Pubs in Great Britain is serious, so serious as to merit articles and posts in major British newspapers, which now greeted with satisfaction the change of ownership for the Whitelock’s First City Luncheon Bar in Leeds, in the hope that the new owners know how to bring it back to its former glory.
But beware, if the customers in the past may have complained about the quality and price of beer, no one has ever complained about the pub, its furnishings, Victorian atmosphere that you breathe, so well preserved, so that the BBC will speaks as the hidden gem in Leeds.
Furniture made with tiles and brass, with tables and chairs the color of old oak trees. Born in 1716 as the Turk’s Head, was renamed in 1867 when it was purchased by Whitelock, who were its owners until 1994 has been repeatedly cited by major British artists, including John Betjeman, who called it “The real heart of Leeds”. Continue reading “Legendary pub, the Whitelock’s in Leeds”
The Wolseley, is the classic place where 90% of tourists does not go after a quick look from the outside architecture and refined furnishings, unbeatable location, all very tourist – unfriendly especially if you maybe in t-shirts and backpacking…
Ok, maybe it is advisable to wear something more than shorts and t-shirt, but otherwise do not worry: this “all-day restaurant”, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and it is enjoyable at any hour of the day is frequented by londiners rather than tourists, and is accessible to all. Continue reading “A tea in London at Wolseley”
If you are in London and you’re tired of fish & chips, or you can not get sushi-fusion, if you are at that time that sooner or later, it happens, the gastronomic nostalgia for the beautiful country, you can opt for a true Neapolitan pizza, which until recently it was just a mirage in these parts, but now something has changed.
Fratelli La Bufala (already present in Miami, New York and various European cities) has opened at the end of March 2012 in the heart of the city, the Trocadero in Piccadilly Circus, full-time and remains open daily from 8 am to midnight; even here there are many proposals for pizza, but you can go just for the appetizer and drinks will be served with the typical taste of the restaurant. Continue reading “Eating in London: The authentic Neapolitan pizza of Fratelli La Bufala”
The Broderna Olsson of Stockholm, a kitchen full of garlic, no dish is served without garlic, you can always ask for more, never less. When you leave restaurant, you have the feeling of having been marinated in garlic. This is the mission that was entrusted to us by the Lord!
This is the declaration of intent which stands on the site, this restaurant opened in Stockholm more than twenty years ago. First-floor restaurant and bar downstairs, you can order 101 different drink made of vodka, in addition to beer with garlic, seeing is believing. There are those who say that dessert contains garlic. Continue reading “The Broderna Olsson the Temple of garlic in Stockholm”
Speaking of the fiesta of Michelin in London, to mark the centenary of Great Britain guide. There is a superb decor in the taste of new art, a place of conservation, precise, playful and joyful, under the leadership of Sir Terence Conran, the designer/innkeeper who signed here one of the most beautiful achievements, more editor Michael Hamlyn, finally Chief Simon Hopkinson, that watch, in enlightened trio, on this preserved monument.
The meal? Well done, well seen, for a high number of guests, with catering aspects and a clear propensity to provide seasonal products. And the Saint-Jacques roasted (slightly stronger taste of the grill!) With its little mashed potatoes with black truffles, duck breast with Savoy pithivers (potatoes, cheese, onion in a light puff pastry) and spinach the cooking juices, then chocolate marquise with walnuts and kumquats. Continue reading “Bibendum Restaurant”
The new Savoy arrived. The legendary palace of the Strand, which reopened its doors officially, plays the wise gastronomy.
The place is called The River Restaurant and evokes deco side, the Relais Plaza Paris, though mezza vocation. The young Ryan Murphy, an American of New York, who worked in the three stars of the Big Apple, took in hands ranging House furnaces.
His style is London old and new style, lightly, not without subtlety. We taste and, in a chic brasserie setting and wooded, very Art Deco, with its Belle Epoque paintings, leather armchairs, its walls painted in beige and wood, the lovely trio of salmon (marinated, smoked, fried), the end pressed foie gras and confit with plum chutney and sauternes jelly, cod with celeriac puree or lamb in mille-feuille potatoes. Continue reading “River Restaurant”