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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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    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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    Imperial – a real treasure?

    As Chinese New Year (of The Pig) is celebrated, Nick investigates a high-profile newcomer in London. A version of this article is published in the…

    9 Feb 2019 Nick Lander
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    Patisserie Valerie – not smelling so sweet

    Nick settles an old score, and comments on a current business saga.  Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that…

    25 Jan 2019 Nick Lander
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    A fine fishy place in Hackney

    Nick raves about Cornerstone.  Perhaps the only unusual aspect of Tom Brown’s excellent fish restaurant Cornerstone is its location. Just round the…

    19 Jan 2019 Nick Lander
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    Where to eat well, cheaply (and fast) in London

    Some sterling advice for a dry January. I will openly credit the background idea for this column to a conversation with the younger son of one of…

    22 Dec 2018 Nick Lander
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    Another Elena Salvoni?

    Homely pizza and pasta on offer in burgeoning Marylebone. Jessica Colli is extremely Italian. From her name to the rapid-fire English she speaks with…

    8 Dec 2018 Nick Lander
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    Best meals of 2018

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times.Would it be possible, my FT editor asked, a man who is about to spend his first…

    1 Dec 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    The secrets of Dishoom's success

    Nick reports on an Indian restaurant chain that gives away more than 200,000 meals a month.A menu is every restaurant’s invaluable selling document,…

    24 Nov 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Learn how to be a successful restaurateur

    Details of a new day-long course in London designed for those tempted by the restaurant business. I had just been taken on a pre-opening tour around…

    16 Oct 2018 Nick Lander
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    The greasy end of restaurateuring

    Nick goes behind the scenes and explains the logistics and less glamorous aspects of running a restaurant. I was just finishing my breakfast of a…

    13 Oct 2018 Nick Lander
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    Kerridge at the Corinthia

    Nick approves of the latest installation of a team from the Hand and Flowers in a central London location. As we walked towards Leicester Square tube,…

    6 Oct 2018 Nick Lander
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    A Thai renaissance by London Bridge

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. London shares with perhaps only Amsterdam a distinctive historical advantage with…

    22 Sep 2018 Nick Lander
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    A very co-operative Japanese

    A version of this article is published in the Financial Times. Since 1975, 23 Conduit Street, an apparently unlikely address in the very heart of…

    11 Aug 2018 Nick Lander