Lady Gemima and Lord Hugo Hammersley had suggested lunch in the English countryside near their country residence. Our trip was straight out of Downton Abbey. Lovely sunshine, the narrow, tree lined lanes meandering in the green rolling hills of the English countryside. Wondrous…. Read More ›
Mild Shock (£££)
The cooking was excellent and with lunch at £29.50 for three courses it’s not bad at all.
Budapest would not necessarily be one’s first place to seek a fine dining experience. When Hungarian food is mentioned one thinks of goulash, salami, paprika and foie gras. Naturally, Hungarian food can be extremely tasty as cook would testify. She is half Hungarian herself and knows… Read More ›
French restaurant openings seem to be in vogue. There is Brasserie Zedel, Chabrot (NOW CLOSED, Balthazar and then again there are the classic stalwarts that have been around for years producing wonderful food, ambiance and service. Naturellement mes amis, Le Gavroche… Read More ›
Art lovers!! Shiori‘s chef, Takashi Takagi is an artist! Six courses of the tasting menu and each one a masterpiece framed on a beautiful plate. For £65 per head one commences with a tofu square in a dainty bowl, followed by a clear soup containing green leaves coated with a most… Read More ›
The English countryside is the ideal retreat to pass the weekend. Secluded villages conceal gastronomic surprises within an easy carriage ride from Londonium. Your Doctor ventured forth along the winding narrow roads of the Chilterns to find The Old Plow. An olde 17th Century pub, now a restaurant, secreted in the village of Speen in… Read More ›
Le Cirque had languished on the Doctor’s wish list for too long and so when one’s American chums Baddenoch and Cranleigh suggested a luncheon there, one duly accepted with alacrity. Obfuscated by a modern, yet impressive glass building one entered expectantly. The modern and eye bashing bar is the first thing one sees before… Read More ›