French Archive

  • Café Luc is a new venture by seasoned restaurateur Luc van Oostende that has opened with the aim of becoming a local favourite amongst the impossibly discerning residents of Marylebone.  […]

    Café Luc, W1

    Café Luc is a new venture by seasoned restaurateur Luc van Oostende that has opened with the aim of becoming a local favourite amongst the impossibly discerning residents of Marylebone.  […]

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  • A brief culinary history lesson if I may.   Bruno Loubet made his name in the early 1990’s as one of the most dynamic and consistently brilliant young chefs cooking in […]

    Bistrot Bruno Loubet, EC1

    A brief culinary history lesson if I may.   Bruno Loubet made his name in the early 1990’s as one of the most dynamic and consistently brilliant young chefs cooking in […]

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  • I don’t really understand the Michelin Star system and truth be told, I don’t really care too much about the much feted restaurant guide. I’ve been to far too many […]

    The Capital, SW3

    I don’t really understand the Michelin Star system and truth be told, I don’t really care too much about the much feted restaurant guide. I’ve been to far too many […]

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  • Having worked their combined chef whites off to create some of London’s best fine dining restaurants, Café de Luxe offers an altogether different proposition from what the brothers Galvin have […]

    Galvin A Vin, E1

    Having worked their combined chef whites off to create some of London’s best fine dining restaurants, Café de Luxe offers an altogether different proposition from what the brothers Galvin have […]

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  • Tucked away along a quiet oasis between the Strand and Covent Garden, Terroirs has quietly been getting on with developing a reputation as one of London’s top restaurants.    Terroirs […]

    Terroirs, WC2

    Tucked away along a quiet oasis between the Strand and Covent Garden, Terroirs has quietly been getting on with developing a reputation as one of London’s top restaurants.    Terroirs […]

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  • With restaurants like Sauterelle, it’s no wonder that the City’s dodgy bankers got away so many dubious deals.  Here we have a truly impressive restaurant located within The Royal Exchange […]

    Sauterelle, EC3

    With restaurants like Sauterelle, it’s no wonder that the City’s dodgy bankers got away so many dubious deals.  Here we have a truly impressive restaurant located within The Royal Exchange […]

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  • Many chefs talk about wanting to serve the food that they themselves like to eat, but it’s just as important for a venue to be the kind of place that […]

    Bistro @ Eastside Inn, EC1

    Many chefs talk about wanting to serve the food that they themselves like to eat, but it’s just as important for a venue to be the kind of place that […]

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  • Most of us still associate good French restaurants with stuffy dining rooms, up-tight waiters and incomprehensible menus.  But occasionally a restaurant like La Trouvaille comes along which really shakes up […]

    La Trouvaille, W1

    Most of us still associate good French restaurants with stuffy dining rooms, up-tight waiters and incomprehensible menus.  But occasionally a restaurant like La Trouvaille comes along which really shakes up […]

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  • Pizza Hut? Check Kebab shop? Check Dodgy curry house? Check Even dodgier Chinese takeaway? Check   Sound familiar? Probably because you’ll find these and many more soulless, generic restaurants down […]

    La Barbe, RH2

    Pizza Hut? Check Kebab shop? Check Dodgy curry house? Check Even dodgier Chinese takeaway? Check   Sound familiar? Probably because you’ll find these and many more soulless, generic restaurants down […]

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  • Like most of us in the days of our childhood, I was constantly being told off by my mother for playing with my food.  Dinner wasn’t supposed to be fun […]

    Le Pont de la Tour, SE1

    Like most of us in the days of our childhood, I was constantly being told off by my mother for playing with my food.  Dinner wasn’t supposed to be fun […]

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