Leon ***

Leon is a new rapidly growing fast food chain. It specialises in dishes that try to balance healthiness with taste … expect lots of quinoa, brown rice, peas and “superfoods” hidden within. I’m a growing fan. I first sampled their food in a City branch, but didn’t realise quite what they were offering and left […]

La Scala **

A friend of mine who reads (and sometimes contributes) to this blog took me for dinner. He noted I had been to a lot of Italian restaurants recently, so we could try a new one – La Scala. Bocca di Lupo was my first choice, but was full, even on a Sunday night. La Scala […]

The Salt Room ***

The Salt Room on Brighton’s seafront is popular and pleasant. I order the fish of the day, which was served with caper butter and some samphire. I also enjoyed the Salt cod fritters, served with a smoked cod’s roe dip. The Salt Room is much better than some of its Brighton seafront rivals, with more interesting cooking […]

Kurobuta ****

Kurobuta in Chelsea serves delicious Japanese tapas-style dishes. It is my favourite of the recent Scott Hallsworth ventures – he is a former Nobu head chef who knows how to create a strong pop-up restaurant. We particularly enjoyed the Tuna Sashimi Pizza, Artichoke chopsticks, and Pork belly buns. I much prefer Kurobuta to Scott’s other recent […]