United Kingdom

Liban Tapas, South Woodford

27/02/2019 by .

The Essex suburb of South Woodford certainly has its fair share of God’s creatures. As I strolled towards Liban passing the Slug and Lettuce and the Lizard Lounge, I was half-expecting Liban to be a Lebanese word for reptile or mollusc. Fortunately, as it turned out, it was neither, just a rather wonderful example of fresh Lebanese food done wonderfully well.

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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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The Kitchin, Leith

17/01/2019 by .

Each wedding anniversary my wife and I seek out a fine dining restaurant in which to celebrate.

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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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