Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Reviews


Fed up with celebrity chefs drizzling sauces over undercooked pieces of meat? I am!

I regularly dine out and am happy to share my restaurant experiences, and views on food, with you.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Madness II

Madness II

Those people who were suckered into bidding on ebay (bids are currently standing at £129) for a Waitrose Heston Blumenthal Christmas pudding (with an orange in the middle) may well be feeling rather foolish today.

Unsurprisingly, the alleged "shortage" of puddings has been resolved.


Simple, Waitrose put more on the shelves!

Could it be that the temporary "shortage" was nothing more than a marketing ploy, designed to maximise publicity and boost sales?

Surely not?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Savoy Grill Reopens

Savoy Grill Reopens

The Savoy Grill reopens today, after being closed for a period of refurbishment of the hotel and Grill that took 3 years.

Those of you who wish to pop in and try the new Grill may well have to wait, approximately 11,500 table reservations have already been made for the coming weeks.

Sunday, November 28, 2010



The Telegraph reports that demand for Heston Blumenthal's £13.99 Waitrose Hidden Orange Christmas Pudding is so high, that the supermarket has almost run out and the pudding is now on e-bay with bids currently standing at £77.

It's a farking Christmas pudding for fark's sake!

Get a life people!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Thistle Grosvenor Brasserie Bar

The Thistle Grosvenor Brasserie Bar

I have been a regular at what was the Harvard Bar in the Thistle Grosvenor Victoria for many years. It provided a welcome sanctuary from the hurly burly of the station, and was a delight to visit.

Sadly, Thistle undertook to redesign the bar and have turned one part into a brasserie and the other part into a small, soulless bar which lacks the space, character and comfort of the Harvard.

Even the toilets have been moved further away and downstairs. Hardly convenient!

I was in the bar on Monday and, I and another regular, had to hunt down a member of staff from elsewhere to come in and serve behind the bar.

Aside from the other regulars (who I have spoken to about the new design) some of the long serving staff are none to happy about the change, and are leaving.

The Harvard Bar, and loyal staff, will be much missed!