DUCK AND RICE: Stylish British pub with copper beer tanks and upstairs dining room serving elevated Chinese dishes. A fantastic main menu - there’s Singapore noodles, crispy duck pancakes and sweet and sour pork are highlights. The snacks too, are fabulous including a sparkling dish of cashew nuts seemingly dry fried with fresh chilli, crisped shallots and salt until the natural oils run. - Location: 90 Berwick St, W1F 0QB - Contact: 020 3327 7888
Hidden behind the hustle of London’s Oxford Street, Ethos Foods’ meat-free menu boasts an impressive array of vegetarian and vegan delights from across the world. The meals are served buffet style with diners loading up plates which are weighed at the counter. We were able to sample a number of Ethos Foods specialties, from Japanese Miso Aubergine to Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings. Ethos has already received an accolade for its Nordic inspired interiors which feature silver birch trees.
PARADISE GARAGE: The first East London outpost of Robin and Sarah Gill’s growing collection of restaurants there ought to be more of (which includes both The Dairy and The Manor), it serves relaxed, inventive European bistro food and wine from a bustling open counter kitchen in a converted Bethnal Green railway arch. - Location: 96 Kensington High Street, W8 4SG - Contact: 020 7221 2000