2014 has got off to a busy start with lots of new restaurants opening across the UK. Here are some of the best blog reviews we’ve stumbled upon recently – there are newcomers, old faves and more!
Trishna recently reopened after a month long refurb and invited food blogger Chris Pople along to try out their new menu. He was impressed with their delicate lobster samosa and delicious soft shell crab with green chilli and white crab chutney, as well as wines they were paired with. The restaurant has a great value lunch and early evening menu and they’re currently offering four courses for £32.50 on toptable – a great excuse to visit in March.
Over at The Cutlery Chronicles, Leyla visited a toptable diner favourite – La Sophia in Notting Hill. She and her guests feasted on lamb shoulder croquettes, risotto, and a knock-out smoked haddock dish from the restaurant’s unique Mediterranean-French menu. (It’s also halal – good to know).
Looking for a great steak in London? Samphire & Salsify has been on a carnivorous kick lately and ordered some great looking steaks (and other things) at Goodman in Mayfair and new openings Hixter and Holborn Dining Room. We definitely need to book a table at Hixter soon for some of those scrumpy-fried onions and a slice of shipwrecked tart.
One of our favourite new discoveries is Bianca Bridges’ food blog, Pretty Hungry. Bianca is a seriously well-travelled foodie and she recently reviewed The Chequers, an award-winning gastropub in historic Bath. If you’re local or just visiting, it looks like a top spot for a Sunday roast. Just look at that beef!
The team at Dine Birmingham reviewed Edmunds, a family-run fine dining restaurant in Brindleyplace. As the winner of multiple toptable Diners Choice awards, it was no surprise that it impressed them with its ‘air of sophistication’ and ‘wonderfully presented’ French dishes.