Tag Archive: Modern European

Ellory: exemplary cooking and wines at London Fields’ latest modern bistro

Every now and again, a new restaurant comes along and shoots straight into my shortlist of ultimate favourite spots in London. Such is the case with London Fields’ latest modern bistro, Ellory. A joint… Continue reading

Mayfields: British cuisine gets a fresh lease of life at this Hackney gem

Modern British cuisine in London has undergone a significant revival in recent years. It’s out with the bland, boring and boiled. There’s now a focus on seasonality, inventiveness and finesse like never before.… 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

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

The Wapping Project: dine in a whopper of a power station

Of all the places I’ve eaten in, few come more unique and intriguing than the Wapping Project. With its towering ceilings, cavernous expanses and abundance of natural light streaming in from all directions,… 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

Bread Street Kitchen: Gordon Ramsay takes on the City

Despite how much of Gordon Ramsay I’ve seen, heard and read as a result of his constantly churning PR machine of TV shows, recipe books and other media streams, it only recently occurred… 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

Cilantro vs. Sage: Battle of KL’s fine dining sister restaurants

Having been away from home for some time, I’ve been wanting to check-out what the fine-dining scene in KL has become. For some years, the restaurant to beat in my eyes (until it shut… 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

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

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

Village East.

171-173 Bermondsey St, SE1 | villageeast.co.uk | Fri 8th Oct 2010 Friday night at at Village East feels much more New York City’s Meatpacking district than neighbourhood Bermondsey eatery. Sprawled over multiple levels, there… 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

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