#Restaurant #Review NOPI – Five Years On

Front of house can make or break a restaurant. A cheery welcome wins hearts, but not this time on going into NOPI. Much lauded for its food and founders’ back story, the Soho outpost is a busy, shiny shrine five years on – and you still need to make a reservation. So we did. Tellingly their website reports “salads […]

Pancake Day at Rabbit Chelsea

To celebrate one of my favourite days of the year, Pancake Day, Rabbit restaurant will be going flipping mad. Head Chef Oliver Gladwin will be showing us how it’s done by launching and, hopefully, catching the pancakes at the pass in front of diners. What’s more, Rabbit will be asking those who think they can, to come […]

REVIEW: Sexy Fish London

The newest venture from the Caprice restaurant group, Sexy Fish, on the south-east corner of Berkeley Square in the heart of Mayfair, opens on 19th October. What started out as a fishy pop-up from sister restaurant 34,  nearby, called Gone Fishing, was exactly that, a fishing exercise. So now we know what’s behind the bright neon facade. The […]

Homeslice Pizza in Fitzrovia

Having spent the past two years building on their street food success at their first permanent site at 13 Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden, Homeslice will be launching their second restaurant with 120 covers at 52 Wells Street, Fitzrovia on 1st September 2015. The official launch will be preceded by a 2-day soft launch with […]

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Mac Factory – 21st Century Macaroni and Cheese Pop Up

The Mac Factory are doing interesting and tasty things with 21st century mac n cheese.  Based at Camden Lock Market seven days a week, but with numerous pop ups, we got to see Chef Owner Graham Bradbury in action at the Earlham StreetClubhouse, Covent Garden, where he will be running The Mac Factory pop up for the next few […]

Pachamama

A pink neon ‘A’ marks the spot. Confusingly so, for a new Peruvian-inspired restaurant called Pachamama. It’s a new incarnation on, let’s call it the lower slopes of Marylebone, Thayer Street. Founded by an anthropologist with an eye for branding and the chap who used to run the same spot when it was known as […]

Dinner at Maca Kizi Bodrum Turkey

On one of the nights I was at hotspot Maca Kizi a group came for dinner from the seven decked Emir of Kuwait’s yacht. A couple of weeks before, Kate Moss with family and Naomi Campbell were spotted splashing around in the crystal clear blue waters. Whether it’s for party or chill, this is Turkey’s […]

Four to Eight – Beautiful Simple Italian Dining

It’s said that great Italian dishes are made with only four to eight ingredients and this is the starting point for this stylish, pared-down new Italian restaurant in Covent Garden. It’s definitely not Italian by numbers… On the site of Franco & Ginos Sandwich bar, entrepreneur Yury Tereshchenko has put his first stylish stamp on the […]

Gone Fishing at Pescatori London

Of course there are plenty more in the sea but when you get this quality of fish you don’t want to throw it back. A Mayfair staple for many years, going into Pescatori is like stepping into a Tuscan villa. White floor tiles, wrought iron chandeliers, harlequin chequered chairs and baronial fireplaces give it the air of grand […]

Game, Set & Strawberries on Spaghetti House June Menu

It’s Wimbledon soon (23 June – 6 July) where strawberries are traditional, but it’s also the best time of year to enjoy the pick of the crop, and the ones you’ll find on the Spaghetti House menu come from one of Norfolk’s best producers, Fairview Nurseries in the village of Enmeth. Here, Stuart the father, is helped […]