Tag Archive: West End

Richard Corrigan and Malaysia Airlines take to the skies

Once or twice every year, I find myself on the long-haul Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight between London and KL when I’m making the trip back home to visit the family. On the rare… Continue reading

10 Greek Street: the blueprint for a great neighbourhood restaurant

Fresh, seasonal ingredients. Bold, comforting flavours. An ambience that’s understated yet buzzing. And great value for money. If there was a blueprint for that neighbourhood restaurant I wish was in my neighbourhood, Soho’s… Continue reading

Dalla Terra: the return of the Enoteca

Amidst the hustle bustle of Covent Garden, St Martin’s Courtyard offers a surprising oasis of calm from the hoards of tourists on their pilgrimage through Long Acre. In fact, until last year, I… Continue reading

The Bratwurst (Soho): Currywurst Craving. CHECK.

Ever since my trip to Berlin last year and discovering the holy institution which is Curry 36, I occasionally find myself waking up with a monster craving for the king of all Berliner… 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

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

Bar Shu: Fiery Sichuan cuisine that will blow your socks off

If you were to ask me 8 years ago when I first moved to London as a uni student where to go for a Chinese meal in London, it would have been a… Continue reading

Riding House Cafe: this goes straight onto the Cool Wall

If I maintained a ‘Cool Wall’ for restaurants like they do for cars on Top Gear (yes, I’m presently partaking in my fav weekend activity of watching Top Gear reruns on Dave while… 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

Candy Cafe

I find that few places in Chinatown do decent Asian desserts which is ironic because its exactly after the usual hyper-tasty, MSG-packed Chinese meal where one tends to need and crave dessert more… 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

Kopapa

Fusion food is often difficult to get right. There’s such a fine line between brilliant and shambolic. A little too much to the right or left and what ensues is an overcomplicated disarray… 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

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

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