Category: Music

Mise en place

Eating in and out in Paris

These days London is acknowledged to be a hot contender for food capital of the world, thanks to its diversity and the creativity of its concepts. And although we blasé…[Read more]

At Chez Prune

Restaurant Sound

An architect designs an empty restaurant, that’s for sure. There are no people getting in the way, no piles of messy food and no wine glasses to knock over. There…[Read more]


Babaji Istanbul Pide Salonu

Since Wagamama, Hakkasan and Yauatcha, Alan Yau seems to be making it increasingly tricky to pronounce the names of his enterprises. The last one, a Bangkok cafe called NaamYaa, maybe…[Read more]


Euphorium and Harris & Hoole at Tesco

Many people have a love-hate attitude towards supermarkets. They can be seen as a massive convenience to which we have succumbed, reducing the tedious process of daily food shopping to…[Read more]

Reminiscent of a Cornish caff

Bonnie Gull

Pop ups are a good idea. For the novelty and ephemerality element obviously, but also from a practical point of view. You can try out an idea first before committing…[Read more]

After a long and comfortable lunch...

Brasserie Zedel

It takes guts to open a restaurant in a basement these days, but this is no ordinary basement. The master practitioners of the art of hospitality, Jeremy King and Chris…[Read more]

Concentration in front of the wood fired oven

Princi Pizzeria

Princi in Wardour Street has been evolving nicely over 4 years. It never needs to shout about itself in the press, as the hordes of switched on Italian tourists and…[Read more]


The 10 Cases

A recession throws up all sorts of hubris, and for some reason, in spite of the well documented riskiness, a plethora of restaurant start ups. In London, there have been…[Read more]


Brunswick House Cafe

The idea of eating surrounded by antiques is not new. In the eighties an eccentric couple ran a restaurant called the Gasworks in Fulham. The food was dubious (lots of…[Read more]

Brilliant in neon

Brill Exmouth Market

Exmouth Market is a veritable mecca of critically acclaimed cafés, laid back restaurants and street food: Caravan, Moro and Morito, Gail’s Bakery sit amidst all the delicious smells from the…[Read more]