Bentley's

Bentley's

Bentley’s, the grand-dame of Swallow Street, turned one hundred in September last year. The oyster bar and restaurant is still the place for the well-heeled Londoner and visitors to dine on oysters and seafood while sipping champagne and cocktails. But does it live up to its long-gained reputation (and the prices)? After all, many institutions…

Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Let the choirs of archangels, angels, seraphim and cherubim (and all the others) cry forth “Hallelujah!”, for it is once again white truffle season, that time of year when we spend vast fortunes on an underground fungus that looks like a mummified testicle but, when thinly shaved, releases a transcendent and heavenly smell that takes…

45 Jermyn Street

45 Jermyn Street

Immaculate in its design, Fortnum’s The Fountain Restaurant’s replacement, 45 Jermyn Street, is a sure bet from design to plate. Pure Heaven Unlike the tired tea room that it replaced 18 months ago, 45 is run as a separate entity, rather than a restaurant within Fortnum’s, and is a place I have loved since its…

Ceviche vs. Senor Ceviche?

Ceviche vs. Senor Ceviche?

Peruvian food, particularly ceviche, has become the favourite cuisine of London. Appearing in one form or another on most middle and top end menus, it seems there’s no end in sight for its popularity. New Peruvian restaurants continue to open, with more and more heading here are opening establishments at the top end of the…

Secrets to a Cheap Date in London

Secrets to a Cheap Date in London

The clue is in the title – Cheap Date, or grammatically for this sentence Cheap Dates. I Am But A Poor Boy, nobody loves me…. well they won’t with that attitude – rich or poor – Get out and At ’em dear reader. As a survivor of several hundred Tinder dates (experiences to be lived…