Regular readers may have noticed that I always give a bit of extra praise to restaurants that provide that little something extra. This could be fantastic service, the best cooking imaginable or, in probably my favourite cases, food that you just doesnâ€™t see anywhere else.
This is certainly the case at Bar Shu, which I have read in many places to provide a number of traditional Sichuan cooking, something that I must say I have never experienced first hand but seems to contain everything I could want; spice, exotic ingredients and intrigue. Read more
You hear all the celeb chefâ€™s nowadays talking about how â€œwe must use seasonal productsâ€ in our cooking. Iâ€™m cool with this but its not always possible; equally there are also foods that regardless of seasonality you just need to have week in week out. St John is a restaurant with very much the same ethic.
The place also appealed to me, as they love to promote â€œnose to tail eatingâ€, nothing on an animal is wasted and indeed can created delicious dishes! I popped down there to see just how delicious this could actually be (you know how dubious I can be at times) Read more