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HIBISCUS � MAYFAIR
Is something up at Hibiscus? Following its 2014 refurbishment
we felt it was "fi ring on all cylinders" and more recently we
highlighted the "outstanding service", however Ian B declared
he "would never recommend" Claude Bosi's restaurant after his
"bland" meal and "disappointing" treatment there. Meanwhile
Squaremeal veteran Paul A had a rocky time of it too, fi nding
the dining room sparsely populated and wondering at the 15 per
cent service charge. We hope this is just a blip, but if you've been
to Hibiscus recently, tell us what you thought.
YAUATCHA � SOHO
We couldn't put it better
than Gourmand Gunno:
"With new restaurant
openings almost reaching
a level of frenzy, it is
reassuring to return to
old favourites that remain
consistently good after
a decade". � e original
Yauatcha is still "cool",
"atmospheric" and serving
dim sum and cheung fun
"prepared to perfection".
We'd agree with Siri S that the basement tables aren't best "for
people with long legs" but, like Gunno, she loved the "amazing"
Chinese food and drinks. We rate younger sibling Yauatcha City
as a good place for the warmer months ahead.
@andreaspassions chowing down on
chicken at Copita del Mercado
Foodie blogger @tuckandvine gets
some juicy rump @hillandszrok
Amazing shots by @stephaniechan14
of the Peking duck @hkk_london
TRINITY � CLAPHAM
Post-makeover and with a new informal upstairs dining room,
Adam Byatt's special occasion big-hitter is going down well. Eric
F has dubbed the new look "beautiful" and "more in keeping with
the excellent food and service", while the staff gave Neil G and
his partner a card to mark their wedding anniversary. How sweet.
BOISDALE � CANARY WHARF +
It's a tale of two lunchtimes for Boisdale, with Tammy K fi n d i n g
the Canary Wharf branch "quite empty" during her daytime visit,
while Corinne C found "the perfect place for a girly lunch" in
the Bishopsgate venue. We'd still recommend either, although
Canary Wharf edges it for spring with its terrace.
there is a world outside Zone 1, you know
Babur, Forest Hill "This really
is the best restaurant in the area"
Ellory, Hackney "Each course
well-crafted with the ingredients
shining through" Adam T
First Aid Box, Herne Hill "The
imagination of the cooking here is
impressive" James J
Gremio de Brixton "A wide
variety of freshly-� nished tapas,
all in a church crypt" Timothy P
Joe's Southern Kitchen &
Bar, Kentish Town "Best
fried chicken in North London"
Marianne, Notting Hill
"Worth every penny and will be
returning" Gourmand Gunno
Platform 1, Dulwich "Worth a
visit if you're feeling adventurous"
Riccardo's, Fulham "A delicious
Italian landmark" Julian W
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