The Ritz

  What is it ? – A landmark London hotel offering the greatest and the grandest dining experience in the land. (You`ll probably gather from that statement that it`s my favourite place to eat in the United Kingdom) Who`s Cooking ? – Executive Chef John Williams and his right hand team – Premier Sous Chef…

La Dame de Pic – London

What is it ? – 3 Michelin starred French Chef Anne Sophie Pic has opened her first Restaurant in the UK , La Dame de Pic offering the very best local (UK) seasonal ingredients. Where is it ? – Restaurant La Dame de Pic is inside the Four Seasons Hotel overlooking The Tower of London…

The Ritz , London – High end delights.

We`re in London , it`s Sunday lunchtime and as always there`s only the one choice for us…. The Ritz. As always , it`s the 12.30 arrival ,the usual window table and the first diners to be seated in the dining room. Our first course arrived at 1pm and our Petits fours arrived at 5.30 pm….

Bibendum , London – As good as they say it is ?

  There are those that say that Bibendum is so good that it will be be the next 3 star restaurant whilst most other diners agree that it`s quite an accurately placed 2 star. I booked in to eat the food of Chef Claude Bosi and to see for myself how the food rated on…

Taillevent Paris v Taillevent London

Being a total old school classic cuisine freak I jumped at the chance of dining at Restaurant Taillevent during my visit to Paris. For lovers of highly skilled traditional “proper” French cooking then this is definitely the place to go. A formal service encompassing classic cooking techniques and ingredients , super rich Cream , Butter…

Alain Ducasse , LONDON.

A pre Xmas meal at the 3 Michelin starred `Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester` hotel in London. A stunning hotel and an amazing looking restaurant. The service was classic and extremely attentive,  top of the tree faultless. Chef Jean-Philippe Blondet  worked in the restaurant under Executive chef Jocelyn Herland and took over the kitchens after…

The Ritz Restaurant – Again.

Back once again to my favourite UK restaurant , the London Ritz. My preferred 12.30 arrival on Sunday lunchtime is normally perfectly timed just as the curtain opens for the show. Sat on the same “nosey” table every visit with a welcome glass of chilled bubbly to set the scene. In the background the Pianist tinkles away and never…

Alyn Williams at The Westbury Hotel.

Another trip down to London and three more fantastic restaurants arranged for our weekend.First night would be the tasting menu at recently opened Alyn Williams at the Westbury hotel.This would be followed by Truffle tasting at Ducasse and Sunday lunch tasting menu at the Ritz…fantastic. The critical couple had been raving over Alyns cooking for…