Luke Sillett

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

London's newest Korean BBQ joint? We paid Olle a visit.

London's newest Korean BBQ joint? We paid Olle a visit.

BBQ and Korean-inspired flavours at Olle. From sushi-making classes in Soho to self-serving grills on the Southbank, this city’s foodie scene has proved time and time again that we’re mad for a cook-your-own concept. A fact not wasted on the recently-opened Olle; a Korean BBQ restaurant…

Ceviche Old St - London Restaurant Review

Ceviche Old St - London Restaurant Review

Peruvian dining has seen somewhat of a revolution in London over the last few years, and without tooting their horn too early in this review; that’s largely thanks to the guys behind Ceviche. Serving up a huge selection of punchy small plates and their own Pisco-powered cocktails, Ceviches…

We tested out The Test Kitchen

We tested out The Test Kitchen

Adam Simmonds' new concept The Test Kitchen opened in summer 2017. High end dining with Michelin-grade cuisine can be a downright fascinating thing to experience. Innovative cooking techniques, far-flung flavours and unpractical crockery galore - it’s all part of the fun. But for those who have…

Tabun Kitchen Soho - London Restaurant Review

Tabun Kitchen Soho - London Restaurant Review

It’s no secret that as a city London is pretty hot on decent Middle Eastern cuisine. Finding region-specific, authentic eateries however, is a slightly trickier affair. With that in mind - and taking into consideration my own unabashed passion for all-things-flatbread - you can only imagine how…

STK London - 'STK Lovers Menu' Review

STK London - 'STK Lovers Menu' Review

It’s not difficult to find good steak in London. In fact, it’s ridiculously easy to find good steak in London. From famed Argentinian hangouts on Broadway Market to plush and classic steakhouses in Mayfair, the choice in this city is enough to scare any cow silly. But in such a crowded and…

Nirvana Kitchen Marble Arch - London Restaurant Review

Nirvana Kitchen Marble Arch - London Restaurant Review

Nirvana Kitchen might sound like the type of name given to a restaurant project of a later-year rock super fan, but in reality there’s little brash or loud about this subtle foodie haven located in the Montcalm London Marble Arch. Instead of iconic rifts and hordes of one-track groupies, this place…

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 Zone…

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 gone…

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 everywherepossible…

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 the…