Chef Profile: ARTURO GRANATO Executive Chef, Avista Restaurant, Grosvenor Square, London.

Welcome to the second of my unsung Chef Profiles and allow me to introduce to you ARTURO GRANATO, Executive Chef at AVISTA Restaurant in the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair. I was taken to AVISTA for dinner by my daughter as a Father’s Day present and enjoyed a lovely Tasting menu – delicious food, elegantly presented. I… Continue reading Chef Profile: ARTURO GRANATO Executive Chef, Avista Restaurant, Grosvenor Square, London.

A Rave: WATERMELON and CUCUMBER from Straight + Narrow Restaurant, Limehouse, London

I find myself writing again about the Straight + Narrow restaurant in Limehouse… well, it is on my way home from the train station and it is all too easy to siddle in with my pathetic excuse “I’m too tired to cook myself”! Rather than a complete review of my meal, I just had to… Continue reading A Rave: WATERMELON and CUCUMBER from Straight + Narrow Restaurant, Limehouse, London

AVISTA Restaurant – Gorgeous in Grosvenor Square

Restaurant Review – 4th July 2017 Restaurant:  AVISTA Restaurant Address:  39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP Telephone:  +44 (0)20 7596 3399 Website:  http://www.avistarestaurant.com   It is always lovely to be treated to dinner, especially when it is by my daughter.  She picked the restaurant following a diligent amount of research and sourcing a Groupon voucher… Continue reading AVISTA Restaurant – Gorgeous in Grosvenor Square

Childhood Memories @ the Straight + Narrow, Limehouse, E14

Well….  What a start to the Evening Standard’s London Food Month!!! Chef Dave Cousin at the Straight + Narrow in Limehouse has gone back in time for his inspired Childhood Memories Menu available during this June in London’s Food Month. Time proven classics – Crackling Skins, Prawn Cocktail, Chicken Kiev and Jelly & Ice Cream… Continue reading Childhood Memories @ the Straight + Narrow, Limehouse, E14

Viet Café – Vietnam on a plate

Review: 4th April 2017 Viet Café – Vietnamese Restaurant Haymarket, London SW1Y 4DG There are many reasons to visit Vietnam – the countryside, the cities, the beaches, the people, the culture… and the food.  Trust me, if you have never been to Vietnam, it is worth visiting for the food alone!   While all of the Far… Continue reading Viet Café – Vietnam on a plate