Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Reviews and Food Musings


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 musings on food with you.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Rib Eye Steak

My thanks to my good chum Derek Stott of D and D Family Butchers, who cut me these two magnificent rib eye steaks.

As you can see from the dark colour they are properly aged! They also have a good amount of fat.
What do I always say?


I roasted them with a little olive oil, black pepper and two tomatoes.

They were absolutely superb, succulent and tender (they cut like butter).

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Jamie Oliver's Restaurants In Administration

It is hardly surprising the Oliver's restaurants went under, the growth in restaurants has been unsustainable!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Pasta and Sausage Meat Bake

I bought some sausage meat from my good chum Derek Stott (of D and D Family Butchers) and made a simple, but very tasty, pasta bake with it.


-Eliche pasta
-Sausage Meat
-Fennel seeds (crushed)
-Garlic (chopped)
-Chopped tomatoes
-Tomato purée
-Chicken stock
-Olive oil


-Sauté the garlic and season in olive oil
-Add the meat
-Add tomatoes, lentils, stock, purée and fennel seeds
-Simmer for 30 minutes
-Cook the Eliche and tip into a casserole dish
-Add the sauce
-Sprinkle with Parmesan
-Bake for 25 minutes at 180


Monday, May 20, 2019

The Ivy Brighton Early Sunday Closing

Rather disappointed that, despite the Ivy's website saying they serve food until 10PM on Sunday, they in fact stopped at 9.30PM when we wandered in last night for dinner!

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Guinea Grill Now Serves Breakfast (£24)

It has been years since I have been to the Guinea Grill, but when I was last there it was great!