30 July 2014

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Blog Reviews from The Blog About Nothing... in London!


It's a blog about nothing, everybody is doing something, I will do nothing. The blog will cover day to day experiences in London, with topics from music, concerts, eating out, travelling, photography, and events in this rainy city

  1. Your tea is ready now. This will solve your so-called tonsil problem. It's a special concoction. It contains cramp barkTor (Seinfeld episode “The Heart Attack”)There are different themed afternoon teas in London but probably none like the one in The Berkeley. The Pret-a-Portea Afternoon Tea in their Caramel Room is perfect for every fashion aficionados. MenuTea TimeAll the cakes and sweet treats are amazing, they are inspired with fashion creations from Oscar De La Renta, Miu Miu, and Christian Louboutin fashion creations. Finger sandwiches are really nice, also the rest of the savoury treats specially the goat cheese and beetroot mouse that is amazing...

  2. When I talk about an Oyster is not about the tube but the J Sheekey Oyster Bar. Sophisticated seafood and oyster bar in opened in 2008 in Leicester Square. Upscale, modern, Jazz atmosphere, and good service. We got some fresh selection of oysters including fines de Claire, tempura, and Jersey rock. All really fresh and nice, but the tempura is the way to go, it was incredible...

  3. Published : Friday, 18th July 2014

    Al Boccondi’ Vino | An Italian Feast

    Venetian BlindsGeorge Costanza (Seinfeld episode “The Red Dot”)I love Italian cuisine and there was a place in Richmond I was quite keen to visit. Al Boccon Di'Vino opened by Riccardo Grigolo originally from Venice. His place a small, cozy, with great atmosphere Venetian place. The decor based on Modigliani replicas, wine boxes, David, and the Leaning Tower will make you feel like you're in a countryside Italian homemade food restaurant. No menu policy, so you will eat what Riccardo prepared for that day, basically they come with the pan in hand and serve your food into your plate. Also no wine list, if you want wine you will get the house wine, which was quite nice by the way.ParmigianaWe sat around 7ish and didn’t end until 11. A real Italian feast serving 11 small dishes. During our visit we got Parma ham with melon, a tomato bruschetta, peppers and grilled aubergine, aubergine parmigiana with meatballs, beef carpaccio, an amazing scallops on the shell and shrimp (the shrimp sauce was outstanding), two plates of pasta including penne arrabbiata with great heat, and a ravioli with goat cheese and a touch of mint and chocolate, then a hog that was divided and shared with every table, and at the end some chocolates and panna cotta. Just before leaving they offered an espresso and limoncello to end our fantastic evening. Pasta TimeSharp flavours and aggressive seasoning I just love it. One of the best Italian restaurants in town. Just be aware that it takes 4 hours to get through the dinner, also the pace is not the best one, but in my opinion is worth the hassle, just relax and enjoy the food.Al Boccon Di'VinoT: 020 8940 9060Italian CuisineApprox Damage: £60ppArea: RichmondBorough: Richmond Upon ThamesTwitter: alboccondivino

  4. Published : Tuesday, 10th June 2014

    Brasserie Chavot | An Outstanding French Brasserie

    That's not a French cuff shirt, you knowJerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld episode “The Strike”)Traditional French brasserie, opulent, lovely chandeliers, and impeccable decor. That's what you will find in Brasserie Chavot. Classic French cuisine with a modern twist by chef Eric Chavot. One Michelin star and 3 AA Rosettes but surprisingly not too busy on Saturday lunchtime.The DinningFor starters we got the deep fried soft shell crab with whipped aioli. It was amazing, perfectly cooked, the aioli was spot on, delicate flavours and a perfect execution. The other starter was the crab mayo and avocado, really refreshing, lovely execution, a great start.Soft Shelf TimesFor main we tried the steak tartare, it was really nice, delicate, probably a bit too much going on, too many components but overall a nice dish. And also the Rib eye with béarnaise, this was the highlight of the meal, it was superb, bone marrow as surprise addition, and the garlic and parsley sauce in top of the marrow was perfect. Beef perfectly cooked, great searing, medium rare, the flavour of the ribeye was amazing, no need of the béarnaise or any sauce.TartareSteak TimeRefined place, great service, spectacular food, classics perfectly executed. Probably the best restaurant I have tried in 2014.Brasserie ChavotT: 020 7183 6425French cuisineApprox Damage: £55ppArea: MayfairBorough: City of WestminsterTwitter: brasseriechavot