This is a throwaway statement but, for reasons far too complex to go into the majority of decent restaurants in South Wales, lie in and around Abergavenny. It is a glorious part of the world, and a welcome break for those wishing to escape the city. Yet I would guess it’s still a tough place to … Continue reading The Hardwick Abergavenny, Wales.
Jason Atherton’s, empire continues to expand this month seeing both the opening of the Social Eating House and his new informal place Little Social on Pollen St opposite the mother Ship. For those who announce the death of French food need look to London where a host of French style bistros/ brasserie’s open with a … Continue reading Little Social, Pollen St, London.
Given the volume of PATPF in the house, word is clearly out. This is a serious ramen joint. Some may ask why its taken London so long? The truth is whilst Wagamama’s maybe a bit passé now, they were churning this stuff out in the 90’s. We have Alan Yau’s original to thank for the ‘shared tables noodle … Continue reading Bone Daddies, Soho, London.
The Quality Chop House (QCH) is one of those institutions that could have slipped away unnoticed. Though its been around since 1869, it had fallen on variable times in recent years. There was a minor resurgence in the 90’s with the Guardian down the road, and whose journos came to hold affection for its utilitarian aesthetic. … Continue reading The Quality Chop House, Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London.
Even by the time this is finished in the first week of opening, countless column inches have been filled on the eagerly awaited opening of Keith McNally’s Balthazar in London . If nothing else, you have to hand it to the PR machine with this one, they are fully on song. It goes without saying … Continue reading Balthazar, London.
Those who now bemoan the rise of the hipster dirty food joints best look away now… Who’d have thunk it? Six months ago if you wanted chicken the best Kentish town could offer was the ubiquitous Nandos or Chicken cottage – but not now! Things are changing in NW5. First we had the Chicken Shop and … Continue reading Lucky Fried Chicken, London.
Its hard not to heap yet more praise on this place and who really wants to hear more fawning blog opinions? Yes I know no one but tough here it is. Inventive and unique, there are good reasons why Brett Graham’s food has won such plaudits there is very little like this in London both … Continue reading The Ledbury, London.
When asked where I was this weekend the closest I could get to a description, was a foodie equivalent of the TED talks. I don’t Of course that only scratches the surface of a description DAY 1 Lunch at MAD provided by the Noma crew their take on a Smorsboro and what a take – … Continue reading MAD2 Symposium 2012.
I follow Jeremy Lee on Twitter and I won’t lie to you sometimes,I don’t have a clue what he’s going on about. An example of one of the less cryptic, if you will ” just as Walter Matthau drove thro New York saying goodbye to all, so is the walking past of all the biscuit tins, … Continue reading Quo Vadis, Soho, London.
Over the 2 days at the MAD2 symposium we were blessed by some excellent coffee courtesy of the Coffee collective. If you timed it right you could even avoid the inevitable queues that formed post lunch and breakfast for what is some of the best coffee I’ve had this year! The Coffee Collective Roastery & … Continue reading The Coffee Collective, Copenhagen