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Back to school for Chinese cooking

My latest Covent Garden discovery is an Asian cookery school called School of Wok. So off I went for an evening of Wok & Roll. Oh yes! Our teacher Stefan started us all chopping the ingredients we needed for the dishes we were going to cook – with an incredibly sharp cleaver! I’m secretly lusting […]

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A Saturday lunchtime treat at Joel Robuchon’s La Cuisine

So you may remember I had lunch at Heston Blummenthal’s Dinner (just awarded its second Michelin star, by the way) with Sarah, one of my travelling companions on our Italian extravaganza. Well, to cut a long story short, both our husbands suffered from serious food envy as a result of that dining pleasure, so our […]

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Tapas and Cava at Condesa in Covent Garden

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to wander around Covent Garden with no agenda, taking in the sights and seeing what new delights I can discover. So yesterday when I had a Chinese cookery course there, I went in early and did just that. I’m pleased to say that my favourite part […]

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Christopher’s in Covent Garden

It’s time to go back to a Covent Garden favourite. Christopher’s is one of London’s original American restaurants, paving the way for many. It opened in 1991 and very quickly became a firm favourite just down from the Covent Garden piazza. Having closed for renovation, it reopened this May so of course I couldn’t resist […]

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A Covent Garden favourite: Sophie’s Steakhouse and Bar

I’m loving being back in London and returning to favourite dining venues as well as trying new ones. And of course, wandering around Covent Garden checking out what’s happening and what’s changed. Today was my chance to visit one of my favourites in the area – Sophie’s Steakhouse and Bar. It’s on Wellington Street, a […]

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A brand new opening in Covent Garden: Balthazar

Balthazar opened in February this year to great excitement. It’s the brainchild of  New York restauranteur Keith McNally who grew up in London’s East End but became the darling of the NYC restaurant scene after opening the celebrity-adored Odeon in Tribeca in 1980. He opened Balthazar in NYC in 1997. It was time for his […]