Category Archive: London & the UK

Pollen Street Social

It’s been barely open a few months, but Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social has already become one of the most touted places to eat in the capital. Word has it that more than 5000… Continue reading

Giant Robot

It’s been a while since we convened our Boy’s Brunch Club (a.k.a the cunningly abbreviated ‘BBC’). This time, rather than stick to already tried and road-tested brunch venues like Hawksmoor or The Modern… Continue reading

Candy Cafe

I find that few places in Chinatown do decent Asian desserts which is ironic because its exactly after the usual hyper-tasty, MSG-packed Chinese meal where one tends to need and crave dessert more… Continue reading

Alain Ducasse @ The Dorchester

If only there was such a thing as a 4 Michelin Star restaurant… what a fitting venue it would have made for Jo and myself to mark the turn of our 4 years… Continue reading

Soseki: Japanese Kaiseki cuisine fit for an emperor

** Unfortunately, since writing this post, Soseki has since closed down in December 2011** I received a rather sombre e-mail some weeks back from Saki, a very decent Japanese sushi bar-cum-restaurant near my… Continue reading

Poppies of Spitalfields

Craving a good ol’ British Fish & Chips, we headed up to our new local Chippy on Hanbury Street which opened earlier this year. Word has it that Poppies is run by owner… Continue reading

Towpath @ Regent’s Canal, Haggerston

What a bee-ee-Ay-utiful day it was in London today. 20°C…sunny, clear blue skies… not a spot of cloud… and we’re still not even halfway through April yet. Seems the British summer has showed… Continue reading

Bob Bob Ricard

If I had all the money in the world, I would install one of Bob Bob Ricard’s infamous gold-plated “Press for Champagne” SOS buttons smack beside my living room couch. Fine, its a… Continue reading

Wild Honey

Having to pre-book dinner at least a week in advance for Michelin starred places can sometimes be a pain, especially if you get that sudden pang for posh nosh. However, I’ve found that… Continue reading

St John Bread and Wine

Few have championed British cuisine more than Fergus Henderson and his St John restaurant. Many regard his book Nose to Tail Eating: A Kind Of British Cooking as the saviour of British cuisine, steering… Continue reading

Mason and Taylor

The craft-beer and real ale scene has certainly seen a recent boom in the capital. With that has come the emergence of more and more specialist beer pubs such as the Draft House… Continue reading

Viajante

It’s taken me a long time to get round to visiting Viajante. The irony of it all is that it’s just a 10 minute bus ride from my place. It’s been open barely… Continue reading

Kopapa

Fusion food is often difficult to get right. There’s such a fine line between brilliant and shambolic. A little too much to the right or left and what ensues is an overcomplicated disarray… Continue reading

Barbecoa

Britain doesn’t exactly have a great reputation when it comes to barbecue. I think a lot of it has to do with the trials and tribulations of the classic British summer… Hopefuls out… Continue reading

Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons

After more than 8 years in London, I finally got round to sorting out my driver’s licence last year (an actual official UK one that is… not the ‘made in Malaysia’ type which… Continue reading

So long TwentyTen…

As 2010 draws to a close, I’m starting to reminisce about all the great food I’ve had all year. Here is a round up of the very best which TwentyTen had to offer…… Continue reading

Chez Bruce

I get the feeling that Londoners are divided into those who have been to Chez Bruce (and absolutely love it), and those who haven’t been to Chez Bruce. Of all the people I know… Continue reading

Michael Caines @ Abode (Manchester)

So there we were at supposedly one of Manchester’s best restaurants – 1 Michelin star with the Michael Caines seal of approval, waiting patiently by the “please wait to be seated” counter to… Continue reading

Gourmet San.

Great Chinese food is often hard to come by in the East end. The only semi-reliable place I’ve frequented since relocating from the masses of choices in my old Bayswater neighbourhood is My… Continue reading

Harwood Arms.

The words “Michelin-star” and “pub” don’t often get mentioned in the same breath together anywhere in the country, yet alone in London. But it’s official: The Harwood Arms is London’s first ever gastropub… Continue reading