The Admiral Codrington ****

Modern British food at this Chelsea gastropub. Always busy, even on a ‘quiet’ night. Nice set of tables outside and it supposedly has a retractable glass ceiling at the back. Rating: 4/5 Address: 17 Mossop Street, London SW3 2LY Phone:020 7581 0005  

Bar Boulud *****

Another meal at Bar Boulud (my last blog can be found here). This time I had the incredible BB burger. We also tried the fish soup, which was very rich and warming. I’m told the scallops were good. Rating: 5/5 (maintained) Website: Address: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA Phone: 020 7201 3899 […]

Lupita **

I first went to Lupita guided by an American gentleman who enjoys his food and is familiar with proper South American cuisine. The Gobenador taco (pictured above) is delicious, with juicy prawns and a warming chipotle sauce. The guacamole (pictured below) isn’t cheap, but is freshly prepared at your table with perfectly ripe Avocados. I’ve […]

Cookbook Cafe ****

Birthday brunch. Unlimited prosecco bellinis, sashimi, sunday roast, pancakes etc. …  it sells itself. All the food is top quality. Just pace yourself and focus on the high value items to get your money’s worth. Sundays are a touch more expensive. Whilst the roast was delicious, I’d go on a Saturday next time, as I […]

Tendido cero ****

Tantalising tapas at a reasonable price for South Ken. Little sister to Cambio de Tercio across the road, where you’ve got a decent chance of spotting Rafa Nadal. This group have been the leaders of proper Spanish food in London for a while. Rating: 4/5 174 Old Brompton Road London SW5 0BA 020 7370 3685

Quirinale ****

Quirinale gets consistently good reviews, but isn’t as well known as some of its London rivals. This is a shame. However, I went in the evening, so perhaps missed the lobbying crowd I expect fill the place at lunch in search of fine Italian food, bold red wines, truffles, and government contracts. On seeing they […]

Sushi Shop ***

Sushi Shop was founded in Paris in 1998. It has been slowly expanding ever since, with it’s London shop near South Kensington opening in 2013. It positions itself as a premium sushi brand. The menu starts with your usual salmon rolls, but gets much more inventive. For example, the “Rock and Roll” includes “glazed salmon, teriyaki sauce, sweet chili, […]

Seriously Italian – Duke of York Square *****

There is a food market every Saturday outside Partridge’s on Duke of York Square. Every other Saturday, Seriously Italian have a stall. The pasta is seriously good. Six pounds gets you a portion of home made pasta, with delicious fresh sauces that burst with the flavours of spring. The pasta is honestly better than many […]

Joe’s Oriental Diner ***

Small King’s Road oriental venue. Friendly staff, who were apologetic our table wasn’t ready – Uncle Yam chips on the house. Mushroom San Choy Boy was very juicy and delicious. Unagi fried rice included a healthy dose of garlic, but needed a bit more eel. Music too harsh and loud. Not as good as Kurobuta down the road, […]

Octoberfest Pub

Decent German beer hall. Need to return to sample schnitzel to give a proper review, as I just spent the afternoon playing pool, drinking beer and smashing Feiglings. Website: Address: 678-680 Fulham Road, London, United Kingdom SW6 5SA Phone: 020 7736 5293

Masala Grill ****

Masala Grill has just opened on the King’s Road, replacing the popular Chutney Mary. I went on their opening day to sample the latest project from the team behind Amaya, Veeraswamy and the Masala Zone chain. All the dishes I tried were good, and I’d return in future. However, the Biryani in Amaya is superior, with greater use […]