★★☆☆☆ / Vegetarian

Terre a Terre review – eat your vegetables and you’ll grow up big and strong

This review of a Brighton restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Brighton has more than its fair share of vegetarian restaurants and I had the opportunity to try out Terre a Terre, one of its most well-regarded, with the help of Wicket, Kangaroo Face, The Youngling and Sue-Ellen. Actually, Sue-Ellen … Continue reading

★★★☆☆ / Modern European / Modernist

Patterson’s review – middling Mayfair mediocrity?

Cooking by numbers Update: this restaurant has now closed. Bo London now occupies the same premises. It’s tempting to think that because a restaurant has been well-established and operating for several years, then it must be doing something right and has struck upon a winning formula. The pessimistic view is that they’re merely cruising along … Continue reading

★★★☆☆ / Modern European / Modernist / Spanish

Manairo review – dining in the shadow of dead bulls

This review of a Barcelona restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage. I was attracted to Manairó because of its apparent reputation as a place for ‘snout to tail’ eating where every part of the animal is used. With this in mind, it’s therefore blackly ironic that the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it restaurant is … Continue reading

American / ★★★☆☆ / Barbecue/BBQ

Red Dog Saloon review – London barbecue redemption in Hoxton?

The Picky Glutton ventures into deepest, darkest Hoxton in search of quality BBQ I have a great fondness for barbecue, but sadly there’s a dire lack of quality American barbecue eateries in London. The vaunted Bodean’s is deeply mediocre while Barbecoa is overpriced, especially for the shockingly variable quality of its food. I have yet … Continue reading