I’m a bit behind. Okay, that’s a lie. I’m utterly behind with this blog. The excuse? Work that actually pays me. Someone should pay me to review a restaurant, then I might eventually catch up.
Where to start?
Em, I’ve been eating some really good meals. Some deserve their own entry – like Michelin-starred Benares in Mayfair and Darcy’s in St Albans. Others, partly because I lack pictures, are being lumped together in this entry.
First off – work lunches at The Zetter and the Corney and Barrow in Holborn. Had the fish of the day at The Zetter, which is about two minutes away from Farringdon Tube (and also about 30 seconds away from where I work). The fish was served with a celeriac puree and some grilled fennel, which was lovely. I also managed to break a glass, thanks to the full-skirt of my coat. Service was somewhat stunted, but food was good.
Next was the Corney and Barrow, for an interesting lunch with a man who once ran Clarks. Had some red snapper and couscous, if I remember correctly. This really was very good, but I overheated sitting beside the window in the midday sun.
Also had lunch at Smiths of Smithfield, owned by the guy off Masterchef, with my brother and his girlfriend recently. Went for the fishfinger sandwich (tasty), brother had a steak sandwich (not so good, he said) and his girlfriend has meatballs (good, I think).
This week, my mission is to catch up.