Dinner at Frenchie

Dinner at Frenchie

Since it’s opening, Frenchie Covent Garden has been one of my favourite places in London. It’s set lunch is one of the best, and best value, menus on offer in London. Frenchie is the London out post of Greg Marchand’s Paris based restaurant Frenchie, where it’s had a huge impact on the city’s food culture…

Darbaar: Royal Indian Cuisine

Darbaar: Royal Indian Cuisine

The open secret of Indian restaurants in the UK is that most are actually Bangladeshi and, for every decent Indian restaurant, there are tens that are serving up poor quality dishes swimming in grease. On top of that, half the dishes are invented for the British market and at times the colour is artificially boosted.…

Big Easy

Big Easy

Big Easy’s Covent Garden location (there’s also one on Kings Road and another in Canary Wharf) is nicely located and always busy, but you can turn up on spec and put your name on a waiting list for a table later. Spread over two large floors, we were seated downstairs near the stage (did I…

Truffled Cauliflower Cheese

Truffled Cauliflower Cheese

Macaroni cheese might be all the rage, – though I don’t know why, after the first few mouthfuls it becomes samey, claggy and dull – but what about the far more British equivalent: the lighter and infinitely versatile cauliflower cheese? School dinners are always a quick way to put people off a dish and have…