Magpie - each dish a treasure.
The complexity and craftsmanship behind each dish created by Chef Adolfo de Cecco is brilliant. Fermentation, dehydration, Espuma; the list goes on. The menu is carefully curated to create a symphony of sensory flavours which balance perfectly.
Thirteen well designed courses which we just wanted to order again and again.
We were met with a slightly cold reception when we bumped into Tommy Banks in the car park before dinner but this did not put me off, perhaps he wanted to maintain the rockstar Chef persona that he probably deserves…The Black Swan has recently been rated the best restaurant in the world by TripAdvisor so I was excited to see what all the rage was about.
Bruut is well worth the 4 hours door to door from London on the Eurostar to Bruges. This is a charming 20 cover restaurant in the heart of the Old Town. The food is made using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and the methods are technical and innovative with an asian fusion influence.
This place has popped up in a shipping container in Brixton, set up by two guys who started out on the pop-up circuit.
You can find the hidden gem that is Kitchen Table, shrouded behind a velvet curtain and tucked behind a gourmet hotdog restaurant
This is by far one of the most exciting restaurants I have ever experienced. Not only was the food and restaurant sensational and captivating, the journey from London to the depths of the Tundra was exhilarating.
Bob Bob Ricard is a timeless restaurant perched on a corner in Soho. You wouldn't guess it from the somber exterior that inside lays an opulent, shiny, elegant, Art Deco and Russian inspired restaurant and bar.
Entirely eco-friendly restaurant set on an ex-industrial estate headed up by Chef Rene Redzeppi of Noma. Hydroponic systems water all the vegetables that are grown on site. Almost everything in the restaurant is reused and repurposed, there is very little waste.
A sensory experience from the warmed cutlery to the sculptural design of the dining room. I would say the food was very impressive but you really need to judge this restaurant on the whole holistic experience rather than just the food, a delight for all the senses.
Salon Brixton has a well designed menu and seems to produce interesting dishes from such a tiny kitchen. There were some tasty courses but I would say they were overpriced for such simple ingredients