Luke Sillett

UK Editor of DesignMyNight. Alcohol aficionado, food fan and London bus enthusiast. Tweeting: @luke_sillett

Aquavit London - Nordic Afternoon Tea Review

Aquavit London  - Nordic Afternoon Tea Review I was with a friend recently who had the temerity to suggest he couldn’t find any decent, quintessentially British afternoon teas to take his visiting Italian mother to during her trip to London. His poor mum. There are loads. From swanky restaurants to literally every half decent hotel in... Read more >

Brasserie Blanc Tower Bridge - London Restaurant Review

Brasserie Blanc Tower Bridge  - London Restaurant Review Being originally from Essex, I only really find myself knocking about Tower Hill when I’m heading back to visit my family via The Essex Portal Fenchurch Street Station. And though I usually spend this time dodging tourists and desperately trying to avoid eye contact with anyone I might have... Read more >

Heliot Steak House - London Brunch Review

Heliot Steak House - London Brunch Review I know it, they know it and you know it: there’s never been a better time to brunch in London. From cutesy corners in Kensington to industrial warehouse spaces in East London, unlikely hangouts all over the city have succumbed and the inevitable brunch bug has spread just about... Read more >

Florentine Waterloo - London Restaurant Review

Florentine Waterloo - London Restaurant Review The summer’s approaching and even pale face nightwalkers like myself are drawn nearer to the water come the warmer months. Hordes flock to the Southbank in search of sun, sights and good places to eat – but, in my humble opinion, they’re all missing a trick. Though only opening in... Read more >

Smokey Tails at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen - London Brunch Review

Smokey Tails at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen - London Brunch Review Maybe it’s my cliché appreciation of avocados or perhaps more likely, it’s just my unabashed passion for daytime drinking; but like the rest of London, I love a bottomless brunch. And luckily for me - owing to the huge surge in popularity over the last few years -... Read more >

Six Storeys on Soho - London Restaurant Review

Six Storeys on Soho - London Restaurant Review Many a seasoned Soho-er will know of the beautifully-decadent 17th Century townhouse overlooking Soho Square, but perhaps not quite as many will be privy to the faded-glamour stylings of its newest inhabitants, Six Storeys on Soho. Spanning (yep, you guessed it) six separate floors -... Read more >

Vinoteca Farringdon - London Restaurant Review

Vinoteca Farringdon - London Restaurant Review Inspired by the cosy but cool bars of Spain and Italy, Vinoteca Farringdon is a Clerkenwell wine shop and restaurant known for its creative modern European cuisine, its romantic interiors and its quite frankly ginormous selection of more than 285 wines. The Venue & Atmosphere On opening their... Read more >

The Otherist Liverpool Street - London Restaurant Bar Review

The Otherist Liverpool Street - London Restaurant Bar Review Opening late last year and toting an all-day offering from breakfast right the way through to last-train-territory drinks, The Otherist sits near to Liverpool Street and was brought to our fair city by one of London's most renowned bar and restaurant groups, Drake & Morgan. The Venue and... Read more >

Aviary Moorgate - London Rooftop Review

Aviary Moorgate - London Rooftop Review Located on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel and overlooking Finsbury Square, Aviary is a brand spanking new rooftop bar and restaurant fronting bespoke cocktails, cool interiors, an indulgent food menu and one hell of an alfresco terrace. The Venue and Ambience Though only... Read more >

Northbank Restaurant - London Restaurant Review

Northbank Restaurant - London Restaurant Review Much like Solange Knowles, myself and other unfairly underrated younger siblings everywhere, ‘Northbank’ as an area (the various patches of hubbub that sit on the other side of the river from the Southbank) is often overlooked in favour of its more iconic counterpart. Is that fair? Well... Read more >

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