Bellanger review – French-German mashup wags my tail
★★★★★ / French

Bellanger review – French-German mashup wags my tail

Alsace Islington brasserie on the green Update 16/8/2019 – this restaurant has now closed Britain’s long relationship with France has been a fraught and tangled one, to say the least. Thankfully that hasn’t stopped a surge of new French restaurants opening in London over the past couple of years. Bellanger, from the people behind Brasserie Zedel … Continue reading

Big Stuff BBQ review – Berlin market hall barbecue brunch
★★★☆☆ / Barbecue/BBQ

Big Stuff BBQ review – Berlin market hall barbecue brunch

This review of a Berlin eatery is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Having American barbecue for lunch in Berlin may seem like a cop-out, but a lot of the restaurants that I would have otherwise visited in the German capital were frustrating closed for lunch – an annoying trend. Plus, and … Continue reading

Portland review – lamb tartare and pickled shiitake on Great Portland Street
★★★★☆ / Eclectic

Portland review – lamb tartare and pickled shiitake on Great Portland Street

Picture’s sleek new rival Coming up with restaurant names is not easy. With umpteeen restaurants opening a week in London, all the names that are both good and obvious have long been taken by now. But the guys behind Portland on Great Portland Street near the BBC’s Broadcasting House aren’t even trying. Given how its … Continue reading

Boopshi’s review – Fitzrovia schnitzel and bratwurst
★★★☆☆ / German/Austrian

Boopshi’s review – Fitzrovia schnitzel and bratwurst

Hearty party Update 28/03/2016 – this restaurant has now closed Traditional Austrian food is never going to take over the world. At the risk of making a crude generalisation, old school Austrian food at its best is tasty, but also rather heavy with lashings of meat and rich pastries. Still, there’s definitely a place for … Continue reading

Renger-Patzsch review – hearty Berlin dining year round
★★★★☆ / German/Austrian

Renger-Patzsch review – hearty Berlin dining year round

This review of a Berlin restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Berlin has no shortage of restaurants serving up food from outside the German-speaking world as well as contemporary German cuisine, but sometimes you just need the traditional, old-fashioned lashings of pork that the Germans are famous for. Renger-Patzsch serves up … Continue reading

★★★★☆ / German/Austrian

Boettners review – old but definitely not fusty

This review of a Munich restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage. For most British people, German cuisine means sausages, pretzels and beer. Or perhaps just beer. Although you could certainly gorge on all three to excess when visiting Germany, there’s more to German food than that. Boettners is a Munich … Continue reading