REVIEW: SuperStar BBQ, London

Time to check out SuperStar BBQ in London!

Hi. My name’s Chloe and I love BBQs.

I wouldn’t say I’m an addict, but I have a strong appreciation. Argentine BBQs… Aussie BBQs… Brazillian BBQs… Mexican BBQs… even the great British BBQ (usually accompanied by rain and carcinogenic sausages)! They’ve all been delicious experiences. So, when I received an invite to check out Superstar BBQ – London’s newest BBQ experience, I was there in a flash!

SuperStar BBQ is a Korean BBQ, and claims to provide a modern twist on Korean food. With very little knowledge of this particular cuisine, this was going to be a full learning experience.

Located in St Giles, just around the corner from Tottenham Court Road tube station, SuperStar BBQ London sits in good company alongside Brazilian BBQ restaurant Cabana, burger joint Byron and Japanese hotspot Ippudo. It’s an area dominated by Google HQ’s colourful building, and all the restaurants are super modern, predominantly glass, with  quirky lighting, and dare I say it… a few tacky motifs!

SuperStar BBQ - Korean BBQ in London
SuperStar BBQ – Korean BBQ in London
Google HQ London
Google HQ London

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REVIEW: The Old Orchard, Harefield, Middlesex

The Old Orchard Pub Exterior

Checking out The Old Orchard pub in Harefield.

“Well the view’s not bad… I wonder what the food’s like?”

My words as we wandered into The Old Orchard pub after an hour and a half walking along the nearby canal towpath. It’s located in Harefield – an area of outstanding natural beauty, with locks, small cottages, decorated narrow boats and flowers everywhere. We visited on a bright, sunny April afternoon, and we had certainly worked up quite an appetite!

The Old Orchard The Old Orchard

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REVIEW: The Artichoke, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England

The Artichoke in Amersham is Michelin starred dining, without the Michelin star – or the impossible booking procedure.

**I returned to The Artichoke for dinner more recently for a special anniversary dinner. I’d recommend clicking through to read my latest review here. **

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The restaurant sits in the heart of a beautiful old town high street, which is full of luxury delis, old-fashioned pubs and a few standard chain restaurants. Without being pretentious, it is easily the best restaurant in the area.

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Serving refined Modern European cuisine, the food is creative, delicious and stunning to look at. On my visit, I sampled the Lunch Tasting Menu – a £38 five course menu. I chose to accompany it with the £18 wine flight.

Wanderlust Chloe The Artichoke2The meal started with an amuse bouche which was a small spoonful packed full of complex flavours. Roasted salsify, toasted hazelnut soil, chervil emulsion, truffle gel and sweet cicely… all in one delicious mouthful! The freshly baked rolls containing salty ham were also heavenly.

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