Despite being a well travelled diner, I sometimes find it a little overwhelming just how many places I’m still yet to visit. It’s the ultimate FOMO. Whenever I go to London I’m almost annoyed at how many restaurants there are; I mean how can one person possibly hope to try them all in one lifetime?! In a bid to chip away at my ever growing list of places I must visit, here’s my Top 5 hit list for 2016.
Dip & Flip
So burgers have been a thing for a while. Yea they’ve been around forever but y’know; in recent years they got all trendy, and with it they got all juicy and cheesy and brioche bunny… where was I? Ah yes: the point that Dip & Flip have taken the almighty burger and made it mightier by serving it with a bowl of delicious gravy for dunking. It just sounds gloriously gluttonous and I need to indulge.
Duck & Waffle
I can’t say it’s even the food that’s made this creep onto my hit list. It’s more that fantastic location high above the city! Oh and the cocktails that I drool over Rich Woods making on Instagram.
I adore afternoon tea and it’s been an extremely long time since I had one. The Dorchester have one of the most reputable afternoon teas in London and each dainty, pretty picture I see of their cakes makes me so very envious that I’m yet to try one!
The Hand and Flowers
When I left my last job, my incredible colleagues sent me off with a voucher for The Hand and Flowers which blew me away. It’s valid until 2020 (I know) because of the obscene waiting lists, but I am determined to get in there this year! Pub grub with two Michelin stars? I am so excited about experiencing that.
This one is on my hit list for a big weekend in London with Q. Posh hotel, nice outfit and fabulous sushi in that wonderfully stylish restaurant… all washed down with a good few cocktails! Sushi Samba oozes effortless glamour to me, I need a bit of that soon! I would love love love to get involved in their Kobe Programme, but at £144 for a ribeye I think that’ll have to stay off the hit list for a little while!
So, what’s on your hit list? Let me know!