Category Archive: Michelin Star Restaurants

Bonhams Restaurant: Going once, twice, SOLD on Tom Kemble’s impeccable cooking

Sometimes, the best restaurants are hidden in the most unexpected of places. Cue in Bonhams Restaurant in Mayfair. Tucked away inside one of London’s oldest auction houses, a stone’s throw from the bustle… Continue reading

Olá Lisboa! Where to eat in Lisbon

Out of all of Europe’s capital cities I’ve visited, few have exceeded expectations quite as much as Lisbon did on our recent trip. The contrast between Lisbon’s hilly landscape, historic architecture and Rio Tejo in the… Continue reading

Hej hej Stockholm! Where to eat in the Swedish capital

Effortlessly stylish, Stockholm’s elegant buildings, cobblestone streets and vast open spaces make for one of Europe’s best looking cities. Despite numerous islands and connecting bridges, the city still feels very compact and is… Continue reading

The allure of Asturias: sights & eats in Spain’s best kept secret

If there was one thing which really struck me as I set foot in Asturias for the first time this summer, it was just how incredibly green it was. This lush strip along… Continue reading

Akelare, Arzak or Berasategui: Which 3 Michelin star restaurant in San Sebastian is the one for you?

Those of you who’ve been following this blog for a while will know how much I love the town of San Sebastián in Spain’s Basque country. In the past 5 years, I’ve been… Continue reading

My 14 eats of 2014

2014. What an incredible year you have been. As far as milestone years go, you’ve definitely set the bar for future years to come. From the many Nyonya Supper Clubs & Pop Ups hosted throughout… Continue reading

A Tasting Evening at the brilliant Brasserie Chavot

Ever since opening its doors in 2013, Chef Eric Chavot’s eponymous Brasserie Chavot has gone from strength to strength. The French-inspired cuisine here, which draws upon Chavot’s hometown of Arcachon and time-honoured dishes from… Continue reading

L’Enclume: simplicity and innovation co-exist at this Cumbrian culinary paradise

Arguably the most stunning and picturesque of England’s national parks, nowhere does the great outdoors and rural charm quite like the Lake District. The gleaming expanse of The Lakes set against Cumbria’s steeply pitched… Continue reading

My 13 eats of 2013

2013. What a crazy and rewarding year you have been. Apart from the usual restaurant chasing in London and the UK, this year saw me revisit some of my fondest cities in Europe… from a… Continue reading

Chez Bruce revisited: still dishing up the retro 3 course meal #LikeABoss

Some of the best things are those which have stood the test of time. And like a fine wine that gets better with time, Chez Bruce continues to age gracefully in its quaint… Continue reading

12 dishes which made my 2012

10 Countries. 20 different cities and towns. A heck of a lot of eating. 2012 has easily been one of the best, most memorable years since I started up this blog. And of course,… Continue reading

Mugaritz: not quite that meal of a lifetime

Blending into the rolling green hills of the Basque country, a 30 minute drive out from the heart of San Sebastian lies Mugaritz – a restaurant that is by no means short of accolades.… Continue reading

The Waterside Inn, Bray: Timeless perfection

3 Michelin Stars. 27 years consecutively and counting. If there was a Big Daddy of Michelin star restaurants in the UK, this would be the greatest grandfather of them all. Founded by Michel… Continue reading

Dinner by Heston: Blumenthal’s London outpost lives up to the hype

Over the past few years, I’ve spent many a morning trying The Fat Duck‘s reservations line, only to be told by that same (now slightly annoying) auto-generated female voice that that the weekend… Continue reading

Medlar: King’s Road now has a neighbourhood gem befitting its name

With the recent small-plates / no-bookings fad that’s taken over London’s restaurant scene, the humble neighbourhood restaurant that serves up reliable, good value food has become increasingly few and far between. Someone needs to… Continue reading

Arzak: the meal of a lifetime

As 2011 starts to wind down to a close, it’s a time for reflection on the highs of the year food-wise. Superb meals there have been, but for me, 2011 will undoubtedly be… Continue reading

Semplice: contender for the biggest letdown of the year

I’ll keep this review short ‘n simple, as despite it’s 1 Michelin star, I found very little to like about Semplice. The one saving grace: The pastas. Top notch ingredients, simply but skillfully… Continue reading

Yauatcha: Posh Dim Sum does exist after all

For many years, I had procrastinated from Dim Sum at Yauatcha. Call it a mixture of skepticism and stubbornness, but I had never bought into the idea of ‘Posh’, Michelin starred Dim sum… Continue reading

Waiting for Gauthier

When I book a 9pm table at what is supposedly a 1 Michelin star establishment, I expect to have a table waiting for us at 9pm. NOT to be sent back outside into… Continue reading

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