Stable (££)

Gotta gota Otto’s 8/10

Otto’s, despite the Germanic sounding name is in fact a very traditional French restaurant. It is not located in the most fashionable part of London, yet that is what makes it attractive. With it’s white linen tablecloths, red velour banquette seating… Read More ›

Mole and Chicken 7/10

Picture from the Mole and Chicken web site (merci!) Anyhow, back to the review of the Mole and Chicken. No it is not called thus because they serve mole & chicken pie. However this gastropub in Easington, Bucks offers some quite tasty fare in attractive… Read More ›

Down by the Riverside

A large dose of culture is always a boon to one’s libido even though the old grey matter might be somewhat more pickled these days.  So, in cahoots with Fortescue one abandoned the big smoke of olde London towne and ventured to Houghton Hall to see the… Read More ›

Dishoom delivers… 8/10 – ££

“Meet at 12.15 on Thursday at Dishoom” texted Pettigrow.  As a fellow gourmand and lunch companion extraordinaire, one knows that Pettigrow’s recommended rendezvous would prove a worthwhile sortie. Thursday was a sweltering, yet beautiful English summer’s day. One wished to be reclining in a deckchair in the countryside enjoying a cream… Read More ›

Black & Blue – 7/10

One should know that one has not been in the wars. Black & Blue is a chain of meat focussed eateries. A chain, but with solid standards. One found oneself confronted by a large red cow outside the restaurant entreating passers by… Read More ›

Kingham’s Shere – 7/10

One trundled off to the countryside in Fortescue’s new Jaguar of which he is most proud. The green hills of Surrey glistened in the unbroken sunshine and the barbecue weekend promised by the Beeb was upon us. One arrived in the attractive olde wolde village of Shere which… Read More ›


Mes Braves!  A delay in writing up this review but please afford a man in the early stages of retirement a modicum of space. One’s review of Addesso follows sans delai! A second visit to Addesso in Richmond in as… Read More ›