Restaurant Archive

  • Unless you live or work in the area, the Docklands is a bit of a mystery to most of us.  Up until recently, it was just a place where high […]

    Plateau, E14

    Unless you live or work in the area, the Docklands is a bit of a mystery to most of us.  Up until recently, it was just a place where high […]

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  • Celebrity favourites’ have a tendency to be all show and no-go, so it’s with some caution that we visit these restaurants.  After a while, though, the quality has to shine […]

    Nozomi, SW3

    Celebrity favourites’ have a tendency to be all show and no-go, so it’s with some caution that we visit these restaurants.  After a while, though, the quality has to shine […]

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  • I believe there’s a line in Cocktail where someone says of Tom Cruise’s character: “Guys want to be him and the girls want to be with him”.  Head on down […]

    Lonsdale Bar & Kitchen, W11

    I believe there’s a line in Cocktail where someone says of Tom Cruise’s character: “Guys want to be him and the girls want to be with him”.  Head on down […]

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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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  • If you like your lunch Italian, your brunch American, cocktails at dinner time and dinner at bedtime, Giant Robot is the place to be.  Giant Robot takes over the site […]

    Giant Robot, EC1

    If you like your lunch Italian, your brunch American, cocktails at dinner time and dinner at bedtime, Giant Robot is the place to be.  Giant Robot takes over the site […]

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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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  • “Location, location, location!”  Just like when you’re buying a new home, one of the most important factors to consider when opening a restaurant is the ‘where’.  In the eatery packed […]

    four o nine, SW9

    “Location, location, location!”  Just like when you’re buying a new home, one of the most important factors to consider when opening a restaurant is the ‘where’.  In the eatery packed […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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