There’s a branch in Buckingham Palace Road, just across from Victoria Station. I chose the rare roast beef sandwich, which comes on brown bread with beef tomato, watercress and horseradish sauce. I asked for mustard as well as horseradish. It was good, chunky with beef, but way too much bread for my tastes. I’d prefer […]
Loch Fyne restaurant serves a starter called “Smokehouse Ashet.” It is for sharing between two persons and contain 3 salmon dishes. There is traditional sliced smoked salmon, chunks of cold smoked salmon, and bradan rost, a cooked steak of salmon. It is served with peppercorns and brown bread. All delicious!
I chose it at Swallow Street’s Fish Works, just along from Bentley’s Oyster Bar. Pan-fried gurnard served skin side up, signalling that you’re supposed to eat the skin. I did. It was very good, enhanced by the excellent salad. Feta cheese. olives, cucumber, and most crucially, hardly any leaves! Brilliant.
Located in William Street just North of Trafalgar Square, Les Deux Salons takes its name from the fact that it has a bistro at street level and a posher restaurant upstairs. It is very French in style, conjuring up something of Zedel in its ambience. I chose their calves liver, “pink, no blood,” and was […]
The Ivy is quite a London institution, popular with celebs at lunchtime and its tables are usually booked well in advance. The menu features many dishes you might cook yourself at home, things such as shepherd’s pie, but done far better than most people would manage at home. I had the deep fried haddock with […]
After Carluccio’s came Ulivio’s chicken Milanese. It was about the same, but came with spaghetti! I didn’t taste the spaghetti, which is just as well because it had the appearance and texture of tinned spaghetti. And at an Italian restaurant. The saving grace that it was a warm evening so we ate out of doors […]
I was intrigued by the feta mousse, offered as a starter at London’s Carlton Club at lunchtime. It certainly looked artistic! Cubes of feta cheese-flavoured mousse were decorated with pomegranate seeds, strips of beetroot of various colours, and some thin strips of red something-or-other. It was good, with the fruit’s sweetness complementing the acid of […]
The Olive Grove at Cambridge never disappoints for its excellent food and service. This time I had Kotosoupa – velvet chicken soup with vegetables & lemon, then Arni Filleto – skewered lamb neck-fillet served with potato wedges, pitta bread & Mediterranean salad, with a dip of yoghurt & cucumber on the side. I drank a […]
Staying last weekend in the Meridian Fisherman’s Grove hotel in the Seychelles I ate Sunday lunch in the beachside bar, ordering the croque monsieur. It looked rather heavy in carbohydrates with lots of bread and chips. I improved it by leaving behind 4 of the 6 pieces of bread and eating only a handful of […]