Marcus Sedghi

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Forgive me for stating the bleeding obvious, but food is food, case closed. One man's rubbish may be another man's treasure, (black pudding is a prime example). The phrase is all too easily forgotten when sampling foreign cuisine. If you serve it to me alive, I'll eat it. If you serve it to meraw, I'll eat it. If you serve me vegetarian bacon, I'll never send you a
Christmas card but I'll still eat it.
Whether I'm in a Michelin star restaurant or a back street café, the one thing you can rely on me for is an honest opinion

  • Tartufo, 11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea

    Tuesday August 27th, 2013

    Truffle-loving to the maximum at the rather fine establishment of Tartufo

  • Lasan, Birmingham

    Monday August 19th, 2013

    Birmingham's award-winning Indian restaurant is visited by Brummie turned Londoner Marcus

  • The Big Easy, Chelsea

    Monday August 19th, 2013

    Good old fashioned food done in the American way. Big portions of big meat means that sending Big Marcus to have a look is a rather good fit.

  • Coya, Piccadilly

    Wednesday June 19th, 2013

    Not heard of Coya? Seriously? You're in the minority then as it's been talked about, is talked about and will be talked about a lot. Does it really live up to the hype?

  • The Elgin, Maida Vale

    Wednesday June 19th, 2013

    ith the media continuously hiring people that put an emphasis on the importance of being trendy, it's refreshing to visit a place that's cool without even trying,  Marcus thinks.

  • Tikves Wines

    Wednesday June 19th, 2013

    Ever heard of wine from Macedonia? Of course it exists, and it's not bad at all!

  • Cassis Bistro

    Wednesday June 5th, 2013

    A bite-size version of a top restaurant, wrapped up in a stylish compact bistro. says Marcus

  • The Palm, Knightsbridge

    Monday May 13th, 2013

    The famous steakhouse chain from the States has one restaurant in London and it's a great choice if you want a thick, juicy and well-cooked steak.

  • Fiesta del Asado, Birmingham

    Monday March 25th, 2013

    Overall we’ve really enjoyed the evening. Not only have the management team mastered the cooking technique but they’ve also embraced the term Asado in its other meaning, that of being a social event. You can expect a lot more to come from this restaurant, not just in the menu offering.

  • Sauterelle

    Tuesday February 26th, 2013

    If you've ever been to the Royal Exchange but skipped Sautrelle, you've missed a trick, because there’s some top food to be found inside. You can sample a little bit from the classy French menu in the Grand Café on the ground floor, but the best experience comes when you dine in the official restaurant upstairs.

  • Dans Le Noir, Clerkenwell, London

    Wednesday November 7th, 2012

    There are restaurants that serve memorable food and there are restaurants that provide a memorable experience. Dans Le Noir does both of these and to round things off, a marriage proposal!

  • Tuttons, Covent Garden, London

    Thursday November 1st, 2012

    When you’ve got a night at the theatre planned, it’s important not to get off to a bad start. Forget grabbing a quick sarnie or chancing yourself with a nearby take-away, Tuttons in Covent Garden provides a quick service, a nice atmosphere and a good menu.

  • Brooklyn Bite, Chelsea, London

    Sunday October 28th, 2012

    The Kings Road is full of over the top restaurants, so now and then it's refreshing to chill out in a no frills pizza joint with some good food, tasty drinks and plenty of humour.

  • Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar

    Monday June 18th, 2012

    Located inside the London Marriot Hotel County Hall in Westminster, Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar serves up generously sized portions and is ideal for those who like a bit of luxury when it comes to steak.

  • Thirty Year Old Crisps

    Thursday May 31st, 2012

    Kettle Chips celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, which Marcus finds rather bizarre, he thought they’d been around for much longer. If it only takes thirty years for the brand to climb to the top of the crisp ladder then what are the other companies playing at? Perhaps Kettle Chips have their own secret weapon? He travels north to find out…

  • Eighty-Six , Fulham

    Monday April 30th, 2012
  • Bacon week - bringing it all home

    Sunday March 11th, 2012

    The power of bacon should not be underestimated. Cooking it releases an intense odour that has the ability to kill off the most horrific human hangover. In fact, the overwhelming inducement of continuous cooked, crispy bacon even convinced me that going to Telford was something to relish.

  • The Artichoke

    Wednesday February 1st, 2012

    Most people would consider throwing in the towel if their dream restaurant went up in flames. There's not many who would rebuild, expand and then win a succession of awards. Laurie and Jacqueline Gear are doing sterling work with The Artichoke

  • Sherlock's Grill

    Wednesday January 18th, 2012

    Does Sherlock Bar and Grill overcook its food as much as Cumberpatch overdoes his acting? Marcus Sedghi finds that in fact the food at Sherlock's is well balanced, restrained and easy to get down.

  • Rodizio Rico

    Saturday July 30th, 2011

    Dedicated carnivore Marcus ‘the buffet slayer’ takes on the challenge of Rodizio Rico, a Brazilian restaurant where hunks of barbequed meat are heaped onto your plate till you can take no more- 'an all you can eat meatfest'.