Restaurant Reviews from June 2011

June 2011 Restaurant Reviews Archive from Foodepedia

  • Lutyens

    Wednesday June 29th, 2011

    I’d like to see what chef David Burke can do a la carte; the constrictions of keeping to the £40 line are perhaps too much to handle given the overheads of a place like this. That said the Lutyens meal deal is a fair one, nothing stunning but perfectly ok and you get to eat in a classier place than you deserve for the money.

  • Tibits

    Tuesday June 28th, 2011

    It’s always a pleasure to discover new, vibrant parts of London that make you wonder how you ever managed to miss it. Heddon Street is one such enclave off Regent Street where hundreds of party-goers and vegetarians (and vegetarian party-goers?) flock for a nibble at Tibits before dancing the night away.

  • Blackfriars, Newcastle

    Monday June 27th, 2011

    Annie Lund visits the self-proclaimed oldest dining room in the UK, to find a confusing but enjoyable dining experience.

  • Sam’s Chop House

    Wednesday June 22nd, 2011

    There’s something about Sam’s that’s immediately reassuring. Nobody has thought to disguise it as a gallery-come-boudoir and there are no students loitering at an open-mike like opportunistic flashers.  The Express Lunch Menu turns out to be a short and sweet celebration of classic British food.

  • Goose and gander at The Gay Hussar

    Tuesday June 21st, 2011

    If you’ve chased new restaurants to keep up with the times, remember that old restaurants only survive if they move with the times. The Gay Hussar might have been around for nearly 60 years but it is not stuck in a past of our imagination. Joanna Biddolph discovers modern dining, not rib-sticking stodge, at London's longest standing Hungarian restaurant.

  • Namaasté Kitchen

    Sunday June 19th, 2011

    Namaasté Kitchen - Camden's new Indian bar and grill - might be on the small side, with the possibility of your privacy being invaded by strangers on nearby tables, but it promises a fresh, delicious choice of grilled Indian grub in a stylish yet unpretentious setting.


  • Flat Planet

    Saturday June 18th, 2011

    There’s a lot of ‘small plate’ nonsense going around London right now, but Flatplanet is genuine and well intentioned and not simply a leap aboard an already clapped-out bandwagon. It’s not a first-date restaurant, nor somewhere to take your parents for their wedding anniversary, but it’s perfect for lunch, pre-flicks or a just a fast fill up on fresh food with world flavours.

  • Neo India, Crystal Palace

    Friday June 17th, 2011

    In the depths of South London, Neo India promises a mix of familiar dishes together with a touch of the unexpected. We had a really good evening there, and while Crystal Palace is well-stocked with Indian restaurants, there’s more than enough on offer at Neo India to make it a regular fixture in the area. It’s a welcome addition, and definitely one to try, whether or not you’re a local.

  • The Commonwealth Club Kitchen

    Thursday June 16th, 2011

    The Commonwealth Club by Trafalgar Square has always exuded an impossibly glamorous mystique. Its parade of international flags brightening the stucco-ed pillars, its jetset moniker and my visions of dallying diplomats, have always made it a bit of an exotic draw. Now, on the first Saturday of every month, its restaurant, the Commonwealth Kitchen, will be hosting music and reader events.

  • Battlesteads, Wark upon Tyne, Northumbria

    Thursday June 16th, 2011

    Just north of Hadrian’s Wall, Battlesteads has been winning prize after prize for its hoteliering, but what about its food? Annie Lund visits the restaurant on a scorching day in the North East.

  • Camden Blues

    Saturday June 11th, 2011

    The blues: is it just for old men? Is that why two 50-ish blokes were dispatched to achingly hip Camden to review Blues Kitchen? Moray Stuart discovered that there is no room for chat at a live music gig.

  • Fish and Grill Putney

    Tuesday June 7th, 2011

    Malcolm John’s empire continues to expand apace. This experienced chef/owner doesn’t do this by blowing up bloggers’ noses, but by picking undervalued locations outside Central London and delivering good French Bistro style food at a good price.