Don’t Shoot Me Cardiff

In the light of uproar over food critic Jay Rayner’s comments on Cardiff’s food scene, I pick the highlights of my recent visit to the Welsh capital. If there’s one thing to be learned from the recent saga of Jay Rayner vs. the City of Cardiff, it’s that some words are better left unsaid. Little…

Review: The Eating Week – On Cafe, Bo Drake, Ben’s Canteen

​It’s tough trying to be a food writer. In this day and age, where anyone with an iPad and working knowledge of a knife and fork has invariably already published their own variation on “the starter/main/dessert was delicious/inedible” about every restaurant that’s ever opened, there’s very little you can say that isn’t either repetitive or…

A. Wong, 70 Wilton Road, London SW1 1DE

Waitress: Here is your table. Me: Is this Bar Seat 8? Waitress: No. Bar Seat 8 is by request only. Me: I did request Bar Seat 8. You confirmed the reservation. Here is the email. Waitress: Yes. But we gave it to someone else.   Words every diner loves to hear. Even better when it’s the wife’s birthday. Better…