For anyone who has been to Japan amongst the many experiences that will forvever change you is when you first taste sushi in Japan. Yes I know I’m coming across like some spolit old eotnian recalling his gap year – its a cliche but its true. Everything else is just a pale reflection of that Japanese … Continue reading Sushi Tetsu, In Praise of Shadows. London.
Last year Isaac McHale and James Lowe of The Young Turks; together with Johny and Daniel of The Clove Club took over the upstairs room in the Ten Bells pub in Spitalfields. It was an extended pop up run that turned out to be one of the hotter tickets in London last year. James and Johny … Continue reading Upstairs at The Ten Bells, London.
Sometimes serendipity smiles on you. Not taking into account that most kitchens in copenhagen close by around 9pm – I had left dinner a little late for the first night after day one at MAD2. It was 9:10 and things were looking bleak I was starring down the barrel of a kebab or takeaway pizza. … Continue reading Geist, Copenhagen.
A few weeks ago, for 2 nights only, David Chang was a guest of Fergus Henderson at his St Johns Hotel. The pigs of Britain were rightly worried by this news. In short a rare treat from Londoners to sample Chang’s food on their home turf. David Chang has openly admitted he is reluctant to open a London branch … Continue reading Momofuku, David Chang at St Johns, London.
Move over “popup” 20 cover, no booking upstarts, here come the Gastrodomes. Brasserie Zédel opens just months ahead of the London offshoot of NYC’s now famous Balthazar, which amidst murmurings amongst the foodierati, is set to be one of this years biggest openings. It remains to be seen how London receives the New York twist of … Continue reading Brasserie Zédel, London
Well I should start by saying this is not going to focus on MF’s sweetspot the ramen. There were 6 of us and we booked yes you can book if you are a group of 4 – 8 and you fancy taking down the Momofuku fried chicken dinner. We did of course have the good … Continue reading Momofuku, Fried Chicken Dinner, NYC.
As Spain languishes with its woes in the Eurozone, London is being spoilt by a slew of new tapas restaurants. Perhaps it was only a matter of time before the Barrafina alumni branched out and tried things for themselves. Nemanja Borjanovic and Melody Adam shave opened a basque tapas bar on Seymour place. Tomasz Baranski … Continue reading Donostia, London. W1.
Shrimpy’s come to us from those behind the effortlessly hip Bistrotheque. For whoever might be able to recall such things its situated in the old BP garage near Bagleys in Kings X on York Way. Its all change in these parts nowadays; the ever fashionable students of St Martins have moved in close by and … Continue reading Shrimpy’s, Kings Cross, London.
Another small London Tapas joint and another queue – well ok I lied about the last bit – but then we did pitch up at 12:30 on a Sunday – by the time we left this place was jumping and they were queuing well out the door. Pure coincidence that we visited here just a … Continue reading José, Bermondsey, London.
So Good I went back again after a week. Its hard to put your finger on why this restaurant works so well. Its bustling atmosphere in the heart of Soho just sort of feels right. The restaurant is a single L shaped bar with 25 seats. And from recent experience always busy. There is a … Continue reading Barrafina, Soho, London.