Tag: review

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: 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 […]

On the table: The Clove Club

On our quest to explore London’s finest dining rooms, Sophie Thorpe makes a trip to The Clove Club in Shoreditch, an eastern mecca for the city’s foodies which offers an experience like no other Shoreditch, it turns out, isn’t just home to middle-ageing hipsters. Within its Town Hall lurks a new and special breed, a […]

Sour Grapes: a vintage con

As Rudy Kurniawan serves out his sentence, Sophie Thorpe reports on the new film documenting his story, Sour Grapes – the spellbinding tale of a connoisseur turned conman. Wine isn’t particularly sexy. Aside from the delicious way it makes you feel, it’s a nerd’s hobby – it’s basically geology, biology and chemistry. And a little […]