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March 25th, 2013

BRASSERIE ZEDEL (Picadilly)

Category: Bistro (££)   BRASSERIE ZEDEL (Picadilly)

February 10th, 2013

SUSHI TETSU (Clerkenwell)

 

 SUSHI TETSU (Clerkenwell)

Bonito @ Sushi Tetsu

Category: Brasserie (£££)   SUSHI TETSU (Clerkenwell)

Sushi Tetsu is an intimate, miniature sushi bar just down the alleyway from The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell.  It  was opened by the ex-Nobu chef Toru Takahashi in June, 2012; I would have eaten there far earlier, if it hadn’t been for my pregnancy and the unanimous medical recommendations to avoid all raw fish while incubating a little human.  It was a difficult 9 months without sushi — I remember salivating over instagram pictures and blog posts of beautifully crafted nigiri or perfectly fresh sashimi and I honestly couldn’t wait to dive in myself.

February 5th, 2013

The Neighbourhood Gem: THE ENTERPRISE (Knightsbridge)

 The Neighbourhood Gem: THE ENTERPRISE (Knightsbridge)

Faultless pub food @ The Enterprise

 

Category: Brasserie (£££), very good value set lunch 

 The Neighbourhood Gem: THE ENTERPRISE (Knightsbridge)

January 24th, 2013

BAITY KITCHEN (Knightsbridge)

 BAITY KITCHEN (Knightsbridge)

a plate worth almost 15 pounds? @ Baity’s Kitchen

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Category: Brasserie (£££)

I have always enjoyed going to Jak’s in Walton Street for their fresh salads and delicious strawberry cheesecake (although I confess that Jak’s is currently in the midst of a renovation and they are in temporary digs and have increased pricing so beware – I might qualify my greenlight shortly).   All things considered, Jak’s at least in the past seemed rather fairly priced for being in Knightsbridge/Chelsea, just a stone-throw away from the department store from hell, Harrods.

January 21st, 2013

YOSHINO (Picadilly)

 YOSHINO (Picadilly)

Yoshino

Category: Bistro (££)

 YOSHINO (Picadilly)

There are a few London bloggers who have a very similar taste to me and whose opinion on restaurants usually correlates very closely with mine.  These are the guys I ask for recommendations when I’m stuck for places to go.  One of them is the trusted Skinny Bib, the other the lovely London Tastin’ (with her mouth-watering Best of 2012 list).  She was the one who recommended to check out Yoshino for well priced and good quality sushi in Central London.

January 15th, 2013

THE SHED (Notting Hill)

 THE SHED (Notting Hill)

The Shed

Category: Bistro (££) 

 THE SHED (Notting Hill)

The Shed, just around the corner from Notting Hill Tube Station, is, well, a shed.  A beautifully restored and well heated one that is, but nevertheless a shed.   The wood smell, the warm lighting, the waiters dressed in lumberjack shirts, and the tools on the wall create a rustic, cosy and warm atmosphere which is of course a bit artificial but still incredibly charming. If it wasn’t for the most uncomfortable tables I have possibly ever sat at (turned-around barrels with wood tops and absolutely no space for even my short legs) I would make The Shed my new living room.

December 15th, 2012

QUO VADIS (Soho)

 QUO VADIS (Soho)

not much herring @ Quo Vadis

Category: Brasserie (£££)

 QUO VADIS (Soho)

December 11th, 2012

THE DELAUNAY (Covent Garden)

 THE DELAUNAY (Covent Garden)

@ The Delauney

Category: Bistro (££)  THE DELAUNAY (Covent Garden)

It took me a long time to finally make it to The Delaunay.  Despite the glowing reviews I was a bit reluctant to try it, as I was suspicious of its label as  ’Grand European café”.  Having lived in Vienna for 5 years, I think I know everything about Central/Middle Grand European cafés and I couldn’t deal with a fake version.  How wrong I was!  The Delaunay indeed has the elegant flair of a traditional Viennese coffee house, just less faded and with friendlier staff (Viennese waiters are infamous for their grumpiness).   The Delaunay has managed to recreate the effortless grandeur of Viennese in fin de siècle places, and you find the white table clothes, the brass, the marble, the mirrors, the high ceilings and the waiters in suit.

December 9th, 2012

HEDONE (Chiswick)

 

 HEDONE (Chiswick)

Culinary delights @ Hedone

Category:  Haute Cuisine (££££)  HEDONE (Chiswick)

I’m swiftly approaching my unborn’s ETA and I am trying to cram as many meals in as possible before I will be confined to the nursery with a crying child in my arms.  At the moment, baby and food are fighting for space in my ever-expanding abdomen, and, sorry baby, at my recent meal at Hedone, the food won.  This dinner will probably stay with me during many a future sleepless night, will be recalled with nostalgia while changing nappies and may well lighten the darkness of postnatal depression. What an amazing meal this was!

December 5th, 2012

AMAYA (Belgravia)

 

 AMAYA (Belgravia)

Amaya Chutney

Category: Brasserie (£££)   AMAYA (Belgravia)

“I am sorry, you are not allowed to take pictures,” the Eastern European waitress kindly pointed out while I was about to snap the first course to arrive at our table.