"I had my last honeymoon here at The Savoy. We had to get the dealer out at 3am …"
Roka’s Shochu Lounge in Fitzrovia has an artful, extravagant alternative to Happy Hour – a 180 minute kaiseki cocktail pairing menu
"Stepping into the place is like stepping into a finely crafted version of The Great Gatsby, only without the death and the boats"
"Can you eat at an Ivy diffusion without always comparing it to the original? That’s surely the main question"
"It’s a palatial dim sum palace on a spaceship travelling at lightspeed (with Roger Vadim at the helm)"
A world away from “no reservations” and debates about the city’s best barbecue and burger, chef Arnaud Bignon’s two Michelin star restaurant The Greenhouse does things so much better than just about anywhere else
"The barley risotto is like savoury rice pudding. So creamy. Like a cross between macaroni cheese and porridge. I’m sorry but yours looks like a sachet of gourmet cat food. What is it?"
"I read somewhere – in one of those 'My (insert name of city you’re promoting your shit in)' pieces - that Kim Kardashian loves the ribs here. Which makes you think, it really does"
"Sanderson (never 'the') is London’s original cool hotel, unless you have a thing for The Hempel. And for the duration of the summer there’s an Allan Pickett residency."
In the first of an occasional series (until they get bored of it), three of our favourite contributors dine together and compare notes: Simon Gage, vegetarian, Karen Krizanovich, orthorexic, and Stephen Unwin - not doing sugar right now (unless in booze)