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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
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    Eels in Paris

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. On the second, unofficial day of spring precisely a fortnight ago, Jancis and I were…

    21 Apr 2018 Nick Lander
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    A theatrical Parisian restaurant

    There is a notion that I subscribe to, and I may even have initiated, that the walls of every restaurant continue to contain all the best aromas of…

    14 Apr 2018 Nick Lander
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    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
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    Selling the Costa Brava via the table

    I accepted an invitation to join a lunch organised by Jaume Marín, the marketing director of the Costa Brava Tourist Association, for several reasons. …

    31 Mar 2018 Nick Lander
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    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
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    An appetite for reading

    Over the past fortnight I have almost lost my interest in food, taste and restaurants. The explanation is simple and not that uncommon. I have had flu…

    17 Mar 2018 Nick Lander
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    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
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    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
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    Galvin's outpost in Constable country

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times.  As he approaches his sixtieth birthday, chef Chris Galvin had been under the…

    24 Feb 2018 Nick Lander
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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