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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

food

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.

food

Benares, Mayfair

21-Nov-2014

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

food

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.

The Lawyer Eats

Gordon Ramsay, SW3

7-Nov-2014

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

food

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.

food

The Sportsman, Kent

10-Oct-2014

Do eat at The Sportsman in Kent, but don’t stay in a beach hut, advises Nicky Richmond.

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Barrafina, WC2

3-Oct-2014

Nicky Richmond is bowled away by the tapas at Barrafina, and eats a lot of garlic.

cutlery eat

Le Gavroche

26-Sep-2014

Nicky Richmond delights in the enduring joys of Le Gavroche.

Opinion

Cat Griffiths index

KWM’s resurgence will be built on real estate

27-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Eye-catching defections tend to be from corporate or finance departments, so it was a nice change for us to report last week a notable news story in real estate, a practice area that – outside magic circle firms’ covert downsizing – rarely sees dramatic team moves.

Peter Kalis 2015 index

Women, teamwork and innovation

27-Apr-2015 | By Peter Kalis

Now that more women are adding their skill and insight to the team game of law, the profession stands on the cusp of greatness.

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.

Underhill

A call for a change in the law to support cyclists

22-Apr-2015

The Green Party has called for legislation aimed at protecting pedestrians and cyclists. Is now the right time?

Matt Byrne

Learn from Gibson Dunn: get your crisis control plan in place

20-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

When Gibson Dunn & Crutcher reported itself to the SRA last month it was sending a clear message: we’re acting decisively, quickly and we’re on top of this nightmare.

Ashley Crossley opinion index

Resident non-domicile tax status under scrutiny

15-Apr-2015

Labour’s non-dom plans could damage the UK’s status as a great place to move to and do business.

Matt Byrne

Onwards and upwards for DLA Piper?

13-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Nearly four years after DLA Piper hired Tony Angel, the former Linklaters managing partner is calling it quits.

Allen Maurice index

Diversity and global unity gives London and law firms the lead

13-Apr-2015 | By Maurice Allen

Britain punches above its weight thanks to its cosmopolitan outlook, and law firms head the trend. But equality closer to home remains our flaw.

Janvi Patel

Women law firm leaders: The PR; the vision; the reality

9-Apr-2015

Gender diversity data suggests it’s time to change the value system.

Anya Proops

Information law in the ascendant

9-Apr-2015

Two very different judgments confirm what many lawyers have known for years about information law.

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