Khan’s 3/10

Khan’s is a renowned Indian eatery in Queensway, London. It is cavernous with large pillars bedecked with faux palms. One remembers it was a magical, buzzy, bazaar-like emporium in one’s younger days. Queuing was de rigeur unlike tonight (Sunday). One soon realised why. No queue, no atmosphere. The waiter grunted as… Read More ›

Opera & Food

Dear readers, this is difficult. A confession. After which one may question your Doctor’s fine taste. Judge me as you wish. One has been to the opera. Sadly, not the Royal Opera House, nay not not even the ENO but an eatery festooned with twirling, opera singing waiters… Read More ›

Green Jelly at The Greenhouse

Mes amis! Apologies, one has been rather remiss sharing this update with you before the yuletide celebrations. The Greenhouse restaurant has long been a favourite of your Doctor and it now has a “new” chef. (Arnaud Bignon in fact arrived about a year ago). Modern, upmarket and… Read More ›

Steak on Air Street

One stumbled on a most interesting piece of information that on Mondays Hawksmoor restaurants charge just £5 corkage if one brings one’s own bottle. Hurrah that presents an excellent opportunity to plunder one’s wine cellar and enjoy a first class… Read More ›


In one’s distant school days one learnt the odd smattering of French and a particular phrase which became etched in one’s mind was “zut alors!”. One is now given to understand that this expression means “damn!” although at the time… Read More ›