Vintage Salt, Liverpool Street

Des McDonald has been a busy chap – since opening Q Grill and the Holborn Dining Room he has now rebranded what was once the much loved Fish and Chip Shop to Vintage Salt (which might have something to do with a rather successful extended pop up on the roof of Selfridges). The dining room in their Liverpool Street outpost reminded me in charming way … Continue reading Vintage Salt, Liverpool Street

Q Grill, Camden

Located on Chalk Farm Road in Camden, Q Grill is the latest venture from professional Jason Statham look-a-like, I mean restaurateur, Des McDonald – he also owns The Fish and Chip Shop and Holborn Dining Room, both of which I love. It was a large and beautifully done-out restaurant. There was a long bar with comfy stool seats to the right hand side, large semi-circular … Continue reading Q Grill, Camden

The Holborn Dining Room

After the closure of the Chancery Court Hotel on High Holborn, the Rosewood has taken its place, and what a beauty of a hotel it is too. Housed inside this stunning building is the equally stunning Holborn Dining Room, which is the latest venture from Des McDonald – the man behind The Fish and Chip Shop in Islington. It was a huge restaurant which had … Continue reading The Holborn Dining Room

The Fish and Chip Shop, Islington (now Vintage Salt)

Des McDonald (Ex CEO of Caprice Holdings who own The Ivy, Scott’s and J.Sheekey, amongst many others) has opened The Fish and Chip Shop in Islington. It’s not your standard chippy however, as it’s done out rather beautifully inside. There were two petite dining rooms to choose from; the first had small tables tightly packed together and the second out the back, which is where … Continue reading The Fish and Chip Shop, Islington (now Vintage Salt)