Restaurant Reviews from March 2010

March 2010 Restaurant Reviews Archive from Foodepedia

  • The Avenue, St James’s Street, London

    Wednesday March 31st, 2010

    The Avenue is an impressive place, its long bar with comfortable seating opposite draws you in to the main restaurant area. Clever use of mirrored walls makes this already substantial and spacious restaurant look enormous. Our meal there was excellent and we would highly recommend it.

  • Opus, Birmingham

    Monday March 29th, 2010

    Opus is located in the heart of Birmingham city centre’s business district and the ambience is perhaps slightly more suited to corporate hospitality rather than intimate romantic liaisons. Nevertheless, the powerful combination of excellent food and fine wine should be enough to satisfy those who are dining as a twosome. The most important reason for choosing Opus is the quality of the food.

  • Miss Q’s, Earl’s Court Road, London

    Thursday March 25th, 2010

    Although the most immediately obvious aspect here is perhaps the pool bar, there's much more to Miss Q's than that, making it a great place to meet, drink, eat or dance and what the heck, maybe even have a game of pool.

  • Melati, Peter Street, London

    Thursday March 25th, 2010

    This popular Malaysian restaurant has been in business for some 30 years now.  Melati is a short walk from west end theatreland, and is a great place to grab a tasty meal before the curtain goes up, or to meet friends and have a relaxed informal meal, particularly if you are excited by mouth tingly zingy dishes, we enjoyed it.

  • Franco Manca, Chiswick

    Monday March 22nd, 2010

    Now it could be that I don’t understand or appreciate a true Naples pizza base and if so mea culpa, Franco Manca, but I can only compare to the Brixton version and these aren’t as good. However Brixton sets a high benchmark and these are still (leafy) streets ahead of the competition.

  • Massala, Cobham, Surrey

    Wednesday March 17th, 2010

    Massala is an excellent Indian restaurant with great dishes on their menu, certainly worth making an effort to seek out and undertaking a bit of a journey for. We would definitely recommend it.

  • PINCHITO Tapas, Bayley Street, London

    Wednesday March 17th, 2010

    Pinchito tapas is a vibrant and fun place to go for a meal, the style of eating is informal so it works well for both lunch and dinner or for sharing a variety of nibbles with friends over a few drinks. We certainly enjoyed the experience.

  • Guerilla Burgers, London

    Monday March 15th, 2010

    Guerrilla Burgers is filling a family-friendly slot and doing it pretty well for the money and with no silly nonsense such as ‘added foie gras’. I liked the place even though I am not a burger afficianado. It deserves to do well and they seem to be doing so already. I guess if you don’t like it you can always burger off back to New York.

  • Back to Benares

    Sunday March 14th, 2010

    Following a fire which closed the restaurant for three months, Douglas Blyde books into Benares, Mayfair.

  • Chino Latino, Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London

    Thursday March 11th, 2010

    Chino Latino is an excellent restaurant, we enjoyed our meal there and the ambience enormously. Situated on the south bank of the Thames, diagonally opposite the Houses of Parliament, it is a little away from central London’s restaurant land, but it is well worth making the effort to seek out.

  • Babbo, London

    Wednesday March 10th, 2010

    Anita Pati gets into fine Italian dining but has to endure some psychotic career counseling for starters. Will the Ossobucco reveal its innermost secrets? Was the Scallop a mussel in its past life? Could Anita have picked a worse dining companion?

  • Dion Bar Restaurant, St Paul's Churchyard, London

    Monday March 8th, 2010

    Dion’s lunch menu is more extensive than that for the evening which has its focus on bar food, though several of these are starter dishes from the lunch menu and we can assure you that these are not small. This is a great place for a lunch or an evening gathering during the week, the food is great.

  • Delima Malaysian Restaurant, London

    Friday March 5th, 2010

    Tucked away on Southwick Street in W2, you’d be forgiven for not knowing about Delima, a new Malaysian restaurant.  A few minutes walk away from the bustling hub of the Edgware Road and Paddington Station, the locale of this eatery may prove to be its secret weapon, along with its impressive cuisine served at affordable prices.

  • The Greenhouse, London

    Wednesday March 3rd, 2010

    Antonin Bonnet has held a Michelin star at The Greenhouse for the four years he has been working there, and it is thought by many that he should have been given a second this year. It certainly fits the French two star mold – silently swooping waiting staff who pull out your chair before you have a chance to reach for it yourself; a seriously priced tasting menu (£80 per person) and a bulging wine list that includes such treasures as a double magnum of Château Lafite‐Rothschild 1er Grand Cru Classé from 1959, which will set you back a tidy £15,500. Certainly one for a special occasion.

  • Aubrey, South Kensington, London

    Monday March 1st, 2010

    Aubrey has a nice atmosphere for a hotel restaurant, cosy, intimate, leathery and old time. American tourists must love it. It seems a shame that it may only attract hotel guests because the food while not aiming to be an artistic statement is certainly what I like to eat on a regular basis.