When you walk into Ocean Room, you’re immediate struck by the effect of hundreds of bamboo hung from the ceiling; it’s quite wondrous actually, especially (I’m told) when a breeze comes through. It also has a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, including some pretty tasty cocktails. I had the recommended Fig and Apricot Sour, which […]
The three-hatted Sepia and their tea supplier, Tomte Tea, has produced a most interesting (and personally, I believe, brilliant) concept: the tea degustation. I can almost hear you wonder: “what the heck is a tea degustation?!” At first I thought it was a range of the teas Tomte and Sepia were going to showcase, but […]
There’s a waiting list of approximately 6 months for Dabbous, our booking was made back in April, and it’s my luck (and someone else’s misfortune) that I’m able to squeeze onto the table. There’s a considerable amount of hype behind Dabbous, but tonight we’re here for a celebration and the £54 tasting menu.
There’s a sense of awe that comes over me when we approach the tables at Otto Ristorante. I’ve ventured over to the dark side of town (i.e. the East) with Astroboy and Helen for the first TOYS Collective event of the year, Blood, Bones & Butter.
The first thing I realise when we arrive at the Chef’s Table in Becasse is that the table really is set in the middle of the action. We’re set a mere meter away from the induction stove tops and have front row seats for the plating station where the man himself, Justin North is putting the final touches on some dishes before sending them out.