Food

Farmacy’s food is the worst I have eaten in London

25 November 2017 9:00 am

Farmacy, which opened last year, is London’s most fashionable ‘clean eating’ restaurant; it is, therefore, a restaurant for people who…

This new Bake Off diner is just half-baked Hollywood

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Knead is the first of Paul Hollywood’s new strain of bakeries that sell coffee, and which will encircle capitalism. This…

The queen of hotels

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Jean-Georges at the Connaught — formerly the Prince of Saxe-Coburg Hotel, but it was renamed during the first world war,…

Elle Decoration meets pub food

14 October 2017 9:00 am

The Mandrake is a new ‘design hotel’ in London, which means it is for people who treat Elle Decoration magazine…

Venice all tarted up

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Veneta is a Venetian restaurant inside the St James’s Market development south of Piccadilly Circus. I do not like this…

In silent misremembrance

14 September 2017 1:00 pm

Foxlow is near Golden Square in west Soho, where drunken hacks used to take long drunken lunches before having stupid…

A perfect feast with Roger Allam

2 September 2017 9:00 am

J Sheekey is one of Richard Caring’s older, and better, restaurants. Since he has dowsed the suburbs of London in…

Tapas but no phantom

19 August 2017 9:00 am

I am always surprised to remember that Andrew Lloyd Webber has taste; it must be remembrance of Cats. I was…

A menu for the emmets

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Tate St Ives is a pale 1980s block, with a fat rounded porte cochère and sea-stained walls. It is the…

Salt-beef delirium

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Katz’s Delicatessen, established 1888, is a theme park of Jewish-American food, with tribute gift shop, on the lower east side…

Cold foam and spindly legs

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Bibendum is a hushed restaurant on the first floor of the Michelin House on the Fulham Road. (Bibendum is the…

Not my bag

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Hip Chips is a specialist crisp restaurant in Old Compton Street, Soho; no, it is stupider than that. It is…

Vaulting ambition

10 June 2017 9:00 am

To the Ned, as diarists say when they can’t provide a rational reason for their voyage: the colossal banking hall…

Food

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Pollen Street Social lives in a Georgian house on Pollen Street, Mayfair, a narrow curve between Hanover Street and Maddox…

Character floors

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Six Storeys on Soho is in a slender grey townhouse on Soho Square: a bar, restaurant and club. It is…

Fowl play

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Cafe Football is in the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London, a shopping centre with a faulty name. It…

Jamie’s latest plank

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

Barbecoa is Jamie Oliver’s new restaurant on Piccadilly, and no matter how many times I mutter the name, I do…

Eat at Joe’s

1 April 2017 9:00 am

It is rare for me to write a love letter to a London restaurant, but Joe Allen, which is 40…

Norse code

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Aquavit is a ‘uniquely Nordic–style’ restaurant in the St James’s Market development between Regent Street and the Haymarket. This development…

Rich desserts

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Ferdi is a café in Shepherd Market; I write about it only to comfort you, because you are not rich,…

Rich desserts

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

Ferdi is a café in Shepherd Market; I write about it only to comfort you, because you are not rich,…

American English

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Ralph’s Coffee & Bar is in the Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store on Regent Street. It is rare that fashion…

American English

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

Ralph’s Coffee & Bar is in the Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store on Regent Street. It is rare that fashion…

Vanity project

4 February 2017 9:00 am

The Waverly Inn is the house restaurant of Vanity Fair magazine in New York City. It is part-owned by Graydon…

Vanity project

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

The Waverly Inn is the house restaurant of Vanity Fair magazine in New York City. It is part-owned by Graydon…