Tag: review

On the table: Xu

Continuing our efforts to explore London’s best eateries, this month we sent Alexis Self to Xu – a new restaurant from the team behind Bao who are single-handedly putting Taiwanese food on the city’s culinary map On his seminal 1965 live album, Woody Allen tells a joke about being kicked out of NYU for cheating on […]

On the table: Elystan Street

Philip Howard needs little introduction. The Square has been a staple of London’s fine-dining scene since it first opened in 1991. His new solo restaurant, Elystan Street, opened late last year: we sent Olivia Bodle (O) and Thomas Van de Pette (T) to see whether it lives up to the rave reviews O: I have […]

On the table: Rochelle Canteen

We’re always on the look-out for excellent BYO restaurants and, while Rochelle Canteen has been on our radar for a while, it has – until now – only been open for midweek lunches. We sent Sophie Thorpe to investigate its extended hours A canteen – it doesn’t sound very… Berry Bros. & Rudd, does it? […]

On the table: Clipstone

This month we sent Buyer Will Heslop to Clipstone, sister restaurant to the Michelin-starred Portland and a spot that impresses with impeccable service and small plates My spirits were high as we strolled north from Oxford Circus, escaping the hordes of Christmas shoppers for the genteel surrounds of Fitzrovia. The unseasonably fierce sunshine played its […]