Le Bab review – venison kebabs and a pig’s head
★★★★☆ / Eclectic / Turkish Kebabs

Le Bab review – venison kebabs and a pig’s head

Moo, cluck and oink Disclosure: A 10% discount was applied to the bill for my fourth meal, unsolicited. This was accepted only out of politeness. I originally had no intention of reviewing Le Bab. The first thing that put me off was the location – Soho’s Kingly Court (home of the risible Whyte and Brown) is effectively … Continue reading

★★★★☆ / German/Austrian / Modern European / Modernist

Steirereck review – eating out in a Vienna park before sunset

This review of a Vienna restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage. Steirereck is an unusual restaurant since its premises are located within one of Vienna’s city parks – the Stadtpark. The Stadtpark isn’t Vienna’s most picturesque green space and the exterior of Steirereck’s building isn’t much to look at either, … Continue reading

★★★☆☆ / Modern European / Modernist

Bread Street Kitchen review – food to swear by?

Gordon Ramsay’s casual dining venture goes head-to-head with Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa Despite his fame, I’ve never had much luck at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants. I was unimpressed by famed Grosvenor Square stalwart Maze, disappointed by his Versailles venture Trianon and underwhelmed by private dining establishment Sloane Street. Although all of these experiences were admittedly a few … Continue reading

★★★★☆ / British

St John Hotel review – Snout to tail eating in Leicester Square

Clerkenwell’s meat palace opens a branch in the West End, but does it have the same magic as the original? The huge glass block that is the new W Hotel now dominates Leicester Square overwhelming everything else. It offends the very aesthetic fibre of the Lensman’s body. Interestingly the W Hotel literally overshadows another new … Continue reading