Restaurant Reviews from September 2010

September 2010 Restaurant Reviews Archive from Foodepedia

  • Eight over Eight, Chelsea

    Thursday September 30th, 2010

    Eight over Eight closed down in 2009 as a result of a fire which, given the restaurant’s clientele, was possibly started by a member of the working classes with a chip on his shoulder. It’s no good looking at me though guv, I’ve got a cast-iron alibi.

  • Allt-yr-Afon Restaurant, Pembrokeshire, Wales

    Friday September 24th, 2010

    Allt-yr-Afon really is heaven on earth for diners with a yearning for delicious food, robust flavours and tradition with a big T.

  • Thali, Old Brompton Road

    Friday September 24th, 2010

    On a foodie stretch of Old Brompton Road Thali is up against the long standing and well loved Star of India and relative newbie Kare Kare, but Thali is in a different class. This is modern (but not mucked-about) north Indian cooking based on family recipes brought bang up to date – exactly the formula London foodies search for.

  • Trinity, Clapham

    Tuesday September 21st, 2010

    Trinity is the second Clapham restaurant of chef patron Adam Byatt, with the first being the now defunct Thyme, and it works very hard to amalgamate fine dining with its friendly neighbourhood restaurant ethos. Soft lighting gently framed the windows with only a small discreet plaque revealing the restaurant within, Trinity.

  • Melito, Oxford Circus

    Tuesday September 21st, 2010

    Why are some cash machines located lower than others? In any row one will always be a couple of feet nearer the pavement than the rest. Is it like the special urinal in the gents, the one that allows small boys to relieve themselves without having to jump up and down, a procedure that tends to get a bit messy?

  • The Cambria, Camberwell.

    Wednesday September 15th, 2010

    If anyone gives you lip about South London being a cultural wasteland and tells you the only food we specialise in is fried chicken, I suggest you take them down to The Cambria where it's so good they'll feel very much at home, wherever they’re from.

  • Bel Canto

    Monday September 13th, 2010

    Intense. That is probably the best way to describe the experience at Bel Canto. You see, at Bel Canto, guests are served by waiters who perform opera at regular intervals. And in the relatively small room of the restaurant, that's quite a lot of reverberations to take in.

  • Tom's Kitchen, Somerset House

    Thursday September 9th, 2010

    Tourists will enjoy Tom’s Kitchen with its elegant décor and views down a terrace to the Thames. And the food, on the whole, is good. But it won’t blow you away – which is not what he wants. He wants you to stay.

  • The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh

    Thursday September 9th, 2010

    There’s nothing like starting your evening with an escort. By this, I don’t mean a pre-prandial visit to a lady of the night but instead having a man beat a path through a crowd to ensure that you make your reservation on time.The necessity for this bustling though was down to the Witchery restaurant lying only a few yards from Edinburgh Castle.

  • Brasserie St. Jacques

    Thursday September 9th, 2010

    Champion sabreur, at table philosopher and Depardieu look alike, Weiss is the front man of Brasserie St. Jacques, the jolliest incarnation of what was the original ‘Petrus’ many arguments ago...

  • Redhook, Clerkenwell

    Thursday September 2nd, 2010

    I really wanted to like Redhook but there’s a balance between making customers feel like part of the crew and casting them out on such a long line that they feel lost and forgotten, bobbing around in a sea of other thirsty and hungry people. Put some welly into front of house and Redhook could be reeling them in.