Posts Tagged “London”

Dame Sue Carter

Dame Sue Carter

Indispensable rock of Les Dames d’Escoffier London Dame Sue Carter is the indispensable rock of Les Dames d’Escoffier London Chapter and is the hard-working and dedicated Secretary. She is also the founder, the inspiration for our group, and without her we can truly say we wouldn’t exist at all. In 2009 Sue returned from the…

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The British Museum and Google Arts and Culture bring ancient Maya heritage to life

The British Museum and Google Arts and Culture bring ancient Maya heritage to life

Objects from the Museum’s world-class collection available online alongside VR tours and experiences Today sees the launch of the British Museum’s collaboration with Google Arts and Culture to digitise and share the ancient Maya collection of Alfred Maudslay, a 19th century explorer who brought the stories of the Maya to the world. This important collection…

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Hot Pot in London’s Chinatown

Hot Pot in London’s Chinatown

Hot Pot a sumptuous DIY event Hot Pot is a sociable activity that allows family and friends to gather together around the pot to celebrate the tradition of sharing – the tradition of Hot Pot. With over 150 Hot Pot restaurants in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, this particular branch in London’s Chinatown has won me…

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Chino Latino

Chino Latino

Diners at the front tables of Chino Latino, have the advantage of a stunning view To the untutored this location might not seem the best, being on the ‘other side of the river’. However, it has great transport links, being set between Waterloo and Vauxhall stations, with fleets of convenient red buses running past the…

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Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte

The restaurant specialises in Nikkei Cuisine Chotto Matte is Japanese for ‘please wait a minute’. No, dear reader, don’t go thinking that this is a veiled threat of slow service. It’s surely more a statement that dishes are freshly prepared. It’s not a matter of waiting but more like allowing yourself a little time to…

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The Drift – Bishopsgate

The Drift – Bishopsgate

The Drift is well placed for those travellers who are looking for a quick bite The Drift has an enviable location in a contemporary and noteworthy building but in the heart of the historic City of London. Its address is Bishopsgate but one finds the front door on Houndsditch. Yes, dear reader, I was thinking…

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The Test Kitchen

The Test Kitchen

Adam Simmonds has been looking for a rather different format of dining experience I don’t often cover pop-ups. It’s not that I regard them as any less worthy than an established restaurant but it’s just that they are around for only a limited time. The Test Kitchen, although a pop-up, will be around for a…

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Arthur Hooper’s – Borough Market

Arthur Hooper’s – Borough Market

There is the best of produce just a few yards from the kitchen It’s a bright English summer day. A perfect time to enjoy the delicious and colourful delights of the celebrated Borough Market. It was first mentioned in 1276, although the market claims to have been around since early in the 11th century, and…

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Jackson and Rye Richmond

Jackson and Rye Richmond

Peanut Butter Fudge S’mores was a sweet star What a view! There can be few places more picturesque than the bank of the River Thames by the 18th century Richmond Bridge. It’s beautiful at any time but on a summer’s evening it’s memorable. A seat at Jackson and Rye will give you the best spot….

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Blackhouse restaurant review

Blackhouse restaurant review

The Blackhouse Grill on the Market at Smithfield It’s not surprising that we were invited here to enjoy a meal with meat as the showpiece. This was Smithfield, after all! Smithfield’s meat market dates from the 10th century, and is now London’s only remaining wholesale market in continuous use since medieval times. It’s a bloody…

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Brick Lane – Flavours of India and Beyond

Brick Lane – Flavours of India and Beyond

The walk introduced me to experiences I would otherwise have missed We Londoners are a cosmopolitan bunch. That isn’t a recent phenomenon: our country has been built, over the centuries, on a diversity of cultures and that has also added to our cuisine. The British national dish is curry. There is a curry house on…

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Fiz Bar

Fiz Bar

Cyclists with helmets and dubious shorts; office workers with laptops; meeters and greeters This is a PopUp so don’t spend time reading the rest of this piece. Just go before it closes! One might think that sparkling wine is for the connoisseur, those with money and a dictionary of posh wine terms. Fiz Bar aims…

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Black Roe – Poke and more

Black Roe – Poke and more

Octopus Aioli with chilli salsa and coriander was the best dish of cephalopod I have had in ages Black Roe is tucked away in a side street in the heart of Mayfair. It couldn’t be better located for transport and diners. This is a neighbourhood with plenty of restaurants but it is making its mark,…

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Jacqui Pickles – President, Les Dames d’Escoffier London

Jacqui Pickles – President, Les Dames d’Escoffier London

In conversation – “I’m going to cook for life!” Les Dames d’Escoffier London are enjoying a vibrant calendar of events and are welcoming new members who are eager to participate in activities and raise funds for other women in hospitality. President Jacqui Pickles is one of the Chapter’s founding members and in 2015 took the…

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Thai Square Fulham

Thai Square Fulham

Just yards from Fulham Broadway Underground station Yes, dear reader, this is a chain restaurant and I make no apologies for reviewing a Thai Square. Why do chains become chains? Because they become popular. And why are they popular? Because they’re good. Thai Square has been around for a few years now and they have…

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Bōkan for Bottomless Prosecco Sunday Brunch

Bōkan for Bottomless Prosecco Sunday Brunch

I am impressed with the skill and imagination of Chef Aurelie Altemaire at Bōkan It’s in London’s vibrant Docklands – or more accurately high above that sought-after neighbourhood. It’s up a depth at a considerable 37 floors! Bōkan is an elevated restaurant in every sense of the word. Bōkan is part of the new Novotel…

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CERU – A Taste of The Levant

CERU – A Taste of The Levant

CERU is just right for its location and its clientele I knew where CERU was – it’s just around the corner from South Kensington Underground Station; but where was The Levant? It’s actually an historic geographic term referring to a large area in the Eastern Mediterranean. It entered the English language from the French in…

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The Happenstance on Paternoster Square

The Happenstance on Paternoster Square

The food menu is varied and eclectic, and appealing to the demographic of the City Paternoster Square is a striking corner of the City and owned by the Mitsubishi Estate Company. It is, however, quintessentially English with its location on the left-hand side of the mighty St Paul’s Cathedral. The cathedral is one of the…

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Eneko at One Aldwych for Sunday Brunch

Eneko at One Aldwych for Sunday Brunch

Eggs Yolks Tempura is intriguing and perhaps the classiest comfort food for which one could ever hope Located near Covent Garden in the heart of London’s West End, Eneko at One Aldwych is one of this writer’s favourite eateries. It is a delightfully stylish restaurant and wine bar from the acclaimed Basque Chef Eneko Atxa….

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Afternoon Tea at Savini at Criterion

Afternoon Tea at Savini at Criterion

The a la carte menu is distinctly Italian Both afternoon tea and The Criterion are icons. The first is quintessentially British and the second a long-standing London destination for fine food, and one which has been frequented by the great and the good for around a century and a half. Thomas Verity, a British architect,…

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