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The Square – Classic 2 Star Fine Dining From Phil Howard

The Square – Classic 2 Star Fine Dining From Phil Howard

The Square is the sister restaurant of The Ledbury, having had such a great time at the latter just over 12 hours before, Phil Howard’s own two Michelin star restaurant had a lot to live up to. Having developed a bit of a taste for rosé champagne recently we started with a glass of Delamotte Brut Rosé, a little pricey ... Read More »

Dishoom Revisited – The Best Breakfast In London, FACT!

Dishoom Revisited – The Best Breakfast In London, FACT!

This was the 5th stop on my epic London weekender and whilst all of the other places were new to me, some with Michelin stars and big name chefs behind them it was Dishoom who I’d already visited last year that I was perhaps most excited about. When I revisit places I usually want to sample different things from the ... Read More »

The Ledbury, London – 2 Michelin Star Notting Hill Dining

The Ledbury, London – 2 Michelin Star Notting Hill Dining

I’ve wanted to visit The Ledbury since seeing Brett Graham on Masterchef in 2010, it’s taken 3 years but last Friday it finally happened. During that time both his own and The Ledbury’s reputation have continued to grow. It has retained it’s two Michelin star status and shot up the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings to 13th in the ... Read More »

Yoobi, Soho – Londons First Temakeria

Yoobi, Soho – Londons First Temakeria

Despite having just eaten at Koya and having a reservation at The Ledbury (review coming soon) just hours away I couldn’t possibly not eat at Yoobi when I realised how close it was. Yoobi is London’s first ‘temakeria’, but what is a temakeria I hear you ask? It’s derived from the word temaki which is a type of sushi that ... Read More »

Barbecoa, London

Barbecoa, London

I’d been looking forward to visiting Barbecoa for months. I love southern USA style BBQ food, the menu online seemed like a posh Southern Eleven, one of my favourite Manchester restaurants. I also love Jamie Oliver and Barbecoa is his collaboration with American BBQ expert Adam Perry Lang so I had extremely high expectations. We arrived on a very wet London afternoon and were ... Read More »

Dishoom, Bombay Breakfast Club, London

Dishoom, Bombay Breakfast Club, London

Dishoom is a tribute to the famous Bombay Cafés, there were almost four hundred cafés at their peak in the 1960s but now less than 30 remain! Apparently ‘Their loss is much mourned by Bombayites’. After eating at Dishoom I totally feel their pain! We ordered coffe and a Breakfast Lassi, a sort of smoothie made with yoghurt, banana, mango ... Read More »

Pollen Street Social, London

Pollen Street Social, London

I’ve been looking forward to visting Pollen Street Social since it opened, I’m a big Jason Atherton fan and had an amazing time at Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Maze’ whilst Jason was the head chef there. Pollen Street Social is located on Pollen Street which is a tiny little backstreet between Oxford Street & Regent Street, just around the corner from Maze. ... Read More »

Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, London

Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, London

I tried to get a reservation at Dinner By Heston during it’s open weeks in 2011 only to miss out on the last table by seconds. It was then booked up for the next 3 months, after that for various reasons it took me almost a year to finally get a reservation. During that time Dinner has gained it’s first ... Read More »

Burger & Lobster, London

Burger & Lobster, London

This London trip had been planned for months, and for most of those months I’d intended on visiting Meat Liquor (visited the following year, see here) for it’s epic burgers. However, a few weeks ago I heard about Burger & Lobster which has a similar reputation for its burgers as well as the added bonus of selling the best value lobster in ... Read More »

Dockmasters House, Docklands, London

Dockmasters House, Docklands, London

Dockmasters House is located in a gorgeous 200 year old listed Georgian building in the heart of London’s Docklands. It has been restored beautifully but retains all of it’s charm and history. Whilst the inside retains some exposed brickwork and original marble floor it is also light, modern and chic a far cry from many Indian restaurants. The far side ... Read More »

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (Revisit), London

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (Revisit), London

* * Please note that this review is from a time when I didn’t feel comfortable taking photographs of food in restaurants. * This was where it all began for me almost 4 years ago in 2006, my love of fine-dining started with my first visit to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. As I say in that retrospective review the restaurant seems ... Read More »

Maze by Gordon Ramsay, London

Maze by Gordon Ramsay, London

Maze is a very modern fine dining restaurant, in everything from the ambience and dress code right through to the food. The menu is a ‘tapas’ style tasting menu with individual dishes costing between £8 – £15 each. The chef recommended selecting 2 or 3 starter dishes and 2 main courses. I chose 3 starters and 4 main courses, being ... Read More »

The Boxwood Cafe, London

The Boxwood Cafe, London

Whilst  visiting London in April I desperately wanted to eat at Petrus (a modern French cuisine in Knightsbridge, part of the Gordon Ramsay group) but I had left it too late and there were no tables free, luckily Gordon has another restaurant in the same building The Boxwood Café that had room for me. The reason for this was because ... Read More »

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