Chips at Comptoir Gascon

Chips at Comptoir Gascon

These chips were disappointing. What else can I say? Well, lots, actually. At Comptoir Gascon they serve you spectacularly delicious wine. We had some excellent red wine, and it was glorious. “At Comptoir Gascon they serve you spectacularly delicious raisins”   At...
Mince and Potatoes at Dean Street Townhouse

Mince and Potatoes at Dean Street Townhouse

Imagine taking a pot of Bovril, emptying it out into a bowl, mixing with a potful of boiling water, until you have a thick, intense gravy that is pure meatiness. Now tear tiny strips of tough bread (maybe one of those crusty, airy French loaves which are mostly...
Classic Tortilla at Barrafina

Classic Tortilla at Barrafina

There are some meals that break you. Of course, there are those so revolting, or so chaotic, that you end up exasperated and miserable. But others break you because they’re so good, so spectacular from both a culinary and experiential perspective, that you’re pretty...
Kebabs at Antepliler

Kebabs at Antepliler

Time Out equivocated quite badly at Antepliler. Their chosen dish – ‘kebabs’ – identifies a number of different offerings at this upmarket Turkish restaurant, right opposite Ottolenghi on Upper street. Judging by the two kebab dishes Rachael and I ate, I’m pretty sure...
Lamb Chops at Tayyabs

Lamb Chops at Tayyabs

Like many people, I have issues with lamb chops. The main thing is that I’m one of those people who thinks that lamb chops have as much meat along the bone as in the small, obvious triangle that the other faction believes to be the only edible part of the cut. Yes,...