Brat, London, those smoked potatoes , restaurant review

If you are someone who enjoys suspense, let me tell you right now,this is not the review for you. It would be impossible for me not to tell you immediately that I adore Brat. I love the space, I love the service, the wine and, of course, the food, and those potatoes, but more of those later. Just a week or so ago, Brat was the proud recipient of a coveted Michelin star, so … Continue reading Brat, London, those smoked potatoes , restaurant review

Bright, long may they shine, restaurant review, London

There is something reassuring about seeing one of the world’s greatest chefs leaving the restaurant you’re about to walk into, looking happy. Just think, had any of the four buses I waited for been on time,  I’d have missed Pierre Koffman and Richard Vines, so thanks TfL. The restaurant in question is Bright, opened in May, by the team behind P. Franco, where I was meeting NC for a much anticipated dinner. I … Continue reading Bright, long may they shine, restaurant review, London

The Yeatman, Porto, restaurant review

I am, currently, in a very happy place, not literally but mentally. Last night, NN and I had a truly spectacular, joyful, mind blowing meal, at the two Michelin starred restaurant at the Yeatman Hotel in Porto; well, technically, it’s in Gaia which overlooks Porto.Literally, I am sitting in Burger King, in the airport,  because I refuse to spend €7 on a dry, scabby sandwich. While I might be willing to part with vast sums … Continue reading The Yeatman, Porto, restaurant review

Hawksmoor, summer menu, London, restaurant review

It had been a particularly and unexpectedly, shitty week for little E. She was in need of some TLC or, in this case, some S&T. So, when I was unexpectedly able to move my Saturday lunch plans and an email from Hawksmoor landed in my inbox,  it felt like it was meant to be. Hawksmoor,  for all its dark, sexy, sultry vibes, is not where I would choose to hang … Continue reading Hawksmoor, summer menu, London, restaurant review

St Leonards, Fire & Ice, Restaurant review, London

I always get excited about new openings, even more so when they are within walking distance of home. So, living where I do, I spend a lot of time excited. Combine this with a first date and I’m practically unbearable.  Oh no, not that kind of first date, don’t be ridiculous, this is me we are talking about after all. This is a first lady date with the fabulous NC who I … Continue reading St Leonards, Fire & Ice, Restaurant review, London

Marcus, the Berkeley, London, restaurant review

This week, thanks toTwitter, the Monday Supper Club was born. Twitter is often decried as the epitome of all evil, where trolls lurk and insults and cruel words are traded. I mostly follow other food lovers and I am neither interesting nor controversial enough to attract attention and so, on the whole,  it works for me. And so it was that  I spotted a tweet about the chef’s … Continue reading Marcus, the Berkeley, London, restaurant review

Temper Covent Garden, sweet Cheesus, the nine hour lunch, restaurant review

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Neil Rankin. I adore his original restaurant in Soho (BBQ and mezcal), am a bit nonplussed  about No.2, City, (curry and gin) but was beyond excited for No.3, featuring pizza,  not just any pizza, and vermouth. And so,  when I saw the soft launch started on bank holiday Monday,  I booked immediately for myself and T. In anticipation … Continue reading Temper Covent Garden, sweet Cheesus, the nine hour lunch, restaurant review