Shanghai Shanghai – Chinese/Szechuan – Nottingham

If you follow national restaurant critics you will notice they often get stick for not venturing outside of the M25. With that in mind must take something special to get two of them to Nottingham, that… Continue reading

HKK (1*) – Chinese Fine Dining – London

Amongst the office buildings between Old Street and Liverpool Street lies a building very much hiding its Michelin starred credentials within. HKK is owned by the Hakkasan group which includes Yauatcha, Sake no… Continue reading

Haveli – Indian – Nottingham

I don’t eat out of the city centre as much as I would like, however a combination of Haveli’s position as one of the top rated Indian’s in Nottingham on tripadvisor, and a… Continue reading

L’Enclume (2* & 1# in the UK Good Food Guide) – Foraged Fine Dining – Lake District

The restaurant wars series on TV, showcasing L’Enclume’s Simon Rogan and Aiden Byrne’s new Manchester openings, inspired me to catalogue my experience at the restaurant at number 1 in the Good Food Guide.… Continue reading

Pan Asia BBQ – Nottingham

Pan Asia BBQ has been open for a short period of time on Upper Parliament Street next to May Sum. Walking past it you could forgive the thought that it was another high-volume… Continue reading

Calcutta Club – Indian – Nottingham

Calcutta Club shares a number of things with Memsaab; its location is next door, Calcutta’s creators opened Memsaab in the 90s and the battle for customers in the top end of the Nottingham… Continue reading

The Nottingham roast with the most

**2014 Update: I have made subsequent visits to The Ned Ludd and Hand and Heart to sample their Nottingham Sunday lunch offering.     Being a country boy at heart there can be a… Continue reading

Medlar – Fine Dining – London (Chelsea)

When I get down to London I like to make the most of it and eat at some good places. Medlar has had some great reviews from bloggers and professional critics alike; it… Continue reading

Kayal – Indian – Nottingham

Indian cuisine throughout the UK typically conjures thoughts of Korma, Rogan Josh and Balti. Whilst many riff from this book of favourites Kayal focusses on the food of a specific Indian state, Kerala.… Continue reading

La Tasca – Spanish/Tapas – Nottingham

I have always had my reservations on the Spanish chain which populates many of the UK cities. I had had some average meals a few years ago and have not returned since. The reviews I… Continue reading