British Archive

  • Centuries of mastering the art of perfectly cooking large slabs of meat, producing the crispest and fluffiest roast potatoes and smuggling a few suspicious looking greens into the mix have […]

    Roast, SE1

    Centuries of mastering the art of perfectly cooking large slabs of meat, producing the crispest and fluffiest roast potatoes and smuggling a few suspicious looking greens into the mix have […]

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  • Having launched to widespread critical acclaim back in 2005, Bedford & Strand has managed the enviable trick of keeping a low-profile whilst still remaining popular amongst those in the know, […]

    Bedford & Strand, WC2

    Having launched to widespread critical acclaim back in 2005, Bedford & Strand has managed the enviable trick of keeping a low-profile whilst still remaining popular amongst those in the know, […]

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  • Despite an apparent recession, one of the highlights of London’s hospitality scene in 2011 has been the re-emergence of the luxury hotel.  Whether it’s celebrity favourite, The W Hotel, the […]

    The Northall, WC2

    Despite an apparent recession, one of the highlights of London’s hospitality scene in 2011 has been the re-emergence of the luxury hotel.  Whether it’s celebrity favourite, The W Hotel, the […]

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  • Take a look at the Laughing Gravy’s website and the blurb suggests that it is ‘London’s best kept secret’. Expecting this to be a euphemism for ‘generally empty’, I was […]

    Laughing Gravy, SE1

    Take a look at the Laughing Gravy’s website and the blurb suggests that it is ‘London’s best kept secret’. Expecting this to be a euphemism for ‘generally empty’, I was […]

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  • With its inglenook fireplaces, crooked floors, half-timbered frontage and cobbled courtyard, this romantic Elizabethan coaching inn provides a touch of olde-England in the heart of Old Amersham. The surroundings are […]

    The Crown Coaching Inn, HP7

    With its inglenook fireplaces, crooked floors, half-timbered frontage and cobbled courtyard, this romantic Elizabethan coaching inn provides a touch of olde-England in the heart of Old Amersham. The surroundings are […]

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  • Take a bunch of restaurant staff who have shed blood, sweet and tears working their way up to work in some of London’s finest bars and Michelin-starred restaurants and plonk […]

    Prince of Wales, SW15

    Take a bunch of restaurant staff who have shed blood, sweet and tears working their way up to work in some of London’s finest bars and Michelin-starred restaurants and plonk […]

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  • Those well aquainted with Blackadder the Third will know that The Prince Regent was not blessed with political prowess. Instead he was more of an extravagant dandy dedicated to a […]

    York & Albany, NW1

    Those well aquainted with Blackadder the Third will know that The Prince Regent was not blessed with political prowess. Instead he was more of an extravagant dandy dedicated to a […]

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  • The annoying thing about the so called Gastropub is that they so often disappoint.  Too many ailing establishments slap on a lick of neutral paint, unenthusiastically overhaul the menu and […]

    The Jam Tree, W14

    The annoying thing about the so called Gastropub is that they so often disappoint.  Too many ailing establishments slap on a lick of neutral paint, unenthusiastically overhaul the menu and […]

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  • As the economy has boomed, the foodie world has largely become influenced by style over substance.  We’ve all been wowed by a ‘pithivier of this’, ‘foam of that’ and ‘tasting’ […]

    The Avalon, SW12

    As the economy has boomed, the foodie world has largely become influenced by style over substance.  We’ve all been wowed by a ‘pithivier of this’, ‘foam of that’ and ‘tasting’ […]

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  • For every Nobu and The Ivy that is name-checked as a celebrity hang-out, there exists a far less conspicuous restaurant providing the same, if not better dining experience for those […]

    The Rib Room, SW1

    For every Nobu and The Ivy that is name-checked as a celebrity hang-out, there exists a far less conspicuous restaurant providing the same, if not better dining experience for those […]

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