David J Constable

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"

In like Flint | Review: The Flint House, Brighton

In like Flint | Review: The Flint House, Brighton

by David J Constable

"I won’t bang on about anchovies now, it isn’t the place, but I’m a fanatic for them"

Normcore | Norman’s Cafe, London

Normcore | Norman’s Cafe, London

by David J Constable

"Yes, gimmee some of that carbohydrate overload, rivers of vegetable oil and gloopy cheesy-bean combos"

Brace! Brace!

Brace! Brace!

by David J Constable

'The Green Star means, well, I don’t actually know. Who does? The whole eco-green thing is a mainstream perversion right now'

The best of birthday feasts | The Fordwich Arms, Canterbury

The best of birthday feasts | The Fordwich Arms, Canterbury

by David J Constable

"Mum sighs a defeatist sigh, the bread having caught up with her. Instead, she sneaks the choccy orb into her handbag for later"