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Jidori – Dalston, London – Review

Kumamoto oyster at Jidori, Dalston

89 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB www.jidori.co.uk Jidori was Plan C. Not in earnest, as it was always the plan to visit after Lyle’s and The Clove Club, though there was a Plan D. I’m not sure there’s anyone who found it on the first go. This Dalston restaurant lives in the stripped down shell…

Bao – Soho, London – Review

Pig's blood cake, Bao, London

53 Lexington St, London W1F 9AS baolondon.com I finally made it to Bao. After a morning of tasting German wines and months after everyone else has already paid their dues in the queues. I got there shortly after 2pm thinking that, as it’s a week day and there’s just an hour left until it closes,…

Duck & Champagne at HKK, City, Review

HKK's Cherry wood duck with mantou and caviar

88 Worship St, London EC2A 2BE hkklondon.com Duck and Champagne is a pretty random combination, isn’t it? Food and wine matching common sense would probably suggest that a gamey fowl like duck is best served with a red wine of some sort, say a Pinot Noir; or at the very least, a bold white wine like Chardonnay….

Akelarre, San Sebastian, lunch

The leaves and the foie under the rain at Pedro Subijana Akelarre, San Sebastian

Aranori tasting menu from a lunch at Pedro Subijana’s three Michelin-starred Akelarre in San Sebastian: Just to begin: Bloody Mary Stuffed mussel Potato and prawn amber Anchovy stuffed black olive Aranori: The leaves and the foie under the rain Green broth infusion, scampi and smoked monkfish Very thin and light beef tartar, new potato soufflé…

Yauatcha, City, Review

Chocolate luxe gateau at Yauatcha City, London

Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS www.yauatcha.com Yauatcha is one of my favourite restaurants. It’s a sort of fail safe option for last minute suppers, especially late at night. I’ve been to it on so many occasions, and I recommend it to just about everyone. Kowtowing to the pastry Kings and Queens A photo posted by…

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