Restaurant Reviews from January 2010

January 2010 Restaurant Reviews Archive from Foodepedia

  • The Narrow

    Sunday January 31st, 2010

    The Narrow is amazingly well situated, set as it is, next to the lock that leads into Limehouse Basin, it has excellent views from the bend in the river, towards central London to the west and Docklands to the East.  The Narrow are serving some very good food at reasonable prices, its excellent riverside views it is a great place for lunch or an evening meal.

  • Sauterelle

    Sunday January 31st, 2010

    Service at Sauterelle was exceptionally good, mixed with a little theatre which was somehow right for the surroundings and the excellent food of head chef Robin Gill. This is a remarkably good restaurant and definitely one to visit.

  • Volupte Lounge

    Sunday January 31st, 2010

    Volupte is an unusual venue. The restaurant and show area is in the basement of the building, its bold decor appears mismatched and incomplete in places, yet somehow coming together to create the impression of an era long since past.  It is a place that should be experienced, whether for cocktails or other drinks, an evening meal with entertainment, or afternoon tea on a Saturday.

  • Aubaine, London

    Thursday January 28th, 2010

    Invited to inspect a row of bottles on a shelf right behind me I couldn’t do it, not without imitating Lynda Blair in The Exorcist and doing a full 360 with my head. So the wife picked one. It’s a novel idea, but I think I still prefer seeing a wine list.

  • Whites

    Wednesday January 27th, 2010

    We had heard good things about Whites, since head chef Stuart Dove, took the helm last year.  It is a remarkably good restaurant and we ate perhaps the best food we have had outside central London for some months. We would certainly recommend it to anyone who can travel to Steyning and could see it becoming a destination restaurant.

  • Caponata

    Monday January 25th, 2010

    As we reported after attending Caponata’s launch in early December its owners have created a cool contemporary venue.  Two restaurants in one it offers a wide choice to its customers, with some very interesting dishes on the menus it is unsurprising that it is gaining popularity.

  • Bistro K, London

    Sunday January 24th, 2010

    Football and fine dining – f-words that fit like fist and fur ball. So when, in the newly-opened Bistro K – plush, South Kensington deluxe – Anita Pati sees a giant sports telly slap bang in the wall, it comes as no surprise that the bar’s owner also owns the Olympique Lyonnais football team.

  • Kitchen Italia, Seven Dials, London

    Thursday January 21st, 2010

    With an express pre and post theatre menu for £9.95 including some wine, all bases are covered here. It’s not the spot for a romantic dinner a deux, but for honest, flavour packed, well-priced Italian food I can’t think of anywhere that competes in London right now. Rush in and waddle out.

  • Mennula, London

    Wednesday January 20th, 2010

    Charlotte Street is second only to Soho for the number of Italian eateries in and around it, many long-established and semi-legendary. Mennula is a new kid on the block, squeezed by the surrounding buildings, but delivering cooking that is already flexing its muscles and threatening to kick sand in the faces of the local competition

  • The Warrington

    Monday January 18th, 2010

    Following our visit to The Warrington, to sample their bar food, back in December, we decided to go along to eat in the main restaurant of this characterful west London pub, which is part of Gordon Ramsay’s empire. 

     

  • The Parlour

    Monday January 18th, 2010

    The Parlour is one of four new restaurants that are brought together in a new complex at Canada Square in Canary Wharf. It could best be described as a bar/restaurant, and has a stark, almost industrial feel about it. Delivering really good quality food at very reasonable prices, it is excellent value for money.

  • Artichoke, Amersham

    Monday January 18th, 2010

    When Raymond Blanc declares that he’s taken a bit of a ‘shine’ to a restaurant, you figure it’s worth investigating. Artichoke, occupying a Grade-II listed 16th century building, reopened last December after a devastating fire. Lois London finds a warm welcome.

  • Jak's, London

    Friday January 15th, 2010

    Jak’s is open from early until late, a real constant presence in a very sweet street, a place where locals clearly go at all hours to meet friends, refuel and recharge. It reminds me of a New York side street deli; busy, warm but without the rather intimidating ‘hurry up’ of a NY eaterie. The staff work their socks off to keep it all moving and we could do with more places like Jak’s in London.

  • Bumpkin London

    Tuesday January 12th, 2010

    It has taken me a long time to finally dine at Bumpkin, having made countless bookings in the past and had to cancel them for one reason or another.  Having made it here at long last, it was perfect for a pit-stop for a comfort meal on a Winter’s day.

  • Mooli's, London

    Sunday January 10th, 2010

    Great wraps, honest and healthy and fresh. Could be served hotter both in cooking and spice terms, but then to be fair it was actually snowing outside when we ate them. The décor is a bit like a suburban health centre,  cold and rather heartless, but then most people will be in and out before they notice that. Probably easier for the young team to clean, too.

  • Galvin at Windows, London

    Thursday January 7th, 2010

    Watching over London town, Galvin at Windows is situated on the 28th floor of the prestigious London Hilton on Park Lane hotel.  We enter through the swish, polished-marble interior of the hotel lobby and the lifts whoosh you up to in a matter of seconds to the top floor where Galvin’s is located.

  • Chapter One,Farnborough Common

    Thursday January 7th, 2010

    Its unassuming location, in the suburban, culdesac-tastic commuter-ville that is Orpington doesn’t really prepare you for what lies inside – a West End style restaurant with chic decor, well turned out, professional staff and an impressively theatrical wine cellar.