Restaurant Reviews from October 2011

October 2011 Restaurant Reviews Archive from Foodepedia

  • The Rosendale, West Dulwich

    Thursday October 27th, 2011

    West Dulwich or West Norwood? Some blurring of the boundaries apart, The Rosendale is definitely in South London so that's a big plus already for local allotmenteer Nick Harman

  • Catch at Andaz Hotel

    Monday October 24th, 2011

    Qin Xie visits a City restaurant with a City banker. Does the seafood measure up?

  • The Plough Bar & Kitchen

    Thursday October 13th, 2011

    Born in Texas, raised in Florida and trained in Holland, Chef Josh has a good feel for how far he can take the American spin on such British classics as fish and chips, pork pies, scotch eggs and bubble and squeak. Since taking the reigns at The Plough, Chef Josh has introduced a southern feel to the menu by including pulled pork, cornbread and using fruit, Cajun seasoning and lots of chilli that leaves you feeling bold without being smothered by soul food.

  • Bishopsgate Kitchen

    Tuesday October 11th, 2011

    The restaurant is a cleverly designed space, open and transparent but still retaining a rustic element. Expect a lot of the food to turn up on wooden platters or iron pans. They have kept things simple. The menu splits into Boards, a selection of mix and match starter sized dishes served, you guessed it, on a board, and a choice of six main courses with optional sides.

  • Celebrate the Rugby World Cup deep in the heart of Covent Garden

    Wednesday October 5th, 2011

    Be ready to dash to Tuttons if the All Blacks win the quarter final on Saturday, 9th October – and later if they make it through to the semis and final. The first 50 diners will qualify for a free glass of Waipara West Wine on days the New Zealand All Blacks win a match. It's worth changing allegiance for, as Joanna Biddolph discovered. 

  • Arbutus

    Tuesday October 4th, 2011

    Unpretentious, not chasing trends, no obvious tattoos on the staff and food cooked classically well, Arbutus is the kind of old-skool that can teach the new kids a lesson.

  • Ducksoup

    Monday October 3rd, 2011

    Despite it’s low-rent, quasi-shabbiness, Ducksoup is not exactly cheap and I left hungry, so will it survive? I suspect it will ride a wave for a while, supported on the spume and foam of novelty and social media, but it will need to try harder to get a regular customer base when the surfers have moved on to the next breaker.