Minetta Tavern – it’s a New York institution

Unsurprisingly we could only score a table at 5.30pm in Keith McNally marvellous Greenwich Village bistro which has been around since 1937. It’s a love child of a Parisian steak house and a classic New York tavern. He also runs Balthazar, the Meatpacking District institution Pastis (closed…

Balthazar – New York – brunch love

Balthazar is another one of Keith McNally’s grand French brasserie’s located on Spring Street of New York since April 1997. The walls are hued with nicotine patina, with dark wood trim, polished copper, wall to wall mirrors along with those trademark lush red leather banquettes in…

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…

Little Social – Review (Mayfair) time to impress the clients!

I first came here back in March earlier this year with a dinner date, this time it’s with long-term clients who were Little Social virgins. This is one of the reasons why I’m enamoured with this place – it’s versatility means you can have some…

Noble Rot – Review (Bloomsbury) Paris in Bloomsbury

Noble Rot was originally formed in 2013 as a food and wine publication founded by Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew. Dan Keeling was awarded the Louis Roederer Emerging Wine Writer Of The Year 2015, and Fortnum & Mason’s Restaurant Writer Of The Year 2015 runner-up – the…

Le Gavroche – Review (Mayfair) It’s an institution

Le Gavroche first opened in 1967 by Michel Roux Snr and Albert Roux originally at 61 Lower Sloane Street until 1981 when they moved to 43 Upper Brook Street of Mayfair, delivering classical French fare with modern influences. They were awarded their first Michelin Star in 1974,…

Gaulthier – Review (London Soho)

Gautier Soho formally named Corrigan’s is now run by head chef Alexis Gauthier who won a Michelin star at Roussillon in Pimlico. On the outside you wouldn’t believe this gaff is a restaurant, but a gorgeous Georgian town house, a remarkable one at that. Press the door bell to…