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Candlenut – Singapore – Peranakan Cuisine

Peranakan Cuisine is the distinctive cooking from the interplay of Chinese ingredients and Malay/Indonesian spices along with the techniques. The style…

Posted in 1 Michelin Star Counter Dining Craft beer/ales Informal Japanese Open Kitchen Tokyo Yakitori

Bird Land – Tokyo – Posh Yakitori

I’m no yakitori restaurant expert but after my experience of Pissing Alley the impression was that they were hole-in-the-wall type places,…

Posted in 1 Michelin Star Counter Dining Craft beer/ales Informal Japanese New York Omakase Open Kitchen Seafood Sushi

Jewel Bako – Michelin Star NYC Sushi

Jewel Bako has been around since the turn of the century, 2001 to be exact and it’s owned by husband…

Posted in 1 Michelin Star Bistro Cocktails Craft beer/ales French Informal New York Steak

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…

Posted in 1 Michelin Star Cocktails Covent Garden Craft beer/ales Fitzrovia French Informal Open Kitchen Tasting Menu Wine pairing

Birthdays should always involve good restaurants.. Portland for lunch and Frenchie for dinner? Yes Please!

What do you do when you’re tasked with organising a day and night of restaurants for a friend’s birthday? You…

Posted in 1 Michelin Star Bao Cheap Eats Counter Dining Craft beer/ales Fitzrovia Informal No bookings Open Kitchen Seafood Soho Tapas

A Day Out With the Siblings

The aim of the day was to squeeze as much as I could from £300 with my 3 siblings in…

Posted in 1 Michelin Star Cocktails Craft beer/ales Fitzrovia Formal Informal Jason Atherton Modern British Modern European Open Kitchen Tasting Menu Wine pairing

Berners Tavern for breakfast, Portland for lunch.. This is what you do when friends come to visit. What an afternoon!

I’ve been to Berners Tavern many times now for dinner and lunch but never for breakfast so having an old works reunion…

Posted in 1 Michelin Star Cocktails Counter Dining Craft beer/ales Formal Great British Chef Jason Atherton Mayfair Modern European Tasting Menu Wine pairing

Pollen Street Social – Review (Mayfair) I finally made it here

Jason Atherton is chef-owner of Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social and was the former chef-patron of One Michelin-starred Maze and Maze Grill of…

Posted in 1 Michelin Star Craft beer/ales Fulham Gastropub Informal Modern British South of the River

Harwood Arms – Review (Fulham) – A Gastronomic Boozer

What happens when you combine a chef-patron from a two-Michelin-starred London restaurant to run a boozer in Fulham? A deservedly…

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Murano – Review (Mayfair) My two visits – Angela Hartnett has got serious game

Angela Hartnett MBE worked in the Ramsey stable for 15 years and became the first female chef-patron in 2002 at The…