Tag Archives: French

Launceston Place, W8

Hand dived scallop

Launceston Place is as ‘Michelin’ as they come. Words like dependable, robust and flavourful practically leap to mind. There are some restaurants that have been on our hit-list for years, but for some reason seem destined to stay there. For a long time it appeared that D&D’s London flagship Launceston Place would be one such establishment. But against the odds, ...

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Maze

Steamed sea bream, enoki mushroom, dashi

Sometimes when I go out for dinner, I expect too much and the experience can never quite match up. On this occasion, it was quite the opposite. One of our Christmas gifts last year was a voucher for Sunday supper for two at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze. We eventually got around to arranging a visit a few weeks ago and genuinely had ...

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Brasserie Chavot (Now Closed)

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There are always a few surprises when a new Michelin Guide is released. This time around I have to admit I wasn’t expecting Brasserie Chavot to be awarded a star, but I’m not sure why because they have all the credentials. Executive chef/owner Eric Chavot previously held two stars at Capital and top critics like Jay Rayner and Giles Coren ...

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Gauthier, Soho

Scallops

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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