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You don't have to stop tossing pancakes just because Shrove Tuesday is over. Make them a fixture of your breakfast table with the help of Square Meal's top five pancake joints. Whether you choose a stack of American-style pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, or a delicate French crêpe with a hint of lemon and sugar, treat yourself to a flippin’ marvellous feast and make every day a Pancake Day.
Whether you’ve decided to stay off the sauce for Lent, are shunning booze as part of a detox, or just prefer to go out on the town without feeling worse for wear the next day, there's no need to take the fun out of your bar ordering. Check out Square Meal’s pick of the best juices, teas and mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) on offer at London’s bars.
The main St Patrick’s Day celebrations pass in a flurry of lurid green felt hats, temporary shamrock tattoos and many, many pints of Guinness. But if you’re hoping to celebrate Ireland’s national day with a touch more dignity and sophistication, look to London’s Irish-owned restaurants or visit Square Meal’s suggestions for the pubs and bars serving the best stout in town.
Square Meal has scoured the four-mile stretch of west London's riverbank, from Putney Bridge to Hammersmith Bridge, for perfect pubs and favourite restaurants at which to enjoy the river views - or watch the all-important Boat Race when the time comes. Here are 10 of the best.
Make the most of London’s beautiful skyline with the top 10 restaurants offering picturesque views. From the go-to spots for vistas of the river to the places that capture the capital’s iconic landmarks from their best side, Square Meal maps out the city as you’ve never seen it before.
Do away with your preconceptions: today's pop-ups, supper clubs, and their newer siblings, chef residencies, are an altogether more spruced-up and luxurious experience than their anything-goes boho ancestors. From slick, one-table affairs to fine-dining tasting menus cooked by superstar chefs, there’s something for everyone in London’s underground dining scene. If you decide to turn your back on Michelin stars for one night, you’ll be riding sky-high with these pop-up restaurants, supper clubs and temporary chef residencies.
Show your mum she’s worth her weight in gold by treating her to a lazy brunch, gourmet set lunch or decadent afternoon tea.