The City is full of amazing restaurants, whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a lavish hotspot for dinner, the team at City Matters has done their research for you.
If you’re looking for a beautiful spot for dinner, then Piazza Italiana is the place to try. Situated in the heart of the City, in the grade II listed venue on Threadneedle Street in the former British Linen Bank. There is no doubt in my mind that you’ll be blown away by its stunning opulence – with high ornate ceilings, exquisite chandeliers, Neoclassical Corinthian columns and floor-to-ceiling arched windows, allowing natural daylight to shine in.
If you’re a truffle fan, you will be spoilt for choice. I would highly recommend trying their Tagliolini Al Tartufo, the tagliolini with truffle sauce is spun in a pecorino wheel at the table. This dish is rich and indulgent but perfectly portioned. For dessert the tiramisu is a must. Piazza Italiana is an incredible addition to London’s bustling dining scene. Great service, amazing food, and stunning interiors – what are you waiting for?
38 Threadneedle St EC2R 8AY
If you’re a fan of Mexican food, then you need to head on over to Wahaca. If you’re feeling hungry, why not start with the nachos. They come as a very generous sized portion and can be topped with chorizo. The small plates at Wahaca are a firm favourite here at City Matters, and are great for sharing. The tacos are also fabulous. If you’re in the mood for trying the small plates then the great selection of taquitos and quesadillas are also good options. With so many great small plates on the menu you really are spoilt for choice. But, if you’re in the mood for a larger meal they have a good selection of burritos. The cocktails are superb and well-worth a try. However, you cannot leave this place without trying the churros with the chocolate sauce, of course. This restaurant boasts a lovely casual setting that is the perfect place for a weeknight bite with a friend.
140 Tabernacle St EC2A 4SD
Shoreditch | Wahaca
Situated a short walk from St Paul’s station, Ping Pong is the perfect restaurant for dim sum lovers. This restaurant provides consistently great food which is cooked to perfection. The handmade dim sum selection at Ping Pong is fantastic, whether you are in the mood for chicken or tofu they have got you covered. However, if you’re in the mood to try something else, the duck baos are superb. They come as four fluffy white steamed buns served with shredded duck, pickled ginger, fresh cucumber, crispy shallot and hoi sin sauce. The spicy vegetable dumplings are cooked extremely well and are a great addition to your table. Dining at Ping Pong is always a wonderful experience and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. With so many choices on the menu, there really is something for everyone. However, if you’re specifically in the mood for dim sum – this is the place to try!
1 Bread St, London EC4M 9BE
Crown Afternoon Tea
If you’re looking to try an afternoon tea this weekend, why not head over to boutique hotel Vintry & Mercer. The Crown Afternoon Tea, which is enjoyed in the Mercer Roof Terrace boasts stunning views of the City. Available every weekend, guests are treated to an afternoon tea inspired by the opulent world of British royalty, with a special Princess & Prince’s Afternoon Tea available for children. This afternoon tea is beautifully presented, you will be impressed with the intricate detail the handcrafted pastry selection holds. The Crown Afternoon Tea will cost £49.50 per person or £64.50 with a glass of Charles Heidsieck Champagne brut or Royal Tea Pot Tails and £69.50 when with a glass of Charles Heidsieck Champagne rosé. The Princess & Prince’s Afternoon Tea costs £37.50 per child. The Mercer Roof Terrace is a fabulous hidden gem in the City and perfect to enjoy the very few days of sunshine we have this year. A great afternoon tea to try this weekend.
19-20 Garlick Hill EC4V 2AU
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The Landmark London
If you’re looking for a stunning afternoon tea to try this weekend then be sure to head on over to The Landmark London. This five-star Grand Dame Hotel based in Marylebone, is most certainly picture perfect. On entry to The Landmark London, guests are greeted by towering palm trees framing the Winter Garden Restaurant.
The High Sea High Tea here is impressive, expect afternoon tea classics with a seafood twist. This seafood-inspired afternoon tea, which is available Saturday and Sunday between 1PM and 5PM, serving fresh seafood sandwiches. This afternoon tea will set you back £88.00 per person including a glass of Champagne.
Prepare to be dazzled with an extraordinary menu, which includes, a Ceviche of scallops with tiger milk, heritage carrots, and passionfruit. The hosts and hostesses are fabulous, providing excellent service.
The Landmark London is the ultimate definition of class and sophistication – perfect for that special occasion.
222 Marylebone Rd NW1 6JQ
5 Star Luxury Hotel In London – The Landmark London