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Review: The Fish and Chip Shop

Given that fish and chips is the national dish (curry aside, of course), you would expect it to be plentiful and of high quality in the capital.  Not so. Plentiful it may be, but the quality is not as wide … Continue reading

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Getting Trollied

I first ate yum cha when I was 2, I am told. Apparently I ran across the restaurant and stole a bun off a trolley after my parents had paid the bill.  This caused quite some embarrassment.  Not as much … Continue reading

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Review: The 10 Cases/Burger & Lobster

Today, two restaurants whose names tell you everything you need to know about them (except of course the 700-odd words I felt necessary to add below). The premise of the 10 Cases in Covent Garden is that they only buy … Continue reading

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In which my work is published on a real website

A couple of weeks ago Jancis Robinson (the eminent wine critic) asked me to help out with sought contributions from amateurs for her website’s restaurant column while Nick Lander, the usual restaurant critic, was away recovering from surgery.  So I threw … Continue reading

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Review: Quo Vadis

The first time I ate at Quo Vadis, about 3 years ago, I ate spaghetti with lobster and then a steak and kidney pudding with a side of salsify, all washed down with a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and it was … Continue reading

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Wine: 2009 Molí dels Capellans Conca di Barberà

When I eat out with others it’s very likely that I will be given the job of choosing the wine (unless I’m dining with fellow wino friends, in which case there is a delicate and lengthy negotiation, resolved in the … Continue reading

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