My Favourites

Having been a food blogger for almost two years, it hasn’t been an easy job pulling together five of my all time favourite restaurants. These establishments haven’t been handpicked just because their food is utterly delicious, there is a lot more to it than that with each of them offering something unique. So, without further ado, and in order of ranking, my top 5 favourite restaurants:

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Asides from the food landing a perfect, and tasty, 10 out of 10 on my scale, the only 10 out of 10 on my scale (not entirely surprising given it has two Michelin stars and rated number 10 of the world’s best 50 restaurants); this was the restaurant BW had taken me to the first birthday I spent with him. Cheesy, but aside from the food, The Ledbury holds great sentimental value to me.

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With their menu boasting my ultimate favourite dessert in the whole of London – the chocolate fondant – I am possibly one of their biggest fans. There’s nothing not to love about Novikov. Not only is the food great every time, what also draws me back though is the atmosphere; it’s fun, loud, and full of beautiful people.

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Yes, there are plenty of other burger places in London, but Red Iron was the first burger joint review I did on my blog and my favourite of them all! The bacon and blue cheese burger is just amazing every time!

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Tired of the same old halal gourmet burger joints opening up, I was craving something different yet still comforting, and that’s when I stumbled on Sticky Wings.  Crunchy, yummy, tangy buffalo wings, jerk twist, chilli and barbeque wings, a real break from the norm. Also a big shout out to Sticky Wings who do not take tips, but instead welcome donations to ECHO, a children’s charity for the treatment of heart conditions.

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The standard of food at this restaurant is overall one of the best I’ve experienced (indeed it does boast one Michelin star), especially their creamy burrata and crunchy crème brulee. It also happens to be the restaurant where I thought BW was going to propose to me, so when he slowly reached inside his jacket pocket I shuffled nervously (and excitedly) in my seat, only to find that he was reaching for his phone. To make matters worse, he repeated this twice more and I fell for it each time – an embarrassing but memorable meal. Sadly the London restaurant doesn’t offer halal food, but it’s definitely one to visit for a special night out next time you’re in Dubai.

    • Anonymous
    • December 19, 2014

    U love La Petit maison in dubai too sis its soo yummy ♥

    • Anonymous
    • December 30, 2014

    This blog is great! Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks!

  1. did you not find sticky wings incredibly salty? they are nice at first but become too much after a while

    1. mmmmmm, I ended up eating the bones clean but I did visit them a while ago now or they could have had an off day!

  2. p.s great blog, I always use it to find new places!

    • Shaz
    • February 23, 2015

    Total waste of time and money at red iron. I went there with my wife and ordered starters with two mains. Didn’t receive the starters and requested a refund. In the end I was accused of eating starters and lying to get my money back. A share £1.95p

    Shocking was all I could think. I left the £1.95 as charity to the company and would never go or recomend anyone to go there. Shocking.

    1. Aw no, I’m really disappointed that you didn’t have a good dining experience – were they really busy when you went? If they were, your starters must have got lost in the rush and they didn’t realise! 🙁

        • Shaz
        • February 25, 2015

        Hey they won’t busy at all. Was just total disappointment.

        Customer service at a all time low. Shocking that a resturent could accuse someone for £1.95.

        I’m sure you wouldn’t get that at SAMs chicken.

        There’s much better restaurants out there then red iron.

        Halal girl. Try out Sand flames in North acton I went there today. A real halal burger experience and amazing customer service. Would love to hear your reviews on that place. I got a meal for two with deserts and was lovely. Try the shisha.

        1. Sams Chicken is a secret guilty pleasure of mine – their chicken strips burger is the bomb with the chilli sauce!!

          Cool, shall add Sand Flames to my list – thanks for the recommendation 🙂

    • Anonymous
    • February 24, 2015

    is the ledbury serving halal food?

    1. If you request in advance, yes.

    • Iqbal
    • March 17, 2015

    We decided to go try out Red Iron Burgers on Saturday night, and I must say it was an excellent decision! Wait time was 30-40 minutes (7:30pm) which is expected on a Saturday night. All of us went for the signature Red Iron Burgers – and they were a hit with everyone. So were the buffalo and bbq wings. Service was great. All in all a lovely night out with the family.

    1. Glad you enjoyed 🙂

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