Wining and Dining Through London

In London you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to bars and restaurants. From the food quarter off of Regent Street, to the wine bars and food of Borough Market, to an afternoon tea in the Ritz; one of the most famous settings for taking tea there is. If you are looking for a bar or restaurant in London, you are sure to fit something that you will love.

Bars and restaurants in London used to be found mainly in the main tourist areas, or tucked behind little streets that only the initiated would know about. A new phenomenon in London is the areas being set up purely to cater for your food and drink needs. One of the most popular being the O2 arena with array of bars and restaurants all under the one roof of a modern design icon.

If you are thinking about going for something to eat, but would like more than just going to a restaurant, try the bars and restaurants at the O2. There is a variety to suit every taste and budget and you will have an experience to go with it.

There are two solely drinking bars at the O2; The Champagne bar and the cocktail bar. These two are perfect for special occasions, be it an intimate date or for a party. On a non-event, mid-week night, the feel at the O2 is relaxed. As with most of the bars and restaurants at the O2, you can book private parties at the cocktail bar and they’ve gained a reputation for an amazing night out.

The Restaurants at the O2 are so varied in style and price. Try the Gaucho when you are out for a special meal. The Argentinian steaks are heralded as ‘The true taste of Argentina’. At the other end of the spectrum, and a family favourite, is Frankie and Benny’s with its’ choices of salads, grills and puddings, not forgetting it’s breakfasts.


If you are looking for an evening of friends, music, food and sport, an evening bowling at Brooklyn Bowl in the O2 is the experience to be had. The Rock and Roll music nights are great fun and attract quite a crowd – book early. It’s smart and has table service, but best of all you can drink draught beers, eat southern comfort food, listen to great music and bowl. It’s something quite different to find in such a major venue.

There is always something quirky coming up in the line-up at the O2 arena. One that is coming up in the next few weeks that has the foodie appeal is the Hyper Japan Festival The specifically food and drinks parts of the festival are the ‘Sake experience’ and the amazing shaved ice and ice cream Japanese puddings.

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