cutlery eat

Rabbit on the King’s Road and The Shed, Notting Hill

21-Aug-2015

Nicky Richmond tries out two restaurants owned by the Gladwin brothers, experiencing wines from success and a farmyard on acid decor.

food

Summer special: three in one

7-Aug-2015

Pidgin, London E8 8, Hoxton Square London N1, and Salty’s, Isle of Wight

food

Chez Bruce, Wandsworth

31-Jul-2015

There is, I am told an unspoken rivalry between local supporters of Trinity, Clapham and Chez Bruce, Wandsworth and there are very definitely two camps. 

food

Eleven Madison Park, New York

17-Jul-2015

Have I eaten in a morgue? Google the death of fine dining and you’ll see a plethora of articles telling us it’s all over.

food

Amaya, Belgravia

3-Jul-2015

I feel like I’m five, says C, waving his arms high in the air and simulating an exaggerated knife and fork movement. The chairs in the raised section of the restaurant are too low or the tables are too high, it doesn’t matter which.

cutlery eat

Portland, Great Portland Street

19-Jun-2015

#Firstworldproblems no 1: being irritated by the OpenTable booking message telling me I can only have the table for a two-hour slot. 

food

​Ham Yard, Soho

12-Jun-2015

I have lived in London for more years than I care to remember, but I have never before been to Ham Yard, slap, tickle and bang in the middle of Soho.

cutlery eat

Antidote, W1

29-May-2015

Nicky Richmond finds the perfect antidote for a booking disappointment at the tiny, but excellent, Antidote.

food

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

22-May-2015

“Can I have some of the vegetable curry”, said the man next to me at the Farmers’ Market. The voice sounded familiar. “Oh and some of the rice too, please”. I looked sideways. It was David Cameron.

food

Rex & Mariano, Soho

15-May-2015

”What do you mean we have to order using an iPad?”, says J, making her mind up in seconds and not in a good way. And the table is only for two hours because we are a party of fewer than five.

cutlery eat

The Truscott Arms, Maida Vale

11-May-2015

It must be very confusing to live on the road known variously as Euston, Marylebone and Pentonville Road. One road, three names. It wasn’t always so; in 1857 the road’s name was changed from New Road to its current nomenclature.

food

Trinity, Clapham

24-Apr-2015

It’s the unfairness of it that rankles. And it’s not like I haven’t dragged myself across the river to Clapham twice already in the last six months. It doesn’t seem entirely right that the good burghers of Clapham have not one, but three restaurants I’d be happy to eat at any day of the week.

food

The Heron, W2

2-Apr-2015

Nicky Richmond learns to fly, Thai-style, at the Heron in the West End.

chinese food

Hunan, London

20-Mar-2015

Nicky Richmond takes her tastebuds for a whirl to Hunan, relinquishes choice and has an excellent meal.

food

The Gay Hussar

6-Mar-2015

Nicky Richmond goes back in time to the Gay Hussar, where the food is average but the ambience outstanding.

food

St John, Farringdon

26-Feb-2015

Nicky Richmond looks for comfort food - and finds it - at Farringdon restaurant St John

fork

Kitty Fisher’s, Mayfair

20-Feb-2015

“Can I please have a gin and Slimline?” “Oh, we don’t have Slimline,” says the man who must be the boss, such is his proprietorial air.

fork

Pied à Terre, Fitzrovia

13-Feb-2015

Nicky Richmond is surprised and delighted by the Michelin-starred treats on offer at Pied à Terre.

food

The Smoking Goat, Soho

6-Feb-2015

Nicky Richmond regrets not taking wet wipes to the Smoking Goat in Soho. For the wings.

Maze, Mayfair

30-Jan-2015

Nicky Richmond gets lost in the tasteless sushi and scary prices at Maze in Mayfair.

fork

Fera in Claridges, Mayfair

23-Jan-2015

Nicky Richmond might be in love with Claridges, but she is slightly less enamoured with its restaurant.

mediterranean food

C London, Mayfair

16-Jan-2015

Nicky Richmond baulks at the prices and is unimpressed by the food at Mayfair’s C.

food

​Spring, Somerset House

9-Jan-2015

Nicky Richmond has a lovely lunch at Somerset House’s restaurant Spring.

fork

Wiltons, SW1 - history on a plate

19-Dec-2014

Nicky Richmond finds that even the superb sole cannot compensate for tired service and high prices at historic Wiltons.

fork

Le Chalet, Selfridges. Food and shopping. What’s not to like?

12-Dec-2014

Nicky Richmond finds a bit of Christmas spirit at a pop-up restaurant on the top floor at Selfridges.

Opinion

bratton index

Tomorrow’s law firm: has anyone asked its clients?

24-Aug-2015

Following the debate over corporate structures in law firms, LOD’s Tim Bratton asks what it means for clients.

cutlery eat

Rabbit on the King’s Road and The Shed, Notting Hill

21-Aug-2015

Nicky Richmond tries out two restaurants owned by the Gladwin brothers, experiencing wines from success and a farmyard on acid decor.

Brandon

Tomorrow’s law firm: It’s deja-vu all over again

12-Aug-2015

In response to Bruce MacEwen’s article on future law firms, Overture’s strategy director Mark Brandon argues that a corporate structure is not the way to go.

food

Summer special: three in one

7-Aug-2015

Pidgin, London E8 8, Hoxton Square London N1, and Salty’s, Isle of Wight

mattindex

School’s out, but not for trailblazers

3-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Today’s issue is our last of the summer. Three weeks of summer sun with nothing to do but soak up the rays. Possibly.

food

Chez Bruce, Wandsworth

31-Jul-2015

There is, I am told an unspoken rivalry between local supporters of Trinity, Clapham and Chez Bruce, Wandsworth and there are very definitely two camps. 

Business leadership

Tomorrow's law firm: You might not like what you find

30-Jul-2015

Still convinced the traditional law firm model has a future? Allow Adam Smith Esq president Bruce MacEwen to put you straight.

Georgina Squire

Landmark Supreme Court decision has major implications for litigation costs cases

28-Jul-2015

A long-awaited Supreme Court decision that CFAs are compatible with human rights legislation has major implications.

mattindex

Wragges won’t turn away now that it is on America’s doorstep

27-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Wragges’ merger with Gowlings positions it for global expansion.

index

Never mind the Ashes: England and Australia are battling for the Chinese investment prize

27-Jul-2015 | By David Rennick

Just as we are locked in competition for cricket’s greatest prize, England and Australia are also competing for one of the great global economic prizes: Chinese inward investment.

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