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  • L1000717
    Chinese 1

    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
  • L1000587
    British 7

    The Manor

    The people behind perhaps the most exciting restaurant of 2013 have opened The Manor in late November this year, and along with the opening of The Delicatessen soon, ...

    On December 30, 2014 / By
  • L9999756
    British 4

    Lyle’s

    Yup, exactly like Marina¬†said, this is baby St John, but maybe I’d go a bit further and say St John with Japanese influences. It probably comes as no ...

    On October 10, 2014 / By
  • L9999328
    American 0

    The Lockhart

    The current iteration of Lockhart is, by now, a well-known purveyor of Southern American cooking in London. It is located in what could be a sort of mini ...

    On October 1, 2014 / By
  • L9999687
    British 2

    Parlour Kensal Green

    I heard about Parlour through my housemate who raved about the fantasy-like cooking and urged me to pay a visit to this pub. Located in a shady side ...

    On August 19, 2014 / By
  • IMG_3085
    British 4

    Barnyard

    Ollie Dabbous does comforting bar snacks in garage-like (or iron smith-like?) surroundings. Dusty, home-style goodliness. I’ve lost track of trends these days, every new London restaurant looks similar ...

    On August 5, 2014 / By
  • Antidote-1
    Wine restaurant 8

    Antidote

    I should be speared for not fully appreciating Mikael Jonsson’s pursuit for unimpeachable produce. I had returned to Hedone for subsequent visits and while I ate some dishes ...

    On April 9, 2014 / By
  • marcus-1-3
    British 5

    Marcus

    The last time I was here, I mistook the unmistakable nutmeg for cinnamon used in his egg custard tart and Alyn Williams was still head chef. Today, Mark ...

    On April 1, 2014 / By
  • TheSquare-5
    French 4

    The Square, 2014.

    I’m a huge admirer of the great Phil Howard and I suspect many of you are as well. It turns 23 this year and this beloved Mayfair restaurant, ...

    On March 22, 2014 / By
  • L9999351
    Spanish 8

    Ember Yard

    Ember Yard is Version 4.0 in Salt Yard’s widely acclaimed group of restaurants, taking the similar if-it-aint-broke formula and upgrading it with a couple of extra tricks in ...

    On March 14, 2014 / By
  • L9999257_CF
    British 3

    Mayfields

    The room is somewhere between a Vietnamese restaurant, like those in Kingsland Road and St John Bread and Wine, but equally this feels like something you might find ...

    On March 7, 2014 / By
  • L9999170_CF
    British 4

    Kerbisher & Malt

    It’s *only* just a chip shop but an excellent one nonetheless. It might not be destination-worthy to trek out to Hammersmith (or to the 2nd branch in Ealing) ...

    On February 20, 2014 / By
  • AWong-1
    Chinese 7

    A.Wong

    Happy Chinese New Year all! Hopefully you ate lots to usher in the galloping horse… and you know 2014 is going to be a great year. So I ...

    On February 5, 2014 / By
  • L9999164
    British 3

    Foxlow

    So this is about the reset button, breaking from the proven British Steakhouse formula that has made Hawksmoor the darling of meat lovers. I’ve always been more of ...

    On January 30, 2014 / By
  • L9998294
    French 3

    Tartufo

    I remember meeting Alexis in person for the first time at his eponymous Gauthier, brimming with optimism and energy, his love for his profession and his name above ...

    On January 29, 2014 / By
  • L9999020
    American 6

    Chop Shop

    Hello 2014! …So how’ve you been? I’m guessing you’re still very disciplined adhering to your dry January schedule to sweat off those holiday excesses. My 2013 was a ...

    On January 21, 2014 / By
  • L9997809
    Japanese 8

    The Quest for Wagyu : From Tokyo to Kyoto.

    My search for the fabled beef began about a year ago when I first visited Japan, spending 2 weeks or so trekking around Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Kyoto; ...

    On November 4, 2013 / By
  • L9999024
    British 6

    Smokehouse Islington

    Extra sprinkles of smoked pixie dust make The Smokehouse more than just a decent pub and dining room, after two visits, I have got to admit that I ...

    On October 11, 2013 / By
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