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Nothing but steak at Chez Boubier Knightsbridge

chez boubier entrecote cafe de paris

Restaurants that just serve one thing is becoming a new trend in London from the Hummus Bros, La Polentaria, Arancini Brothers to Fraq’s Lobster Shack. Chez Boubier Cafe de Paris is probably the grand daddy of them all serving their one dish menu since the 1930′s. This restaurant at the neglected end of Brompton Road is the first branch of Geneva’s Entrecôte Café de Paris which serves just the one… [Read More]

Phil Howard of The Square Launches New Book Savoury 1

The Square Phil Howard

Phil Howard is one of Britains most respected chefs and he has been at the helm of The Square which he owns for 21 years. With Phil and his head chef, Rob Weston, leading the team at The Square, they have built up an excellent reputation and are continuing to delight their customers with their seasonal fine dining menu. The fact that he is still very much hands on in… [Read More]

Claude Bosi at The Cube by Electrolux

The Cube By Electrolux Claude Bosi

  The London skyline is quite spectacular. We don’t often get the chance to see London from a rooftop but this summer, a new venue has been installed on the top of the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank. The Cube is a pop up restaurant sponsored by Electrolux that has already appeared in other big cities like Stockholm, Brussels and Milan. The Cube (A bit of poetic licence… [Read More]

10 Cases Bistro, Covent Garden – A little gem

10 Cases Garlic snails

Small but perfectly formed 10 Cases, a British Bistro,  is a relative newcomer in Covent Garden.  There are not many tables but they have a bar you can perch on for a quick drink or some outside tables if you want to brave the elements.  It is run and operated by 2 newcomers to the restaurant world, Ian Campbell and Will Palmer. As there are only 2 people in the… [Read More]

Laurent Perrier’s Champagne Pairing Christmas Menu at The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse Apple Cider Marinated Mackerel

Nestled at the back of a block of flats in Mayfair, hidden behind a landscaped garden, you find a winding path lit by twinkly lights, which leads down to The Michelin starred Greenhouse restaurant. It was here that we were recently invited to experience their Christmas Menu hosted by Laurent Perrier,  Champagne pairing with fine French food. On entry to The Greenhouse we were warmly greeted with a glass of bubbly, the first of many of… [Read More]

Fabulous Pierre Koffman at the Berkeley

Pierre Koffman Berkeley Hotel

Pierre Koffman of Tante Clare fame has reopened a restaurant in London at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. It has taken over the old Boxwood cafe and they have made quite a transformation, it looks more formal but brighter, whereas Boxwood seemed very dimly lit. I was invited for lunch here a while ago and must say they have certainly made an impression. I saw that Christina Ong, the Singaporean… [Read More]

Cafe Luc – a mixed bag

Cafe Luc London

It amuses me to watch how restaurants market themselves and how they use social media as a tool to generate pr and business. Recently, Cafe Luc in Marylebone ran a much hyped £1 promotion, which on the surface seemed as if you could get a meal for £1. This hype reverberated around the net like a fever and generated a lot of buzz and retweets. The instructions were not unlike… [Read More]

Les Deux Salons Debuts in Covent Garden

Lamb Sweetbreads Les Deux Salon

One step into Les Deux Salons transports you to Paris, more specifically an oldy worldy Parisian Brasserie. The team behind Arbutus and Wild Honey, Anthony Demetre and Will Smith have opened a new French Brasserie in Covent Garden. No expense spared to transform this old bar into an aged French Brasserie, with antiqued mirrors, well spaced tables and all. The restaurant is on 2 floors with 250 covers, which is… [Read More]

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