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

Manchester Christmas Markets.

With X’mas only a few weeks away, it’s that time of the year again where I need my annual fix of Gluhwein, Bratwurst and all things Christmas Market-y. And if there is one… 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

Sedap.

This simple caff located directly on the hustle and bustle of Old Street itself is the only place I know in the Square Mile which does reliable Malaysian food at decent prices. Run… Continue reading

Churreria Espanola

177 Queensway, London, W2 5HL | Saturday Oct 30th 2010 This neighbourhood gem at the top of Queensway is a little corner of Spain away from Spain. You will find a small selection… Continue reading

Marcus Wareing @ The Berkeley

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge SW1 | marcus-wareing.com | Mon Aug 30th ’10 Many were surprised to find Marcus Wareing missing from the list of elusive 3-star restaurants when Michelin released its 2010 guide… Continue reading

Cay-tre vs. Viet Grill

301 Old Street, Hoxton / 58 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch | vietnamesekitchen.co.uk Amongst the mass of Vietnamese haunts along the Pho mile, these 2 sister restaurants are amongst the best of them. Run by… Continue reading

L’Autre Pied

5 Blandford Street, Marylebone W1U | lautrepied.co.uk | Fri 18th June ’10 I often get asked what my favourite restaurant in London is, to which my default answer is : “it depends”. But,… Continue reading

Brick.Lane.Beigel.

159 Brick Lane, E1 London |  devoured just after midnight, Sunday 8th August ’10 | This is the ultimate East-end midnight snack. Period. The infamous Salt Beef Beigel (a mere £3.50) ….A Brick Lane… Continue reading

Padstein.

Padstow, Cornwall | 50.5° N, 4.9° W | July 5th 2010 If you have spent as many hours watching the goodfoodchannel as I have, you will no doubt be able to recognise the unmistakable charm of… Continue reading

Fifteen @ Watergate Bay (Cornwall)

Watergate Bay, Cornwall | fifteencornwall.co.uk | ingested 4th July ’10 After 6 hours on the train from London Paddington to Newquay (post-GSCE-adolescents screaming at the top of their lungs the entire way), this… Continue reading

Salt Yard.

54 Goodge Street, W1T London | http://www.saltyard.co.uk | ingested Friday 4th June ’10 Ben Tish’s unique breed of hybrid Iberian-Italian tapas is bold and inspired, drawing packs of happy diners night in, night… Continue reading

Le Restaurant @ L’Hotel

L’Hotel, 13 Rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris |www.l-hotel.com | ingested 12th Mar 2010 Formerly a sous chef at the 3-Michelin-starred Ledoyen, Le Restaurant’s Head Chef Philippe Belissent is said to be one of… Continue reading

Blueprint Cafe.

Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, SE1 | blueprintcafe.co.uk | ingested Dec 18 ‘09 With its prime riverside location on the first floor of the Design Museum, the Blueprint Cafe is for me one… Continue reading

Baozi Inn.

25 Newport Court, WC2H 7JS | ingested Sunday 23rd May 2010 Another one of China Town’s newer breed which only opened more recently in the past couple of years, Baozi Inn’s claim to… Continue reading

Beer?… Czech.

Prague, Czech Republic, 50° 5′ N 14° 25′ E | May 2010 Prague really is a beer drinker’s wildest fantasy. When beer is cheaper than water, it would be a serious crime not… Continue reading

Brunch@Hawksmoor.

** Regretfully, Hawksmoor Spitalfields have since done away with their weekend Brunch menu. It seems with the launch of their new bar menu in March 2012, something needed to give. Brunchers (myself included)… Continue reading

Le Relais de Venise (‘L’Entrecote’)

120 Marylebone Lane, W1 | relaisdevenise.com | steak-ed out on Saturday 17th Apr ’10 The Steak Frites at L’Entrecote is the stuff of legends. The story goes that almost half a century ago, a certain… Continue reading

Mei Keng Fatt.

Lorong Awan 6, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia | http://www.meikengfatt.com When a restaurant business goes to the extent of buying-out its neighbours to convert the land into much needed car-spark space for its growing… Continue reading