Tag: review

On the table: The Clove Club

On our quest to explore London’s finest dining rooms, Sophie Thorpe makes a trip to The Clove Club in Shoreditch, an eastern mecca for the city’s foodies which offers an experience like no other Shoreditch, it turns out, isn’t just home to middle-ageing hipsters. Within its Town Hall lurks a new and special breed, a […]

Sour Grapes: a vintage con

As Rudy Kurniawan serves out his sentence, Sophie Thorpe reports on the new film documenting his story, Sour Grapes – the spellbinding tale of a connoisseur turned conman. Wine isn’t particularly sexy. Aside from the delicious way it makes you feel, it’s a nerd’s hobby – it’s basically geology, biology and chemistry. And a little […]

On the table: Blandford Comptoir

This month food writer Victoria Stewart visits the newest addition to the Marylebone restaurant scene, Blandford Comptoir, a classy spot serving Italian-influenced dishes which has a particularly reputable founder – Master Sommelier Xavier Rousset. It would be pushing it to say, as has been suggested, that the opening of a single hotel had a ripple […]

On the table: The Barbary

Continuing our search for London’s best eateries, this month we sent Jasper Drew to The Barbary in Neal’s Yard, the new sibling to Soho favourite, The Palomar. Despite being educated to degree level in geography, I couldn’t quite place the location of the Barbary Coast. Perhaps the Regal Rogue Lively White Vermouth was working its […]