"I was almost tempted to ask the waiter to chew the meat for me at one point, but was told the next day by the food and beverage manager that the duck was meant to be hard and rubbery"
"The pool bar, with staff seemingly more interested in discussing the previous night’s conquests and human resources gossip than serving us straight away"
Can Mondrian London breathe new life into the once cutting edge luxury brand?
"I want a trailblazing neighbourhood that’s beyond-hipster and is yet to have a Monocle store"
The Ilse Crawford interior is ravishing. And the terrace, above Shanghai Tang, is a Hong Kong CBD hot spot. But what's up with the kitchen at Duddell's?
"The staff, and indeed the staff throughout, are a strange mix: from mid-Atlantic accented young men with sharp cheekbones to snippy gay guys who refuse to ask questions of the kitchen"
"Is there a better spot anywhere in town to view London from than here?"
"There are some with blood bluer than mine who shudder at the thought of the Middletons camping out at The Goring during the royal wedding. Lowers the tone, and all that"
"Rohan Quarry Day comes highly recommended – he’s Christina Ong’s personal back doctor. And Ong, of course, is the owner of COMO Hotels & Resorts"