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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Heron, W2

2-Apr-2015

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

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Hunan, London

20-Mar-2015

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

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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.

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St John, Farringdon

26-Feb-2015

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

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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.

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Pied à Terre, Fitzrovia

13-Feb-2015

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

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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.

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Fera in Claridges, Mayfair

23-Jan-2015

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

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C London, Mayfair

16-Jan-2015

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

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​Spring, Somerset House

9-Jan-2015

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

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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.

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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.

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Racine. Paris, the sequel

5-Dec-2014

Racine. I have no idea if there’s any connection to Jean Racine, the playwright, but other than both of them being uncompromisingly French, I can’t see what they have in common.

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Colbeh, W2 and Kateh, W9: A journey to Persia without leaving West London

28-Nov-2014

Nicky Richmond takes a trip to Persia, without leaving London.

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Benares, Mayfair

21-Nov-2014

Nicky Richmond finds the food elegantly spiced but the prices too eye-watering at the Michelin-starred Benares

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Sally Clarke’s, Kensington

14-Nov-2014

Nicky Richmond returns to Sally Clarke’s after 30 years and finds classic, tasty food with little pretention.

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Gordon Ramsay, SW3

7-Nov-2014

Nicky Richmond feels a bit let-down by Clare Smyth at Gordon Ramsay’s SW3 restaurant.

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Oslo Court, NW8

31-Oct-2014

Nicky Richmond goes back in time to Oslo Court.

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The Palomar, W1

24-Oct-2014

Nicky Richmond makes a trip to the Middle East, in Soho.

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​The Colony Grill Room, W1

17-Oct-2014

He’s keeping a close eye on it, is Mr King. So far I’ve been during the soft opening, for two breakfasts (not together) and a rather leisurely lunch and he’s been there twice, doing that thing he does, welcoming you at the door in that charming yet slightly intimidating way, as he towers over you, making sure that everything is just so.

Opinion

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Getting to grips with corporate contracts

26-May-2015

Contractual blind spots affect not only general counsel, but whole companies too.

joanne harris index

Culture, challenge and change

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Cultural change in the legal market is often slow - but usually critical.

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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.

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Listing the benefits

21-May-2015

Gateley’s intention to float on AIM, surprised the legal community last week as it is set to become the first law firm listed on a UK market.

Scales of justice

Dodd Frank comes to Hounslow

19-May-2015

Hounslow trader Navinder Singh Sarao faces almost certain extradition to the US for price manipulation

Cat Griffiths index

The truth about US firms in London: they’ve come further than you think

18-May-2015

To what extent are US firms embedded within the UK corporate landscape?

Tony Williams

You say tomato: the problem with lateral hiring across the pond

18-May-2015 | By Tony Williams

Lateral hiring has shed its former stigma and gained popularity, but mistakes are inevitable – particularly when firms from both the US and UK are involved.

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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.

Philip Rodney-index

Oil industry must turn this crisis into a catalyst

11-May-2015 | By Philip Rodney

The price of oil is not going up any time soon so operators must exploit the situation to create streamlined processes and ditch their ‘two tribes’ mentality.

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