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Michelin

Texture Restaurant: One of London’s Best Michelins

I am initially dubious of Texture restaurant before visiting because the title suggests that something will be lacking elsewhere if ‘texture’ is the primary focus. I was however pleasantly surprised by this Michelin starred restaurant with European and Scandinavian influences and a great sense of precision in presentation and delivery of exceptional cuisine. Staff are ...
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British

The Petrichor: Culinary Confusion at The Cavendish

I’ve stepped into a 1970s airport lounge and I’m travelling first class to a two AA rosette culinary extravaganza, that might have earned a third, if the food was less confusing. The Petrichor Restaurant is located within The Cavendish, a four star boutique hotel in the heart of Mayfair. The present building was originally opened ...
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Hotels

Apero: Modern Mediterranean food worth savouring

I’m concerned on my latest restaurant venture that I might yet again experience a dearth of decent food. I need to climb out of the Michelin boat but I rarely find a restaurant that makes it a worthy venture. I am pleased to say that Apero Restaurant at The Ampersand hotel has truly convinced me. ...
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Hotels

Cucina Asellina: Rustic Italian in a contemporary setting

I am ready to dislike Italian restaurant Cucina Asellina, occupying a space in London’s five-star ME London Hotel. The website promises genuine Italian food executed with New York flair. I’m concerned I might get Americanised Italian food that shirks tradition in favour of blandness. I’m worried I might suffer from severe food boredom. Designed by ...
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American

Quince at the Mayfair: Chic Dining and Knockout Desserts

Effortless sophistication oozes from every corner of The Mayfair Hotel and creates an implicitly chic but ultra relaxed ambience. I’m certainly impressed with extremely polite and unobtrusive staff and an easy elegance that not every five-star hotel manages to maintain. The restaurant Quince is a more low-key affair. Low ceilings, soothing music and refined clientele ...
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Hotels

Amaranto Four Seasons: Flavour without the fuss

Fine dining can be a fussy affair full of over-worked dishes. I’ve experienced it with Michelin star restaurants, where style transcends substance and there is a lack of flavour in the dishes presented, or a frank discordance of flavours. Sometimes salt is used to overcompensate, or one element of a dish overwhelms the others, to ...
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Hotels

Heinz Beck’s Apsleys: Masterful meals to savour

Heinz Beck is one of Europe’s most renowned three star Michelin chefs and he happens to be head-chef at the iconic Lanesborough hotel in London, opened in 2009 and reputedly the most expensive hotel in London. The Lanesborough is located in the heart of Knightsbridge and Apsleys is on the ground floor, occupying a Venetian ...
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