SW1 Archive

  • Gordon Ramsay may now be more (in)famous for his out-of-kitchen antics than the dazzling cooking skills that earned him his place in the spotlight, but there’s no doubting Gordon’s ability […]

    Petrus, SW1

    Gordon Ramsay may now be more (in)famous for his out-of-kitchen antics than the dazzling cooking skills that earned him his place in the spotlight, but there’s no doubting Gordon’s ability […]

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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 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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  • The term gastro-pub could almost have been created for the modern socio-conscious Sloaney.  Think about it.  A supposedly simple venue where diners can feel like they are  ’slumming it’ combined with restaurant quality […]

    The Botanist, SW1

    The term gastro-pub could almost have been created for the modern socio-conscious Sloaney.  Think about it.  A supposedly simple venue where diners can feel like they are  ’slumming it’ combined with restaurant quality […]

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  • Modern Indian restaurants have certainly evolved to keep in touch with the times.  However, the term ‘cool’ was probably not something one would ever use when describing an Indian restaurant.  […]

    Mint Leaf, SW1

    Modern Indian restaurants have certainly evolved to keep in touch with the times.  However, the term ‘cool’ was probably not something one would ever use when describing an Indian restaurant.  […]

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  • Posh & Becks, P Diddy & Bling, Curry & Beer – all inseparable combinations, despite not always working as well as they should.  Yes, the wine industry has been semi-successful […]

    Quilon, SW1

    Posh & Becks, P Diddy & Bling, Curry & Beer – all inseparable combinations, despite not always working as well as they should.  Yes, the wine industry has been semi-successful […]

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  • I remember the excitement of my first visit to Planet Hollywood in my early teens and since hearing of its relaunch, I couldn’t wait to visit again.  The restaurant has […]

    Planet Hollywood, SW1

    I remember the excitement of my first visit to Planet Hollywood in my early teens and since hearing of its relaunch, I couldn’t wait to visit again.  The restaurant has […]

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  • I was beginning to think that the art of frying fish in a light batter had now solely become the preserve of uber-cool Japanese restaurants.  But just like a London […]

    Seafresh, SW1

    I was beginning to think that the art of frying fish in a light batter had now solely become the preserve of uber-cool Japanese restaurants.  But just like a London […]

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  • Situated in the surroundings of the Grade II listed Old Westminster Library, The Cinnamon Club gives the feeling of a being in a colonial Indian gentlemen’s club.  There is also […]

    The Cinnamon Club, SW1

    Situated in the surroundings of the Grade II listed Old Westminster Library, The Cinnamon Club gives the feeling of a being in a colonial Indian gentlemen’s club.  There is also […]

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  • Jom Makan is a no-nonsense, minimal restaurant with fast, fresh, great value Malaysian cuisine. Translated, it means ‘let’s go eat’, and eat we did.  And then we ate a little […]

    Jom Makan, SW1

    Jom Makan is a no-nonsense, minimal restaurant with fast, fresh, great value Malaysian cuisine. Translated, it means ‘let’s go eat’, and eat we did.  And then we ate a little […]

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