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Bars & Cafes
St Georges Tavern is the quintessential British pub that boasts of a prolific list of ales, great beers and fantastic bar food to accompany these typically Brit beverages. The restaurant and bar is part of the Nicholson's extensive chain of pubs in London. Drop in, sit back, relax and enjoy some really amazing drinks and yummy grub. Don't forget the reservations.
Located near the London Victoria station, the Travellers Tavern provides commuters with some much needed rest and comfort after a long journey. This bar and cafe has cozy seating arrangements and tables that allow visitors to make themselves comfortable. The menu isn't that extensive, but whatever they have is quite filling. They also have some decent beers available.
This converted church hall opposite Victoria Coach Station offers freshly ground coffee, sandwiches, home-made cakes and light snacks. Cozy and inviting, once you take a seat here you'll want to stay awhile. What's more, the profits (and tips) made from Well Coffee House's delicious, home-made goods go to St Michael's Church.
Caffé Fratelli, found in the heart of central London on Elizabeth Street, prides itself not only in its cuisine and quality coffee - after all, which Italian cafés don't do that? - but also on its sense of community. The café's philosophy, as expressed on its website, is to be at the heart of local life, providing a place for people to meet, relax and catch up in friendly, comfortable surroundings. The nicely laid-out interior is complemented by works from the artist in residence, Nicky Leigh. -Stephen Chappell
Freshly-baked bagels and coffee (with a free refill) are a great way to start the morning. And stuffed bagels - everything from the classic smoked salmon/cream cheese combo and Martha's Vineyard (tuna and humus) to your own custom-made variation, it will get you through the afternoon. Regardless of the Bagel Factory's claim that this is America's best kept health secret, be careful you don't overdo it; bagels are healthy, but they are dense and filling and strangely moreish. Free local delivery is offered and they also provide a catering service. Phone for details of a branch near you.
If you are out to impress somebody then 2 Bridge Place is definitely the place to go. It's perfect in all ways; stylish French cuisine, a spic-and-span dining area and a classy bar as well. The menu is every foodie's delight; Carpaccio of swordfish and tuna with a soy and Chizu dressing, Seared scallops with fried poached quail egg, belly pork and beurre blanc, duck breast, double chocolate brownie cheesecake, et al. If you are still not tempted, you must be kidding.
Scottish cooking is heavily reliant on venison, game birds, hare and salmon and Boisdale is renowned for its quality fare. The elegant and very warm Boisdale of Belgravia is one such place where patrons just love to keep coming back over again. Offering sumptuous fare's that suit every appetite and budget, Boisdale is very welcoming and friendly down to the core. Ingredients are sourced from Scotland and organic vegetables, eggs and even olive oil, are used. Set menus are available with a six-course Menu Gastronomique option. Also check out the "Scottish" bar - billed as the "only malt whiskey and cigar bar in London".
Housed within the Thistle Grosvenor Hotel, The Club Bar offers drinks and decent pub grub, which include quiches, salads, Scottish beef, crayfish, wild duck, and yummy roast figs. Find Pinot Blanc and Shiraz on the wine list. The atmosphere is very laid back and the service is satisfactory, though, the prices can seem steep. But if you are in the locality and are looking for a quality pub, check in right here.
Reunion Champagne and Cocktail Bar is an intimate and upscale bar placed inside the newly refurbished The Grosvenor Hotel and located near the historic railway station 'Victoria Terminus'. Offering an array of beverages, its menu comprises cocktails that you have never tried before. Try its signature Vanilla Berry which has the Havana Club rum mixed with fresh lime juice, crushed forest berries and crème de mure, or some of the other interesting mixes. Its food menu is tempting too with dishes like Charcuterie Slate and sushi sashimi box that is served with wasabi, yuzu and ginger.
Chimes of Pimlico is a couple of minutes walk away from the Victoria Station. This quaint English restaurant has been delighting patrons with its scrumptious British Menu. They are most popular for their authentic English pies and desserts and they also have an extensive menu of wines sourced from across the world. The décor is quite vintage with a polished bar, dark-wood furniture and orange lighting. The place is an ideal venue for a date.
The Balls Brothers have a family wine tradition that dates back more than 50 years, and with it a small string of stylish bars and plush restaurants has emerged. The contemporary chic of their Victoria bar has an air of calm, though it is particularly vibrant with pre-theater goers and after-work drinkers. A delicious menu of traditional English fare is served throughout the day and if you can't find a perky number from the extensive wine list, cocktails are made to order. Conveniently situated a short walk from Victoria Station.
Famous for graceful and sensual dances, the Spanish have also expressed their culture in the form of exotic cuisine. This little bar brings to mind memories of fiery dances as you savor the flavors of a gamut of tapas along with your drink and sway to the very traditional music. Vegetarians can be at home here, for the options are many. Fillings include startling combination's of Anchovies marinated in olive oil, chorizo or Spanish omelet, to tickle the taste buds. Calamari, prawns, Gazpacho, fresh fish, steaks and Paella compete with each other for attention. The woody decor adds to the air of mystery.