Restaurants – London

Axis @ One Aldwych restaurant

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An axis is defined as the imaginary line around which a body rotates – so for example the Earth’s axis is an imaginary line through the centre of the globe between the North and South Poles around which the Earth turns every 24 hours, providing us conveniently with day and night.  Situated almost exactly on […]

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The Bingham – a Sunday lunch review

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  It is a truth universally acknowledged that the TW10 postcode in Richmond is more liberally endowed with lovely places to eat than E16, where I live, on the opposite side of London. It is also a truth universally acknowledged that attempting to drive from E16 to Richmond through the centre of London at noon […]

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Pure Jersey afternoon tea at London’s Park Lane Hotel

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  “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” So wrote author Henry James and it seems that he is not alone in this sentiment.  If there is anything that cheers the heart of an Englishman (or Englishwoman!), it is a steaming cup or […]

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Chop Shop Haymarket: Sunday rib chop review

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I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up back in South Africa, Sunday lunch was A Big Deal in our house. It seemed that all my friends’s families had some sort of tradition around Sunday lunch:  this one’s family always braaied (barbecued); this one’s family always went out to lunch at the […]

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Churchill’s Port House review

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It’s a fickle old thing, fashion.  One minute you can’t leave the house unless you are wearing ripped jeans and leather armbands; or dungarees and a bandana; or a bubble skirt; or neon; or Doc Martens; or shoulder pads.  The next minute, you wouldn’t be caught dead in any of these.  Unless, of course, you […]

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Namaaste Kitchen review

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Anybody who has visited London for any length of time will be aware  of the city’s (and indeed the country’s) love affair with Indian cuisine.  You can travel to the teensiest, least ethnically diverse hamlet in the remotest part of the UK… and I will bet money on the fact that you will find a […]

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Dinner at Westminster Kingsway College with WineTrust 100

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Years ago, I remember when the Cape Town Hotel School restaurant first opened on the Granger Bay campus, literally a stone’s throw from the V&A Waterfront.  “Hmph”, said my father, ever the pessimist, “why on earth would you pay good money to go and eat at a place where the chefs don’t know what they […]

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