Tag Archives: Fine Dining

A. Wong – Elegant, good value Chinese food

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Believe it or not, there’s now a tasty little restaurant within five minutes of Victoria station that’s starting to change Londoners’ perceptions of Chinese food. I’m often dubious about using the words ‘British Chinese’ and ‘fine dining’ in the same sentence. Of course, there are the likes of HKK and Bo but they are right at the top end and ...

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The Ledbury – London’s finest

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The Ledbury has quite a reputation. They hold two Michelin stars and were recently voted the world’s thirteenth best restaurant in a poll which saw The Fat Duck come only thirty-third. Australian head chef Brett Graham has been in residence since 2005 and has overseen the restaurant’s meteoric rise. I’ve heard people suggest that a third Michelin star might not ...

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Gauthier, Soho

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Some of the dishes were absolutely fantastic. But, there were genuine weak points too. Three years ago Alexis Gauthier bought Richard Corrigan’s Lindsay House and put his own name above the door. A string of accolades followed but they lost their Michelin star in 2012 and have had mixed reviews of late – despite his own growing renown. We were ...

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Alyn Williams at The Westbury

Orkney Scallops - I'd come back for these again and again!

You should go now before Williams reputation grows any further, the tasting menu won’t £60 for ever. Alyn Williams worked under Marcus Wareing for eight years, four of which were spent as head chef of the two-star Berkeley, so at an irresistible £60 for seven courses, I didn’t take much persuading. We arrived just after 7pm on a Friday night ...

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