Beetroot and tomato carpaccioAs we inexorably edge towards 1,000 posts on the site (today’s is number nine hundred and eighty-something), we’ve started getting all reflective about our adventures over the past three years. There are always “landmark” reviews that quickly come to mind and our original assessment of L’Escargot Bleu is certainly one of those. …

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SoupI’d had the considerable privilege to visit L’Institut Francais on Randolph Crescent earlier this year, for the press launch of Budding Chefs. What I wasn’t aware of was that they had a little cafe/bistro, Le Bistrot, hidden away in their double basement. After having run in to Vincent Guerin on arrival and had a little …

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ExteriorAs part of the endless cycle of me never paying attention to solidly good advice, it was bordering on three years since someone told me that I should visit Café Cassis because it was really rather good. Better late than never, I suppose. Today was a glorious day with sunshine dominant. Accordingly, I found the …

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ExteriorAfter negotiating a brief burst of Glaswegian snow and hail on an otherwise sunny day, I headed towards Hope Street to give Le Bistro Beaumartin a try. I’d walked by it a couple of times recently and thought it looked quite intriguing. At lunchtime you have a good range of different dining options. There’s a …

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SoupIt’s often in January when the wonders of social media bring forth dining diamonds. Such was the case when the tweet came through from Jean-Michel from La Garrigue to proclaim “1 night only – 3 courses for £20”. I was there like a shot. I’d visited previously, for lunch, so was aware of the quality …

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