chinatown/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/new-world-chinatown/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:32:14 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2938 Originally, Soho was our place of choice for a Sunday lunch and meet up. But the eatery that we had in mind happened to be closed on Sundays.

The post New World – Chinatown appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/new-world-chinatown/feed/ 0 2938
Feast on the Hill – Muswell Hill http://ratemybistro.co.uk/feast-on-the-hill-muswell-hill/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/feast-on-the-hill-muswell-hill/#respond Thu, 07 Apr 2011 10:25:00 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=3110 Feast on the Hill is a place that I’d been meaning to go to for a while but just never got round to it. So when a friend suggested meeting there one weekend, it was the perfect chance to go try the place out. As it was a bright sunny Spring like day, there were...

The post Feast on the Hill – Muswell Hill appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/feast-on-the-hill-muswell-hill/feed/ 0 3110
Bakfickan – Stockholm (Norrmalm) http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bakfickan-stockholm-norrmalm/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bakfickan-stockholm-norrmalm/#respond Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:59:54 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2245 Bakfickan is located inside Stockholm's Royal Opera House. Before entering the restaurant, I'm not totally sure what I was expecting, maybe something quite big and formal.

The post Bakfickan – Stockholm (Norrmalm) appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bakfickan-stockholm-norrmalm/feed/ 0 2245
Mori- Marylebone http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mori-marylebone/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mori-marylebone/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:42:21 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2956 A tea house on Marylebone High Street is what Mori is. They have the counter/shop at the front and at the back is the seated cafe area. It has a light and airy feel and the cafe area is made up of beige furniture.

The post Mori- Marylebone appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mori-marylebone/feed/ 1 2956
Busaba Eathai – Bloomsbury http://ratemybistro.co.uk/busaba-eathai-bloomsbury/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/busaba-eathai-bloomsbury/#respond Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:12:40 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2822 Busaba Eathai is one of those restaurants where it is like communal dining and you share your table with strangers. There are big wooden tables and long bench like seating. It has a warm decor and atmosphere created with the contrast of the wooden furniture and the orange lighting. The restaurant was decorated with tea lights and Buddha statues.

The post Busaba Eathai – Bloomsbury appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/busaba-eathai-bloomsbury/feed/ 0 2822
Browns Bar & Brasserie – Angel http://ratemybistro.co.uk/browns-bar-brasserie-angel/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/browns-bar-brasserie-angel/#respond Fri, 04 Mar 2011 09:31:57 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2988 Browns feels more like a restaurant but you can go here just for drinks. There are wicker seats near the window, seats along the bar, and then there's the big dining area. It has quite a nice relaxed atmosphere with its jazz music softly playing in the background. The atmosphere is also created by its soft lighting and dark wood decor.

The post Browns Bar & Brasserie – Angel appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/browns-bar-brasserie-angel/feed/ 0 2988
Sperun – Split, Croatia http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sperun-split-croatia/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sperun-split-croatia/#respond Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:30:26 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2931 It's always good to get recommendations from the locals on where to dine when you're in a new city. Just like many other visitors in the city, we would have most likely have gone to one of the tourist hot spot restaurants along by the seafront. But we were told about Sperun, which was only a few minutes walk from the seafront.

The post Sperun – Split, Croatia appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/sperun-split-croatia/feed/ 0 2931
Megan’s Delicatessen – Chelsea http://ratemybistro.co.uk/megans-delicatessen-chelsea/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/megans-delicatessen-chelsea/#comments Thu, 17 Feb 2011 07:00:22 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2120 Megan’s Deli is the perfect place for a Sunday brunch. This café is small and cute and has small seating areas over a couple of floors. What makes this café special is if you head down the steep stairs, it opens out into a little outdoor garden area.

The post Megan’s Delicatessen – Chelsea appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/megans-delicatessen-chelsea/feed/ 1 2120
Ping Pong – South Bank http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ping-pong-south-bank/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ping-pong-south-bank/#respond Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:03:28 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2994 Just before the Christmas holidays, we were lucky enough to be taken out for dinner by our friends from Digital Tribe. It was a fantastic evening at Ping Pong filled with amazing food, good company and a great atmosphere.

The post Ping Pong – South Bank appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/ping-pong-south-bank/feed/ 0 2994
Gourmet Burger Co. – Toronto, Canada http://ratemybistro.co.uk/gourmet-burger-co-toronto/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/gourmet-burger-co-toronto/#respond Sun, 06 Feb 2011 11:51:31 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2661 Gourmet Burger Co. was a really small restaurant. It had metal tables and high chairs and a few seats along one wall. So, when we entered, there were no empty tables and we nearly left the restaurant to go find somewhere less busy.

The post Gourmet Burger Co. – Toronto, Canada appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/gourmet-burger-co-toronto/feed/ 0 2661
Hazuki – Covent Garden http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hazuki-covent-garden/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hazuki-covent-garden/#comments Sat, 29 Jan 2011 16:33:22 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2942 It's quite easy to walk past Hazuki and not notice it, as it's on the corner of a busy street. But, Hazuki is worthwhile noticing, as it has some of the best Japanese food.

The post Hazuki – Covent Garden appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/hazuki-covent-garden/feed/ 4 2942
The Big Fish Fight! http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-big-fish-fight/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-big-fish-fight/#respond Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:13:41 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2979 Have you joined The Big Fish Fight? Half of all fish caught in the North Sea are thrown back overboard dead. http://www.fishfight.net/

The post The Big Fish Fight! appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/the-big-fish-fight/feed/ 0 2979
Coquine – South Kensington http://ratemybistro.co.uk/coquine-south-kensington/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/coquine-south-kensington/#respond Sat, 22 Jan 2011 20:21:16 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2951 Coquine is a very chic and boutique-like with its patterned walls, carpeted lightshades, huge wall mirrors and teal green decor! It has a bar area in the middle of restaurant. Secluded at the back of the restaurant is an oval table surrounded by high chairs! A nice setting for having drinks and food with a...

The post Coquine – South Kensington appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/coquine-south-kensington/feed/ 0 2951
Frontline – Paddington http://ratemybistro.co.uk/frontline-paddington/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/frontline-paddington/#respond Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:30:43 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2947 Frontline prides itself on making food from locally sourced produce. The menu is quite small but has sufficient choice.

The post Frontline – Paddington appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/frontline-paddington/feed/ 0 2947
Caffe Nero – Stockholm (Vasastaden) http://ratemybistro.co.uk/caffe-nero-stockholm-vasastaden/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/caffe-nero-stockholm-vasastaden/#respond Thu, 06 Jan 2011 20:21:48 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2239 First thing that I have to say is that this Caffe Nero is not the same as the chain of Caffe Nero's that we have in the UK. It has the same name but that's where all the similarities stop.

The post Caffe Nero – Stockholm (Vasastaden) appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/caffe-nero-stockholm-vasastaden/feed/ 0 2239
Lupita – Charing Cross http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lupita-charing-cross/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lupita-charing-cross/#respond Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:13:22 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2650 We went to Lupita after my friends and I had met for drinks, then realised that it was later than we thought, and some food was in order.

The post Lupita – Charing Cross appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lupita-charing-cross/feed/ 0 2650
Itsu – Regent Street http://ratemybistro.co.uk/itsu-regent-street/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/itsu-regent-street/#respond Sat, 11 Dec 2010 13:50:57 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2778 Itsu's motto is health and happiness and that is exactly what it delivers, in my eyes. The calming atmosphere is created with the help of its beautiful orchids, spacious dining area, booths, and the pink and brown decor.

The post Itsu – Regent Street appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/itsu-regent-street/feed/ 0 2778
Teaopia – Mississauga, Canada http://ratemybistro.co.uk/teaopia-mississauga-canada/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/teaopia-mississauga-canada/#respond Fri, 26 Nov 2010 21:36:19 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2813 Usually, I don’t review take away coffee/tea shops. But I was so impressed with Teaopia, that I felt that it deserved to be reviewed! Teaopia is a tea shop with a section that sells take away teas. They had a range of teas and I was interested by the tea cocktails. These were hot drinks...

The post Teaopia – Mississauga, Canada appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/teaopia-mississauga-canada/feed/ 0 2813
Lobby Lounge at Montcalm Hotel – Marble Arch http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lobby-lounge-at-montcalm-hotel-marble-arch/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lobby-lounge-at-montcalm-hotel-marble-arch/#respond Sat, 20 Nov 2010 17:54:46 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2872 Montcalm Hotel has utilised the lobby into an afternoon tea area! It also has a restaurant towards the back of the lobby. There were big flower displays including vases of orchids. It was a little chilly as the seating is next to the main entrance of the hotel.

The post Lobby Lounge at Montcalm Hotel – Marble Arch appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/lobby-lounge-at-montcalm-hotel-marble-arch/feed/ 0 2872
Randa (Maroush) – Kensington High Street http://ratemybistro.co.uk/randa-maroush-kensington-high-street/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/randa-maroush-kensington-high-street/#respond Fri, 12 Nov 2010 21:29:10 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2401 Randa is part of the Maroush chain of Lebanese restaurants. This restaurant has a spiral staircase which leads to the upper level. A selection of mezza made up our meal.

The post Randa (Maroush) – Kensington High Street appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/randa-maroush-kensington-high-street/feed/ 0 2401
Pizza Express Makeover! http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pizza-express-makeover/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pizza-express-makeover/#respond Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:09:08 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2848 Pizza Express is undergoing a real change at the moment! Pizza Express in Richmond recently opened its newly refurbished restaurant.

The post Pizza Express Makeover! appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/pizza-express-makeover/feed/ 0 2848
Konoba Moskar – Dubrovnik, Croatia http://ratemybistro.co.uk/konoba-moskar-dubrovnik-croatia/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/konoba-moskar-dubrovnik-croatia/#respond Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:09:38 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2832 Situated just up from the Stradun (the main street of the city) in Dubrovnik in the Old Town, is Konoba Moskar. It was our first restaurant that we dined at on our Croatia holiday.

The post Konoba Moskar – Dubrovnik, Croatia appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/konoba-moskar-dubrovnik-croatia/feed/ 0 2832
iPhone and Android Browser Support http://ratemybistro.co.uk/iphone-and-android-browser-support/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/iphone-and-android-browser-support/#respond Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:07:52 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2796 You can now browse our website on the iPhone, Android mobile and Windows mobile.

The post iPhone and Android Browser Support appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/iphone-and-android-browser-support/feed/ 0 2796
Jom Makan – Westfield London http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jom-makan-westfield-london/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jom-makan-westfield-london/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:01:50 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2464 This Malaysian restaurant has a fairly extensive menu, but as we were there at lunchtime, we decided to go for the Spring Set Lunch! The Mee Goreng Sayur was supposed to be an egg noodle dish but it was nice that I was able to have rice noodles instead. The thin rice noodles, together with...

The post Jom Makan – Westfield London appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/jom-makan-westfield-london/feed/ 0 2464
Raoul’s Cafe – Little Venice http://ratemybistro.co.uk/raouls-cafe-little-venice/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/raouls-cafe-little-venice/#comments Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:09:18 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2569 Raoul's Cafe is definitely the place to come to for Sunday brunch. The cafe was so busy and full when we went there on this particular Sunday. We thought that we would be waiting a really long time for a table. So we were pleasantly surprised when we were seated within five or so minutes.

The post Raoul’s Cafe – Little Venice appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/raouls-cafe-little-venice/feed/ 1 2569
New Website Design http://ratemybistro.co.uk/new-website-design/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/new-website-design/#comments Wed, 13 Oct 2010 08:10:36 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2724 We hope you like the new website design and as always we appreciate any comments or feedback.

The post New Website Design appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/new-website-design/feed/ 2 2724
A La Crepe – Stockholm (Sodermalm) http://ratemybistro.co.uk/a-la-crepe-stockholm-sodermalm/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/a-la-crepe-stockholm-sodermalm/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2010 12:27:01 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2242 A La Crepe is a lovely place to come for pancakes, sweet and savoury. The seats were surrounded by patterned cushions against huge windows. It's nice that on a hot day that they fully open these windows.

The post A La Crepe – Stockholm (Sodermalm) appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/a-la-crepe-stockholm-sodermalm/feed/ 0 2242
Cafe De La Paix – Chelsea http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-de-la-paix-chelsea/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-de-la-paix-chelsea/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2010 19:45:42 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=1920 If you want a good range of teas and hot drinks, then Cafe De La Paix is right up your street! They have the regular tea bag teas, herbal teas, coffees, soy milk, but they also have a few extra special teas! It was difficult to decide between the chai tea and the mint tea...

The post Cafe De La Paix – Chelsea appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/cafe-de-la-paix-chelsea/feed/ 0 1920
La Porchetta – Camden Town/Chalk Farm http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-porchetta-camden-townchalk-farm/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-porchetta-camden-townchalk-farm/#comments Fri, 24 Sep 2010 13:13:20 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2261 La Porchetta is a great Italian restaurant. I have always just had pizza at this restaurant, but this time, as I was with my brother, we also decided to sample some of their starter dishes.

The post La Porchetta – Camden Town/Chalk Farm appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/la-porchetta-camden-townchalk-farm/feed/ 1 2261
Montana’s Cookhouse – Niagara Falls, Canada http://ratemybistro.co.uk/montanas-cookhouse-niagara-falls-canada/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/montanas-cookhouse-niagara-falls-canada/#comments Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:50:13 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2525 Montana's is a great place to go to if you are looking for a hearty meaty meal, although they do have some good vegetarian dishes as well.

The post Montana’s Cookhouse – Niagara Falls, Canada appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/montanas-cookhouse-niagara-falls-canada/feed/ 1 2525
Me Love Sushi – Swiss Cottage http://ratemybistro.co.uk/me-love-sushi-swiss-cottage/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/me-love-sushi-swiss-cottage/#respond Thu, 09 Sep 2010 12:20:16 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2561 With such a cute name such as Me Love Sushi, it is difficult not to fall in love with this restaurant. Me Love Sushi has quite a nice varied menu. It has lots of sushi items but also has hot dishes such as tempura, noodles and rice.

The post Me Love Sushi – Swiss Cottage appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/me-love-sushi-swiss-cottage/feed/ 0 2561
Bla Porten Cafe – Stockholm (Djurgarden) http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bla-porten-cafe-stockholm-djurgarden/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bla-porten-cafe-stockholm-djurgarden/#respond Thu, 02 Sep 2010 09:59:51 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2247 On the gorgeous picturesque island of Djurgarden is this sweet cafe. I only discovered Bla Porten as I saw these dark iron gates which were framing a contrasting lush green area.

The post Bla Porten Cafe – Stockholm (Djurgarden) appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bla-porten-cafe-stockholm-djurgarden/feed/ 0 2247
Portobello Ristorante Pizzeria – Notting Hill http://ratemybistro.co.uk/portobello-ristorante-pizzeria-notting-hill/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/portobello-ristorante-pizzeria-notting-hill/#respond Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:50:25 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2405 Great quality pizza and a lovely atmosphere is what you get at Portobello Ristorante Pizzeria. The restaurant is fairly small and you can see the big dome wood burning oven situated at the back of the dining area. There is also an outdoor seating area, which looked like it would accommodate the same amount of diners as the inside of the restaurant.

The post Portobello Ristorante Pizzeria – Notting Hill appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/portobello-ristorante-pizzeria-notting-hill/feed/ 0 2405
Mauve Lounge at Swissotel The Howard – Temple http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mauve-lounge-at-swissotel-the-howard-temple/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mauve-lounge-at-swissotel-the-howard-temple/#respond Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:43:30 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2114 The Mauve Lounge is so spacious and has luxurious purple seating. There are huge wall sized windows which contributes to the light and airy atmosphere. It’s nice that the “Mauve” theme is displayed through all the décor.

The post Mauve Lounge at Swissotel The Howard – Temple appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/mauve-lounge-at-swissotel-the-howard-temple/feed/ 0 2114
Nem Nem Quan – Stockholm (Sodermalm) http://ratemybistro.co.uk/nem-nem-quan-stockholm-sodermalm/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/nem-nem-quan-stockholm-sodermalm/#comments Thu, 05 Aug 2010 20:23:19 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2237 As you enter Nem Nem Quan, some of the seating area is divided by lush green bamboo plants. This Vietnamese restaurant is a busy one. The first time we went there, it was full and the staff weren't sure how long we would have to wait for a table.

The post Nem Nem Quan – Stockholm (Sodermalm) appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/nem-nem-quan-stockholm-sodermalm/feed/ 1 2237
Boston Pizza – Mississauga, Canada http://ratemybistro.co.uk/boston-pizza-mississauga-canada/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/boston-pizza-mississauga-canada/#respond Thu, 29 Jul 2010 15:32:26 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2517 Boston Pizza is a fairly big restaurant with the definite feel of a sports bar! As we were a big group, we were given a long table in the centre of the restaurant. The chairs were dark heavy metal ones and they had matching tables. There were tv screens around showing various sports, such as...

The post Boston Pizza – Mississauga, Canada appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/boston-pizza-mississauga-canada/feed/ 0 2517
Belgo – Kingsway http://ratemybistro.co.uk/belgo-kingsway/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/belgo-kingsway/#respond Mon, 19 Jul 2010 04:04:30 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=2250 Belgo has a really lively and sociable atmosphere. There is the comfy seating at the front of the restaurant and then this extends to the dining area.

The post Belgo – Kingsway appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/belgo-kingsway/feed/ 0 2250
Ca’puccino – Westfield London http://ratemybistro.co.uk/capuccino-westfield-london/ http://ratemybistro.co.uk/capuccino-westfield-london/#comments Thu, 08 Jul 2010 07:58:55 +0000 http://ratemybistro.co.uk/?p=1405 Ca'puccino has two floors and the relaxed atmosphere is helped by the spacious seating areas. The upstairs floor has some comfy seating and white leather chairs. The lighting is slightly dark. It would be very easy to spend quite a lot of time here. We liked the quirky decor of tower blocks of books distributed over the two floors.

The post Ca’puccino – Westfield London appeared first on Rate My Bistro.

http://ratemybistro.co.uk/capuccino-westfield-london/feed/ 1 1405