Food

Something wild – well, wild for Claridge's – in Gordon Ramsay's old cave

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Fera is in Gordon Ramsay’s old cave at Claridge’s. His red and yellow room, like a ripped-off arm, has been…

Harry’s Bar, where a slice of cake costs €32 – and is worth it

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Harry’s Bar is a dull pale box. This is remarkable in Venice, which is a hospice for dying palaces, held…

The rudest restaurants in London

17 May 2014 9:00 am

Wong Kei is a mad Chinese restaurant on Wardour Street, Chinatown. Until recently it was considered the rudest restaurant in…

After visiting the Cherwell Boathouse, I might spare Oxford from burning

3 May 2014 9:00 am

It is now two decades since I lived in Oxford. I was then a drunk and lonely puddle of a…

Marcus Wareing drops a name

19 April 2014 9:00 am

In the ‘Chefs’ Last Supper’ in the National Portrait Gallery, Marcus Wareing is throwing a brie at Gordon Ramsay, who…

Gordon Ramsay joins in the posh invasion of Battersea

5 April 2014 9:00 am

London House is in Battersea, which some people call South Chelsea, but is more East Wandsworth to my mind; or…

Who dines at Highgrove when Prince Charles doesn't?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Highgrove is the country house of the Prince of Wales. I write about Highgrove because, although it is not a…

So is Moro a Tory restaurant now?

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Moro (‘moorish’ or ‘sexist’) is a Spanish restaurant on Exmouth Market, near the bones of the old Guardian and Observer…

The Fable would do better as an American Psycho theme bar

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The Fable is three floors high and two days old, a monster newly hatched on the Holborn Viaduct; deep below…

Lanes of London is dining for Martians

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Lanes of London serves street food to people who hate streets; that is, it exists to soothe the still-curious mouths…

The 1980s relics of Langan's Brasserie

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Langan’s Brasserie announces its presence with a long, pink neon line of Langanses, tootling prettily along its façade, which is…

Tanya Gold: Child-friendly, sex-free, nut-heavy – just the hotel for my 40th birthday

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Woolley Grange is a child-friendly country house hotel that seems, at first, entirely monstrous — a grey Tudor house in…

Tanya Gold: The sheer horror of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Winter Wonderland is a Christmas-themed playground that lands on the sorry part of Hyde Park in November; the part that…

Tanya Gold: Eating in the lobby at Canary Wharf

30 November 2013 9:00 am

One Canada Square was the original glass house in east London’s Gotham City, a thrilling tower with a flashing pyramid…

Boulestin has nothing to do with Marcel Boulestin — but could entice Mary Berry

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Boulestin is a pretty restaurant on St James’s Street, between the posh fag shop (Davidoff) and the old palace, which…

Food: Heston’s brown Dinner, with a side order of irritation

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, a brown cavern in the Mandarin Oriental hotel, Knightsbridge, has won a second Michelin star. These…

Gordon Ramsay's violently unsexy new restaurant shows he's near the end

19 October 2013 9:00 am

The Union Street Café is in a dismal, dingy part of London; dismal dingy Southwark. Southwark, in fact, is almost…

The Wild Rabbit's food may be organic - but nothing else there is

5 October 2013 9:00 am

The Wild Rabbit is a pub in the Cotswolds, that small corner of Britain full of evil grinning cottages; if…

A restaurant in a synagogue. How strange can it be?

21 September 2013 9:00 am

A restaurant in a synagogue may be too mad even for this column but we are Jews, so why not?…

A Roald Dahl tea? It reminds me more of Jimmy Savile

7 September 2013 9:00 am

One Aldwych, an Edwardian grand hotel near Waterloo Bridge, is serving a Jimmy Savile tribute tea. It is not explicitly…

‘Like a concentration camp run by KFC’: Tanya Gold visits Shake Shack

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Shake Shack is a hamburger restaurant in Covent Garden market. It came from New York and it is as needy…

Tanya Gold on eating at the Shard

27 July 2013 9:00 am

What to say about the Shard that isn’t said by the fact it is 1,020 feet high and looks like…

Tanya Gold eats suckling pig at Le Café Anglais

13 July 2013 9:00 am

I write this column at the point of a pitchfork. A, normally so placid — ‘He’s so placid!’ people like…

Food: Scott’s, the scene of the crime

29 June 2013 9:00 am

Scott’s, Mount Street, Mayfair: the scene of the crime or, for those who do not read newspapers, the place where…

Restaurant: Kaspar’s at the Savoy

15 June 2013 9:00 am

Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill is named for superstition, snobbery and avarice. At a dinner at the Savoy in 1898…