FOC Off!

FOC Restaurant in Singapore was launched in September 2014 with the mission to bring us diners an experience of contemporary Catalonian cuisine with a forward thinking craft cocktail menu. It’s a partnership between Catalonian chef-restaurateur Nandu Jubany who owns Can Jubay (Michelin star’d for over 20 years), local chef…

Ember Yard – Review (Soho) My first and most recent visits

The Ember Yard is the fourth instalment from the Salt Yard Group and my second voyage in conquering all of their restaurants after staying loyal to the Opera Tavern . (Oh the duplicity kills me!). They opened on the 2nd of December 2013 in the heart of Soho focussing…

Lurra – Review (Marylebone) Basque in London

So what’s the gig with Lurra? It’s a Basque inspired charcoal & wood fired dining spot which features its own wine cellar, oak flooring, 20 seat al fresco dining area and an open kitchen with a marble bar. There is an abundant variety of seafood as…

Fino – Review (Fitzrovia) One door shuts many others open

I figured it to be a good way to end 2015’s postings on the defunct Fino which closed this year too. So the purpose of this write-up is 2 fold, to say goodbye to a staggeringly good restaurant and to pledge that it’s not really…

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…

Barrafina – Review (Drury Lane London)

The owners of the fabulous trio of Barrafina’s, Eton-educated Sam and Eddie Hart are behind what many will argue the best tapas restaurants in the Capital, serving à la carte plates led by executive chef Nieves Barragàn Mohacho who is of course influenced by being raised…

Opera Tavern – Review (Covent Garden London)

Opera Tavern  is a stunning two-storey restaurant and bar situated in the heart of theatre land brought to us by the same team from Salt Yard and Dahesa. (Husband and wife Simon and Sanja Morris-Mullins). Formally an old London boozer that’s been transformed into something quite…