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A Taste of Jersey in London (Great British Chefs)

The weekend of 29 January saw head chef Pascal Proyart of One-O-One Restaurant at The Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge making space in his kitchen for chef Mark Jordan of the Michelin-starred Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey. Continue reading

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Chefs Mark Jordan and Pascal Proyart Team Up for a Taste of Jersey in London

Head Chef Pascal Proyart of One-O-One Restaurant at The Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge will host Chef Mark Jordan of Michelin starred Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey at the end of this month for two nights offering guests an opportunity to try collaborative seafood tasting menus. Continue reading

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Upscale Japanese Served with Knightsbridge Panache at Nozomi

From my wisely suggested and promptly served Japanese Old Fashioned to my palate cleansing spread of homemade sorbets (ooh the pineapple!) – and all the tasty moments in between – there were so many highlights worth reporting from my luxuriant Saturday night out at Nozomi in Knightsbridge. Continue reading

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Elegant Japanese Dining at Kouzu, Belgravia

Japanese fine dining restaurant, Kouzu, opened with a hush of a soft launch (although apparently the Prince of Monaco had already caught wind and paid a visit) last week. Via an invitation extended by the restaurant, Kemey and I dropped by Saturday for what turned out to be a most elegant meal. Continue reading

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Far North Foodie Adventure in the Faroe Islands (Great British Chefs)

Chris takes us on a journey through the very scenic and serene Faroe Islands, a tiny island nation that’s also one of most fascinating places for food he has been to! Continue reading

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Faroes and Away: Koks Restaurant and Its New Nordic Kitchen

One especially delicious ‘just go’ reason to visit the Faroe Islands is the opportunity to dine at Koks restaurant. Located at Hotel Foroyar with sweeping views over the town of Torshavn and across the bay to the island of Nolsoy, the restaurant features haute cuisine dishes “designed to delight guests with the essence of Faroese culinary heritage” using ingredients almost exclusively sourced locally. For English speakers, the restaurant’s name might sound a bit unappetising, but don’t let that put you off … or expect anything salacious. It simply means “cooks” and is apt enough given the magic done there. Continue reading

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Faroes and Away: Just Go

Why the tiny (if staggeringly scenic) nation of the Faroe Islands wasn’t overrun with tourists during my visit in early August is beyond me – especially considering that my flight from Stansted was hardly more than two hours long and that I had never seen anywhere on earth quite as extraordinary or been anywhere quite as distinctive. That this archipelago of 18 islands jutting from the juncture of the North Atlantic and the Norwegian Sea is such an accessible yet sparsely populated and utterly gorgeous destination should be reason enough for you to stop whatever it is you’re doing right this instant and start making plans to see the Faroes for yourself. Continue reading

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50% Off Lunch This Friday at Quantus in Chiswick

Quantus restaurant in Chiswick was one of the best restaurants I visited in 2013 and was a rare venture westward when I really thought I might be missing out on something good and London-y by living in the East End. “Destination dining at its best” was how I summed up my experience there, and I definitely am keen to repeat that sojourn for another taste. If you’re all about fine food sans hype, you’d be wise to eat there too. Anytime to visit Quantus is a good time I reckon, especially this Friday (24 January) when the restaurant will present an opportunity to try its new lunch menus with 50% off the total bill. Continue reading

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World Heritage Dining in the South of France (Blue Tomato)

Romping round the South of France touring UNESCO World Heritage sites can sure work up an appetite. In a country whose very gastronomy has achieved world heritage status, finding myself somewhere of cultural or historical significance paired nicely with the safe bet that I wouldn’t be far from something seriously delectable too. Here are but a few of the tastier highlights from my recent jaunt round La Región – all well within easy and scenic drives of Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport or Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport. Continue reading

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5 Best Restaurants for Service in the UK (OneTravel)

UK restaurant bookings site, toptable, has announced the winners of its 2013 Diners’ Choice awards for the Top 50 Restaurants for Service in the UK. The awards represent the “combined opinions of approximately 350,000 reviews submitted between September 2013 and August 2013 by verified toptable diners for more than 4,000 restaurants across the UK. Continue reading

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Culture Vulture Tour Across the South of France

If you like your natural history served with a heaping dose of ancient tradition (not to mention some fantastic wine), then Languedoc-Roussillon in southern France is for you. I certainly had a splendid time riding around the region on a recent tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Continue reading

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Gastro Pub Perfection at The Only Running Footman, Berkeley Square

If you’ve been following this blog recently you’ve noticed I’ve been on a winning streak hitting a string of terrific restaurants around town. I’m happy to add one more to the list – the evocatively titled gastro pub, The Only Running Footman, as another great example of London dining at its best. Continue reading

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Lunch at Lima: Wow.

Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez’s much lauded London outpost, Lima, has just received its first Michelin star – and the first one ever granted to a Latin restaurant in Europe. Guess who was lucky enough to enjoy a leisurely lunch there the day after the big announcement? Yep. And I loved every last bite of my experience too. Continue reading

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Play #LondonBingo with @CostaBingo and @tikichris and Win Dinner at The Shard

Ready to have some fun? I’ve teamed up with Costa Bingo to offer my readers the chance to get out of your seats, visit some of London’s most historic landmarks and play for a chance to win dinner for two at any of the restaurants located within one our newest icons – The Shard. Continue reading

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Fine Dining at Quantus in Chiswick, West London (OneTravel)

Another great restaurant to add to my growing list of London’s best is Quantus. Offering an exquisite menu of modern European cuisine with a strong Latin influence and a wine list that’s inspired and rather Latin tinged as well, this local west London fine dining establishment is a great option for foodies foraging around West London in search of excellence. Service at this lovely little Chiswick local is formal and prompt yet exceptionally friendly, and the prices are a huge relief. Continue reading

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Dining in Chiswick, West London (CheapOair)

Situated in a leafy and somewhat suburban area of West London, Chiswick is a family friendly community with a village-y feel. It’s also a fantastic destination for some of London’s best restaurants with one of the most dynamic dining scenes in the entire city. From Michelin stars to whoopie pies and just about everything delectable in between, Chiswick is home to a variety of restaurants and food shops for just about any occasion. Here’s a list highlighting but a few of the excellent eateries around Chiswick. Continue reading

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Destination Dining at its Best: Quantus, Devonshire Road, Chiswick

Another great restaurant to add to my list of this year’s best, Quantus offers an exquisite menu of modern European cuisine with a strong Latin influence and a wine list that’s inspired and decidedly Latin tinged as well. Service at this lovely little Chiswick local is formal and prompt yet exceptionally friendly, and the prices are a huge relief. Continue reading

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HKK’s Exquisite Five Course Duck Lunch

There’s not a whole lot I can write about my recent visit to HKK for a taste of its five course duck lunch menu without my review coming across as one big gloat about how much I enjoyed it. Continue reading

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Drink in Knowing Style at London’s Hakkasan and Sake No Hana (OneTravel)

Beyond the fabulous settings and fantastic food, two of the Hakkasan Group’s best Asian fine dining restaurants in London will run a new series of cocktail and spirit masterclasses this summer. Read my complete post at the OneTravel blog.

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Soho’s Best Indian Restaurants (OneTravel)

Perhaps nowhere in London is the variety of restaurants and dining options as varied as in Soho, the compact and social heart of this sprawling city. Even once you’ve decided on what type of food you’re keen to enjoy, going out to eat in Soho brings with it tough decisions. Continue reading

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Sophisticated Indian Flavours at Zaika (CDCLifestyle)

Dishes are as attractively presented as the setting and taste just as gorgeous. Head chef Navin Prasad’s kitchen delivers refined and delicate dishes that nonetheless check the boxes for filling and yummy. Continue reading

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Sophisticated Indian Flavours at Zaika Restaurant, London (OneTravel)

Head chef Navin Prasad’s kitchen delivers refined and delicate dishes that nonetheless check the boxes for filling and yummy. Case in point is the hearty yet dainty starter, pan-seared spiced scallops with sautéed cavolo nero and pumpkin sauce. Equally delicious, a main course of king prawns simmered in a rich coconut cream sauce flavoured with lime leaf proves curry prowess and gourmet subtly needn’t be mutually exclusive attributes. Continue reading

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A Beguiling Ode to Great Britain at Alvin Leung’s Bo London (CDCLifestyle)

It’s been a little over a month now, yet I still find myself carrying on about how lovely my dining experience at Bo London was. I’ve enjoyed a fair number of fine meals since but, still, something about my time there lingers. Odds are my dinner will go down as the best meal of the year. And if not, well then, the rest of 2013 promises to be one of exquisite culinary delight. Continue reading

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The Maverick: Alvin Leung (Salt)

Salt is a newly launched trade publication for the hospitality industry with a focus on “innovation, creation and evolution of food.” For the inaugural issue I interviewed Hong Kong demon chef, Alvin Leung, about his own innovative style and his … Continue reading

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Sophisticated Indian Flavours at Zaika, Kensington High Street

Dishes are as attractively presented as the setting and taste just as gorgeous. Head chef Navin Prasad’s kitchen delivers refined and delicate dishes that nonetheless check the boxes for filling and yummy. Continue reading

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Bo London by Alvin Leung (Great British Chefs)

Yes of course, sex sells. We all know that. But what about the after effects of a completed romp? Surely, all that leftover stuff is best left unmentioned … and certainly not exalted as the inspiration of haute cuisine in some fancy schmancy Mayfair restaurant? Continue reading

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Moreno at Baglioni London Hotel Review (CDCLifestyle)

The newly launched Moreno at Baglioni restaurant situated inside Kensington’s lush Baglioni London Hotel sees two Michelin star Italian chef, Moreno Cedroni, share his avant garde Italian cuisine for the first time outside Italy. Read my complete review at the Comte des … Continue reading

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Moreno at Baglioni: Playfully Exquisite Italian Fine Dining

One of the most noteworthy meals of the year as well as one of the better restaurants I’ve visited in quite some time, I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner last night at Moreno at Baglioni. This newly launched restaurant situated inside Kensington’s lush Baglioni London Hotel sees two Michelin star Italian chef, Moreno Cedroni, share his avant garde approach to Italian cuisine with his first venture outside Italy. Continue reading

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Where to Dine in Knightsbridge (OneTravel)

With Hyde Park, a wealth of museums and some of Europe’s most fashionable shops all here, knowing where to refuel in Knightsbridge could prove crucial to your London visit. Read my complete post at the OneTravel blog.

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2013 Michelin Stars Announced for London (OneTravel)

Michelin’s 2013 guide to Britain and Ireland has been published and the results for London look really tasty. All in all, London saw 60 restaurants make the guide, with eight being included for the first time. Below is the list … Continue reading

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Best of Burgundy (CheapOair)

Burgundy is a foodie heaven, a wine lover’s paradise and an ideal setting for that French countryside vacation you’ve been dreaming about. Best of Burgundy CheapOair,  14 June 2012

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2012 Michelin Stars Shine in London (CheapOair)

2012 Michelin Stars Shine in London CheapOair, October 28, 2011 The London fine dining scene looks set for a particularly stellar 2012 with its restaurants racking up an impressive 66 stars among 55 eateries with Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester … Continue reading

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fine dining indian style in london (lastminute.com blog)

fine dining indian style in london lastminute.com blog, may 21, 2010 – 11:00 am Everybody’s got a favourite local curry joint that’s affordable and yummy. But subcontinent cuisine isn’t just about the cheap and cheerful curry. For discerning diners looking … Continue reading

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Club Gascon’s Gorgeous Menu (Qype does London)

Club Gascon’s Gorgeous Menu Qype does London, March 1st 2009 … Oh yeah. I could wax poetic about the virtues of this fantastic restaurant but I think I’ll let our chosen five course “Le Marche” seasonal menu speak for itself … Continue reading

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