Food & Drink

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JW Marriott Venice

One of the challenges of our era is to find a balance of using precious downtime to travel and discover new places whilst recharging for…

The Ivy Clifton, BS8

The first restaurant I ever reviewed was Le Caprice. It was as faultless as a meal gets. Not only do I remember every mouthful…

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Sexy Fish, W1J

It’s a warm and sunny Wednesday evening, and my first experience of Sexy Fish restaurant in Mayfair, one of Richard Caring’s newest business ventures….

The Globe & Rainbow, TN17

Goudhurst. I couldn’t even pronounce it properly, let alone find it on the map. But this is where Gemma, the other half, decided to…

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Quattro Passi

I remember watching the restaurant scene in the opening of American Psycho in my late teens thinking, ‘I wonder if the Upper East Side…

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Oblix

There’s an equal measure of pros and cons to not living in London. For instance, I’m always last to know about a new launch…

Celeste, SW1

I haven’t been eating out much lately. I’ve been hiding, avoiding terrorism on public transport, and preparing for global economic meltdown and the third…

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Hawksmoor – SW3

As someone that spent almost a year living in central London, I don’t consider myself an insider or an outsider. I sort of declare…

Tom’s Kitchen, E14

I’m sick of it. I’m done with the white-linen, silver-service pretension. I’m over having my chair pulled in and out every time I stand…

Babbo, W1

It’s impossible to hate Italian food. That’s one of life’s incontrovertible truths. What’s to hate? Italy is peasant food at its best, and we…

Hutong, Shard, SE1

There’s one cultural point that we can probably all agree on: a collective, rational dislike for the Shard. The architectural offence, the phallic eyesore…

Gillrays, SE1

It’s a paradox that, during a recession, high-end restaurants thrive and less expensive restaurants fail. And in moments of hardship, there’s one plate of…

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Coq D’Argent

Some years ago, when I was a mere slip of a lad, I met up with an old friend outside the city-slicker terminal that…

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The Back bar

The history of whisky production in Japan is pretty short, and can be attributed to two men: Shinjiro Torii and Masataka Taketsuru. Torii was…

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Weinsinn Restaurant

Weinsinn, with its Michelin star and quaint, impossibly French setting amongst the concrete and cash of Frankfurt is a restaurant doing dining so perfectly…

Boisdale, E14

How do you turn the cold-nosed, sodden-footed misery of Scotland into a fine dining experience? Despite eating my way through the UK, until visiting…