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Catch Restaurant, Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street, Review

Catch Restaurant, Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street

40 Liverpool Street, City of London EC2M 7QN 17th October marked the final night of the 2011 London Restaurant Festival, celebrated with an awards ceremony at Old Spitalfields Market. Having dined out almost religiously for two solid weeks, it seemed wildly appropriate for our feasting to end with seeing Hedone‘s Mikael Jonsson picking up an award…

A potted tale of Canteen

Canteen's Great British Food cookbook

Canteen is the critically acclaimed mini restaurant chain whose raison d’être is to serve wholesome British food and this has been a major factor in its success from day one. There are four busy locations across central London playing host to a branch of Canteen: Spitalfields, Royal Festival Hall, Baker Street and Canary Wharf. Now coming…

Le Bouchon Breton, Old Spitalfield Market, Review

Le Bouchon Breton

Old Spitalfield Market, 8 Horners Square, London E1 6EW – now closed There’s something profoundly old-fashioned about Le Bouchon Breton as I discovered on a recent visit with a friend. With plush red seating and a well stocked high bar, it was the epitome of retro French glamour. Outside, little oases of botany separated deck furniture and a…

Pizza making with Fire and Stone, Old Spitalfield Market

Fire and Stone

To mark the opening of Fire and Stone‘s fifth restaurant, I was invited to try out Fire and Stone’s extensive pizza menu. I’ve often wandered past their Covent Garden branch but never had the opportunity to go in; it always looked so busy and I’m always hurrying from here to there. I’ve read reviews that say all sorts about…