Restaurant Reviews

Galvin At The Athenaeum

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 1:22 pm 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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Lotus Indian restaurant

Lotus, 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

Eneko at One Aldwych. review. When a chef who already boasts three Michelin stars opens in London, it’s an event to be heralded with trumpets. When that chef is also high up the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, foodies’ tongues should be hanging out.

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Brasserie Blanc. St. Albans

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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Garces Trading Company

Any restaurant which has a whole help yourself section dedicated to home made olive oils and balsamic vinegars is fully approved as far as I am concerned. Fortunately, the food and wine at Garces Trading Company is equally impressive, so I’m approving on both counts.

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London Steakhouse Company City

There was once a time when Middlesex Street was called Petticoat Lane and the area was intensely poor. Times have changed and these days Middlesex Street is awash with restaurants and bars and the feeling is intensely well to do. The London Steakhouse Company City sits proudly in the centre of all this looking very much at home here.

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Fork Restaurant

I’m sitting across from owner Ellen Yin in Fork Restaurant and she’s telling me about her journey from being a healthcare professional to serious restaurateur. It is a story no different perhaps than those from other successful entrepreneurs; drive, ambition and a passion to achieve personal success.

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