Ok, so we all love a delicious meal or a few cocktails at the bar. But what we love even more, is taking #instaworthy snaps of what we are eating, and where we are eating it! Here at TSE we all have our favourite spots to do so – our holy grails for food, fun and photos, plus our must-see eateries and photo-favourite bars. They offer the ultimate destinations to add ‘chic’ and ‘style’ to your Insta feed. Ok, enough bragging… it’s only fair we share them with you now!
Coppa Club, London
Located on the banks of the Thames, Coppa Club is the ideal location to eat, drink and unwind. The enchanting glass pods sit on a south-facing terrace providing breathtaking views of the Thames and an intimate location for socialising – so worthy of a ‘#goals’. The vast menu of European food and the classic cocktails are a must-try!
Tattu provides diners with modern, Chinese cuisine, featuring ingenious and delicious twists on classic dishes. The authentic decor is truly breathtaking and perfectly reflects the delightful colours and ornate designs of traditional Chinese interiors. Tattu is certainly a wow-factor destination for those who love to enjoy traditional flavours combined with modern methods, and a cocktail – or two!
The Ivy Chelsea Garden, London
The iconic Ivy could not be left off our list. Located on the effortlessly chic King’s Road in Chelsea, The Ivy includes an elegant restaurant, beautiful garden and private dining room boasting equally delightful decor. The menu is an exceptional example of modern British fine-dining, ready to be enjoyed in a truly opulent, art-filled space. Expect to rub shoulders with well-known faces in this celeb hotspot.
Peggy Porschen Cakes, London
Probably one of the most regularly posted spots on Instagram, this gem of an eatery is a must-visit – for its decor and its food. Visitors are greeted with the most breathtaking flowered shop front with enchanting lanterns, old fashioned bicycles and lashing of candy floss pink. The magic continues within, where you can expect to devour edible works of art created by exceptionally talented pastry chefs and sugar-craft artists.
Revolucion de Cuba, Belfast
This new addition to Belfast is a very welcome breath of fresh air to the NI foodie scene. Diners can select main dishes, tapas dishes and cocktails from an extensive menu of authentic Cuban flavours. The traditional decor within a vast, open Art Nouveau building is truly something and, most importantly, the rum is plentiful.
Duck and Waffle, London
Located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower with floor to ceiling windows, the Duck and Waffle provides incredible 360 degree views of the city of London – the ultimate #dinnertime snap for your Insta. An impressive sampling and sharing menu of British cuisine with European influences is available to guests 24/7. All dishes are complemented by an iconoclastic cocktail experience in this unique venue.
The Colonnades at the Signet Library, Edinburgh
The Colannades is undoubtedly one of the most charming venues to enjoy afternoon tea that the UK has to offer. Tea is served in a genteel, historical setting surrounded by fluted columns, ornate balustrades and all of the greatest works of literature. The Colonnades is the ultimate location to snap a sophisticated shot of “Edinburgh’s finest afternoon tea”.
The Elan Cafe, London
Perfectly pink and oh so pretty, the Elan Cafe is the premier location for coffee – and a pic! The Elan centres around the philosophy of natural, healthy food and believes coffee should be treated with no less adulation than a fine wine. Its minimum waste system and range of earth-friendly beauty products are just two more strings to add to Elan Cafe’s bow, along with its #instafamous flower wall.
This modern, glasshouse restaurant boasts stunning 360 degree views of Dublin, from cityscape to countryside. Its unique, and extremely popular, New York-Italian-Irish menu consists of fresh, local produce. The ambience in Sophie’s is renowned, owing to the incredibly friendly and accommodating staff. If you fancy snapping a pic of your breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a backdrop of the Dublin skyline, then this is the place for you!
Pullman Restaurant, Galway
Certainly the most unique of our chosen venues, A pic on The Pullman restaurant is sure to secure the likes. Yes, a pic ‘on’ (not ‘in’), the restaurant because The Pullman is, in fact, aboard a train! Set in two exquisitely beautiful and original carriages from the Orient Express, The Pullman certainly provides the wow-factor for that Insta pic with its ornate upholstery, antique lace curtains and mahogany detail. Not to mention the award-winning menu!