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  • 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 3

    Engawa

    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 2

    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 5

    Portland

    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
  • 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 6

    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 Bars 9

    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