Restaurant Reviews from January 2013

January 2013 Restaurant Reviews Archive from Foodepedia

  • Wabi

    Tuesday January 29th, 2013

    They say absinthe possesses potent mind-bending properties. And a ‘green fairy’-laced decoction at Scott Hallsworth's Wabi certainly sets me up for a meal surreal from the scratchings that tell the eye ‘pork’ but scream ‘rice’ in the mouth, to a dessert of more 'chocolate textures' than you could shake a Flake at. 

  • Sweet Mandarin - Manchester

    Friday January 25th, 2013

    David finds he's not exactly 'mad for it' when he chow meins down in ‘Best Local Chinese Restaurant in the UK’ (Gordon Ramsay’s F Word 2009)

  • The Rotunda

    Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

    The coldest day of the year thus far, and we’ve battled a blizzard and the treacherous frozen pavements around Kings Cross to arrive at tonight’s destination, The Rotunda. Emerging into the lively and brightly lit atrium, we made our way to the entrance, picking our way through a busy bar filled with theatre-goers and Guardian staffers.

  • STK

    Tuesday January 15th, 2013

    How do you like your steak? I don’t mean rare, medium or ruined, I mean what kind of ambience do you want?  The university educated, job in the media, parents in the shires, style of Hawksmoor, or the school of hard knocks, what bloody parents, making a fortune at the bank, style of STK?

  • Chez Gerard- Bishopsgate

    Tuesday January 15th, 2013

    It’s very City inside - J and I being the only people in the restaurant not wearing ties. Downstairs is a busy bar while upstairs there’s a la carte on offer. It’s a bit of a climb up there as the lift only takes one person - presumably it was designed by the same people who make the escape pods for Bond villains.

  • Zaika

    Monday January 14th, 2013

    A Negroni, a Manhattan, and a bowl of smoked almonds. Perfect. Seeing as we’re getting such a good-value dinner, a pre-pre-theatre menu aperitif seems more reward for our smart dining plan than profligate excess. That’s how we’re justifying it, anyway.

  • The Tavern Cheltenham

    Monday January 7th, 2013

    The Tavern is miraculously free of cartoon chefs. Instead, it has a bevy of friendly, burly and rather dashing gentlemen, who whizz around the open plan kitchen with a general air of passion and competence like sexy, chefly bumblebees.

  • As Greek As It Gets

    Monday January 7th, 2013

    'Eating doesn't get Greek-er than this!', as John Torode and Gregg Wallace might proclaim. But does the restaurant live up to its self-inflicted hyperbole? Having spent a childhood's-worth of holidays clattering around on donkeys, picking fresh almonds and flitting round olive groves, I'm a soppy old nostalgic already poised for persuasion.