Tag: restaurant

On the table: Rochelle Canteen

We’re always on the look-out for excellent BYO restaurants and, while Rochelle Canteen has been on our radar for a while, it has – until now – only been open for midweek lunches. We sent Sophie Thorpe to investigate its extended hours A canteen – it doesn’t sound very… Berry Bros. & Rudd, does it? […]

On the table: Bonhams Restaurant

This month Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave visits the restaurant at renowned auction house Bonhams, where faultless service and classic cuisine impress our discerning diner The reluctance of old to allow patrons to bring their own wines to a restaurant and pay a respectable “corkage” charge is gradually being chipped away as, perhaps due to […]

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 […]

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. […]