One O One

One O One

When talking about seafood restaurants in London, it is very easy to overlook One O  One Restaurant in Knightsbridge. One would immediately associate them with the old school charm of J. Sheeky, Bentley’s or Scott’s; or at the other extreme, the national dish of fish and chips whose sole (pun not intended) purpose seems to…

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…

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…

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…

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…