reviews

  • oxalis

    london: oxalis

    Weave through the streets of Soho until you stumble upon The Sun & Canton - a smartened up but snuggly English Pub in the heart of the city. Here you’ll find Oxalis in residence, the passion project of chef duo Nick and Max. Combining Nick’s training in French fine dining and Max’s penchant for robust, heartier dishes you wind up with the best of both. Start with the snack menu of moreish nibbles - delicious chilli cauliflower, the addictive parelles or the cheekier short rib poutine (a nod to Nick’s Canadian heritage). The ‘mains’ are plates in your choice of small or more sizeable. Dishes range from an elegantly earthy sunchoke and truffle risotto to grouse with beef dripping toast and a lighter-touch version of the traditional English cottage pie. Find room for pudding whether its the perfectly pitched cheesecake or the devilishly rich chocolate-cherry-amaretto mouse. If you’re grabbing a bite during the day there’s a no-fuss menu of three choices. The Oxalis residence is perfectly timed. What with the soft glow of the candelabras and the welcoming comfy booths, this is a top pick to while away a cosy and/or romantic winter night. (Dinner is not served Thursday's and Friday’s and the restaurant is closed Sunday).

    10 november 2017 by becky
  • to the bone

    berlin: to the bone

    a dining boudoir extraordinaire.

    08 november 2017 by andreas
  • marcella

    london: marcella

    Deptford is increasingly warming as a cultural hotspot. Thanks to Goldsmiths college nearby and the enterprising minds of the local community, the area is becoming increasingly peppered with hidden gems. One such gem is Marcella - an Italian-inspired restaurant which has not only garnered local interest but created a gravitational pull for hungry dinners across the city - and rightly so too. The menu is relatively short but each dish is a star in its own right - there’s no filler or crowd pleasers and new dishes can be trialled at the whim of the chefs or the season. The pasta is made fresh that day and is the main event - the pasta pomadoro could be one of the best outside of Italy, but look out for the daily specialities ranging from savoury girolles to squid ink. The rest is TBC but on our visit we sampled meaty Jerusalem artichokes with salted ricotta and hazelnut, saffron arancini and an outrageous basted cauliflower head. We were lucky enough to try the grape ripple gelato - a heavenly creamy/juicy combination, hopefully it will still be a la carte when you visit. The drinks menu is solid (try the Frangelico sour or Vespa martini) and there are huge sharing plates you can order in advance. Definitely a must-tick dining experience in London.

    06 november 2017 by becky
  • concrete

    tehran: concrete

    fancy iranian dining in the city's plushest hood.

    05 november 2017 by andreas
  • mama kelly

    amsterdam: mama kelly

    gourmet dining in a setting that pairs concrete and pink [11.2017].

    04 november 2017 by andreas
  • wokuni

    new york: wokuni

    authentic izakaya fare has a new and fancy midtown home.

    03 november 2017 by andreas
  • les grands verres

    paris: les grands verres

    it's the diner that lends palais de tokyo a culinary aura [01.2017].

    01 november 2017 by andreas
  • cub

    london: cub

    pair the u.k.’s hottest food revolutionary with the u.k.’s master of mixology and you get cub, an incredibly special dining project from doug mcmaster [of zero-waste restaurant silo] and mr lyan [of the lyan cocktail empire].

    16 october 2017 by becky
  • honu

    jakarta: honu

    a cutesy café that's indicative of changing eating habits of kemang's gilded youth [10.2017].

    08 october 2017 by andreas
  • apollo bar

    copenhagen: apollo bar

    a cool bar on the premises of kunsthal charlottenborg.

    01 october 2017 by andreas