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The Galley – Fortnum and Masons

The Galley – Fortnum and Masons

It always seemed to me to be a bit weird how much love there was for royalty.  Where I originally come from, the last emperor was some time ago and imperial majesty is not much in vogue.  In contrast, in the UK, everyone seemingly wants […]

Rambla

Rambla

The only thing worse than eating crap food is eating overpriced crap food.  Wanting to spare the blushes of a certain chain of restaurant that epitomises said axiom, let’s just say that anywhere I can think of would be better than that place.  This may […]

Plum Valley

Plum Valley

How many words can you think of that are pseudonyms to merely not bad?  Above average?  Better than mediocre?  A bit more than acceptable?  A step above middling? So this is how I found myself with the envious task for a serious lover of food.  […]

Launceston Place

Launceston Place

It seems that in these exciting times, we are more and more gripped by political spectacle.  Although in some cases the worries seemed wholly justified.  Just look at Brexit and the recent White House elections for a start.  Those did not go the way that […]

The Barbary

The Barbary

A fairly recurrent motif in the London restaurant scene at the moment is the second restaurant effect. A new independent restaurant starts up, becomes successful and then opens their second restaurant. Sometimes, this is good – standards are maintained and it becomes (ever so slightly) […]