England

POTUS at the Crowne Plaza

26/02/2019 by .

It’s December 7th, 1941 and the Japanese have just bombed Pearl Harbour. For Franklin D Roosevelt, American President, it’s been a bad day at the office. He needs a stiff drink. What’s it likely to be?

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Romulo Café, London

18/02/2019 by .

Food from the Philippines is relatively unknown in the UK and there are just a handful of restaurants in London.

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Zela, London

05/02/2019 by .

Right in the heart of London’s Aldwych theatre crowd, Zela London introduces us to “Meppon Cuisine.”

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Palm Beach Casino Restaurant

29/01/2019 by .

Mayfair never fails to disappoint me. It’s always had that buzz of anticipation about it; perhaps it’s the limousines and sports cars or just simply the air of elegance well-heeled denizens manage to convey so effortlessly.

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Fenwick Arms, Claughton, Lancashire

21/01/2019 by .

With a pedigree that is more than 250 years old, the historic and atmospheric Fenwick Arms in Lancashire’s Lune valley has a clichéd old world charm that might be expected.

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Pomona’s Restaurant & Bar, Notting Hill

14/12/2018 by .

.Considering he was the third chef in three years to head up this brigade, Mark Lloyd wasn’t looking the slightest bit ruffled. “It’s been a struggle but the neighbourhood’s slowly coming round,” he told me after delivering a very impressive dinner.

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The Lebanese Bakery, Covent Garden

29/11/2018 by .

Tucking into a deliciously fresh manousheh I found myself staring at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, directly opposite, and thinking what a great position this is for a pre or post-theatre meal.

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Tom, Dick & Harry’s, Loughton

21/11/2018 by .

As Ramsey said in the movie The Great Escape, “there’s madness in their method” and that might not be too far off the truth at this new restaurant in fashionable Loughton; perhaps Essex’s answer to Crouch End.

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Iron Bloom Restaurant, Shoreditch

30/09/2018 by .

Wandering around a buzzing Shoreditch on a Friday night, it’s easy to miss Iron Bloom, thinking that it’s just of many identikit bars that are pumping out music. In fact, it’s a restaurant with a wide-ranging cocktail menu, as you’d expect from the guys behind the Looking Glass Cocktail Club, but the quality of the food is surprising.

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The Caxton Grill Re-Visited

01/09/2018 by .

Last time I reviewed the Caxton Grill at St. Ermin’s Hotel it was under the sublime stewardship of Professional Master Chef finalist Adam Handling. So, with Mr Handling departing to open his own restaurant empire under the Frog moniker, I thought it was a good opportunity to see how the Caxton Grill has developed under new head chef Alex Boyd.

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