Bao, London

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

Blacklock

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

Den udon

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

Smoking Goat

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

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…

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…

Antidote

A few days ago I saw a comment on twitter by the venerable Oisin Rogers, which stood out from the general…

Barnyard

Ollie Dabbous jumped the gun on a host of other young chefs when he opened his eponymous restaurant…

La Giaconda

I’ve been thinking about a recent meal at La Giaconda for a few weeks. Here is a restaurant…

Blanchette

God bless the tube workers! Praise be for whatever they were staying at home for. Oh, and three loud…

Ember Yard

Ember Yard is the fourth restaurant from the Salt Yard Group. Like the others (Salt Yard, Opera Tavern…

The Lockhart

Two weeks in Colorado before Christmas delivered no restaurant food of note (though I wasn’t…

Cafe Murano

There seems to be little in the way of fluff or spin about Angela Hartnett. This is a good thing. So…

Janetira

Thai food is woefully represented in London. It’s all just a bit unimpressive. Unambitious.…

Gymkhana

Imagine a waiter taking it upon himself to crack the perfect, wafer thin caramel on top of your crème…