The Peers’ Dining Room

The Peers’ Dining Room

In 2015 Parliament was deserted for an election of MPs, leaving the peers with little to do other than head on holiday, so the Peers’ dining room opened for the first time to the public allowing them to dine in its Pugin splendour. Serving up three courses for £35 (£45 in 2016), I suppose one…

The Anchor & Hope

The Anchor & Hope

Gastro pubs were once called the British equivalent of tapas by (I believe) Ferran Adrià in the context of a style of cuisine that could become a global phenomenon. In the last 15 years, the impact of gastro pubs has bean felt throughout the country and abroad. We may not talk so much about them…

The Sportsman

The Sportsman

A self-proclaimed ‘grotty rundown pub by the sea’ is by far the last place you expect to find a Michelin stared restaurant where Friday and Saturday lunch is usually booked up weeks, if not months, in advance. Sandwiched, as The Sportsman is, between the road and the north Kent coast just outside Whitstable, with its conservatory…

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…

Spuniton

Spuniton

Those who have been in London in the last few years will be acquainted with Polpo, and those of you unacquainted with it should rectify this asap if you have any love of good simple Italian – the frito misto with a martini makes for a great light meal mid afternoon. Anyway, as soon as…