• Featured Restaurant: Porta Grande 9 Mar 18

    Last autumn, a cosy Italian eaterie called Fellini entered its metaphorical chrysalis – and emerged as a stylish restaurant-cum-wine bar, with a new name of Porta Grande. After its sophisticated... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Hawtrey's 23 Feb 18

    Peace and tranquillity reign in this regally elegant mahogany-panelled dining room. With the brocade swags and tails, polished silver cutlery, starched linen tablecloths and sparkling glasses glinting... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Kayra 9 Feb 18

    With dark tables, chairs and floor, and walls of a pleasingly indeterminate shade somewhere between ecru and stone, there's a relaxed atmosphere at newly opened Turkish restaurant Kayra. The window... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: The Steak Restaurant 26 Jan 18

    I’ve never come across an 1800˚F Grill before, but having been enlightened at The Steak Restaurant, the latest establishment to open in the dining-out mecca that is Hatch End, I’m a convert. I... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: The Highwayman 12 Jan 18

    The discreet street-side frontage of The Highwayman, a White Brasserie pub in a Georgian building on Berkhamsted High Street, conceals a surprisingly Tardis-like interior, with a cosy bar area, a... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Peking Garden 15 Dec 17

    Peking Garden holds a special place in my heart, as one of the restaurants in which I first ate 'proper' Chinese food. I'm clearly not alone in my fondness for the place; established over 30 years... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Friends 1 Dec 17

    Steeped in history, the quaint black and white Tudor cottage that’s home to Friends restaurant is just as characterful outside as it is inside. With its slightly uneven floors, exposed black beams... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: L'Italiana 17 Nov 17

    With nothing to go on but an address, the Husband and I wander down the quaint, narrow lanes of St Albans seeking out this Italian eaterie. Moments later I find myself laughing out loud. We’re here... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Inso Pan 3 Nov 17

    There seems to be a penchant for noodle bars at the moment: they seem to be springing up in different guises on almost every high street. Wagamama may be the big daddy of this style of casual... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Coriander 20 Oct 17

    It’s Saturday night and the high street is packed. I have to sidestep a group of lads clutching their Coriander takeaway bags to enter this Indian eaterie, and, once inside, I find it’s buzzing... Read More

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