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  • Article Nick on restaurants

    A culinary gem in Spain's far north east

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. My ideal restaurant table is table 32, or any of the four tables along the window of…

    16 Jun 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    RIP Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe

    Myrtle Allen, who died yesterday at the age of 94 in the Cork University Hospital surrounded by her family, was an extraordinary woman whose spirit…

    14 Jun 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Restaurants – the Russia effect

    The smile that was beginning to reappear on the faces of many restaurateurs across the UK, inspired by a slight increase in business confidence, may…

    9 Jun 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Free for all

    Who'd be a restaurateur in a heatwave?

    7 June 2018 As London gets more and more summery, we reprise a three-year-old article by Nick, spelling out some of the unexpected effects of hot…

    7 Jun 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Tuscan treats

    A version of this article is published in the Financial Times. A week in Tuscany last month was very beautiful, if somewhat more expensive than it…

    2 Jun 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Trinity and Gresca – same values

    The two menus (battle-worn, from a reviewer's pocket) shown below share several similarities. Both are written quite plainly in black ink on a single…

    26 May 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Somewhere to Hide with bottles

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also How not to eat out. Hide restaurant has opened on the corner of Clarges Street…

    19 May 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Paris – 11 favourite restos

    May and June must be two of the best months to be in Paris. The days are long. The weather can be anything from good to very good. The produce is…

    12 May 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Flying fish high above Barcelona

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Only one question kept bothering me after our highly enjoyable dinner at Marea Alta in…

    5 May 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Sommeliers – why the anonymity?

    See also Changing States of somm. Last week I gave a talk in Barcelona entitled ‘Wine experiences from the greatest menus in the world’. Towards the…

    28 Apr 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Eels in Paris

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. On the second, unofficial day of spring precisely a fortnight ago, Jancis and I were…

    21 Apr 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    A theatrical Parisian restaurant

    There is a notion that I subscribe to, and I may even have initiated, that the walls of every restaurant continue to contain all the best aromas of…

    14 Apr 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Bala Baya – the pluses and minuses of arches

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. I first met Josh Katz and Eran Tibi about ten years ago. They were then extremely keen…

    7 Apr 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Selling the Costa Brava via the table

    I accepted an invitation to join a lunch organised by Jaume Marín, the marketing director of the Costa Brava Tourist Association, for several reasons. …

    31 Mar 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Kettner's – a Soho townhouse revived

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. There were three separate occasions when as a restaurateur at L’Escargot in Greek…

    24 Mar 2018 Nick Lander