Tag: fine dining

The Square, London

The Square, London
Restaurants over 20 years old holding two Michelin stars are a rare sight these days around London so today we thought we'd go and visit one. Phil Howard has been at The Square over half his life after stints with the legendary Marco Pierre White at Harveys and Albert...

Sirimiri, San Sebastian

Sirimiri, San Sebastian
On our first trip to San Sebastian, we found the most modern pintxos in the entire city - by complete accident. An unassuming hole-in-the-wall type of place called Sirimiri is home to some of the best food you will ever find here in Donostia. We first headed into Sirimiri after...
Dining at Ye Olde Bell
Our first night at Ye Olde Bell came with a three course meal in the St Leger Bistro-by-the-Bar. Usually, guests would dine in the 1650 restaurant but as this was a Sunday evening, the restaurant was closed. The bistro however provides the same menu as the restaurant and presumably...
The Ryder Grill at The Belfry
Drifting away from our usual surroundings of the East Midlands, we took a detour down the A42 to Sutton Coldfield, around half an hours drive away. The reason? We had been hearing good things about a certain place famous for golf, it even has hosted The Ryder Cup. Now,...
North Bar and Kitchen Leicester
Following a top weekend away at Sketchley Grange, Hinckley, we ventured back into Leicester in search of some Sunday lunch. For some time I had been hearing great things about a small restaurant on Hinckley Road, famed for its modern British approach to fine dining with a French twist....

John’s House

John's House, Mountsorrel
139-141 Loughborough Rd, Mountsorrel We live in Leicestershire and love fine dining. The disadvantage of this is that if you want the full on Michelin treatment in the county you have to search hard to find it. Normally we end up heading down to London for the countries pick...
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
I owe a lot to Gordon Ramsay. Back in the period around the millennium while the U.K was going mad for Jamie Oliver’s simple dishes and Essex charm, a foul mouthed chef chasing three michelin stars was bringing the focus onto how life as a chef was in the...

The Fat Duck, Bray

Just the Tonic
Our reservation for lunch at one of the world's best restaurants by one of the most crazy, forward thinking and innovative chef's of modern times - Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck restaurant in Bray - was secured just after a multi million pound refurbishment of the restaurant. Thousands clambered to...
Adams Restaurant Birmingham
The midlands is fast becoming a hotbed of Michelin star restaurants. One of the newest additions to the collection is Adam’s Restaurant based in the heart of Birmingham - just around the corner from another starred favourite of ours, Purnell’s by chef Glynn Purnell. We dined at Adam’s for my...
Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons Front
We always end up doing something special for our wedding anniversary - it’s kind of the law. Last year we dined in Knightsbridge at Koffmann’s owned by chef Pierre Koffmann, a legend of the cookery scene. Sadly Koffmann’s is no more due to the expansion of The Berkeley Hotel...