Archive For January 2012

The Yeatman Hotel and the first couple of Port

The Yeatman Hotel and the first couple of Port

The Yeatman Hotel doesn’t sound, to the ill-informed, a particularly Portuguese name for a hotel. One would more readily expect a name like “Henry the Navigator Inn” or “The Porto Paradise”. Do some homework and you’ll find that The Yeatman Hotel is steeped in Portuguese history that has drifted through half-a-dozen or so generations of…

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On the Menu review

On the Menu review

If you are regular reader, as I am sure you are, then you will know that my book reviews usually start with a review of, well, the book; but on this occasion I feel I should mention the publisher right up front. Face Publications publish On The Menu. It’s a small company that specialises in chef…

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Seasoning Indian Restaurant – Fulham, 2012

Seasoning Indian Restaurant – Fulham, 2012

It’s rare that I visit restaurants more that once for reviews. If I do it’s because they have food festivals to cover, an event to promote or a new menu. Seasoning in Fulham was worthy of a second bite just because, well, it’s Seasoning. Owner Salil Bhatia arrived in the UK in 1988. He enjoyed…

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Love Food

Love Food

Well, I guess there are a couple of interpretations of the title, Love Food. That could be food to make for those you love; it could be recipes for those who love to eat food. Indeed this book offers dishes that fit the bill on both counts. Love Food is written by Tina Bester who…

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Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen – Terminal 5 Hilton

Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen – Terminal 5 Hilton

There are many Mr Todiwalas strewn around the world but there is also “THE” Mr. Todiwala. It’s a familiar name to those who know anything about Indian food in the UK. His iconic restaurant Café Spice Namaste at Tower Hill, and his numerous TV appearances, have assured his high profile; but it’s not his celebrity…

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Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

The new and striking Terminal 5 at Heathrow has some of the best shops around as well some as some good restaurants. They range from the casual and humble sandwich bars to the refined dining venues such as Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant which offers a classic dining experience as well as take-away meals for in-flight enjoyment….

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Ichi Sushi & Sashimi Bar – Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Ichi Sushi & Sashimi Bar – Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

There are lots of sushi bars in London but you will find surprisingly few reviewed here. Well, to be honest I have visited quite a few but the majority have been disappointing. Poor quality ingredients or, even worse, good quality ingredients ruined. Meagre portions carelessly presented have been the rule rather than the exception. I…

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