Tag Archive: British

The Crown at Bray: Proper pub grub at Heston Blumenthal’s old school boozer

Bray, as it turns out, isn’t all Michelin stars and haute cuisine. If you happen to be in the area and fancy something a little more humble than the 3-star delights at The Fat Duck… Continue reading

The Clove Club: seasonal, avant-garde British cuisine at its finest

I’ve been meaning to visit The Clove Club ever since it opened its doors early this year. The only reason it has taken me this long to get round to it is the… Continue reading

The Pig, Brockenhurst: from kitchen garden and the surrounding New Forest straight to your plate

Set in the heart of the New Forest, The Pig is a gorgeous country house hotel and restaurant that prides itself on serving up produce that comes straight from its very own grounds.… Continue reading

Upstairs at The Ten Bells: escalating Spitalfields cuisine to new heights

As far as old boozers in Spitalfields go, they don’t come more historic or vintage East End than the Ten Bells. Perennially packed, with crowds spilling over onto the pavement overlooking the market square, this… Continue reading

Perkin Reveller: Chaucer himself would have revelled here

Flanked by the historic Tower of London on one side and the even more iconic Tower Bridge on the other, the Perkin Reveller seems to have all the makings of a prime riverside tourist… Continue reading

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar: Cocktails with Lobster Rolls and Shortrib Nuggets anyone?

I was bitterly disappointed to find out a few weeks back that Hawksmoor Spitalfields would no longer be serving up their glorious weekend Brunch. It seems with the launch of their new bar,… 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

Hereford Road: Hearty, no-nonsense British grub at its very best

Every time I’m back in Bayswater, I still get that warm and fuzzy sense of nostalgia of my Imperial College days having spent a couple years as a W2-er back in my uni… 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

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

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

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

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

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

QuoVadis.

26-29 Dean Street, Soho W1 | http://www.quovadissoho.co.uk | ingested Friday Oct 9th ’09 Traipsing along Dean Street, its impossible to miss this timeless Soho landmark – still accessorized in its classic, vintage neon… Continue reading