Category: Food & Wine

The evolution of an Essex boy: Jamie Oliver

As Barbecoa Piccadilly opens its doors (with a host of our wines on its list), Sophie Thorpe sits down with Jamie Oliver – celebrity chef and national treasure – to talk about his new restaurant and our evolving attitudes to food and drink Sharply dressed in a tweed bomber and jeans, Jamie Oliver is strikingly […]

From our kitchen: truffle and lobster macaroni cheese

This month our Head Chef Stewart Turner cooks up a truly indulgent feast for two – combining fresh, native lobster with shavings of truffle and macaroni cheese. Demetri Walters MW suggests the perfect vinous partners to balance the decadent flavours On the table: Macaroni cheese is comfort food nirvana, but here – with the addition […]

On the table: Aquavit

Scouring London’s restaurant scene for its very best offerings, we sent Sophie Thorpe to Aquavit, a transatlantic import that confirms our fixation with all things Nordic It all began with IKEA. Wheedling its way into our hearts and homes, we were wooed by clean-cut, (deceptively simple) flat-pack designs; by the dream of affordable interior design. […]

On the table: Clipstone

This month we sent Buyer Will Heslop to Clipstone, sister restaurant to the Michelin-starred Portland and a spot that impresses with impeccable service and small plates My spirits were high as we strolled north from Oxford Circus, escaping the hordes of Christmas shoppers for the genteel surrounds of Fitzrovia. The unseasonably fierce sunshine played its […]