Sushi Tetsu

Sushi Tetsu, Clerkenwell

Getting a seat at Sushi Tetsu is pretty much impossible – seriously. I’ve been trying for yonks now and as soon as they open for bookings (on the first and third Monday of each month for the following month) they’re engaged and then gone. The fact Sushi Tetsu has just 7 seats doesn’t help. The fact it’s bloody brilliant, doesn’t much help either. But luckily, … Continue reading Sushi Tetsu, Clerkenwell

Beagle lamb tongue

Beagle, Shoreditch

Beagle is one of those restaurants that has been sitting pretty in a few railway arches in Shoreditch for a few years now. In one arch a coffee shop, the others a bar and dining room. On our Friday lunchtime visit there was a relaxing, chilled-out vibe about the place. The menu was concise but the type that read particularly well. Lamb tongue, white beans, … Continue reading Beagle, Shoreditch

Beagle Shoreditch

The best dishes of last week 25.04.16

1. To a chocolate masterclass at the Café Royal hotel. A small group of us “bloggers” were treated to a lesson from the queen of choc herself Sarah Barber, the hotel’s exec pastry chef, where we made salted caramel truffles and giant chocolate handbags. They have a new dessert-only restaurant which is definitely worth checking out. 2. Craft LDN, Stevie Parle’s restaurant by the O2, … Continue reading The best dishes of last week 25.04.16

The Perfectionists' Cafe ice cream

The Perfectionists’ Café, Heathrow Terminal 2

Airport food is notoriously scheisse. When a Nando’s and Pret opened in Gatwick South I thought that was as gastronomic as things could get, but after a recent meal at The Perfectionists’ Café in Heathrow Terminal 2, it was proof it isn’t all dismal on the other side. It’s owned by Heston Blumenthal but unlike his other jazzier affairs, this offers burgers, pizzas and fish and … Continue reading The Perfectionists’ Café, Heathrow Terminal 2

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The best dishes of last week 18.04.16

1. It’s been quite a week for fine food and it kicked off with dinner at 50 Days by Albert Adria (you know, that bloke who used to cook at El Bulli in Spain.) A tasting menu like no other, some of it was weird, some of it was whacky, but it was all delicious. Particularly this rubia gallega (beef). 2. Black Roe is a new … Continue reading The best dishes of last week 18.04.16

Contact the Elderly

You’re never too old to enjoy food

We’re all going to get old, let’s face it. And I for one find it absolutely terrifying. From the superficial; I don’t want wrinkles, to the more serious; how will I afford a care home? For a while now I’ve been volunteering with a charity called Contact the Elderly, where a group of us meet up once a month, both young and old, usually in … Continue reading You’re never too old to enjoy food

Santo Remedio guacamole with grasshoppers

Santo Remedio, Shoreditch

There’s plenty of decent Mexican food in our fine city. Ex Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers for one has done plenty for the cuisine with her hit chain Wahaca. Edson Diaz-Fuentes, the ex ‘head of menu innovation’ for that very group, has since gone solo, or duo with his wife, and opened Santo Remedio, a cute and authentic Mexican cocina. Inside, there’s a small ground floor … Continue reading Santo Remedio, Shoreditch

Absurd Bird The Dipsie

The best dishes of last week 11.04.16

1. The breakfast of champions: a bacon naan and house chai from Dishoom. Sitting on the veranda at their Shoreditch spot is pretty sweet too. 2. New Absurd Bird in Shoreditch serves the most gargantuan chickens I have ever seen. Just make sure you save room for The Dipsy – a tear and share brioche pudding, doused in sugar syrup and served with caramel, custard … Continue reading The best dishes of last week 11.04.16

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Six Portland Road, Holland Park

It’s not a place I often frequent to be honest, is Holland Park. I’m not sure I’ve actually ever been there before. But now Six Portland Road has opened, on 6 Portland Road, I think I’ll be planning many more a visit. It’s a restaurant from Oli Barker (front of house) who used to head up Terroirs near the Strand. Much like there, the menu … Continue reading Six Portland Road, Holland Park