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Has the tea explosion begun?

Michael Benjamin pays a visit to Marylebone tea shop, Amanzi   Try walking into Starbucks and just asking for a cup of coffee. It is now...

Magnificently CUT

A review of Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at 45 Park Lane   Continuing our series of revisiting articles from the blog that preceded The Steeple Times, today...

This little piggy makes an excellent cocktail

A review of Fitzrovia speakeasy The Lucky Pig   The Lucky Pig in Fitzrovia rather reminded me of a bar I once went to in North...

Just the tonic

Fever-Tree sells a 25% stake for £12 million   In recent years, the premium spirits market has boomed in both Britain and America. Drinkers have traded...

Breakfasting like a botanist

A fusion breakfast on Sloane Square   In the last couple of years, with a new management team for the landed Cadogan Estate, there have been...

The Royal Borough is alive with the taste of fondue

An evening of fondue at Bodo’s Schloss in Kensington   Bodo’s Schloss, a restaurant, bar and disco reminiscent of an Austrian alpine lodge, opened late last...

Jazz and gin

Matthew Steeples reports on the latest initiative from The Rib Room   Last week my friends and I enjoyed an evening of live music at The...

Manners maketh Marco

Marco Pierre White puts a rude radio presenter in his place   We’re not quite sure what Australian breakfast radio presenters have been drinking this winter...

A man who didn’t mince his words

Matthew Steeples leaves a tribute to Michael Winner   As I’ve said before, Michael Winner (30th October 1935 - 21st January 2013) was like Marmite. He...

Five of the best: Lunch deals in The Royal Borough

Five of the best places to enjoy a great lunch deal in The Royal Borough   It being January, we’re all after a deal. Here are...

Leave the burger be

Matthew Steeples suggests Westminster City Council have no place meddling with how the humble burger is cooked   In the last week both the Evening Standard...

The Marmite of Michael

Michael Winner retires as a restaurant critic   Restaurateurs throughout the land are sighing with relief: Michael Winner has hung up his hat and retired as...

Breakfast hawks

A review of Hawksmoor Guildhall, EC2V   In the first of a series, we publish a number of the most popular articles from the blog that...

Blind dining

Christian Huhnt takes his first foray into the world of supper clubs   I don’t usually find myself in the east of London. It’s not because...

The bogs of Bayswater

Christian Huhnt recounts an evening at the launch of La Suite West   I have a personal connection to Inverness Terrace as twice in my life...

Don't duck, duck

Matthew Steeples discovers the truth about the origins of the Gressingham duck   I grew up in North Lancashire and spent much time in the Lune...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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