From Kew to Fulham Saturday, March 18th, 2023
This week I review Hawthorn and The Harwood Arms
From Kew to Fulham Saturday, March 18th, 2023
This week I review Hawthorn and The Harwood Arms
From Highgate to Southall Saturday, February 18th, 2023
This week I return to The Bull and Last and The Brilliant
From Kensington to Knightsbridge Saturday, January 28th, 2023
This week I review The Holland and Studio Frantzen
Visiting Edinburgh Saturday, November 12th, 2022
I visit Edinburgh and review The Scran and Scallie, The Fishmarket at Newhaven, Kitchin and Martin Wishart.
From Shoreditch to Ravenscourt Park Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
This week I review The Princess of Shoreditch and return to L’Amorosa.
From White Waltham to Piccadilly Saturday, October 15th, 2022
This week I review The Beehive and return to the Ritz
A Trio of London Restaurants Saturday, August 20th, 2022
This week I review The Harwood Arms, Imperial Treasure and Jin Da Thai
Old Favourites Saturday, February 26th, 2022
This week I return to The Dysart and l’Amorosa
The New Michelin UK Guide Appears Saturday, February 19th, 2022
This week I review The Harwood Arms
From Chelsea to Mayfair via Marylebone Saturday, October 02nd, 2021
This week I review Mimi Mei Fair and return to The Wigmore and Gordon Ramsay
From Notting Hill to Westminster Saturday, September 11th, 2021
This week I review Sumi and The Blue Boar
From Ravenscourt Park to Chiswick Saturday, October 31st, 2020
This week I return to l’Amorosa and The Duke of Sussex
From Marylebone to Fulham Saturday, January 18th, 2020
This week I review 1947 and revisit The Harwood Arms
Full Circle at Kyms Saturday, November 10th, 2018
This week I review Kyms and The Curry Room, and return to The Watermans Arms.
Roganic Returns Saturday, May 05th, 2018
This week I review Roganic and return to The Ritz, The Empress and The Brilliant
The Blackbird is Off To the Races Saturday, April 07th, 2018
This week I review The Blackbird and return to Noize and Club Gascon.
A Pub Jim, But Not As We Know it Saturday, March 31st, 2018
This week I review The Wignore and return to Berners Tavern and l’Amorosa
Putting On The Ritz Saturday, March 10th, 2018
This week I review Bistro Mirey and Farina Pizzeria and return to The Ritz and the Harwood Arms.
Hibiscus becomes Bombay Bustle Saturday, December 09th, 2017
This week I review Bombay Bustle and revisit Gauthier and The Duke of Sussex.
A Mountainous Setting with Prices to Match Saturday, April 01st, 2017
This week I review Kricket Soho, return to l’Oro di Napoli and Parlour, and review the newest 3 star Michelin restaurant in France: 1947
Notes From Hipster Central Saturday, November 05th, 2016
This week I review Som Saa and Ellory and return to Parlour.
From Henley to The Harwood Saturday, September 17th, 2016
This week I review Sosharu and Hurley House and return to The Harwood Arms
Restaurants with Good Wine Lists in London Saturday, March 19th, 2016
This week I return to The Harwood Arms, Noble Rot and Royal China
Returning home Saturday, March 05th, 2016
This week I review Paradise by Way of Kensal Rise (spoiler: Paradise it isn’t) and return to Darbaar and Koffmann’s.
Park Chinois Revisited Saturday, January 09th, 2016
This week I revisit Park Chinois, The Bombay Brasserie, Quilon and the Watermans Arms.
A Visit to Alsace Saturday, November 07th, 2015
In Alsace I try Auberge de l’Ill and, over the border in Germany, Schwarzer Adler. Back in London I review Lurra and return to The Harwood Arms.
Come Into My Parlour Saturday, October 03rd, 2015
This week I try the new regime at The Goring and revisit Madhu’s, Gymkhana and Parlour
Putting On the Ritz Saturday, September 12th, 2015
This week I try the Newman Arms and return to the Ritz and Briciole.
From A Smokehouse to an ex Hospital Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
This week I review Percy & Founders, Lyles, Smokehouse Chiswick and Scott’s
Some Regular Haunts Saturday, February 21st, 2015
This week I try the re-launched Anglesea Arms and return to Hedone, Diwana Bhel Poori and The Watermans Arms
Colonising Mayfair Saturday, November 15th, 2014
This week I try The Colony Grill Room and the Andover Arms, and return to HKK and Amorosa.
Revisiting some west London haunts Sunday, August 10th, 2014
This week I return to Rivea, Parlour and also Charlotte’s Bistro and La Mancha, which both have new chefs.
From Henley to Hounslow Saturday, July 12th, 2014
This week I review Orwells, Abeno, Blanchette, City Social, Fera and The City Barge and return to Charlotte’s Bistro
From Berkshire to Brentford Saturday, June 21st, 2014
This week I review Ting, 8 Hoxton Square and Cliveden and return to The Watermans Arms and Sushi Tetsu
Dining in Denia Saturday, September 21st, 2013
This week I try Quique Dacosta, and review The Fox and Grapes and Suzu and return to The Ritz and Madhus
Ups and downs of London dining Saturday, July 13th, 2013
I review Northall and Hispania, and return to Tangawizi and The Waterman's Arms
A trio of top meals at HKK Saturday, March 09th, 2013
This week I try Bincho Yakitori and return to HKK, The Brilliant and the Duke of Sussex
A Blueprint for success Saturday, February 02nd, 2013
This week I try The Blueprint Café, Hawksmoor Air Street and The Malt House
I review a Soho institution Saturday, January 19th, 2013
This week I try Vasco and Piero Pavilion, and return to HKK, The Harwood Arms and Hedone
The Cafe Royal reopens Saturday, January 05th, 2013
This week I try the new Café Royal and revisit The Empress, The Four Seasons and Tosa
Happy New Year! Saturday, December 29th, 2012
This week I try The Belgian Arms and revisit Cambio de Tercio and The Brilliant
Reviews and Michelin news Saturday, November 24th, 2012
This week I try Dragon Palace and return to Khans, Diwana Bhel Poori and the Hand and Flowers
Three new reviews including Bubbledogs Saturday, November 03rd, 2012
This week I try Bubbledogs, Banca and Donostia, and return to The Waterman Arms and Royal China
In search of good value eating in London Saturday, August 18th, 2012
This week I try Briciole and the Bombay Palace, The Ship and The Thatched house, and return to Roganic
This week includes Japanese food in a Brentford boozer Saturday, June 16th, 2012
This week I try Signor Sassi and The Watermans’s Arms, and revisit Le Caprice and Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester.
All change at Launceston Place Saturday, June 09th, 2012
This week I review Quantus and the new regime at Launceston Place, and return to The Harwood Arms and Zafferano.
Some old favourites, including The Ledbury Saturday, May 26th, 2012
This week I try The Ledbury, Medlar, Quaglino, The Roebuck and Tangawizi
Catching up in London Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Catching up in London
This week includes two new reviews of Thai restaurants Saturday, February 18th, 2012
This week I try the Heron and the new Blue Elephant, and return to Hedone, La Trompette, The Princess Victoria and The Brilliant.
A jaunt to Paris Saturday, January 14th, 2012
This week I visit 34, the re-opened Royal China, The Duke of Sussex and Plaza Athenee in Paris
From Balcon to burgers Friday, December 09th, 2011
This week I try Balcon, Aurelia and the Admiral Codrington, and return to Yauatcha.
Joel Antunes opens a new restaurant Saturday, December 03rd, 2011
This week I try Kitchen Joel Antunes and return to The Harwood Arms, Patara and Hedone
A varied week, including a return to Hibiscus Saturday, November 26th, 2011
This week I try Potli, Alloro and the new Sands End, and return to The Modern Pantry and Hibiscus
I venture off the tube map Saturday, November 19th, 2011
This week I try Coworth Park, return to The Duke of Sussex, and try out the new Roussillon
The Royal Oak delivers Saturday, November 05th, 2011
This week I try Cut and return to The Royal Oak, The Brilliant and the Prince of Wales
A busy week revisiting some old favourites Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
This week I try The Ivy and return to The Bull and Last, The Mall Tavern, Amaya and Bistro Bruno Loubet
Dining in SE1, and other stories Saturday, October 15th, 2011
This week I try Jose and The Anchor & Hope, and return to Hedone, Kiraku and Yauatcha
I venture to Newbury Saturday, September 24th, 2011
This week I try The Yew Tree, Regency Club and Bleeding Heart, and revisit Cambio de Tercio and Hedone
Formans now have a restaurant Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
This week I try Formans, The Devonshire Arms and Hedone, and revisit The Duke of Sussex and Zafferano
From Las Vegas to Wales Saturday, June 25th, 2011
The natural pairing of Las Vegas and, er, Wales
London gets a proper sherry bar Friday, May 20th, 2011
This week I try Rhodes 24, Capote y Toros, Spuntino and the Fox and Anchor, and return to the Ealing Park Tavern.
Spice Market reviewed Saturday, March 12th, 2011
This week I try Spice Market and return to The Bull and Last, Hakkasan Mayfair, The Hind’s Head and The Brilliant
A trip to New York Saturday, February 26th, 2011
This week I visit New York, try Paradise and revisit the Harwood Arms
Pub dining in London Saturday, December 18th, 2010
This week I try the Havelock Tavern, Chapters and Jar, and return to Apsleys and High Road House
A week of west london restaurants Saturday, December 11th, 2010
This week I try the Churchill Arms and return to the Harwood Arms, Michael Nadra, Diwana Bhel Poori and Franco Manca.
Sushi comes to Kensington Saturday, December 04th, 2010
This week I try Yashin Sushi and Dock Kitchen and revisit The Ledbury, The Bombay Brasserie, and the Duke of Sussex
A visit to San Diego Saturday, October 30th, 2010
This week I visit San Diego, and the Three Tuns and Princess Victoria
The Hand and Flowers reviewed Saturday, September 11th, 2010
This week I try the Hand and Flowers and Comptoir Gascon, and return to Cambio de Tercio and Franco Manca.
The Compleat Angler reviewed Saturday, July 17th, 2010
This week I try the Compleat Angler and the Victoria, and revisit The Capital and the Brilliant
From Paley Street to Patara Saturday, June 19th, 2010
This week I try the Royal Oak, Luxe , Charm and Patara in Beauchamp Place, and revisit Hakkasan
The Harwood Arms is on form Saturday, April 10th, 2010
This week I try the Bedlington Cafe and revisit The Harwood Arms, Tangawizi and Franco Manca W4
101 Pimlico Road reviewed Saturday, April 03rd, 2010
This week I try 101 Pimlico Road and revisit Locanda Locatelli and the Roebuck
Pied a Terre revisited Saturday, March 27th, 2010
This week I revisit Pied a Terre, Yupa’s Thai Kitchen, Eastside Bistro, Tendido Cuatro and the Princess Victoria.
Pinchito and a week of west London restaurants Saturday, March 20th, 2010
This week I try Pinchito, and revisit Shilpa, Princess Victoria, Kitchen W8 and Le Vacherin
There is real food in Tottenham Saturday, February 13th, 2010
This week I try the Lock, Whites and Charlotte’s Bistro, and revisit The Harwood Arms
Some top restaurants of West London Saturday, January 16th, 2010
This week I tried Bstro K and returned to The Ledbury, Kitchen W8 and the Harwood Arms
Hache offers a superior burger Saturday, January 09th, 2010
This week I try The Swan and Hache, and revisit Kiasu.
High quality pizza sighted in west London Saturday, December 19th, 2009
This week I try the new Franco Manca, and revisit Zafferano and the Bull and Last.
Kitchen W8 opens Saturday, November 07th, 2009
This week I try Kitchen W8 and the Compass, and return to Texture and Royal China.
A varied week in London Saturday, October 24th, 2009
This week I try The Roebuck and Brouges, and revisit Min Jiang and Haandi
This week I try Indian Zing and Mark Hix W1 Saturday, October 10th, 2009
This week I try Indian Zing and Mark Hix W1, and revisit the Duke of Sussex and Le Gavroche
This week I try the Cadogan and Eastside Bistro Saturday, October 03rd, 2009
This week I try the Cadogan and Eastside Bistro, and revisit Zafferano; Masterchef continues
A jaunt to Hambleton Hall Saturday, September 19th, 2009
This week I went to Hambleton Hall, Kiasu, The Rivington Grill and the Harwood Arms
Michel Guerard and Etxebarri Friday, September 11th, 2009
This week I went to Michel Guerard, Etxebarri and Ferme aux Grives, as well as Maze, Seven Park Place and the Bull and Last.
A week of west London dining Saturday, September 05th, 2009
This week I try The Crabtree, and return to Madhu’s, E&O and Tarantella.
Cafe 209 Saturday, August 08th, 2009
This week I try Café 209 and return to the Harwood Arms
I try Sands End and the Anglesea Arms Saturday, June 27th, 2009
This week I try Sands End and the Anglesea Arms, and return to Diwana Bhel Poori and Zafferano; Kiasu re-opens
This week I visit Cambridge Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
This week I try Midsummer House, and return to Tangawizi, Zafferano, Ambassade de l’Ile and the Princess Victoria.
Aubergine revisited Saturday, May 16th, 2009
This week I eat at Aubergine, Launceston Place, Zaika, the Harwood Arms and Tarantella.
This week I try Harrison’s and High Timber Saturday, May 09th, 2009
This week I try Harrison’s and High Timber, and revisit Pied a Terre, Madhu’s and the Princess Victoria.
Michelin reveals its next guide Saturday, April 11th, 2009
A mainly (gastro) pub and curry kind of a week for me. Michelin reveals its next guide.
I try The Commander Saturday, February 21st, 2009
This week I try The Commander, and revisit Tangawizi, The Square, Cambio de Tercio and Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester.
From Ongar to Le Gavroche Saturday, January 10th, 2009
This week I try Smith’s in Ongar and Bocca Di Lupo, and revisit the Princess Victoria and Le Gavroche.
A dismal experience at Chez Kristof Saturday, January 03rd, 2009
This week I try Chez Kristof, and revisit the High Road Brasserie and the Duke of Sussex
A trip to Amsterdam Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
This week I try Ciel Bleu in Amsterdam and Trishna, The Thomas Cubitt and Tierra Brindisa in London. Assorted Michelin guides appear.
Only the Running Footman - run far, run fast Saturday, September 20th, 2008
This week I try Only the Running Footman, and revisit Ambassade de l’Ile, the Brilliant and Diwana Bhel Poori, and examine Aiden Byrne’s new book.
The Giaconda Dining Rooms is a delight Saturday, September 06th, 2008
I try the Giaconda Dining Rooms and the Bingham, and revisit the Duke of Sussex, Andaman and Zafferano
Sonny’s is not at its best Saturday, August 16th, 2008
Things are not well at Sonny’s. I try the Princess Victoria, and revisit Helene Darroze, Patara and Royal China.
Maze grilled Saturday, May 10th, 2008
I try the new Maze Grill, The Abingdon and revisit Amaya. I also try the best that Hampstead and Wimbledon have to offer.
I try the newly re-launched Launceston Place Saturday, April 12th, 2008
This week I try the newly re-launched Launceston Place, revisit the Devonshire and the Brilliant, and bump into Albert Roux
The Carpenter's Arms serves up tolerable food but hilarious service Saturday, March 15th, 2008
The Carpenter's Arms serves up tolerable food but hilarious service. Roka is still on form, as is local pizzeria Tarantella. Also, the Michelin waifs and strays.
Urban Turban reviewed Saturday, February 23rd, 2008
I try Urban Turban, and revisit Hibiscus, the Devonshire, the Brilliant and Diwana Bhel Poori.
Simple British cooking is alive and well and living in Hereford Road Saturday, January 05th, 2008
Simple British cooking is alive and well and living in Hereford Road. I return to The Devonshire and Royal China, and venture to darkest Pinner in the search for Indian food.
I venture to the wilds of Hoxton to try Bacchus Saturday, October 27th, 2007
I venture to the wilds of Hoxton to try Bacchus. Gordon Ramsay arrives in Chiswick in the form of a pleasant gastropub, while Gary Rhodes Brasserie disappoints. The Fish shop on St John Street and Rasa Samudra deliver as usual, but I encounter some dismal service at Bar Shu.
Tasty Thai food from the Fulham Road branch of Patara Saturday, September 08th, 2007
This week saw a fine meal at the Brackenbury, tasty Thai food from the Fulham Road branch of Patara and another excellent curry at Madhu's in Southall. I also have a new toy.
Roussillon revisited Saturday, October 07th, 2006
The 2007 Good Food Guide hits the bookshelves. Roussillon delivers an excellent meal. Chiswick gets a new gastropub, and a decent one it is.
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