Oldroyd

What makes a good local restaurant? Of course it needs to be quick to get to and from. Somewhere within…

Marksman

“This place used to be a proper London boozer. Nah farking look at it.” Said the nice…

Berber & Q

More often than I thought I would, I reflect on a long weekend in Marrakech and the food we ate when…

Towpath

This is not somewhere to head if you’re the kind of person that sits down for lunch and wonders “why…

Bao, London

“So a bao’s basically just a slider” declared the girl a few seats down, as she inspected the…

Brassica, Dorset

It’s the same old story on the new restaurant front: I make it fifty so far this year (via Hot…

Blacklock

It seems the low to middle-end concept restaurant has gone full circle. Which, if you think about…

Peckham Bazaar

I am, by some quirk of fate, both the first and the last person to make it to Peckham Bazaar. The last,…

Fields

Some point soon I’ll get round to writing a few thoughts on eating out in Melbourne. A week…

Den udon

Towards the end of last year there was a(nother) wave of new ramen restaurants in London. We got Kanada-ya.…

The Manor

Here’s the background: young chefs and partners open a restaurant in Clapham, cooking modern…

The XLB at DTF

I’m going to devote a bit of space and more images than usual to Din Tai Fung, because I took…

Smoking Goat

I shall, for once, cut straight to the chase. Last Friday I went to a preview at a new restaurant on…

Nothing new

It was when I cancelled my booking for one of London’s (apparently) better openings of the…

Raw Duck

Out of every disaster comes opportunity. Or something like that. Has there been a more sudden and…

Dom’s Place

I’ve seen the future and it’s kebab shaped. No. Sorry. It’s adana shaped. In…