Green Man and French horn When Lucian Freud Passed away such was his patronage of his favourite place the Wolseley kept his corner table empty draped in black with a single candle marking his passing. There are those tables that move in such a way that you are always forced to return. a place you …
When you arrive in Axpo – its the silence that strikes you. Everything here is still. There’s the distant clang of a cowbell and someone is giving the fronton a workout, with a slow rhythmic crack of that pelota ball. Other than that there is nothing but still silence. Perhaps unsurprisingly there’s a whiff of … Continue reading Etxebarri, Spain.
The burger wars rumble on unabated. In London currently not a moment goes by when another Pop-up pops, a Real burger joint keeps it real or a chef declares a residency. A residency? What? Isn’t that another word for giving a chef a temporary job? Those who crave meat unground and unbovine may have felt short changed till now. The … Continue reading Chicken Shop, Kentish Town, London.
Flesh & Buns – no, not a new clip joint in Soho as a colleague recently remarked, but the latest offering from the successful Bone daddies team – First a fiercely successful ramen joint, now a meat and buns sharing concept – sounding familiar? (Ssäm Bar for those not in the know) Let’s not be … Continue reading Flesh & Buns, Covent Garden, London.
The food is British and modern and the sort of place you should bring your overseas friends to show them what British food is all about these days. It’s also ultra seasonal, with a strong, though not exclusive, emphasis on fish and seafood. On that sea theme, the top of menu offered – a gulls … Continue reading Newman St Tavern, Goodge St, London.
I started off thinking this would be less of a story more of a mini opus condensing such a meal is not an easy task I’ve been thinking about this one for 2 weeks. Truth be told I’d been putting it off not knowing quite where to begin. Black and green those colours run through … Continue reading Restaurant Story, London.
With a glossy new film launched last week, currently you can’t move for Gatsby references. For those craving a slice of the roaring 20’s, Kaspars, the new seafood restaurant at the Savoy will fit the bill nicely ‘old sport’. There is a river view, but there are no brooding green lights blinking across the Thames here. An … Continue reading Kaspars, The Savoy, London,
I was always going to love this place – after all I’ve harboured a secret desire to own my own beagle dog for years now. His name will be Double and is something of minor obsession in our house. But you don’t need to know any of that and so sorry, back to this place… … Continue reading Beagle, Hoxton, London.
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.