In the middle of the craziness of the week, we made the decision to leave Paris for a few hours, to change the view, the ideas, to discover a new neighbourhood and new tastes.
There has often been a debate about the preference between the two capitals: Paris and London. To me there is no doubt that London is more cosmopolitan than Paris, with a gastronomic scene that is incredibly vast and refined.
Here are two incredibly good addresses to bookmark for your next trip.
“Arriving at this gloriously high-ceilinged brasserie, you’re greeted by fresh flowers from the market a stone’s throw away—the first of many nods to the original and most famous Ivy Restaurant in the West End. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio is on board once again, and has installed a striking antique pewter bar with vintage brass and green leather stools. Throughout, the spacious tables and booths are surrounded by mirrors and marble, and create a haven for business meetings, romantic dinners and informal lunches. The restaurant has many faces, depending on the time of day, with a huge choice of dishes for breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, weekend brunch, light snacks and dinner.” —Harper’s Bazaar
The Ichibuns 22 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QH Greater London,United Kingdom
The menu includes things like king crab ramen, wagyu beef sushi, and a panko-crusted burger, all super delicious.
“Fully realised, this translates into three floors of theatrical drama – practically every surface, including the ceilings, is festooned with an energetic magpie collection of memorabilia, manga comics, cushion covers made of kimonos, period film posters, old coal stoves repurposed as washroom sinks, and a montage of origami paper magnified as wall panels.” —Wallpaper