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The perils of fusion

Christian Huhnt reports on recent changes at Cassis restaurant   As I work in the arts and also collect wines, I find Cassis Bistro in South Kensington most comfortable as here I find myself surrounded by...

Come Dine With Me in K&C

An opportunity for readers based in Kensington & Chelsea to take part in the cult television series “Come Dine With Me”   Many of you will have watched an episode of Channel 4’s Come Dine With...

How the mac ’n’ cheese met the truffle oil

Christian Huhnt recounts an evening of rock ‘n’ roll at the opening party for Hollywood Road’s latest venue, Honky Tonk   When you hear about the opening of a London-based “underground NYC inspired rock ‘n’ roll...

The Emperor's New Clothing

A review of Obikà, Draycott Avenue, SW3   In my time reviewing restaurants, I’ve never been to one quite like Obikà.   Occupying the site of what was formerly Ilia and before it Papillon is now a “mozzarella...

The King of Macaron

A review of Bougie Macaron & Tea by Claire Rubinstein   Bastille Day has just passed, and here at The Steeple Times we are still marveling at the excitement and euphoria caused by one man at...

Just what the doctor ordered

A review of Elistano, Chelsea   Lunch in the company of Rex Leyland, who co-founded The Restaurant Doctor with Pierre Koffman and Terence Martin, is always a pleasure as he is frankly one of the most...

Elliott waves

A review of Blummyz, Hollywood Road, SW10   Blummyz is certainly a restaurant that has nothing in common with Brinkley’s, its better-known neighbour and home to ageing lotharios and single women of a certain age. The...

Arthur's delight

A review of Arthur’s Cafe, Kingsland Road, E8   Arthur Woodham was born on Christmas Day 1927. He and his family have run a traditional British café in Kingsland Road, Dalston since 1935.   Arthur is a truly...

Frankie's Set

A review of Sette, Sydney Street, SW3   An invitation to lunch with Pete Burrell is not one to miss. This Chelsea restaurateur is one of the best-connected men in town and along with Marilyn Fry,...

The number one Pig

A review of The Pig at Brockenhurst   When I received an invitation to The Pig at Brockenhurst I seized the opportunity with gusto having read so many rave reviews since it opened last July.   Situated at...

A chic serpent

A review of Roberto Cavalli Vodka The Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli is best known for using exotic wild animal prints in his creations and for giving jeans a “sand-blasted look” that has become the...

The blini baron triumphs

A review of Novikov’s Asian Restaurant   I went to Novikov expecting something brash and “oligarch-tastic” having read articles that bigged up this recent Russian arrival at the heart of Mayfair as just such. As Wayne...

Valting Vodka

A review of Valt Single Malt Scottish Vodka   When thinking of places where vodka is made, Poland and Russia are probably the first places that come to mind.   Valt Single Malt Scottish Vodka, however, is unique...

Lamer than lame

Zagat’s lamest list   I am a big fan of Zagat. I fill out their surveys religiously every year and always look forward to receiving their guides.   Yesterday, though, I read a piece by Kelly Dobkin on...