WestReviews Archive

  • Being in the restaurant game, I have the pleasure of meeting some right characters on my travels. And so it was that my trip to The Warrington produced a real […]

    The Warrington, W9

    Being in the restaurant game, I have the pleasure of meeting some right characters on my travels. And so it was that my trip to The Warrington produced a real […]

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  • A serious wine list has become a pre-requisite for any restaurant or bar with the slightest aspirations of achieving credibility.  The starting point seems to around 40 varietals, but it’s […]

    The Kensington Wine Rooms, W8

    A serious wine list has become a pre-requisite for any restaurant or bar with the slightest aspirations of achieving credibility.  The starting point seems to around 40 varietals, but it’s […]

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  • Whilst the Indian restaurants of central London have moved on leaps and bounds in terms of quality and innovation, most local places are still putting out the same menus that […]

    Indian Zing, W6

    Whilst the Indian restaurants of central London have moved on leaps and bounds in terms of quality and innovation, most local places are still putting out the same menus that […]

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  • You’re on your way home from a long day of work or shopping in the city and craving a great meal.  Your conscience says it’s got to be pretty healthy, […]

    Comptoir Libanaise, W1 & W12

    You’re on your way home from a long day of work or shopping in the city and craving a great meal.  Your conscience says it’s got to be pretty healthy, […]

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  • You’re too old for the ‘let’s dress in ridiculous clothes and go out in Shoreditch’ scene, you don’t fit in with the young families in the ‘new & improved, ultra-sophisticated’ […]

    Del’Aziz, various locations

    You’re too old for the ‘let’s dress in ridiculous clothes and go out in Shoreditch’ scene, you don’t fit in with the young families in the ‘new & improved, ultra-sophisticated’ […]

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  • One of life’s great frustrations is that the nicer something tastes the unhealthier it’s likely to be.  Diets gurus can preach until the cows come home about how tasty fresh […]

    Kanteen, W14

    One of life’s great frustrations is that the nicer something tastes the unhealthier it’s likely to be.  Diets gurus can preach until the cows come home about how tasty fresh […]

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  • Microwaves, food processors, bread-makers, gas barbeques – you name it and there’s probably a gadget or appliance that makes cooking easier and quicker for you.  The problem is that most […]

    Azou, W6

    Microwaves, food processors, bread-makers, gas barbeques – you name it and there’s probably a gadget or appliance that makes cooking easier and quicker for you.  The problem is that most […]

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  • If there was ever a venue that was perfectly suited to the glitz and glamour of Kensington then surely it’s got to be Kensington Roof Gardens.  Owned by uber-rich Richard […]

    Babylon, W8

    If there was ever a venue that was perfectly suited to the glitz and glamour of Kensington then surely it’s got to be Kensington Roof Gardens.  Owned by uber-rich Richard […]

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  • As you’d expect, I need to have a pretty open palette to be a restaurant reviewer and unless I am in a very specific mood, I always ask the waiter […]

    The Meat & Wine Co, W12

    As you’d expect, I need to have a pretty open palette to be a restaurant reviewer and unless I am in a very specific mood, I always ask the waiter […]

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  • If variety is the spice of life, than surely eating Spanish-style is the route to epicurean bliss.  London would undoubtedly be a happier place if we were allowed 2 hour […]

    El Pirata Detapas, W2

    If variety is the spice of life, than surely eating Spanish-style is the route to epicurean bliss.  London would undoubtedly be a happier place if we were allowed 2 hour […]

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