Monday 25 December 2023

The Ledbury

London's Fine Dining Champ

Trout, rose, apple

The Ledbury is my no1 London western restaurant and also the most visited too. This is my 22nd visit. The first time for me was back in 2012 and back then I was new to the fine dining game, but I already found The Ledbury was a touch better than anything. Fast forward to 2023, and that is still the case for me. Besides the exceptional quality of food, the service also hit the sweet spot for me with a blend of casual approach and professionalism. The business has taken a step up and is now also running a farm that breeds pork to a quality that other Michelin and high-end restaurants starting to buy from The Ledbury.

Friday 15 December 2023

Abajo by Humo

 Fusion done properly

Octopus, flat bread, eel, chive

Very rare I would return to the same restaurant within the space of a few months but Abajo is a rare gem for sure. Head chef Giacomo Tranquilli has really got something exciting and interesting going with this 10 seats counter dining restaurant located within the basement of Humo in Mayfair. The concept is fusion of Asian and western cuisine, the concept is tasting menu spitting into 5 stages, with each focus on a prime seasonal ingredient.