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Blog Reviews from Caviar Girl


A bit of food, a bit of travel, a bit of fun:Once upon a time, a Russian girl grew up in Australia, and moved to London. The existing love of food and travel grew.

  1. Published : Monday, 18th February 2013

    Pollen Street Social | Pollen Street Social

    This vibrant and unpretentious establishment has been a very busy social butterfly since opening its doors in April 2011. Although this was not the intention Pollen St earned a Michelin star within 6 months of opening and was named best new UK restaurant by the good food guide 2012. This is no small achievement and is definitely reflected in the creative dishes, the service and the relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. The staff were very knowledgeable and attentive and provided an unfussy and quite special dining experience. During lunch the option is a 2 course (£26) or three course (£29.50) menu and our table went for a selection of both and dishes from a la carte...

  2. Published : Sunday, 28th October 2012

    The Fat Duck | The Fat Duck

    My journey to the Fat Duck started just over three months ago when my boyfriend surprised me for my birthday. Yes, the restaurant is still booked out every day and three months in advance. As much as the experience is totally amazing, mind boggling and creative for a first time visitor, the menu hasn't changed for a couple of years, and this is probably why the Fat Duck has slid down the ranks in San Pellegrino’s top 50 restaurants in the world to fourteenth place. Nevertheless, this dinner would have to be my number one to date! The magic and anticipation began on receipt of a special video. It took us on a journey through the ‘Sweet Shop’ and titillated our eyes and ears with promises of great taste and smells to follow. My taste buds prickled with excitement. Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck is in a quiet street in Bray only houses down from his pub the Hinds Head. Both are un-imposing on the street. The low ceiling and exposed beams in the restaurant pose a threat to some very tall staff, but set an intimate atmosphere for the room. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we entered to the moment we left in a taxi some 4 hours later (quickest 4 hours of my life)...

  3. Published : Monday, 10th September 2012

    Duck & Waffle | Duck and Waffle

    View from D&W bar - that is the ShardSpread over three floors in the sky joined together by luminous orange windy stairs are Sushisamba and Duck & Waffle. The views are ridiculous as you can imagine, and the extremely trendy bars belonging to each restaurant are filled with the type that these sky high places would attract...

  4. Published : Monday, 3rd September 2012

    Bubbledogs | Bubbledogs

    Bubbledogs has a warm atmosphere with exposed bricks and air-conditioning shafts much like the vintage champagne cellars of the Champagne houses of Reims. High wooden tables and stools seating between 4-6 people and wooden picture frames with caricatures of the 'star' of the show. As the name suggests though, Bubbledogs is a Champagne bar first. This is also evidenced in the layout of the menu, Champagne and cocktails are listed at the front. Bubbledogs supports the smaller growers and from my experience in the past, these Champagnes can be some of the best. So you might as well get a whole bottle, because as much as you 'just go for one' you will end up having three!...

  5. Published : Friday, 4th May 2012

    Mari Vanna | Mari Vanna

    Having eaten at Mari Vanna in Moscow I was genuinely excited to hear that they were opening in London. The fourth restaurant of the same name, others being in New York and St Petersburg. Mari Vanna is one of the 106 restaurants owned by the Ginza Project, a company incorporated in Russia in 2003 and taken over the service industry by storm. This is their first London outpost, and one they definitely haven't taken on lightly...