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The Bonneville: Fantastic French Dining in Clapton, E5

So nice I’m going twice! A recent visit to Clapton’s newly opened French eatery, The Bonneville, resulted in such a lovely experience for Kemey and me that we’re heading back ASAP for a repeat – this time with another couple in tow to whom we’ve raved about the place. Continue reading

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7 of NOLA’s Oldest Restaurants (OneTravel)

Here’s a historically delicious look at seven of the finest and oldest restaurants in New Orleans. It makes a heck of a gourmand wish list as well. I’ve only had the pleasure of visiting one of these places, Tujague’s (love … Continue reading

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Best Restaurants (Everywhere Else) – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve … Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve ever eaten. Here’s a list of the ten London restaurants I enjoyed visiting the most over the past 12 months along with a few extra honourable mentions. Keep an eye out for more posts over the coming days listings my favourite London cheap eats and pizza places, as well as the ten best restaurants I visited outside of London this year. 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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Lunch at Assiette Anglaise, Liverpool Road, N7

I had a fantastic lunch last week at Assiette Anglaise, a relatively new restaurant for Highbury and a welcome one indeed! It’s is a fine little neighbourhood brasserie which locals should be proud to call their own. Everybody else? This all day eatery’s only a short stroll away from Highbury and Islington Station (and is just about as close to Holloway Road and Caledonian Road stations too). The delighful meal I had was certainly worth the time I spent on public transport to get there. Continue reading

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Best Restaurants of 2012 – Everywhere Else

Yesterday I published my list of ten best London restaurants for 2012. Today, I’m sharing a list of some faves from trips beyond the M25. I didn’t get out of town as much as I would have liked during 2012. … Continue reading

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10 Best London Restaurants of 2012

2012, what a delicious year for London! This city – this big old convoluted mess of a city – kept improving its flavour profile and coming up with new and better ways to offer locals and visitors alike more choice … Continue reading

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Edwin’s French Wine Bar Brings Great Gallic Food and Drink to East London (CheapOair)

There’s a new wine bar just opened in East London’s super hip Shoreditch. It’s a good one too, offering up a smartly curated list of French wines and a tasty menu of Lyonnaise dishes. Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog.

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Edwin’s French Wine Bar (Blue Tomato)

Owner-manager Edwin Chan thinks he’s come up with a winning concept for a fine yet casual wine-n-dine experience for Londoners. And he reckons he’s got the right connections across la Manche too, priding himself on being able to offer high … Continue reading

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Edwin’s French Wine Bar Brings Lyonnaise Yum to Shoreditch

Alright Shoreditchers, have you tried your new local wine bar yet? It’s a good one, offering up a smartly curated list of French wines and a tasty menu of Lyonnaise dishes. Owner-manager Edwin Chan thinks he’s come up with a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pascal Aussignac’s Crushed Potato with Green Olives 

Another super easy recipe with just a few basic ingredients a la the Great British Chefs’ collection of vegetarian recipes – this one by Pascal Aussignac. And therein that simple phrase lies a bunch of brilliant reasons for me to give … Continue reading

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Morgan M? Mmm! – Meunier’s New Bistro Reviewed (Great British Chefs)

Morgan M? Mmm! – Meunier’s New Bistro Reviewed Great British Chefs, February 11, 2012 If you want to splash out for Valentine’s Day but your budget doesn’t stretch to full Michelin star dining, why not try the next best thing … Continue reading

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Guru Event: Wine, Cheese and Elegance at Cafe du Marche (Qype does London)

Guru Event: Wine, Cheese and Elegance at Cafe du Marche Qype does London, January 28th 2011 … the best cheeses are those “stroked by French troglodytes” for several months and that “violence and hatred toward your neighbours” is “alive and well … Continue reading

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Chefspective: Marcellin Marc, Head Chef at Clos Maggiore (Londonist)

Chefspective: Marcellin Marc, Head Chef at Clos Maggiore Londonist, January 20, 2011 at 14.30 pm All but blown away with chef Marcellin Marc’s ‘ultimate chocolate menu‘ back in October, we’ve kept his Covent Garden French restaurant, Clos Maggiore, in mind … Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: Sud de France Festival Starts Today (Londonist)

Sponsored Post: Sud de France Festival Starts Today Londonist, September 17, 2010 10:05 AM The celebration kicks off this morning with a fantastic, one-day, southern French food and wine market in Cavendish Square from 10am to 6pm. The event is free … Continue reading

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celebrate bastille day in london with steak-frites from le relais de venise l’entrecote (lastminute.com blog)

celebrate bastille day in london with steak-frites from le relais de venise l’entrecote lastminute.com blog, july 13, 2010 – 2:00 pm Obviously, Bastille Day is a big deal in France with lots of festivities throughout the country, but if you … Continue reading

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Chefspective: Simon Cottard, Executive Chef at Le Café Du Marché (Londonist)

Chefspective: Simon Cottard, Executive Chef at Le Café Du Marché Londonist, June 18, 2010 2:10 PM Executive Chef Simon Cottard has been working at Le Café Du Marché for 20 plus years. With three venues under one roof, his top … Continue reading

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Chefspective: Jun Tanaka, Executive Chef at Pearl Restaurant & Bar (Londonist)

Chefspective: Jun Tanaka, Executive Chef at Pearl Restaurant & Bar Londonist, April 6, 2010 10:09 AM Here’s a quick Q&A with Pearl Restaurant & Bar’s Executive Chef, Jun Tanaka, whose Michelin-starred experience seems to exceed his youth. Jun’s modern take on … Continue reading

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French Brasserie Review: Brasserie St Jacques (Londonist)

French Brasserie Review: Brasserie St Jacques Londonist, September 28, 2009 3:10 PM Located on tony St James’s Street, Brasserie St Jacques offers an upscale but (smart) casual Parisian dining experience not so easily happened upon in London. Among the many … Continue reading

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