Tag 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hibiscus.

29 Maddox Street, W1S London | hibiscusrestaurant.co.uk | ingested Apr 1st 2010 Claude Bosi’s two-Michelin starred Hibiscus has been on my to-do list for some time now since it made the move in… Continue reading

Arbutus.

63-64 Frith Street, Soho W1| arbutusrestaurant.co.uk | forgotten shortly after Oct ’09 If the mother is ever in town and you were thinking of treating her to one of London’s many 1-Michelin-starred eateries,… Continue reading

L’Anima.

Snowden Street, London EC2 | lanima.co.uk | ingested Oct 17th ’09 I’m a firm believer that the best time to catch a restaurant at its prime is not when its already been showered… Continue reading