They had me at two words: Cocktail Degustation. It’s a regular thing at Fall From Grace, the glamorous cocktail bar underneath Collins street bar and restaurant State of Grace, and I was invited to try it out.
It’s my opinion that rainy Thursday nights in Winter are best spent at home preferably on the couch with ugg boots and a blanket. But an invitation to check out Bellota Wine Bar which has just opened in South Melbourne was enough to drag me out of my centrally heated sloth. Inside it’s white and
I could sum up Texture in two words. Bacon popcorn. Need I say more? I think those two words alone are probably all you need to know. Order a drink to start your meal at Texture and you will be served up toasty warm popcorn flecked with skerricks of dried bacon as a pre dinner
A restaurant with no menu where the chefs finish dishes with tweezers and the ingredients are weird and wonderful? Viajante was exactly where I wanted to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant had been on my wish list for a while after amazing meals at Nuno Mendes’ other restaurants, the Loft Project and Corner Room, so clocking over
If you have plans for this evening, cancel them. Instead get yourself down to Nuno Mendes’ latest offering the Corner Room. There is no website, no telephone number and no bookings taken. The restaurant is hidden away in the back corner of the Town Hall hotel in Bethnal Green. I arrived on a rainy night
London last Saturday was a lovely place to be. The weather was perfectly sunny and it felt like summer had actually arrived. We had booked lunch at Julie’s in Holland Park to celebrate our friend Brandon’s birthday. Julie’s is a West London institution still going strong after 40 years. Part of it’s appeal lies in
The hottest seat in London right now has to be one of the seven stools at the dessert bar at Pollen Street Social. After heading up Gordon Ramsay’s Maze for a number of years, Jason Atherton has taken the leap and opened his own restaurant and London took note with 5,000 ringing in the first
Chef’s tables are usually right next to the kitchen so you can see all the action. The chef’s table at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze takes things a step further and is slap, bang in the middle of the kitchen. It’s quite an experience and even involves getting behind the stoves at one stage of the meal.
I have to confess to being a bit of an Ottolenghi groupie. I live around the corner from the original Ottolenghi cafe and regularly buy goodies there, I own both the cook books and I have even done an Ottolenghi cooking course. So of course when I heard Yotam Ottolenghi was opening a restaurant in