SouthWestReviews Archive

  • 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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  • For the restaurant world, 2010 will probably be best known for the return of old favourites.  Golden oldies such as Pierre Koffman, Bruno Loubet and Joel Antunes have all opened […]

    Entrée, SW11

    For the restaurant world, 2010 will probably be best known for the return of old favourites.  Golden oldies such as Pierre Koffman, Bruno Loubet and Joel Antunes have all opened […]

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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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  • I often walk past Busaba Eathai on Wardour Street, look at the queue and wonder just what all the fuss is about. One Thursday as I sat in the cafe […]

    Busaba Eathai, various locations

    I often walk past Busaba Eathai on Wardour Street, look at the queue and wonder just what all the fuss is about. One Thursday as I sat in the cafe […]

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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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  • 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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  • Whilst European chefs have been messing around in laboratories with foams and emulsions in the search for the ultimate dining experience, the Americans have continued doing what they do best […]

    Palm, SW1

    Whilst European chefs have been messing around in laboratories with foams and emulsions in the search for the ultimate dining experience, the Americans have continued doing what they do best […]

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  • Cooking courses are big business, and big money. L’ Ateliers des Chefs, Le Cordon Blue, Leiths. Every amateur cook can cough up loads of dosh to feel like a contestant […]

    The Kitchen, SW6

    Cooking courses are big business, and big money. L’ Ateliers des Chefs, Le Cordon Blue, Leiths. Every amateur cook can cough up loads of dosh to feel like a contestant […]

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  • Apparently, if you put all the gastro-pubs in Clapham side by side, the chain would be long enough to circumnavigate the earth 3 times over.  OK, so that’s a total […]

    Trinity, SW4

    Apparently, if you put all the gastro-pubs in Clapham side by side, the chain would be long enough to circumnavigate the earth 3 times over.  OK, so that’s a total […]

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