★★★☆☆ / French / Modern European / Modernist

Bibendum review – The Michelin Man’s set menu

Eating at Kensington and Chelsea’s art nouveau icon Attempting to find a particular restaurant in London usually involves squinting at Google Maps on your phone and periodically glancing upwards at door numbers. That isn’t a problem with Bibendum though. This restaurant is hard to miss as it’s situated inside an iconic art nouveau/art deco-ish building … Continue reading

★★★☆☆ / British / French / Italian

Tom’s Kitchen review – laid-back British comfort food in Chelsea

Tom Aikens Restaurant’s casual little brother I love fine dining and the meal I had at Tom Aikens Restaurant was one of the best of its kind. Sometimes though I’m just not in the mood for fancy food, but Tom Aikens has that covered too. Tom’s Kitchen is a much more casual and affordable sister restaurant … Continue reading

★★★★★ / French

Tom Aikens Restaurant review – Kensington’s best restaurant?

Fine dining in relaxed surroundings or how to begin your week with a ten-course tasting menu There’s no shortage of expensive restaurants in Kensington and Chelsea, which isn’t surprising given the affluent locals. High prices are no guarantee of quality though, so I was fully prepared for an evening of disappointment at the simply named … Continue reading

★★☆☆☆ / French

Trois Garçons review – oddball French worth the money?

Is there gastronomic substance beneath all the quirky style? Despite all the stylishly decorated restaurants in London, very few are truly memorable when it comes to looks and Trois Garçons in Shoreditch is one of them. Situated inside a former pub, this French restaurant has a very eclectic style from handbags hanging from the ceiling to … Continue reading

★★★★★ / French

Morgan M review – from Islington to the City

Fine French food flummoxes financiers? Not really, I just like alliteration. Once established, most restaurants either become well-entrentched or close down – they don’t tend to move. One exception to this rule of thumb is French restaurant Morgan M which has recently relocated from its long-time home in Islington to the even more well-heeled City. … Continue reading

★★★☆☆ / French / Modern European / Modernist

The Modern (Bar Room) review – a work of art or pretentious and overpriced?

This review of a New York restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage. I usually avoid museum restaurants like the plague since they’re usually nothing more than glorified cafeterias serving up overpriced, reheated microwave meals and bland supermarket-quality sandwiches. I made an exception for The Modern, the restaurant at New York’s … Continue reading