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Sauté of Langoustine Tails with Parmesan Gnocchi and an Emulsion of Potato and Truffle

If somebody was to take the ‘fine’ out of fine dining and keep the incredible standard of food, I’d be there quicker than you can say ’emulsion.’ When I eat at a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, I expect near perfection. After all, there are only twenty or so places in the country that have attained this status. They are undoubtedly the best ...

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Benares, Mayfair


Let’s face it, most of us receive a fistful of emails every day, trying to get us to part with our hard earned cash in exchange for discounted meals at all manner of restaurants. There’s no denying the fact that people inherently like a good deal, but in many cases I’m not convinced that’s what’s actually on offer. These days ...

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Brasserie Chavot (Now Closed)


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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Little Social – 2013: The year of the brasserie?


A friend recently invited us out to celebrate her birthday and asked for a restaurant recommendation. She said she wanted somewhere central and somewhere ‘nice’ (not necessarily in that order). As you can imagine, there were a lot of options! After much consideration, I recommended Jason Atherton’s Little Social. Although bistros and brasseries seem to be becoming ten a penny ...

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Pollen St. Social – Dessert bar magic


If you’ve got a sweet tooth and you don’t know about the dessert bar at Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social, you’ve really been missing out! We’d just eaten a tasty steak at Flat Iron and were looking for something special for dessert. This fitted the bill perfectly. We’ve eaten at Pollen St before and remembered that if you don’t want ...

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Burger & lobster – Part I, Lobster in Mayfair

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There’s been a lot of buzz around Burger & Lobster for a while now and since both the Pig and the Hog are big fans of both parts of it’s name, we were obviously keen to give it a try. If you’re a B&L first timer, you should know you’ll have to queue. That’s a given. They only accept bookings for tables ...

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