Kitty Fisher’s

Kitty Fisher’s

Quite possibly the most difficult restaurant in London to get into. That’s certainly the first appraisal you’d give this bijou Mayfair restaurant Kitty Fisher’s that was made GQ’s 2016 restaurant of the year, and is a firm favourite of many a well-heeled diner and reviewer alike; the late, great Mr A. A. Gill was a…

Galvin at The Athenaeum

Galvin at The Athenaeum

The Galvin brothers have cornered the market for refined modern British cuisine. To their nine restaurants across the UK, ranging from pubs to the Michelin starred Galvin at Windows, they have added a tenth restaurant, their sixth in London: Galvin at The Athenaeum on Piccadilly. Tucked between The InterContinental and Sheraton, and in the shadow…

We Speak to Virgilio Martinez

We Speak to Virgilio Martinez

Arriving at 31 Rathbone Place, the home of Lima in Fitzrovia, I’m told, after some confusion as to who I was and why I was there, to make my way downstairs, where I should find Virgilio Martinez . Descending from the long white, naturally lit restaurant to the dark blue basement area with its own…

Bao: Worth the Hype?

Bao: Worth the Hype?

The Taiwanese snack food gua bao, known simply as bao, has become the ‘it’ snack food. With the likes of Yum Bun dishing them out to long waiting queues at street food markets, more and more Asian restaurants are offering them, and even Nigella Lawson included them in her last BBC series. King among the…