Wow! This is a keeper. The Architect pub in Cambridge has been taken over by the owners of the award-winning Blue Lion of Hardwick and given a complete make-over. It’s now a gastro pub specializing in fresh fish and homemade pies. Everything is fresh every day. I started with a sharing board featuring popcorn crayfish […]
When I visit the Punt Yard in Cambridge’s Quayside, I often seem to order their “Loose Cannon” pizza. It features tomato sauce, mozzarella, Wiltshire ham, wild mushrooms, olives, oregano, and I always put some chilli oil on it to give it even more spice. It’s a big plateful, and I often cut the edges off […]
A most welcome dish has been added to the menu of the Loose Box in Horseferry Road, Westminster. It’s a Hereford bavette steak, served with skin-on fries, roasted tomato and rocket garnish, and a peppercorn sauce. It’s very nicely done, served in thick slices and medium rare, as I asked. It went superbly with the […]
Cicchetti’s Italian restaurant on Piccadilly is a great discovery. I like to sit at their long bar with a friend and sample their tapas dishes. This time I had their black lobster ravioli with crab, done with tangy tomatoes in a tomato sauce. It was outstanding. The service was helpful and informative, too.
I returned to the Bright Courtyard Club in Baker Street. It is up-market Chinese. On my previous visit I had a special three course crab menu, including Alaskan king crab. This time with two friends we shared a dim sum basket and then crispy aromatic duck with plum sauce and spring greens. Both were first […]
The Ritz hotel restaurant has to be among the poshest in London. I had lunch there, starting with terrine of goose liver and going on to Bresse duck for the main course. Both were excellent, but the raspberry and elderflower soufflé with yoghurt sorbet took my breath away. It was the best I’ve ever tasted, […]