Whisky holds many secrets, one of which is investing, where a small outlay can reap big rewards Whisky’s worldwide status has increased over the past decade, with it emerging as a credible alternative to more traditional forms of investment, such as stocks and shares or even gold, so why notContinue Reading

Pavillon restaurant is pushing the boundaries of fine dining in Switzerland Poor old Zurich. Critics, gastronomes, journalists nay everyone, it seems, bypasses the food scene in Switzerland’s most beautiful city in favour of more hip London, Berlin and Barcelona. It’s hardly surprising, I suppose, to the casual observer Switzerland has littleContinue Reading

CALIBRE rounds up the UK’s best restaurants for Sunday brunch If there is one foodie trend that is here to stay, then it is surely brunching. Once predicted to be a one week wonder fad, the enduring popularity of this institution is evident by the increasing number of restaurants andContinue Reading

James Lawrence may have discovered the finest French cuisine outside of France at London’s, Orrery Orrery is simultaneously one of London’s leading French restaurants and a venue that forcefully cuts its ties with our neighbours across the channel. Yes, quite a few of the staff are French, but the menu,Continue Reading

James Lawrence hunts down London’s finest wine lists Forty years ago, a typical London wine list was an exercise in restraint: a tour of the classic French regions, a German Riesling, maybe a Rioja and perhaps one or two Italian options, if you were lucky. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc hadContinue Reading

Why pay top dollar for the UK’s finest restaurants when a long lunch offers great food at a fraction of the cost? Food continues to be the current sex in Britain; our top chefs like Simon Rogan, Sam Moody and co. are the new rock stars and their culinary skillsContinue Reading

The Gilbert Scott is the diamond in the reinvention of King’s Cross If anyone wants an example of how a London borough can completely reinvent itself, they should look to King’s Cross. Once thought of as a charmless, grubby part of town, King’s Cross now boasts a growing firmament ofContinue Reading

Anglo-French relations have never been finer. Tucked away on a quiet street in Mayfair lurks this world famous bastion of classical French cuisine, one that proudly aunts a modern twist. Le Gavroche (named after the character in Les Misérables) is the Roux family’s établissement historique, opened in 1967 by MichelContinue Reading

James Lawrence rounds up the UK’s Best Indian Restaurants It may be over 200 years since the UK’s first curry house opened in London (the Hindoostane Coffee House) but Britain’s love of all things spicy has shown no sign of diminishing. Quite the opposite as Indian food has gone decidedlyContinue Reading