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  • Article Nick on restaurants

    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
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    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
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    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
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    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
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    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
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    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
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    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
  • 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