I visit Arbutus

Sunday, June 25th , 2006

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Arbutus is the new bistro from Anthony Demetre, ex Putney Bridge. See the London section for a review, but it serves up simple food at a relatively low price, such as cheescake (pictured). The ambitious Gilgamesh has opened in the unlikely setting of Chalk Farm and I will review shortly. I had another good meal this week at Rasa Marichan, the best food you will ever eat in a Holiday Inn, or in Kings Cross, let alone at a Holiday Inn in Kings Cross.  I also had the misfortune to try the new Carluccio’s in Chiswick. I actually won the meal here in a competition, and even though it was free I still felt done: it was very mediocre e.g. rock hard pasta; just treat this as a deli and gloss over the kitchen.