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…

Barrafina, Adelaide St

So the new Barrafina is super good. You need more? Well, it’s the same as the first incarnation,…

Arabica

“How do you feel about doing Arabica again tomorrow evening?” Pinged the Whatsapp…

The Palomar

My Dad has a brilliant way with words. That is not to say he’s a poet, or a man of such literary…

Primeur & Verden

Some thoughts on two interesting new places in north-east-ish and north-east London. Primeur…

Beast

Here is a random list of things people spend money on: Chelsea match day ticket – between £40…

Fera at Claridges

Tasting menus can be a real challenge. They’re a challenge to the kitchen. Have we got the right…

Lyle’s

Here’s a little gift from me to you: a bingo card to keep you entertained as you read the forthcoming…