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  • 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 6

    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 6

    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 7

    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
  • L9998871
    British 9

    Restaurant Story

    In 2011, Blumenthal opened Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge; In 2012, Ollie Dabbous’ debut effort quickly won universal acclaim from the zeitgeist (and continues to sell ...

    On September 9, 2013 / By
  • L9998186
    British 6

    The Clove Club

    OK I’m back. Kind of. Service is resumed so to speak. You’ve been keeping well I hope. It’s been a while I know, I’m still eating out but ...

    On July 25, 2013 / By
  • IMG_7691
    Spanish 8

    Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

    …in my dreams, they are delivered through sealed message tubes passed directly from the Arzak to Ametsa kitchens, through an elaborate infrastructure of pneumatically controlled subsea pipelines underneath ...

    On April 16, 2013 / By
  • BO LONDON-8
    Chinese 15

    Bo London

    It’s not that I don’t like ‘high end’ Chinese food, it’s just that I don’t think the cooking is good enough to set it apart from (say) the ...

    On March 18, 2013 / By
  • Photography by Kang L
    Japanese 8

    Shoryu Ramen.

    All signs indicate that we are about to witness the second emergence of ramen in London; But this time, perhaps with less national franchise designs, and more of ...

    On February 4, 2013 / By
  • L9997415_CF
    British 7

    Caravan Kings Cross

    Happy new year! So how are we all finding 2013 so far? All good I hope, and I also hope you made the most to completely over do ...

    On January 22, 2013 / By
  • Photography by Kang L
    London Restaurant Reviews 11

    12 Highlights from 2012

    Last year was definitely exciting with the number of new openings, pop-ups going permanent, burgers, ribs and things like that. I was sure that this year wasn’t going ...

    On December 26, 2012 / By
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