Bon Vivant’s Best Bits of 2015

We like to keep our readers informed and up to date with London’s latest happenings, but we also like to create ‘top 10’ and ‘best of’ guides that you can keep referring to time and time again.

Here we recap some of the best guides we published in 2015.

The Best Restaurants in Covent Garden

The past few years have seen Covent Garden transform from a tourist destination to a shopping, restaurant and bar destination.

The Ivy Covent Garden

The street performers and theatrical elements remain, which has kept a unique flair to the area, but the capital’s most successful restaurateurs have also entered stage right.

Read our guide to the best restaurants in Covent Garden.

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

Bernardi's Restaurant

From Michelin-starred food to bowls of pasta, meatballs and free-flowing prosecco, read our guide to the best Italian restaurants in London.

The Best Hotel Bars in London

London’s hotel bar scene has thrived over the last few years with some of the world’s best bar tenders and mixologists at the helm.

Scarfes Bar Rosewood London

From The Connaught to The Rosewood and the Corinthia, read our guide to the best hotel bars in London.

The Best Wine Bars in London

The idea of a traditional wine bar has, thankfully, changed for the better over a recent years and London is now brimming with cool bars specialising in small producers, biodynamic or organic wines, and pairing each glass with good quality food.

New Zealand Cellar

Whether you like your wines from small, lesser-known producers or you’re partial to organic or biodynamic wines, this is our guide to the best wine bars in London.

The Best Restaurants in Soho

At the forefront of London’s food revival, Soho has some fantastic dining options.

Palomar restaurant in Soho

From intimate dining rooms to the 200+ cover Brasserie Zedel and Michelin starred dim sum, read our guide to the best restaurants in Soho.

The Best Japanese Restaurants in London

Whether you like buzzy, sceney restaurants like Nobu and Zuma or intimate restaurants like Sushi Tetsu where the food is the only focus, read our guide to the best Japanese restaurants in London.

Kouzo food

The Best Hotels in The South of France

The Cote d’Azur has been the summer destination of choice for the great and the good for generations and it still retains its fashionable, glamorous reputation today.

Chateau Eza, Eze

From gorgeous chateaux to beach side hotspots and historical hotels, read Bon Vivant Travel‘s guide to the best hotels in the South of France.

Mallorca Travel Guide

With 554km of coastline, Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, situated off the East coast of Spain.

Cap Rocat in Mallorca

With the revitalised cobbled streets of Palma, the world-class golf and the excellent gourmet restaurants scattered around the island, it’s easy to see why Mallorca is one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean.

Read our guide to the best luxury hotels in Mallorca.

Barbados Travel Guide

Barbados is a small island of only 167 square miles with around 280,000 inhabitants. Its main industry is tourism and Rihanna is its most famous export. As well as its world famous rum, of course.

Cobblers Cove in Barbados

Barbados has been the preferred winter holiday destination for Brits for generations – if you are planning a visit soon, read our guide to Barbados’s best hotels and restaurants.

London’s Best Male Grooming Salons

The modern gent needs to do a fair amount of grooming these days – whether you want a haircut in luxurious surroundings or need full body treatments from head to toe, read our guide to the best male grooming salons in London.

Refinery Mayfair

The Bon Vivant Journal in 2016…

And that’s it for 2015. May we wish all of our readers a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Look out for some more of our travel and restaurant guides and reviews in 2016. If you would like to suggest some topics or guides, contact us here.