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    When chefs escape the basement

    Nick welcomes the street and beach food of a British summer.  This is the time of the year when restaurants, or at least their chefs, come out of…

    25 May 2019 Nick Lander
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    The best-priced wine list anywhere?

    Nick finds perhaps the best-value wine list in France. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The sight of what was on the…

    18 May 2019 Nick Lander
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    Beaugravière revisited

    Nick revisits an old favourite of those who love wine, and black truffles. My photo below shows the van that Guy Jullien, the long-time wine-obsessed…

    11 May 2019 Nick Lander
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    The Seoul of gastronomy

    Less than 24 hours in any city, let alone one where the language is an issue, coupled with the challenge of finding a good dinner as an added…

    4 May 2019 Nick Lander
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    ​A farewell to Pigalle

    Nick has two solitary meals in Paris. Not haute cuisine but possibly useful addresses. In the 17 years that we owned a small apartment in Pigalle, in…

    27 Apr 2019 Nick Lander
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    Caractère in Notting Hill

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. There was an era when the best London restaurants served only French or Italian food.…

    20 Apr 2019 Nick Lander
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    The Lyan Cub

    Nick tries to enjoy, as well as admire, a somewhat Noma-influenced establishment in Hoxton. Any reviewer has to tread very carefully when dealing with…

    13 Apr 2019 Nick Lander
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    Bon Bon of Brussels

    A version of this article about a particularly fine Belgian restaurant is published by the Financial Times. I have for many years known that the…

    6 Apr 2019 Nick Lander
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    The challenge of Sunday evenings

    Sunday evenings present restaurateurs and hoteliers with a particular challenge that most of the former decline even to rise to. That is because most…

    30 Mar 2019 Nick Lander
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    A Thai for Tai Kwun

    A useful newish restaurant in Hong Kong with a particularly good wine list. I do not believe that I am alone when I say that I continue to miss David…

    23 Mar 2019 Nick Lander
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    Shanghai for wine lovers

    A top wine bar by any measure, an ultra-modern restaurant with a keen sommelier, and a place that offers refined Cantonese cooking and a great view.…

    16 Mar 2019 Nick Lander
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    Eating good and early in Shanghai

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. As he tucked in to Hangzhou-style stewed duck and duck tongue at this excellent lunch…

    9 Mar 2019 Nick Lander
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    West Africa in London

    Nick finds sophistication and West African ingredients in London's St James.  Plantain, Raspberry Salt and Smoked Scotch Bonnet Jerusalem…

    2 Mar 2019 Nick Lander
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    Amarante – real food

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The website of Amarante, a restaurant in Paris’s 12th arrondissement close to Bastille,…

    23 Feb 2019 Nick Lander
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    Pigs proliferate

    A new hotel chain rises from the Hotel du Vin ashes. Robin Hutson is a man of so many different parts that I wonder which profession he actually…

    16 Feb 2019 Nick Lander