Bob Bob Ricard ****

I really liked Bob Bob Ricard. The environment is very pleasant with lots of booths, efficient uniformed staff, art deco surrounds, and the infamous “push for champagne” buttons. But what about the food? It was best described to me by one diner as “rich people comfort food”. Otherwise, it’s just a strange mix of British […]

Comptoir Libanais **

I love tagines. But it is hard to find a good one in London. I’ve been on a bit of a quest. I went to Comptoir Libanais because they claim to serve a tagine. They also always a queue, and whilst I’m impatient and hate queues, I do place some trust in the wisdom of […]

Gaby’s – ***

Gaby’s is a very basic deli. But their falafel are superb, particularly when they’re fresh. Accompanied by a salt beef sandwich and some hummus, you’re in for a lovely budget meal. Rating: 3/5 Address:¬†30 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DE Phone:020 7836 4233

Polpo ***

I’ve got the Polpo cook book, but this was my first trip to one of their restaurants. I went to the newly opened branch on Duke of York Square in Chelsea. They serve pleasant¬† tapas?style dishes, but they just didn’t quite hit the spot for some reason … I wouldn’t rush back. I recommend the […]

Taste of London

I went to Taste of London this year. It can be quite pricey as you have to pay for entry, but in return you get to sample small dishes from across many of London’s best restaurants. I most enjoyed meeting Theo Randall, who was distributing chunks of Parmesan from his wheel, and gave me some […]