Lunch at Gymkhana in Mayfair, London

Gymkhana is a London restaurant inspired by Colonial Indian joints in Dehli and Mumbai, members clubs known as gymkhana clubs that were set up by the British Raj as places for the high society to socialise and dine. So when you enter the restaurant in Mayfair, an exclusive’s neighbourhood of London, you feel like stepping back to another time and place.


Gymkhana opened two years ago and was considered one of the greatest restaurant openings in 2013. The restaurant spreads over two floors (ground and lower ground), with one dining room, a bar and two alcoves reserved for private parties.… Continue reading →

McQueen Afternoon Tea at The Kensington Hotel

This Spring/Summer the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is running an exhibition celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times: Alexander McQueen. After visiting Savage Beauty at the museum, you can continue your immersion into McQueen’s world with Afternoon Tea at nearby The Kensington Hotel.


The Kensington Hotel is an elegant hotel situated at the corner of Queen’s Gate and the Old Brompton Road, in a beautiful 19th Century townhouse with white façade and columns.


The decor inside the hotel varies in colours and furniture styles between the different… Continue reading →

Brunch at Vinoteca Kings Cross

As the brunch lover that I am, I’m always on the look out for good brunch spots in London. So I was very happy to hear that the new Vinoteca – recently opened in Kings Cross – had a brunch menu…and a brunch wine menu!

The restaurant is the fifth and largest member of the Vinoteca family and it’s located on King’s Boulevard, just in between King’s Cross and St Pancras stations.


The new Vinoteca looks a bit different from the other restaurants of the group (Farringdon, Soho, Marylebone, Chiswick). This one is housed in a brand new,… Continue reading →