Category: Restaurant review

Restaurant Review: Zarak offers Afghan cuisine, modernized for Main Street

Breadcrumb Links Local Food Reviews Opinion: Zarak is the younger sister restaurant to Afghan Kitchen in Surrey, a more modern take on Main Street in Vancouver. Bolani, a flatbread filled with potatoes Photo by Mia Stainsby /PNG Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases […]

Fletchers at Grantley Hall, Ripon: ‘Confusing and suffocating expensive’ – restaurant review | Food

Fletchers at Grantley Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3ET (01765 620 070, grantleyhall.co.uk). Starters £12.50 to £19.50, mains £24 to £50, desserts £11.50 to £14, wines from £34 I arrived at Grantley Hall on time for my reservation, and I was always late for my table. It was because of the long drive from the […]

This guy left a terrible restaurant review after he forgot his coat there and the owner gave him the best answer – Chip Chick

An Australian and his wife visited Sligo, a small town in Ireland. While there, they dined at a restaurant called Eala Bhan, run by local entrepreneur Anthony Gray. Unfortunately, the man in question left his windproof jacket with his glasses in the pocket of Gray’s restaurant. He requested that his belongings be mailed back to […]

Restaurant review: NOX – Dine In The Dark is back with a refreshed menu, Lifestyle News

We’re all familiar with the phrase “we eat with our eyes first” (or in our age of social media, it’s our phone cameras that get the first bite). For the past seven years, Jesper Gustafsson’s NOX – Dine In The Dark has impressed customers with an unparalleled sensory dining experience – disconnecting us both from […]

Restaurant Review: Sushi|Bar Montecito | Edhat

By Rebecca Horrigan The Michelin-starred Sushi by Scratch restaurants: Sushi | Bar Montecito offers an unprecedented dining experience. Upon arrival, all notions of mastering the meal must be deliciously liberated; you can rest, sip and “rest assured” that you are in good hands. Stopping on the easy and windy Coast Village Road is already a […]

Restaurant Review: Baklava Cafe, Mount Roskill

Zaatar mana’ish, bread, pickles and labneh b zeit from Baklava Cafe. Photo/Alex Burton Coffee Baklava46 Stoddard Road, Mount Roskill.Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Gastronomic paradise, for me, is the Middle East at breakfast time. Pretty pottery bowls of olives, baba ganoush, arugula and hummus. Tomato and cucumber salad. Falafel boiled balls in oil […]

Restaurant review: Milano Pizza & Wine revisits grandma’s Neo-Neopolitan and Sicilian pizzas at Craig Road, Lifestyle News

When we think of pizza, an old film reel featuring pizza dough shoved in a wood-fired oven to the symphonic tune of Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore” spins in our heads. Someone else? No? Maybe we watched too many movies. Nevertheless, there is no denying Singaporeans’ undying passion for Italian cuisine. And here to satisfy our […]

Sugarcane London: ‘It’s just comfort food’ – restaurant review | Food

Sugar Cane London, 517 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 4PA (020 7498 8758). Starters £4-£6, mains £8.50-£10, platters for two £30, desserts £5.50, wines from £20 Sugarcane London is a tidy little Caribbean cafe on Wandsworth Road that serves, among other things, really good jerk chicken. The skin is crispy and blackened and has a sweet, […]

Review of the Perowne Room restaurant at the Royal Norwich

Published: 8:00 PM February 10, 2022 I visited The Stables at Royal Norwich Golf Club almost exactly two years ago – a month before Covid paid for meals outside our own kitchens. I was impressed. Set in the beautifully manicured hilly terrain of Weston Longville Golf Course, directly across from Roarr Dinosaur Adventure where we […]

Restaurant Review: Hamptons, City Beach is tasty and harmless but expect to smell it in your back pocket

Much like potential romantic partners on a first date, restaurants pull out all the stops trying to woo their love. Whether it’s a bawdy Sydney celebrity chef, a jazzy renovation, an amazing venue or an Instagrammable dish, there’s more often than not something that catches your eye. For me, somewhere by the water’s edge is […]

Bayside Social, Worthing: ‘Brilliant colors and uplifting flavors’ – restaurant review | Food

Bayside Social, 1 Beach Parade, Worthing BN11 2FG (01903 867050; baysidesocial.co.uk). Small plates £4-£13, desserts £7-£8, wines from £21 England’s off-season seaside towns are often seen as romantic places of sweet desolation and benign neglect. There is nothing romantic in Worthing today. Instead, my relationship with the city seems very dysfunctional, like it has tied […]

The Victoria, Oxshott, Surrey: ‘Some sort of pant-worthy place’ – restaurant review | Food

All pub grub is not built the same way. Some are sublime, worth booking in advance and traveling miles to get there; some are the reheated or fried contents of various freezer bags and tossed onto plates. My job – and it’s a real job – is to decipher what falls into which category. Take […]

Zahter, London: “The best baklava I’ve ever had” – restaurant review | Food

Zahter, 30-32 Foubert’s Place, London W1F 7PS (zahter.co.uk). Hot and cold meze £9-£18, platters £18-£42, desserts £8-£9, wines from £29 The Instagram accounts I follow, like the jars of jelly condiments I collect in my fridge, are a real mess: chefs showing off what they fattened up last night; the carpet-bagging food “influencers” whose brass […]

Manteca, London: ‘Genuine verve and originality’ – restaurant review | Food

Manteca, 49-51 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3PT (020 7033 6642). Snacks and small plates £3-£10; large plates £13-£36; desserts £5-£8; wines from £28 An e-mail arrives from Australia. Greg declares himself a fan of this column. He also happens to be an associate editor of a newspaper and he noticed something. It is the repeated […]

Bibo, London EC2: ‘Louder than a nightclub at midnight’ – restaurant review | Food

Bibo in Shoreditch, a sophisticated Spanish restaurant by chef Dani García, was definitely an evening of firsts. A pivotal moment in my career as a restaurant reviewer came when, right after eating my porcini croquettes, I downloaded a decibel monitoring app to my phone. There was something brazenly grumpy about doing it, it’s true, and […]

The 12A buoy offers tons of “rustic dive” options

Although it describes itself as a “rustic dive”, Buoy 12A shines like a beacon on Fisherman’s Wharf at the foot of the South Causeway in Fort Pierce. The decor is simple and unpretentious, emphasizing the restaurant’s focus which he describes as “exceptional dishes”. There is an outdoor terrace with comfortable tables and chairs. A strategically […]

Restaurant review: Frae in Holywood…even better than what’s on social media

There’s so much restaurant stuff happening on instagram these days that I’m starving just looking at the pictures. I’m a sucker for images of clever, well-composed dishes. I was even tempted recently by a photo of fried warty sea squirts, that’s how some of these photos look appetizing. Frae, 93 High Street, Holywood. Instagram: frae_range […]

Restaurant review shows it’s the chef, not the king who has no clothes

Tim Rowland | Herald-Mail Columnist Disturbing drone noises for residents County officials are trying to trace the source of a low-level buzz. This video was taken outside Bowman Business Park on Governor Lane Boulevard. Mike Lewis, The Herald-Mail Any restaurant review that begins “There is something to be said for a truly disastrous meal, a […]

Hiden — Japanese Curry Lab, London: “A chef of incomprehensible intensity” — restaurant review

As a food nerd, I admire what you might call One Dish restaurants, places that focus on a single ingredient or preparation. They know their product obsessively and serve it with zeal. Imagine my delight, then, at finding Hiden behind King’s Cross, a small four-seater hole-in-the-wall that poses as a curry lab. This isn’t your […]

Auckland restaurant review: Kim Knight looks at the menu at the Blue Breeze Inn, Ponsonby

The betel leaf and whitebait snack, new to the menu at the Blue Breeze Inn in Ponsonby. Photo/Provided Finally, life beyond the kitchen table. Restaurant critic Kim Knight relishes a return to Ponsonby Rd. He slid off the board with a crash. Ice, liquid and deep regret flooded the table, floor and customer’s knees. There […]

Celentano’s, Glasgow: ‘A delicious hodgepodge’ – restaurant review | Food

Jthere are few things more enjoyable than a stroll around Glasgow Cathedral Park on one of the first crisp, bright autumn mornings of the year. Going to eat at Celentano’s, the air was cold enough to make your cheeks blush, while the horizon above the Necropolis, the nearby Victorian cemetery, was a dreamy blue. The […]

Schnitzel Forever, London: “A real crowd pleaser, without the crowds” – restaurant review | Food

Schnitzel Forever, 119 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0UD (020 7419 0022). Starters £7-£10, mains £9.50-£25, desserts £4.50-£6.50, wines from £24 Schnitzel Forever, a small restaurant in London’s Stoke Newington, is the cornerstone of a growing high street chain with numerous outposts across the country. He just doesn’t know it yet. It’s not overwhelming […]

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