China Club – Hong Kong – It’s Proper Posh

Sir David Tang opened China Club Hong Kong on 30th June 1991 and it’s located on the top three floors of the old Bank of China Building in Central Hong Kong. It has strong luxury design cues from from the bygone era of the 1930’s to…

Seryna – Tokyo (Roppongi) – Kobe beef heaven

I figured it to be worthwhile to write some words about what I’ve learnt and what my experiences are of Kobe beef before reviewing Seryna as I have been guilty of enjoying the knock-off Kobe (wagyu) that featured in many a restaurant I’ve dined in. I…

Marea – New York – My first 2 Michelin experience in the Big Apple

Chef Michael White the owner of the Altamarea Group, a consortium restaurants made up with Marea, Ai Fiori, Vaucluse, Osteria Morini, Nicoletta, Costata and The Butterfly in New York, Osteria Morini and Due Mari in New Jersey along with Al Molo in Hong Kong. Before his career kicked…

Morimoto NYC 2011 – My first visit to NYC

Chef Masaharu Marimoto the highly acclaimed star of TV series Iron Chef opens Morimoto NYC in January 2006. It’s a huge 12,000 square foot contemporary Japanese restaurant located on the fringe of the Meat Packing District. It’s hidden away within a archway and it really exudes…

Hibiscus – the final farewell – TTFN

I managed to dine at the 2 Michelin Star Hibiscus before it closed for good on the 1st of October 2016 after nine years in operation. Rumour has it that the restaurant cashed in due to the ever-rising Mayfair rental prices and Chef Claude Bosi is…

Piquet – Review (Fitzrovia) Another one bites the dust

Piquet was the name of Allan Pickett’s no gimmicks French inspired London restaurant. He collaborates with Bodeans founder Andre Blais to open the basement restaurant on the Tottenham Court Road side of Newman Street often associated with knock-off phone shops and Primark. What I love…

Signor Sassi – Review (Knightsbridge) You can’t beat the classics

Signor Sassi is a London institution that has been around since 1984 and from 2007 the ownership belonged to the San Carlo Group. It ruffles up the sort of Italian food that ‘Mama’ used to make, comforting, simple, classic, wholesome and above all pretty damn tasty. Format…