Vivat Bacchus (Farringdon): where wine and cheese fare well

I’ve always associated Vivat Bacchus with client entertainment. It seemed like the type of place to take suits, lawyer-types, or any carnivorous person for a little corporate card spendage. So when I got an invite to try their Farringdon branch, I called up suit-avert B for the mickey. With roots hailing…

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M Grill (Victoria): where “the finest” didn’t make the cut

My experience at M was rather unusual and I shall tell you why. Victoria has never been a foodie haven save for a few hidden gems but with recent re-developments and construction along Victoria Street, a lot of buzz-worthy shops and restaurants have popped in the area. Like M Restaurants.…

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Zelman Meats: where carnivorous dreams come true

When Zelman Meats took over Rex & Mariano last month it seemed like all things meaty won over all things fishy. Pescatarians be darned, St Anne’s Court is now for the carnivores. But can this new venture from the Goodman Restaurant Group live up to the standard of Burger &…

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Ristorante Papa Francesco (Milan): where we steak-ed out on the street

Walking the streets of Milan can really work up your appetite. Now as fab as it is Italy’s commercial/industrial and shopping hub, I don’t particularly rate the city as the country’s best foodie destination (IMHO). However, it’s still peppered with pretty good fine dining (and Michelin-starred) restaurants, independent and brand-laden…

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Goodman City: where I got my birthday steak (London’s best steakhouse)

Do you have birthday traditions? I do. It started in 2006 when my new friends from the UK threw a surprise party and served Argentinian steaks (which were overcooked like sorry souls from hell) and Chinese birthday noodles (to symbolise long life and had more crab stick than actual noodles).…

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