Italian Archive

  • With such esteemed venues as The Arts Club, Roka and Zuma already to their name, Arjun and Peter Waney are no strangers to catering to the well-heeled and culinary discerning.  […]

    Banca, W1

    With such esteemed venues as The Arts Club, Roka and Zuma already to their name, Arjun and Peter Waney are no strangers to catering to the well-heeled and culinary discerning.  […]

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  • If any proof is needed that charity pays, then just take a look at Jamie ‘Pukka’ Oliver’s burgeoning business empire.  Jamie opened Fifteen, his first restaurant, in 2002 as a […]

    Fifteen, N1

    If any proof is needed that charity pays, then just take a look at Jamie ‘Pukka’ Oliver’s burgeoning business empire.  Jamie opened Fifteen, his first restaurant, in 2002 as a […]

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  • Some of the finest fish I’ve eaten has been along the Italian coast, so hopes were high for this Italian seafood restaurant.  Indeed, it was during a visit to Sicily […]

    Pescatori Fitzrovia, W1

    Some of the finest fish I’ve eaten has been along the Italian coast, so hopes were high for this Italian seafood restaurant.  Indeed, it was during a visit to Sicily […]

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  • Take a wine barrel full of irrepressible Italian charm, add an endearing pinch of comedic service and top it off with some seriously impressive food and apparently you have the […]

    Ilia, SW3

    Take a wine barrel full of irrepressible Italian charm, add an endearing pinch of comedic service and top it off with some seriously impressive food and apparently you have the […]

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  • Whilst a dining experience is ultimately about food, restaurateurs often overlook the fact that the service and hospitality side of things can be the making or breaking of a successful […]

    Tempo, W1

    Whilst a dining experience is ultimately about food, restaurateurs often overlook the fact that the service and hospitality side of things can be the making or breaking of a successful […]

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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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  • Impressing a recently inducted City boy isn’t really as easy as one would think.  When it came to taking out my banker cousin for dinner, it turned out he had […]

    Babbo, W1

    Impressing a recently inducted City boy isn’t really as easy as one would think.  When it came to taking out my banker cousin for dinner, it turned out he had […]

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  • Whilst it may appear that the UK has adopted a healthy Italian restaurant scene, most of them are actually about as authentic as a Cornetto.  ‘Spag bol’, cheesy crusted pizzas […]

    Su Sazzagoni, E9

    Whilst it may appear that the UK has adopted a healthy Italian restaurant scene, most of them are actually about as authentic as a Cornetto.  ‘Spag bol’, cheesy crusted pizzas […]

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  • As far as great culinary destinations go, Sicily provided one of my best ever experiences.  Forget pretty plates and fancy presentation – it’s just about hearty, rustic dishes in a […]

    Mennula, W1

    As far as great culinary destinations go, Sicily provided one of my best ever experiences.  Forget pretty plates and fancy presentation – it’s just about hearty, rustic dishes in a […]

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  • Whilst many of his contemporary so-called ‘celeb chefs’ have been running creating failing empires, it’s telling that Theo Randall can be seen most nights sweating it out in his one […]

    Theo Randall @ The Intercontinental, W1

    Whilst many of his contemporary so-called ‘celeb chefs’ have been running creating failing empires, it’s telling that Theo Randall can be seen most nights sweating it out in his one […]

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