British Archive

  • Seasonal British produce is something we hear about all of the time, but it’s only when you experience it in practice that it really starts to make sense. Look at […]

    Blueprint Cafe, SE1

    Seasonal British produce is something we hear about all of the time, but it’s only when you experience it in practice that it really starts to make sense. Look at […]

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  • It’s amazing to think that London has any secrets in terms of dining destinations, but that’s exactly what we found with Alfie’s.  Having opened in the much publicised Bermondsey Square […]

    Alfie’s Kitchen, SE1

    It’s amazing to think that London has any secrets in terms of dining destinations, but that’s exactly what we found with Alfie’s.  Having opened in the much publicised Bermondsey Square […]

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  • Whilst most restaurant owners wait about 10 minutes before they decide to embark on an expansion plan, the team behind Greens have taken a mere 27 years to open the […]

    Greens, EC3

    Whilst most restaurant owners wait about 10 minutes before they decide to embark on an expansion plan, the team behind Greens have taken a mere 27 years to open the […]

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  • iPods, Sat Navs, Blackberrys – all iconic symbols and essential tools for the modern world, yet all completely lacking any sort of personality or character.  But I wonder – how […]

    Bentley’s Grill, W1

    iPods, Sat Navs, Blackberrys – all iconic symbols and essential tools for the modern world, yet all completely lacking any sort of personality or character.  But I wonder – how […]

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  • Whilst the tools of the modern chef have become almost surgical in their precision and intricacy, it’s often the more rustic methods that still continue to provide the most satisfying plates of […]

    Chapters All Day Dining, SE3

    Whilst the tools of the modern chef have become almost surgical in their precision and intricacy, it’s often the more rustic methods that still continue to provide the most satisfying plates of […]

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  • Whilst most of the bars and restaurants of Soho continue to compete with each other for wackiest concept and shouty décor to attract the local über-cool media crowd, Quo Vadis […]

    Quo Vadis, W1

    Whilst most of the bars and restaurants of Soho continue to compete with each other for wackiest concept and shouty décor to attract the local über-cool media crowd, Quo Vadis […]

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  • Feeling a little lost in the world of food & drink? Maybe you find yourself going round in circles trying to find somewhere to decent eat?  Let The Compass guide […]

    The Compass, N1

    Feeling a little lost in the world of food & drink? Maybe you find yourself going round in circles trying to find somewhere to decent eat?  Let The Compass guide […]

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  • To think of this place as a typical canteen is like referring to Harrods as a grocery store; British modesty at its best.  My first experience of Canteen followed numerous […]

    Canteen, various locations

    To think of this place as a typical canteen is like referring to Harrods as a grocery store; British modesty at its best.  My first experience of Canteen followed numerous […]

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  • Mention the words ‘Mayfair’ and ‘celeb hangout’ and most of us would either run a mile or charge towards it like a bull to a Spanish bloke in silly clothes.  […]

    Mews of Mayfair, W1

    Mention the words ‘Mayfair’ and ‘celeb hangout’ and most of us would either run a mile or charge towards it like a bull to a Spanish bloke in silly clothes.  […]

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  • Big Al: “I don’t like Scotch eggs” Me: “Eat it!” Big Al: “No, I don’t like Scotch eggs” Me: “Just bloody try some!” Big Al: “Ok…bloody hell, that’s good!”   […]

    Coach and Horses, EC1

    Big Al: “I don’t like Scotch eggs” Me: “Eat it!” Big Al: “No, I don’t like Scotch eggs” Me: “Just bloody try some!” Big Al: “Ok…bloody hell, that’s good!”   […]

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