Category: Restaurant review

Auckland restaurant review: Take a look at the menu at Gina’s Italian Kitchen, Mt Eden

The best fried calamari in the country? Gina’s Italian Kitchen offers an oldie but a goodie. Photo/Michael Craig The raucous Italian stalwart moved to Mt Eden. Restaurant critic Kim Knight relives her 30th birthday at Gina’s. In their own words: “We serve fabulous Italian cuisine with exuberant service in the authentic style that is the […]

Sohaila, London: ‘It’s lovely, the food is excellent’ – restaurant review | Food

Sohaila, 232 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6PJ. Small plates £4-£9, large plates £11-£15, desserts £7, wines from £32 We live in desperate times. The Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Knightsbridge, famous for its hyper-priced steaks wrapped in gold foil, has, according to the hotel industry website Code, had to abandon the use of gold foil. As […]

Amethyst, London W1: “One of the best restaurants in the UK” – restaurant review | Restaurants

OWe dined at Amethyst, a swanky Mayfair restaurant, shortly after 10 nights of simple, yet satisfying dining in south-west France. In Arcachon, dinner each evening was simple but always classy, ​​as the French can’t help it. They can toss 10 large prawns on a plate and serve them with cold Orangina and make a woman […]

Eating Out restaurant review: Naber + IIII, Leederville among Perth’s best places to ‘choose your own adventure’

From secret bars hidden behind unassuming walls to buildings with unique offerings on each level, we’ve seen an increase in choosing your own adventure locations in Perth. There’s The Beaufort, a multi-level wonderland with options to dine in style, grab a beer and gamble, sip cocktails on the rooftop or try your luck at finding […]

Gigi Gao’s favorite authentic Chinese, Swansea: ‘A fabulous creation’ – restaurant review | Food

Gigi Gao’s favorite authentic Chinese, 23 Anchor Court, Victoria Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3XA. Starters £4.98 to £8.98, larger mains £6.98 to £13.98, wines from £19.98 Gigi Gao is her own special creation, and what a fabulous creation she is. She serves us dressed in a long fitted dress with silver sequins and a […]

Authentic Persian cuisine shines at Wrap N Kabob – Marin Independent Journal

Independent Journal of Sherry LaVars/Marin Skewers are one of the Persian specialties at Wrap N Kabob in downtown San Rafael. Independent Journal of Sherry LaVars/Marin Wrap N Kabob offers a simple menu with Persian influences and flavors you may never have tasted. Independent Journal of Sherry LaVars/Marin Dolmeh at Wrap N Kabob are braised rice […]

Pineapple & Pearls restaurant review: Higher than ever

Comment this story Comment Aaron Silverman has pledged to “crush” the traditional model of fine dining en route to reopening chic Pineapple & Pearls on Capitol Hill in May. “We’re changing everything but the name,” the chef-turned-creative-director told me last fall. The transformation meant changing the motto, from “non-formal fantasy” to “pleasure is as worthy […]

Eating Out restaurant review: Automatic, South Perth overcomes pasta predicament with service and tasty food

It’s a phrase you never want to hear when entering an Italian restaurant…there’s been a problem with the pasta. Yet this state of pasta panic was the predicament we found ourselves in when we dined at Automatic in south Perth over the weekend. The friendly server immediately drew our attention to the missing menu items […]

Augustus, Taunton: “A chic bistro that will pamper you” – restaurant review | Food

Augustus, 3 The Courtyard, St James Street, Taunton TA1 1JR (01823 324354). Starters £9-£14, mains £15-£32, desserts £6-£12, wines from £24 There are several things every town needs: a good bookstore run by people with serious reading habits; an independent mini-department store selling a seemingly random but vital collection of things for when you need […]

The Hut, Colwell Bay, restaurant review: Finally, a seafood restaurant that’s not as pony as it looks

Bblue skies and even bluer water. Boats (of the classy “sports cruiser” kind) drop guests off at the pier and then pick them up a few hours later, a little noisier, a little more wobbly. Beachfront tables, staff in shorts and flip-flops, and sunshine; glorious, you-can-actually-feel-the-sun. You wouldn’t think you were in the UK…until you […]

Restaurant review: Kiyose is Iki Concepts’ new kappo kaiseki omakase in Orchard Road, Lifestyle News

“The hue of hydrangea, reflected in puddles of rain, just exists today,” reads the haiku on the cover of our omakase menu at the new Kiyose. Named after the term referring to the seasonal and intentional language used in traditional Japanese poetry, the refined restaurant kappo kaiseki occupies the space previously occupied by Yoshi – […]

The Seafood Cabin, Argyll: ‘Exactly the right thing’ – restaurant review | Food

The Seafood Cabin, Skipness, by Tarbert, Argyll PA29 6XU. Rolls £3-£5, salads £5-£13.50, specialties £5-£13.50, desserts 75p-£2.25, wines from £15 The Kintyre Peninsula, which hangs off the western edge of Scotland, is not particularly to the north, but it is surprisingly remote. By car, you have to climb to descend and the trip ends looking […]

Operator of major restaurant review site in Japan ordered to pay damages

A Japanese court on Thursday ordered the operator of Tabelog, a popular restaurant review website, to pay around 38.4 million yen ($286,000) in damages to a Korean barbecue chain, ruling that its scoring algorithm is unfairly designed for chain outlets. Tokyo District Court found site operator Kakaku.com Inc. violated antimonopoly law, saying its algorithm, which […]

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Mar y Tierra Cantina & Grill brings upscale Mexican fare to West Third Street 2.5 years after first listing

The octopus motif is ubiquitous at Mar y Tierra Cantina & Grill. It’s on the logo, which appears throughout the restaurant, affixed to the chairs in the dining rooms and in the bar and here and there on the walls. A whimsical cephalopod spans the entire entrance ceiling. But despite a pretty long seafood selection, […]

Restaurant review: Jypsy reopens at One Fullerton, offers casual Japanese fare and stunning Marina Bay views, Lifestyle News

We have kiki with our friends from PS. Café, took our parents for a family dinner at Chopsuey and lived out our laid back nomad fantasies at Jypsy. There is no doubt that the PSGourmet group has delivered to many Singaporeans or visitors. After the contemporary Japanese restaurant closed at 38 Martin Road, it was […]

Leeds Riva Blu restaurant review: Gino D’Acampo’s rebranding doesn’t live up to the hype – Kristian Johnson

Leeds is spoiled for choice when it comes to brilliant Italian restaurants. Salvo’s in Headingley has built its steadfast reputation over decades, The Station House Cafe & Bistro in Garforth is rated Leeds’ Best Italian on TripAdvisor, while Zucco’s in Meanwood was one of 11 Leeds restaurants included in the Good Food Guide 2019. So […]

Restaurant review: Oumi, a new farm-to-table Japanese Kappo concept at CapitaSpring with stunning views, Lifestyle News

CapitaSpring, one of Singapore’s most iconic skyscrapers, offers stunning views of the cityscape and huge rooftop space. What better way to utilize the new floor plan than to combine the intricate art of urban farming with a 51st floor food court? Fresh off the heels of the launch of Latin-European bistro Sol & Luna, 1-Group […]

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