The World is Your Burger

The World is Your Burger

‘This is the final word on the mighty burger’ or so Phaidon’s press release would have us believe of David Michaels’ The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History. Ten years in the making, it’s certainly an impressive and comprehensive look at the subject of the world’s favourite fast food, a food that 40 billion…

NYoKee

NYoKee

When I arrive at NYoKee, near Cannon Street station, to meet with founder and owner, Alessandro Grappelli, I find him in the open kitchen, preparing a bowl of his gnocchi in a cacio e pepe (pecorino and black pepper) sauce for lunch. After choosing the spicy Calabrian sausage ragu for my gnocchi, we sit down…

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…