155 Bar & Kitchen, Farringdon Road, London

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word: Designer
Food:  Modern classics
Service:  Attentive and friendly
Presentation:  Beautiful interiors, I love the decor – think modern take on 70’s chic
Ambience: Very quiet when we first visited, it’s now picked up the pace and has a real buzz
Location:  Clerkenwell, just a hop-skip and a jump away from Farringdon station
Value for money:  Standard London  prices
Worth a visit?:  If the intro offer was still on, I’d say YES GOGOGO NOW…but It’s not.  Good modern food in a beautifully finished restaurant

I’m loving 155 Bar & Kitchen, the new(ish) kid on the block in Farringdon, set into the Clerkenwell Collection, a newly refurbed ‘out-of-the-box’ retail and gallery space.

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Wheeler’s of St.James’s by Marco Pierre White, DIFC, Dubai

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word: Wheely, wheely good!…Ok, not strictly one word and it came from my husband, I just couldn’t resist!
Food: Fresh, tasty and uncomplicated
Service:  Passionate and knowledgable
Presentation:  Simple and classy
Ambience:  Elegant yet relaxed
Location:  Perfect for catching the working crowd and just off SZR for the rest of us with free parking
Value for money: Yes, generous portions of top quality sea-fare
Worth a visit?: Yep, I’m definitely going back, if only to finish off one of their Chocolate Fondants that defeated me! Brunch anyone?

I was very kindly invited to dine at Marco Pierre White’s lastest Dubai offering by Sept PR to review the predominantly seafood-fare restaurants in DIFC, Wheeler’s of St.James’s.

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