1. To lunch at The Goring‘s Michelin-starred dining room. This glazed lobster omelette with duck fat chips and lobster caesar salad was as rich as the clientele.
2. Chef Adam Rawson (ex Pachamama) put on a 10 course Basque inspired tasting menu at the upstairs of Newman Arms. This pigs ear, cider, apple and chestnut was the best of a fantastic bunch. Book Adam’s next pop up here.
3. Nice to see the oyster bar at J Sheekey packed at lunch. Oysters, a simple shrimp and scallop burger followed by a tremendous treacle sponge and custard, couldn’t be faulted. That place is pure old school glamour.
4. The new Montcalm hotel in Old Street has got itself a restaurant on the 17th floor called Urban Coterie, with Anthony Demetre (Arbutus and Wild Honey) consulting on the food. This custard tart, along with the East London views, make it worth checking out.
5. Foie gras and truffle are never bad bedfellows and lunch at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester proved it. Their new head chef, Jean-Philippe Blondet, has ensured the food is still worthy of its 3 Michelin stars.
6. Pitt Cue has moved from Soho and opened a rather dashing spot in Devonshire Square. The new menu feels more grown up, they serve wine too now, and if meat is your thing, this onglet, with a slice of bread drenched in dripping, will be right up your straße.
7. It’s been quite the week for meat; the new Bukowski has opened in Soho. This Fat Gringo (I’m talking about the burger, not myself), a beef patty topped with Monterey Jack cheese, candied bacon and jalapeño mustard, was a bloody good burger.
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