Posts By: Chris Tilsed

Top Searcys Restaurant Deals

Searcys | The Gherkin

1. Osteria, Barbican Book Osteria
2 courses & prosecco £16, or 3 courses & prosecco £20
From Anthony Demetre, the man behind Michelin-starred Arbutus and Wild Honey, Osteria boasts an impressive location, looking out over Barbican’s iconic lakeside and fountains. The food here is all about classic Italian recipes, brought to life with seasonal, local produce. Read more…

Critic & Blogger Review Roundup 22nd July 2016

Petit Pois Bistro

David Sexton
Pork, lovage & crackling at The Frog Restaurant
Adam Handling’s tasting menu dishes at his new restaurant, The Frog, are ‘all high impact’ according to David Sexton. Pork, lovage & crackling was ‘delicious’, asparagus ‘wonderfully intense in taste’, and burnt honey with malted ice cream like a ‘Crunchie bar… angelically transformed’. Read more…

Critic & Blogger Review Roundup 8th July 2016

The Lighterman

Jay Rayner
Santo RemedioImage source: The Guardian
Jay Rayner isn’t made to choose between the ‘Real Thing’ and the ‘Good Stuff’ at Mexican restaurant Santa Remedio in Shoreditch. Prawn ceviche ‘recalls the brighter seafood dishes of Thailand’, pork tacos have ‘sweetness and depth’, and beef venison tacos roll up to become ‘tiny parcels of joy’. Read more…

Top 11 Best Burgers in London

Byron smoky

Got beef?
Once largely associated with fast food chains and burnt meat on the barbecue, the humble burger has been transformed into a culinary art form in recent years. Out with stale rolls and overcooked meat, the capital’s burger scene is now all about brioche buns, prime beef and artisan relish. Read more…

Cigalon – Simply the Bouillabaisse


Firstly, an admission: I’m not a big seafood eater. A bouillabaisse evening may seem like an odd choice, but let me explain… I’m a big fan of French cuisine, I’m a big fan of Cigalon, and I’m on a mission to broaden my fish horizons. Having only recently got into fish, I decided it was time to jump in at the deep end. Read more…