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The Jones Family Project

02/03/2017 by .

A 70s-style bar awash in greenery portrays The Jones Family Project as a probable purveyor of right-on clean eating.   But appearances deceive; huge hunks of prime rib, rumps of hoggett and primeval pork tomahawks are what drive  traffic to this serious Shoreditch steakhouse after sundown.

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Galvin At The Athenaeum

01/03/2017 by .

If you didn’t know any better, you might  mistake the Galvin brothers for a somewhat more sinister enterprise. It seems they have the Hyde Park Corner territory pretty well sown up. Galvin at Windows at the top floor of the London Hilton Park Lane and now Galvin At The Athenaeum just around the corner on the ground floor of the Athenaeum Hotel on Piccadilly.

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The Jugged Hare

09/01/2017 by .

The Jugged Hare, a City of London institution at any time of year, really comes into its own during game season. Which means getting down to Chiswell Street before spring breaks out to tuck into the last and rarest of the birds as well as wild beasties.

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Lotus Indian restaurant

16/12/2016 by .

Lotus Indian restaurant , two minutes from Charing Cross, breaks the rule which says an ethnic restaurant close to a mainline station is likely be inauthentic at best, a tourist trap at worst.   In fact this multi-award-winning eatery is up there with the best Indian restaurants in London, as good as the several with a Michelin star this reviewer has dined at.

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Eneko at One Aldwych

30/11/2016 by .

Eneko at One Aldwych is a restaurant whose arrival should have been heralded with trumpets.   Here’s a chef who not only boasts three Michelin stars, but has been soaring steadily up the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for the past three years. 

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Brasserie Blanc. St. Albans

08/11/2016 by .

The good people of St. Albans should know a thing or two about fine food, after all, the High Street is awash with well known upscale restaurants. So when my waiter at Brasserie Blanc tells me “50% of our customers are regulars” I think to myself, “if that isn’t a sign of approval, I don’t know what is.”

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