Arros QD: redefining contemporary Spanish cuisine

I happen to love a lunch break. And by that, I mean a real break, when I enjoy superb food, I’m not sat at my desk, and for a little while if possible I detach myself from the workday for a mini recharge. It gives me something to look forward to in the morning, and…

Fine dining and stunning views at City Social

Regular readers will have taken note that it’s been a few weeks of unusual quiet. Rest assured, there has been much good food to be enjoyed; however, with 12+ hour days at work over the last few weeks, there has been little opportunity to write about it. Pity me not; I’ve been enjoying my work…

Sinabro: refined cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere

Living in Battersea, I am often spoiled for choice when it comes to quality restaurant choices. Of course, I have my favourites where I am a regular and everybody knows my name, but sometimes, it’s fun to change things up, walk on the wild side and try something new. Sinabro has always appeared intriguing to…

Lurra: modern Basque cuisine

Tuesday night, my colleague and I decided to treat ourselves to a grown-up evening of fun by attending a Toastmasters evening to further develop our public speaking skills, and to kick it off with a special dinner. I can’t take credit for this discovery: she proposed Lurra to me and, with little knowledge besides its…

The Fat Duck: the experience.

When one of my dearest friends planned to fly in from Australia and suggested I take a day off work to feast in a place which has been named “The World’s Best Restaurant”, I was beyond delighted: he couldn’t have asked someone more enthusiastic. Before I get started I must tell you that: The Fat…

A perfect dinner date at Medlar

In a rare development for me, it happens to be that I have recently gone on an actual date. The frequency of such an event is akin to that of the Olympics, or blue moons: they are rarities over the course of time so that when they roll around again, you say, ‘oh yeah, I…

Claridge’s for London’s best traditional afternoon tea

In April I celebrated a pretty huge milestone birthday. I’ve been celebrating throughout – with celebrations still to come – as one should for such an occasion. The best part? They’ve all involved food (thank goodness I calorie count, or I’d have ballooned by this point!). Since I’ve done more eating than writing I’ll be…

Delightful surprises at Texture

It feels like I’ve been playing it a little too mainstream with my food choices lately; I’ve been craving something refreshing and original to shake things up from the Italian, French and British cuisine I’ve been predominantly experiencing. After running a few errands in Central London, I happened to walk right into Texture. At this…

I expected more from L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

When you know you’re going to a Michelin-starred restaurant, it’s only natural that your expectations for a great experience are as high as you expect the bill will be. Perhaps that’s why when you walk away from a lackluster experience it feels all the more disappointing. On a mid-week evening one of my best friends…

‘Fast Food’ redefined Galvin HOP

Finding myself in the City by Spitalfields Market before a client meeting with about 35 minutes before I was due to arrive, I popped into Galvin HOP with a challenge: can you serve a two-course lunch within a window of 20-25 minutes? I was surprised, delighted and a little incredulous when they said yes. I…