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  • 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 Don't quote me

    When five cheeses met five wines

    For the back story of how Tam fell upon this restaurant, see When Tam met Harry and Meghan. Together with Alexandre Guarneri, cheesemonger and…

    16 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Free for all

    When Tam met Harry and Meghan

    As royal wedding fever intensifies, we republish this article published on Purple Pages on Tuesday. On one of the most surreal days of my life, I had…

    10 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • 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

    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
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Lorne – a local restaurant for wine lovers

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. My seat at a table for two at Lorne restaurant, close to Victoria station, provided me…

    10 Mar 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Three stars on and offline

    Today, every restaurant has to have a website. But in the case of the three very different London restaurants I have had the pleasure of eating in…

    3 Mar 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    My top 20 London restaurants

    This is an article that I write most reluctantly. I hate putting restaurants into lists, whether it is the World’s Top 50 (of which I used to be a…

    17 Feb 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Chinese in London – good in parts

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Every year I look forward to the Chinese New Year with great enthusiasm. The Year of…

    10 Feb 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    London's shrinking restaurant scene

    The restaurant was busy on a wet Wednesday lunchtime and it has been since it first opened its doors in September 2005. In fact, since then Chris…

    3 Feb 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Posh Indians invade London

    It now takes the fingers of both hands to count up the number of smart Indian restaurants that occupy significant sites across London’s West End.…

    27 Jan 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Free for all

    The sad tale of OW Loeb

    A slightly shorter version of this article is published in the Financial Times magazine, a companion piece to this news article. See also OW Loeb - a…

    20 Jan 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Canton in a London church

    Perhaps it is to do with the time of year but increasingly I am asked what is my favourite style of cooking? I have no hesitation in my reply.…

    16 Dec 2017 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Turi – too much of a good thing?

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The reopening of Enoteca Turi, the long-established Italian restaurant that for over 25…

    2 Sep 2017 Nick Lander