Tag archives for Michelin

British

Launceston Place: Simple but accomplished Michelin dining

Launceston Place is a D&D chain Michelin institution hidden away in a cul-de-sac a short walk from Gloucester Road tube station. It’s a romantic tucked away place and equally good for quiet business lunches and more cosseted evening meals with friends or partners. Staff are attentive without being intrusive and the decor is rather like ...
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Modern European

Portland Restaurant: Outstanding Michelin level modern cuisine

With a kitchen headed by appropriately named wizard moniker chef Merlin Labron-Johnson formerly of  Michelin level De Wulf in Belgium, Portland Restaurant a stones throw away from Great Portland Street tube station, offers a modern tapas style menu with innovative elements and fastidious attention to detail which results in superior plates of food. Whether it’s ...
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French

Galvin La Chapelle: Elegant French fare

Galvin La Chapelle is a Spitalfields located elegant destination for modern French food in an airily, opulent setting with swift military regimented service, always with a smile and flavours ranging from the more mundane to some rather lush more consistently robust French flavours. A patch of the Galvin Brother empire the restaurant inhabits a Grade ...
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French

City Social: Elegant Michelin dining in the sky

One of Michelin chef Jason Arterton’s ventures, City Social, alongside the prestigious Michelin starred Pollen and equally accomplished Social Eating House is another well turned out, elegant city restaurant, with a modern European menu, formal sensibility and attention to detail that frequently features in Jason’s dishes. The views are outstanding and the cuisine features a ...
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Michelin

Dabbous: Innovation but too much simplicity

Ollie Dabbous formerly of Texture fronts the Dabbous premises in the Fitzrovia area and the It’s stripped back, industrial features and formal atmosphere are characteristic of some of the more modern Michelin level dining venues, such as Tom Aikens former venue and the menu is sparse and minimalist too, but it does tend to lack ...
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British

Kensington Pavilion: Outstanding Michelin cuisine in suave surroundings

Chef Adam Simmonds spearheads this fantastic suave new restaurant concept in London, which opened on 31st May along Kensington High Street and boasts a mouthwatering and supremely executed Michelin level menu. The Pavilion has a contemporary marble, brass and pewter laden interior, sleek champagne bar and serves a modern and seasonal British menu that is ...
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British

Kitchen W8: Sterling performance from Michelin favourite

A Phil Howard of The Square venture I’ve previously visited, Kitchen W8 in the heart of Kensington presents impressive Michelin cuisine that rarely falters in flavour balancing, portion sizing and aesthetic consistency. The current Autumn menu is a rather stimulating one with some great fish dishes on the starters, selection of heartier transition mains featuring seasonal ...
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British

Outlaws at the Capital: Michelin magic is missing

The Capital feels like something of a bygone era and the Michelin-bearing restaurant shares a bit of this ethos in its rather dated offerings. Decor is rather muted and the food doesn’t balk this general theme, although its presentation is polished, as to be expected of a two-star Michelin bearing chef. The Capital is a ...
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British

Marcus Wareing: Still one of London’s finest Michelin chefs

In my humble dining experience Michelin restaurants far outweigh other dining venues in terms of quality, presentation and taste across the board. There are a number of more mundane ventures garnering the damning verdict of ‘nice’ from critics across the globe, but even these are superior to London’s other offerings, bar a few select establishments. ...
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British

The New Angel: New Michelin-worthy Notting Hill venue

Michelin level restaurants with a neighbourhood vibe are hard to come by but that’s just what the team are seeking to create at Michelin-starred restaurateur John Burton-Race’s latest offering in Chepstow, Notting Hill. Converted from a pub to a fine dining venue it’s bright, minimalist and chic and lone diners from the area are already ...
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French

The Greenhouse: Intelligently designed food

The beautifully calm zen garden area sets the theme for lunch at the decidedly serene Greenhouse Restaurant located in Hays Mews. It’s elegant, understated and minimalist, much like the food. Another critic decried an antiseptic ambience, but this was not present on my visit, on the contrary it was a rather liveable space for a ...
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Michelin

Tom Aikens: Trendy and elaborate

Tom Aikens is unquestionably a talented chef, boasting two Michelin stars and having previously worked at Pierre Koffman’s La Tante Claire in Chelsea, which gained a third Michelin star during his employment, along with gaining knowledge from culinary sensations Jöel Robuchon, and Gerard Boyer. Ed Dutton of pop up fine dining restaurant Pied Nus recommended ...
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Chinese

Yauatcha Restaurant: Crowd pleasing Chinese cuisine

I am not Chinese cuisines greatest fan, so I consider myself quite inept to judge the cuisine on that basis. Still I couldn’t resist dipping a toe into the Michelin restaurant take on Chinese cuisine and wasn’t entirely disappointed by Yauatcha, sister restaurant to the famous Hakkasan and proud bearer of a Michelin star since ...
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French

The Square: Stuffy but consistently good food

The Square headed by Phillip Howard has been serving up a fine dining experience for over 20 years in London’s Bruton Street. Bearing two Michelin stars the restaurant unquestionably provides well-presented and commendable cuisine in one sense, indeed it has a barrel load of critical acclaim, but it’s a trifle boring. Howard is also co-owner ...
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British

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: A Global Culinary Phenomenon

Opened to great critical acclaim in January 2011, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel boasts a Michelin star and frequents The World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards for good reason. The fastidiousness is commendable and legendary British chef Heston Blumenthal is one of very few chefs who manage to successfully craft modernised ...
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French

L’Autre Pied: Innovative cuisine at an affordable price

Sister restaurant of David Moore’s Pied à Terre, the Michelin starred L’Autre Pied (My Other Foot) currently plays host to head-chef Anthony McFadden. If anyone can make a vegetarian salad sexy (apart from Yottam Ottolenghi) it’s L’Autre Pied. Bursting with flavour and blessed with sweetness the vegetarian options really are something to savour and anything ...
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British

Launceston Place: Solid if not sublime British cuisine

An attractive Kensington neighbourhood cossets Launceston Place, a Michelin star restaurant with much acclaim and one of the D&D London (formerly Conran) fine dining establishments scattered throughout the city. Opening in 1986 and with a refined but somewhat dated sombre decor Launceston none-the-less boasts Princess Diana as one of its former devotees and is the ...
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