So, my name is Philip Martin and I love food. I love it to the extent that I now want to write about food and share my experiences with any who would care to share those experiences with me. I’m almost 60 years old now and have a little more time on my hands to… Continue reading About Me…..
MUSHY PEAS – A RANT Few things make me more mad than when I order mushy peas and am provided with crushed garden peas (made worse when flavoured with mint). Arrrgghhhhhh – I really want to storm a kitchen when this happens! Mushy peas should be made with dried marrowfat peas that have been soaked… Continue reading When are Mushy Peas NOT Mushy Peas?
We all have our favourite restaurants, chef’s, cookbooks and recipes – I thought I’d take a few minutes to tell you about my favourite cookbook and why it is so. I was given Risk Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey as a Christmas present in 2009 and since then I have been cooking recipes from it for… Continue reading My favourite cookbook – Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey!
REVIEW – 20th March 2017 Boisdale of Canary Wharf Canary Wharf, E14 We love Boisdale at Canary Wharf. Well, we love all of the Boisdale restaurants, but Canary Wharf is our favourite – not just because its close to us but because the food is great and the music is fantastic. For those of you… Continue reading Boisdale of Canary Wharf – a perfect steak!
REVIEW – 9th March 2017 Eight Members Club, EC2A 2BX The Quartier Restaurant is situated in the Eight Members Club, a private members club of which I have been a member since it opened its doors. Quartier is open to non-members and from time to time puts out offers on Groupon. One such offer was… Continue reading Quartier Restaurant & Dining Room – Fine dining in the City
REVIEW – 6th December 2016 Where does an amateur food blogger get off trying to review a Michelin starred restaurant? That was my first question – but then I thought to hell with it, it’s just a restaurant like any other restaurant! And then I realized that L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is not like any… Continue reading L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – deliciousness on a plate!
REVIEW – 14th February 2017 Straight + Narrow, Limehouse, E14 The Straight & Narrow is the newest edition to the restaurant scene in Limehouse, E14. Having taken over the site from two failed Indian restaurants, situated in The Mosaic buildings across from the ever-popular La Figa, the Straight & Narrow opened its doors to little… Continue reading Straight + Narrow – a new Limehouse Star