Tag: squid

Bayleaf

Bayleaf

It is somewhat ironic that right after I complain about titles of restaurants being fairly non-descriptive and not providing many clues, (Kitchen Table, I am looking at you), I would then find myself in Bayleaf.  In this case, the name is a kind of a […]

Bella Cosa

Bella Cosa

Location is everything.  Well, at least in real estate.  The same could be said for restaurant locale.  If the outside footfall is rather timid, it might be a bit hard to entice people in the door.  Exceptions being, of course, the Fat Duck and the […]

Chakra

Chakra

There seems to be word on the street that I detest Indian food.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  What I do detest is bad food, regional derivations discarded.  It wouldn’t make sense for me to torture myself by visiting here and here and […]

Clarke’s

Clarke’s

I heard that Clarke’s was an outpost of the gentrified, so I couldn’t resist a visit after my trip to Paris to check if cultured people in white table cloth restaurants in England acted the same.  Hence, my visit to this institution.  Clarke’s, apparently known […]

The Portman

The Portman

I could begin as many other posts I have read seem to do – by talking about the location, the premise and the décor of the restaurant.  Instead, I will start with a more intellectual introduction to The Portman.  When I initially heard the word […]