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  • British 7

    St Pancras Grand, lunching the Eurostar (review)

    St Pancras Grand, official website  St Pancras International Upper Concourse NW1 9QP 020 7870 9900 Picture this. Wake up at 7.30am, have the Arnold Bennett at the Wolseley by 8; I’ll make a start on my copy of the Times, quickly finish up my cappuccino just in time to catch the 9.40 train to Paris and be seated at Joel Rubuchon’s by ...

    On January 13, 2009 / By
  • My musings 3

    10 reasons to subscribe to London Eater

    I was in the middle of publishing a new ‘Why Subscribe?’ page to help new readers with RSS subscriptions and thought that the content would actually make for a pretty strong case of ‘self-promotion’ . LE is still relatively young and I am always happy to see new readers subscribed to my latest articles. If you like LE, please do forward my website to your mates and tell everyone ...

    On January 12, 2009 / By
  • eating&reading 8

    Eat&Read (11Jan09): We have relaunch.

    Weekly round-up of yummi-news from around london and the blogosphere, every Sunday. Brought to you, via the magic of the tube and the imagination of Kang the LE. saatchi galleries Yesterday was -3 in London. Much too cold for a protest at Speaker’s corner, today on the other hand looks like a very warm 7C and the sun is out. I’m thinking ...

    On January 11, 2009 / By
  • competitions 2

    Lunch with FT on a shoestring budget

    I feel it is my london foodie duty to report on any special offers which apply to food lovers in London. This the latest one from the Financial Times will give you the opportunity to have your bill halved. Details from the official website below: Have lunch (or dinner where offered*) with the FT and enjoy fine dining for less. When you ...

    On January 10, 2009 / By
  • Brunch 12

    Tartine, French for bruschetta. (Review)

    Tartine restaurant and bar, official website 114 Draycott Avenue, SW3 3AE | 020 7589 4981 £10.00 per tartine , £ 3.50 skinny chips £2.50 coffees A tartine is a slice of bread. The Tartine, on the other hand, is a French eating concept. The concept is simple and Italian loving Londoners familiar with the bruschetta will be comfortable with the Tartine, which ...

    On January 9, 2009 / By
  • midweek eating quirker 7

    The Midweek Quirker: What does a Michelin Star mean to you?

    A dollop of off-the-curb eating quirk to brighten up those midweek blues every wednesday or thursdays or both Photo by The Dana Files The Michelin guide is quite possibly the most prestigious restaurant rating system in the world. Gaining one of these bad boys is like giving a restaurant a license to charge ridiculous amounts of money and be able to create gimmick ...

    On January 8, 2009 / By
  • competitions 0

    Join Metrotwin and win a free holiday to New York

    Some of you will know that in addition to my bloggero duties here, I also put my foodie cap on and provide short restaurant reviews and eating lists for Metrotwin.com. What is Metrotwin.com? It’s a spanking new website which provides lists of exciting places/stuff to do in both New York and London. It’s backed by BA.com and is a kind of promotional ...

    On January 8, 2009 / By
  • midweek eating quirker 11

    The Midweek Quirker: What is the Durian?

     A dollop of off-the-curb eating quirk to brighten up those midweek blues every wednesday or thursdays or both Depending on which part of the far east you travel to, the Durian is actually considered the king of fruit. This is a tropical fruit, so you won’t see it growing in someone’s back garden in Croydon, but in places like Thailand – where ...

    On January 7, 2009 / By
  • competitions 17

    Would you like to write a restaurant review and win £50?

    I love reading restaurant reviews. Perhaps this comment from Heidi of Savory tv summarises it most succinctly: “Now you know I live nowhere close to London, so why am I reading a London restaurant review? Because I love your writing! And I get to live a bit vicariously through you, living the glamorous restaurant visiting life.” That’s exactly what I feel reading ...

    On January 6, 2009 / By
  • French 37

    The Square, at Post #100. (Review)

    The Square official website 6-10 Bruton Street, Mayfair W1J 6PU 44 (0) 20 7495 7100 £ 35.00 set menu , £ 75.00 a la carte three courses There is cause for abit of celebration because this is my 100th post. With that, it is only appropriate that I mark this momentous occasion with a write-up on one of London’s pre-eminent restaurants; Philip Howard’s The ...

    On January 5, 2009 / By
  • eating&reading 6

    Eat&Read (4thJan09) – Welcome to 2009, London.

    Weekly round-up of yummi-news from around london and the blogosphere, every Sunday. Brought to you, via the magic of the tube and the imagination of Kang the LE. Dominion Theatre, Totenham court road Honorable caretaker of the internet tubes, the most gracious LCD of your computer, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is my privilege to usher in the grand new year of 2009 ...

    On January 4, 2009 / By
  • london 1

    A walk about at the Winter Wonderland part three: people!

    In part one, it was all about the big & fluorescent things, in part two we focused on (German) food. Today is the last day of hyde parkero wonderlando and in part three, we conclude this mini-series with a few snaps of the people.  The official site is here. (Almost) Everytime I’m out and about snapping things, I manage to get alot ...

    On January 4, 2009 / By
  • British 13

    Waking up to a square pie. (review)

    Square pie , Selfridges 400 Oxford Street W1A 1AB, 020 7318 2460 £5 per pie , £6.99 meal deal with mash, gravy, mushy peas and the whole nine yards. The selfridges food hall is still a thing of wonder ladies and gentlemen. It’s been there for quite a while now -square pie I mean- and it’s continued to grow. Having said that, ...

    On January 3, 2009 / By
  • just food 8

    A walk about at the Winter Wonderland part two: German food.

    In part one, it was all about the big & fluorescent things, here in part two we focus on the food. It’s almost, an all German, all Bavarian affair. Only two more days left to go. Last day is Sunday 4th Jan folks. The official site is here. At the end of part one, I left you with on the door step ...

    On January 2, 2009 / By
  • london 14

    A walk about at the Winter Wonderland part one

    Happy new year ! I’m kicking things off in 2009 with a reminder for you to get off the couch and go to Hyde Park this weekend to experience the last few days of the magical winter wonderland …. (3 more days to go before the winter wonderland disappears into thin air and won’t return until Nov 09) In part one, it’s ...

    On January 1, 2009 / By
  • Cool Eats 10

    the London Eater 2008 greatest eats of the year

    This is the first article you are reading on this website (or it isnt, but just go along with it anyway ) . You’re from beyond the shores and wondering what we Brits eat , or perhaps you’re just a little out of reach from the Big Smoke and have always wondered why city wide boys (no, I’m not one.) throw their ...

    On December 30, 2008 / By
  • My musings 5

    my fondest places, pictures, food and words of 2008.

    You have been kind to me. You keep coming back to visit and you leave your comments on my many posts to lift my spirits. London Eater has been -and still is- a journey for me. I feel as if, I am just a child in the many worlds in which I am trying to make a mark. Many worlds? Why yes; ...

    On December 27, 2008 / By
  • eating&reading 10

    eating&reading 23rd Dec 08: The superduperspecialchristmas eatingbingeingjunkalong extravanganza roundup

    Weekly round-up of yummi-news from around london and the blogosphere. Now released every Sunday and brought to you by a London eater. A snowy christmas eve‘s eve special! Good morrow fellow webbist reader, trust all is merry, jingly and that you have stocked your fridge up and someone is busy in the kitchen (as we speak) shoving all manners of savoury goodness into oversized birds (sorry vegans) while the ...

    On December 23, 2008 / By