An eating diary of New York City

new-york-restaurants-dim-sum-diaries There are two main reasons to visit New York: to eat, and to eat some more. Shopping fits onto the list somewhere, as does flying over the city seated on the floor of a helicopter with no doors with yourRead more

Mercato

mercato-hong-kong-sundae When news of a three Michelin-starred chef opening a restaurant in Hong Kong comes out, you are torn between wanting to eat everything on the menu and wanting to keep a tight hold on your credit card. When the threeRead more

Arcane

arcane hong kong Have you ever eaten a meal that’s so delicious you’re tempted to stop eating so that it never ends? That’s what I felt when I dined at Arcane. The name of the restaurant means ‘discreet; understood by few’. Discreet, IRead more

Tartine

tartine hong kong Although we all appreciate a fancy meal once in a while, sometimes a simple cheese on toast is all we need. Whilst new French eatery Tartine does far better than your average cheese on toast, it demonstrates that simple, goodRead more

Portland, London

portland london On a recent fleeting trip back to England, I managed to squeeze in a single review, making sure it was somewhere truly British. Portland, unsurprisingly located on Great Portland Street, opened less than a year ago, and has already beenRead more

Atelier Vivanda

atelier-vivanda-hong-kong-pommes-dauphines1 Meat and potatoes is not an uncommon theme amongst our city’s restaurants these days. Most have gone down the more traditional, simplistic route of steak and chips, or steak frites. Ship Street newcomer Atelier Vivanda, however, helmed by Two-Michelin-starred chefRead 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

KEE Club

kee club hong kong The term ‘private members club’ is often met with displeasure, since it denies a large majority of being able to access it. In Hong Kong, however, there are always ways around this. KEE Club, which was founded in 2001 onRead more

Sushi To by Harlan Goldstein

IMG_8230 Harlan Goldstein is quite a character around town, known mainly for his steakhouses, affinity to American cuisine and no-nonsense personality. He’s now trying his hand at Japanese cuisine with the opening of Sushi To, one of two of his restaurantsRead more