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    Tomy – needs a commis

    The beginning, how you are welcomed into any restaurant, and the ending, how you are treated as you pay your bill and are seen out of the door, are…

    21 Jul 2018 Nick Lander
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    What's wrong with French restaurants

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Many, if not most, of the provincial towns and cities across France have at least one…

    14 Jul 2018 Nick Lander
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    The pleasures of Margate

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Lee Coad had just finished taking the payment from a customer when he looked up and…

    7 Jul 2018 Nick Lander
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    The City gets a posh Indian

    Perhaps the biggest difference in the two aspects of my career – writing this column and acting as hospitality consultant in a resurgent London, most…

    5 Jul 2018 Nick Lander
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    A silver lining to all these London restaurant closures?

    What conclusions can be drawn from the following obviously closely related incidents? After Byron and Jamie’s Italian and several other mid-market…

    30 Jun 2018 Nick Lander
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    When a white rabbit met pasta

    If there is one person who is extremely happy with FIFA’s decision to stage the 2026 World Cup in the relatively uncomplicated countries of Canada,…

    23 Jun 2018 Nick Lander
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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