[London] Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Add: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA Tel: +44 020 7201 3833 Website: dinnerbyheston.com Hours: [lunch] Mon-Sun 12pm-2:30pm; [dinner] Mon-Sun 6:30pm-10:30pm Price: [weekday set lunch] £38/3 courses+tax; [à la carte] £70/3 courses+tax Visited: December 2015 This 2-Michelin-star restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, next…

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[Paris] Café de Paris

Café de Paris Add: 10 Rue Buci, 5th Arr., Paris Tel: +33 1 46 34 84 11 Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-2am Price: [main course] €15-25 Visited: December 2015 We rented a little flat on Rue de Bourbon le Château in the Latin Quarter for our week-long stay in Paris. The area is a bit touristy, but plenty of good bistros,…

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[Shanghai] Xin Dau Ji 新斗记

Xin Dau Ji Add: No.47 Xin Le Road, Shanghai 新乐路47号 (and other locations) Tel: +86 021 54035777 Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm Website: www.xindauji.com Price: RMB150-200 per person Visited: January 2016 Hi all! I’m back in Shanghai after nearly a month and a half in Europe. A month and a half of pure bliss among fabulous art, cultured leisure, and…

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[London] Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason

Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason Add: 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER Tel: +44 020 7734 8040 Hours: [afternoon tea] Mon-Sat 12pm-7pm; Sun 12pm-6pm Website: fortnumandmason.com/restaurants/diamond-jubilee-tea-salon Price: £50 Visited: December 2015 Tea: Royal blend, Jubilee blend, Uchiyama Sencha Sandwiches: Cucumber with mint and cream cheese, Fortnum’s smoked salmon, Rare breed hen’s egg with…

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[London] Restaurant Story

Restaurant Story Add: 199 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JX Tel: +44 020 7183 2117 Hours: [lunch] Tue-Sat 12pm-2pm; [dinner] Tue-Thur 6:30pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-9pm Website: restaurantstory.co.uk Price: [lunch] £39 4-course set lunch, £80/7 courses [dinner] £75/7 courses, £100/11 courses Visited: December 2015 Restaurant Story is a relative newcomer on the London dining scene, but a very…

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[Shanghai] Mr & Mrs Bund

Mr & Mrs Bund Add: Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Shanghai 中山东一路18号,外滩十八号6楼 Tel: +86 (21) 6323 9898 Website: mmbund.com Hours: [brunch] Sat-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm; [dinner] Sun-Wed 5:30pm-10:30pm, Thur-Sat 5:30pm-2am Price: [brunch] RMB250-300 Visited: August 2015 I visited Mr & Mrs Bund for brunch with a friend (the same friend who recommended sugarednspiced to me and was…

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Hello World!

Sorry, that was just my inner programmer talking… In plain English… Welcome to “journeys of a gourmand”! The inspiration for this blog came from Sugared & Spiced (www.sugarednspiced.com), a lovely restaurant review blog recommended to me by a dear friend who shares my love for great food. As I was reading sugarednspiced’s journey through the myriads of restaurants,…

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