Browsing All Posts filed under »over £20«

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Knightsbridge

April 30, 2011


British, Food 5/5, Price £28 set lunch or about £40 a la carte, Atmosphere 5*/5, website Before we start, I urge you to pick up the phone or go online and make a reservation for this restaurant. There’s no point in delaying your experience any further than the already long wait that’s usually necessary to get a […]

Saki, Farringdon

March 3, 2011


Japanese, Food 5/5, Price ~£30 for three courses £58 for five, Waiting time 5 to 10 mins between courses, Atmosphere 4/5 , website Being Japanese, and a half decent cook, with a mother who’s an excellent cook, I rarely dine out at Japanese restaurants. Saki is a big exception – its food is authentic and […]

Pescatori, Mayfair

October 3, 2010


Italian seafood restaurant, Food 4/5, Price ~£30 for a meal, Waiting time 10 mins/course, Atmosphere 4/5 , website It’s the only place where you can buy oysters and lobster with the magic currency that is tesco clubcard points. 1000 points gets you £40 pounds to spend on food.  Once, I had a pretty unremarkable but […]

Pasha, Gloucester Road

October 2, 2010


Themed Turkish restaurant, Food 3/5, Price ~£40 for a meal, Waiting time 10 mins/course, Atmosphere 5*/5 , website You pay a lot for bog standard, lukewarm Turkish food at Pasha. So, where does the difference between the money you pay and the money the food’s worth go? Firstly, they have to pay the people who […]

Coach and Horses, Farringdon

September 25, 2010


Gastropub, Food 5/5, Price ~£15.00 for a main, Waiting time about 15 mins between each course, Atmosphere 5*/5, website A roomy Victorian gastropub with elegant, welcoming decor. A hard-working kitchen serves exceptional, seasonal British food. My guess is that the relatively modest portion sizes are a result of a conflict between extremely careful food sourcing […]

Rodizio Preto, Victoria

September 16, 2010


Brazilian barbeque, Food 3/5, Price £20 for all you can eat buffet, Waiting time <5 mins, Atmosphere 2/5 website Rodizio Preto has a convenient location and all the novelty factors of a Brazilian barbeque – waiters walking around with hunks of meat on swords, Brazilian pop music, a vast selection of hot and cold buffet […]

Launceston Place, Gloucester Road

September 11, 2010


Modern European restaurant, Food 5/5, Price £20 set lunch, Waiting time 10 to15 mins between each course, Atmosphere 4/5 website £20 for a three course meal at a destination fine dining establishment, complete with celebrity chef – I consider lunch at Launceston Place a  real bargain. Especially when you also get an amuse-bouche and a […]