Bellanger, Islington

Bellanger is the new neighbourhood restaurant for the lucky folk of Islington from Corbin & King (the duo behind the Wolseley, Delaunay and Brasserie Zédel among others). It’s based in a former Browns, but what a transformation… It’s all dark wood panelled walls, white tablecloths and rattan chairs; glamorous yet not at all imposing. The bar area was reminiscent of a train carriage, the rest … Continue reading Bellanger, Islington

Last week’s best dishes 14.12.15

1. Tis the season to get hampers. Last week it was Ottolenghi, this week it’s some lovely little treats from The Modern Pantry. Pickled watermelon rind in particular was most peculiar but delightful. 2. To the Newman Arms for Clerkenwell Boy’s birthday bash. Three giant pies were served with some top notch pastry, but it was this roast beef with the crispest roasties EVER that … Continue reading Last week’s best dishes 14.12.15

Fischer’s, Marylebone

Fischer’s is the latest offering from restaurateurs Corbin and King – the pair behind the Wolseley, Delaunay, Brasserie Zedel and Colbert. It’s based on Marylebone High Street on the former site of Cotidie; a dire Italian restaurant where I had one of the worst meals of my life. What a transformation; it’s a really beautiful restaurant – like a glamorous Austrian cafe in a railway … Continue reading Fischer’s, Marylebone