Browsing by Category: London

Kitty Travers (left) with sister Cicely at La Grotta Ices.

Concord grape and prosecco sorbet. It’s a flavor combo that would be right at home in autumnal Italy. But Londoners can enjoy this tangy-tart-effervescent treat, too. Kitty Travers is serving this and other seasonal flavors at her new shop, La Grotta Ices Ice Cream Hole in the Wall, which opened (more…)

Chef Mikael Jonsson and the team plating dishes.

If there are meals worth a flight, then, by extension, there must also be meals worth missing one. For me, Hedone in West London falls into both categories. I returned to this shockingly underappreciated Chiswick restaurant last month after a nearly nine month absence (and on the eve of its (more…)


A few weeks back while cycling around Hackney, I came across the recently opened Lardo. It was a sweltering day and nearby London Fields was teeming with scantily clad Instagraming hipsters, while Lardo on Richmond Road was quiet and inviting. I grabbed a spot outside, ordered some rosé (more…)

The chicken roll at Rita’s in Dalston. Magic on a bun.

Travel inspires. And for chefs and restaurateurs, it can have a trendsetting impact. In this weekend’s NYT Travel section, I visit three London dining venues, each influenced by its proprietors’ US travel experiences. Read the full article here.

If you’ve never eaten great Thai food in London while listening to Nicki Minaj’s greatest hits, may I suggest killing two birds with one stone by visiting the Heron in Marleybone. While I am ill equipped to describe the complex food (this I will leave to my illustrious colleague, dining companion, and Thai food (more…)