Holly Hensler

The Food and Drink Editor

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Philosophy and Economics 3rd Year with a penchant for great food, stunning restaurants and fabulous nights out

Dishoom: Bombay in a Dish

Once heralded as London’s best restaurant, Dishoom is a cacophony of flavours, sights and smells. Situated in the middle of the buzzing cosmopolitan Carnaby Street, along with 4 other franchises across central London, Dishoom brings Bombay to your table. The…

Bar Américain is one of Soho’s best bars

Bar Américain is a stunning Art Deco cocktail bar hidden beneath the decorative French restaurant Brassserie Zedel in Piccadilly Circus. Wow, what a bar. The first place I think if when I want to impress anyone is Bar Américain. Found…

Barrafina

Barrafina is a highly sought after, no reservations Spanish tapas restaurant down a quaint street just off the Strand. With 2 other restaurants in Covent Garden and Shaftesbury Avenue respectively, and an elegant but flirty vibe, there’s no excuse not…

Galvin La Chapelle, Liverpool Street

Galvin La Chapelle is a Michelin starred, ‘Best Restaurant of the Year’ award-winning French restaurant situated around Liverpool Street, and it truly delivers on its reputation. Located in an old chapel (hence the name La Chapelle), the original vaulted ceiling…

Heddon Street Kitchen

The Heddon Street Kitchen, one of Gordon Ramsey’s acclaimed restaurants, is tucked away in the eclectic streets of Soho. Offering a range of dishes from many cuisines, the one thing that ties it all together is Ramsey’s style and recipes.…

The New Street Grill

The New Street Grill is a gentlemen’s club style steakhouse and winery with the Michelin Plate – ‘good food, served simply’ – by Liverpool Street Station. 2 weeks ago it was National Chocolate Week – I know, who knew there…

Duck and Waffle

The famed Duck and Waffle is a 24/7 upmarket restaurant forty storeys up, specialising in traditional British cuisine with a focus on small game by Liverpool Street. We went at midnight since there were no availabilities until 11:30 pm, which…

Kibele

Kibele (pronounced Chibelle) is a stylish Turkish restaurant on Great Portland Street in the medium price range. After only opening this year, they have done exceptionally well at making a name for themselves. The folding doors open out onto the…

The Life Goddess

The Life Goddess is an experimental Greek restaurant located on the quaint Store Street specialising in Greek wine and seafood. Drop by for a tapas lunch that changes every day or walk in for a light and colourful dinner perfect…

Villandry

Villandry is a French Mediterranean restaurant on Great Portland Street. In the medium price bracket, it offers a seasonal menu of light dishes with an emphasis on fish and meat. You can’t miss the large French awnings and vibrant window…