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  • L1000134
    Korean 0

    Jin Go Gae

    After a long refurb (here’s our kitchen & wegner dining chairs), we finally moved into our new house earlier this year. I live very close to New Malden, ...

    On November 5, 2015 / By
  • L1001002
    American 1

    Smack Lobster Roll

    I loved the original Smack deli in Binney Street because it was just a convenient place to eat cheap lobster. I love B&L too, but this is just ...

    On November 2, 2015 / By
  • L1000195
    lists 0

    My Favourites, Fall 2015

    The last time I updated this page was way back in April 2012 – feels like a lifetime ago. The London restaurant scene continues to undergo rapid transformation, ...

    On October 30, 2015 / By
  • Sabi-W-1
    Japanese 1

    Sabi Omakase, Stavanger Norway

    DISCLAIMER: I was Sabi’s guest for this meal. I’ve frequented Stavanger for the last 6 years and have been amazed with the ever improving quality of restaurants here. ...

    On October 28, 2015 / By
  • IMG_0481
    Modern Euro 1

    Bonhams Restaurant

    I assume you’ve read Jay’s love letter, in which he described his glorious meal at this restaurant. A Michelin star soon followed, as Bonhams has been included for ...

    On October 22, 2015 / By
  • L1000720
    Spanish 1


    The makers of Donostia (the restaurant) – a major cog that has transfromed this nether-region of W1 into a minor gastronomic powerhouse – opens their second restaurant in ...

    On October 13, 2015 / By
  • L1000363
    British 2

    Medlar 2015

    Time to celebrate another year gone by, as it continues to make a map of my graying, grizzling, wrinkling face. I have two favourite restaurants in London that ...

    On October 6, 2015 / By
  • L1000189
    Portuguese 2

    Taberna do Mercardo

    What can I tell you about Nuno Mendes that you don’t already know? He has come a long way since his Bacchus days and his restaurants are an ...

    On July 31, 2015 / By
  • L1009648
    American 0

    Dip & Flip

    I very recently moved to South West London and have suddenly discovered the Bossam oasis that is New Malden. Dip & Flip has also recently moved into the ...

    On July 23, 2015 / By
  • L1000276
    British 1

    Quality Chop House

    I’m doing things in reverse which is sometimes a good thing. Some restaurants do dip in quality after the initial opening buzz dies down, but those that hang ...

    On July 20, 2015 / By
  • LeChabanais-2
    French 2

    Le Chabanais

    10.30pm. Out from Goncourt station to Le Chateaubriand, the coolest bistro in Paris. The mysterious appeal of the quintessential modern bistro. It has those lived-in, well-maintained features from ...

    On June 30, 2015 / By
  • SocialWine-1
    Wine Bars 2

    Social Wine and Tapas

    So here we are at Jason Atherton’s next in his vastly expanding campaign for global dominance. This would be number 19 or 20 since 2011, I think? You ...

    On June 24, 2015 / By
  • L1009961
    Japanese 4


    Yes, Wagyu is back in Britain, but at what price and what sort of quality? Skepticism was the immediate reaction to Engawa’s Kobe beef claims. A regular misnomer ...

    On June 15, 2015 / By
  • L1000960
    Chinese 5

    Bao Soho

    Get ready to queue up again.. What a fairy tale success story this has been! No doubt, you will have followed the entrepreneurial trio’s humble starts from their ...

    On May 11, 2015 / By
  • L1000918
    Modern Euro 6


    LondonEater in HD. It might take longer to load (sorry) but these are purer visuals (no sidebars). So what’d you reckon? Can you believe these are from Leica ...

    On March 15, 2015 / By
  • L1000717
    Chinese 2

    HKK CNY 2015

    DISCLAIMER : RESTAURANT INVITATION. I DID NOT PAY FOR THIS MEAL. A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Hakkasan’s marketing peeps for an invite to ...

    On February 20, 2015 / By
  • ZiYatHeen-1
    2 Michelin Stars 0

    Zi Yat Heen vs Ming Court

    Since Chinese New Year is here, I thought I’d put up a mega post. Firstly though, I would like to wish you 恭賀新禧, 龙马精神 and hope you have ...

    On February 18, 2015 / By
  • L1000635
    British 3

    Berners Tavern

    I can’t believe it took me over a year, but from now on, I’m going to make it here every Friday. Look at the dining room; This is ...

    On February 15, 2015 / By