Grands Crus Dinner and Tasting at Five Fields Restaurant

herdwick Mutton

Learning More About Grands Crus and a Fine Dining Dinner. For a couple of years now I’ve been lucky enough to go to the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2012 vintage showcase at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Although I find it fascinating to taste some of the finest wines in the world, […]

Crocker’s Folly – English Eccentricity in St John’s Wood

Crockers Folly

Crocker’s Folly Guest Feature by Natalie York: From the outside Crocker’s Folly is just an unobtrusive little pub near Lords Cricket ground. It was constructed by a Mr. Crocker whose apparent folly was to believe that Marylebone Station would be built next door, he was unfortunately mistaken and missed out on all that bustling train […]

Corinthia Hotel Festive Afternoon Tea

Corinthia - champagne

An Elegant Tea in the Stunning Lobby Lounge – Corinthia Hotel: On the corner of Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall Place, the Corinthia Hotel seems perfectly situated for visitors to central London.  Those who don’t know the place can be forgiven, although the building originally opened as the Metropole Hotel, during both World Wars it was […]

Bengal Quay Menu Preview

Bengal Quay Starters

Bengal Quay – A Docklands Delight What can be better on a freezing winter night, than a good spicy curry to warm you up! So I was only too pleased to dine at Bengal Quay the other night and sample some of the new dishes which are to appear on their dinner menu. Bengal Quay […]

The Paddington Trail and Afternoon Tea at the Athenaeum Hotel


Paddington Afternoon Tea – Athenaeum Hotel London: Have you noticed the small bear statues around London?  The so called Paddington Trail features 50 Paddington Bear statues dotted around the streets of London, all themed to match their location.  Rather appropriately, the first one I found was at Borough Market – dubbed ‘The Taste of Peru’ […]

The Red Lemon Pub Review

Bar Snakcs at the Port and Portobello

Christmas arrives in Notting Hill Guest Feature by Russell Bowes As November ebbs to a close Christmas will be on us all to quickly. I usually don’t start thinking about Christmas until well into December, leaving my gift shopping to the final moments and fighting my way through the stores. This year Christmas has kicked […]

Boulestin, St James, London

Pan-fried Scallops, Boulestin

Classic French fare in the heart of St James Guest Feature by Russell Bowes Last year, after a long absence, Boulestin returned to the London restaurant scene. Originally situated in Covent Garden the ‘Old’ Boulestin was opened in 1926 by French expat Marcel Boulestin – one of the first celebrity chefs. It remained an elegant […]

Kouzu, Belgravia, London


The Art of Japanese Dining in Belgravia – Kouzu: The press release announcing the soft launch of Kouzu in Belgravia sounded truly amazing.  In a Grade II listed period mansion just a stone’s throw from Victoria, this Japanese fine dining restaurant boast a sushi bar, cocktail bar, chef’s table and general dining area spread over […]

The Cavendish – Launch Review

The Cavendish - Soup

The Cavendish – Classics with El Bulli Flare: It takes courage to open your doors to reviews during a soft opening. In the days when I worked for Kennedy Brookes the soft launch was initially for staff, then for ‘friends’ in the form of shareholders and regulars. It certainly wasn’t for anyone who might write […]

Dinner at Plateau – Canary Wharf

Grouse at Plateau

Plateau Review Guest Feature by Natalie York: Heading up to Plateau in Canary Wharf its hard not to feel a little overwhelmed, sitting at the top of Canada Place with its own private lift to ferry diners in the most glamourous surroundings, the restaurant looks over to One Canada Square Tower. The skyline certainly is […]

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