Monday, 11 January 2010

A bite to eat around Marble Arch

The Scribbler was recently approached to recommend a few west end eateries for a colleague.

There are of course several that need no introduction in the vicinity the most prominent being Galvin at windows (I also highly commend the Galvin brothers new venue) and the increasingly footballery but reliably sumptuous Nobu. In addition Maze and Maze grill is a carnivorous delight - not perhaps the definitive steak in London (see next blog) but an excellent example and very good value for the onglet at £10.

These were my other recommendations in the Marble Arch and Mayfair area.



L’Autre Pied

Kiku (Japanese)

The wild card for informal but good food

The only running footman:

Friday, 8 January 2010

Favourite places

Two new eateries the scribbler heartily endorses following a most enjoyable December jaunt to St Ives in Cornwall.

Cornwall is developing into a british California with a plethora of local produce including artisan cheese, ham, smoked fish and even tea!

The scribbler revelled in an exemplary bouillabaisse at the Alba (lovely quayside views) and a selection of fresh mezze and seafood at the Porthminster cafe (quite literally on the beach).

Breakfast and rooms at the chic green boutique Primrose Valley hotel also come highly recommended although the views from the newly refurbished Porthminster hotel are hard to beat .

The last stop before the stunning train journey between St Ives and St Erth (where we join the main line to Paddington) was of course the Tate gallery. Quite simply a brilliant space and their current Dark Monarch exhibition is something else