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A Parisian bistro off the beaten track

Paris: Dinner at Chez Dumonet Josephine is an absolute must for a taste of a real Parisian bistro. Run by third generation owner, Monsieur Dumonet, relish their home-smoked salmon, their bricks of foie gras and their mouthwatering boeuf bourguignon… And make sure to order their Grand Marnier soufflé for dessert… It could be the biggest [...]

Conran’s Boundary

London: Boundary which is a slick restaurant/ roof top bar (no pool though)/ deli/ caf/ hotel combo right opposite Shoreditch House heralds Conran’s return in true fanfare style. This is the bee’s knees. The food is French with perfectly cooked dover sole, impressive displays of fruit de mer, luscious lobster, confit de canard and the [...]

Brighton secret

Brighton: Gingerman is one of 4 establishments in Brighton. This one is a cosy (about 10 tables) neighbourhood fave in Hove that has the French bistro vibe going on. Once you enter you are immediately charmed. Best dishes are the delicately balanced ravioli and fluffy soufflé (starter or dessert), all for v reasonable prices (makes [...]

London: Wild Honey is a little gourmet haven for the well-heeled in between Regent St and Bond St, so perfect for post-hard days’ shopping (although probably book ahead). Cosy, elegant wood panelled dining room with one of those menus where you want to order everything (French influence eg rabbit etc. and lots of buttery yummy [...]

French extravagance

London: Le Gavroche has got to be the No.1 restaurant in London for me. Experience old school Parisian glamour and cuisine in a traditional dining room (dress up). They do have a more affordable lunch menu but go A la Carte for the best including the best cheese soufflé you will ever taste (it’s an [...]

Swiss Alps in Berlin

Berlin: Nola’s am Weinberg sits in a park and feels as if you’re in the Alps – either sitting outside on their terrace soaking up the sun or inside as well as you’re enveloped in delicious aroma of cheese fondue and other Swiss dishes. Not to go overtop about salad (!), but their baby spinach [...]

London Handmade food in blackheath village is the kind of deli you cannot walk past. Appealing blackboard menus, platters of rustic food displayed in the window, THE best sausage rolls (expensive but can feed 2), homemade, on the spot, crispy bacon sandwiches in soft crusty bread, salads worth eating and fabulous service. They also do [...]

Food for thought.

London/ Paris/ NYC & more: L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is perfectly poised near the Ivy.  Although an international chain, it has that swanky, sultry glam factor matched with tiny plates of extreme deliciousness (including the truffle mash, allegedly 90% butter).  Best seats are at the bar and witness the “cheffy” chefs at work.  Not cheap [...]