Gaucho

gaucho hong kong steakhouse If you read my ‘sneak preview’ of Gaucho on Friday, you’ll know that I was so excited about this London-born Argentinian steakhouse that, after sampling some steak and empanadas at the media preview, I simply had to return a mereRead more

RISI e BISI

risi-e-bisi-hong-kong-strozzapretti-sausage No city can ever have too many Italian restaurants. Recently, however, it seems that restaurateurs are done with the traditional style trattorias and fine dining Italian restaurants, and opting instead for a much more informal and social kind of dining,Read more

Le Bistro Winebeast

le-bistro-winebeast-hong-kong It’s always refreshing, in a city dominated by huge restaurant groups, to find the independent boutique-style restaurants. Le Bistro Winebeast, owned of course by the same people as the wine shop Winebeast just down the road, is one of theseRead more

Azure’s Rooftop Brunch

azure rooftop brunch hong kong This is probably the best time of year here in Hong Kong, now that the temperature has dropped to a pleasant 25 degrees and the humidity a mere 60%. This is the time of year when everyone, bar those luckyRead more

FoFo By El Willy

fofo-by-el-willy-hong-kong-salmon FoFo By El Willy has been on my list of restaurants to visit probably since it opened in 2010. I’ve often wondered who this ‘El Willy’ character is, who gives himself a definite article and owns a restaurant that meansRead more

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

bread street kitchen hong kong Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar was easily one of the most anticipated openings of this year. With his fiery temper and inimitable personality, Gordon may not be everyone’s favourite chef, but he certainly stirred up a lot ofRead more

Isono Eatery & Bar

isono hong kong Hong Kong is a city with such a fascinating history, yet it’s a sad reality that so many historical buildings have been knocked down to make room for monstrously tall skyscrapers. Thankfully, someone has recently seen sense, and it’s greatRead more

Ceviche, London

ceviche-london-ceviche [caption id="attachment_5174" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness[/caption] After loving the Peruvian-Japanese cuisine at Chotto Matte, it seems I hadn’t yet had enough Peruvian food, and within only a few days I was back on Frith Street at popular PeruvianRead more

Hawksmoor, Air Street, London

hawksmoor air street london There are times in life when all you need is a very simple yet perfectly cooked steak. When I asked in my newsletter if anyone had any good London restaurant recommendations, one kind reader (who incidentally also has a veryRead more

Chotto Matte, London

chotto-matte-london-sushi Two of the tastiest and most popular cuisines around the world have got to be Japanese and, most recently, Peruvian. Merge these together and you have Nikkei cuisine, which is being served at funky London restaurant Chotto Matte on Soho’sRead more