Providores and Tapa Room (Marylebone) – Review

The Providores and Tapa Room opened in 2001 by fusion cuisine specialist chef and restauranteur Peter Gordon – a native Kiwi, former consultant of Kiwi owned Gourmet Burger Kitchen and a world traveller with a penchant for Asia which he is hugely influenced by. He is also known for The Sugar…

Pidgin review (Hackney) – high ranking amateurs turn pro

Before Pidgin there was the acclaimed supper club ‘The Secret Larder’ that friends James Ramsden (who is also a broadcaster & food writer) and Sam Herlihy co-ran, now they have a permanent residency in Hackney which opened on July 7th 2015. What makes their backgrounds more interesting is that neither…

Bao Soho – Review – was it worth the wait?

Bao London is a Soho highlight, launched in April 2015 from humble beginnings, a 6 seat hut in fact at Netil Market of Hackney by the fabulous trio Wai-Ting Chung, brother Shing Tat Chung and his girlfriend Er Chen Chang. The siblings grew up in Nottingham whilst…

Picture Restaurant Review (Fitzrovia)

Picture opened in June 2013 by trio Tom Slegg, Colin Kelly and Alan Christie, all formally of Wild Honey and Michelin starred Arbutus which I’ve had many a fond memory in. The 3 chaps hatched a plan and decided to go it alone and with such great reputations from their…