David J Constable

Hiša Franko  | At home in the country

Hiša Franko | At home in the country

by David J Constable

"Brexit stopped any dreamy fantasy of setting up a life there. And don’t get me started on that"

Lagos to London, First class | Akoko

Lagos to London, First class | Akoko

by David J Constable

"African cooking and African cuisine is… well, it’s nothing. It doesn’t exist."

Rebooting the country boozer | The Small Holding, Kent

Rebooting the country boozer | The Small Holding, Kent

by David J Constable

"This place might have a past in pints and pickles, but the restaurant knows precisely what it wants to be today. There’s no flirting with pub snacks here"

Is this the best restaurant in… Slovenia? | Grič,  Šentjošt

Is this the best restaurant in… Slovenia? | Grič, Šentjošt

by David J Constable

"I'm reluctant to even tell you about Grič, wanting to keep this precious gem a secret all for myself"

The Michelin stars are landing | Ossiano, Dubai

The Michelin stars are landing | Ossiano, Dubai

by David J Constable

"High-rise dining and bottomless brunches come at a premium. Sandy salads, too"

Somerset and match | Osip, Bruton

Somerset and match | Osip, Bruton

by David J Constable

"There's no menu or catalogue of ingredients, and deliberately so. Merlin decided last year to forgo such a structure"

El Bulli’s eye | Fismuler, Madrid

El Bulli’s eye | Fismuler, Madrid

by David J Constable

"Three nationalities, all famished, feigning amiable smiles while waiting, praying, dying for food to arrive"

Simple pleasures | La Tasquita de Enfrente, Madrid

Simple pleasures | La Tasquita de Enfrente, Madrid

by David J Constable

"A dumpy blonde in a leather jacket and jeans moved in from the downpour and took shelter beside me beneath the bar’s awning. She then proceeded to pull down her trousers and do, something"

This is not a French restaurant | Review: Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London

This is not a French restaurant | Review: Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London

by David J Constable

"Sunbeams stream through and warm the soft pallet room, casting a spotlight over my guanciale, highlighting the adipose goodness"

Offaly good | Review: Osteria del Mirasole, Persiceto

Offaly good | Review: Osteria del Mirasole, Persiceto

by David J Constable

"It was everything it should have been, flavoured with butter and the sex organs and protein-rich filtration system of a now pulverised poultry liver"