In addition to the detailed reviews of the above restaurants, I have put together a list of some of the restaurants around the world that I have visited over the last two years; which I would be happy to visit again.
I would like to emphasise that the opinions
expressed in my reviews are based on my subjective preferences, the
quality of food and the quality of service at the time of the visit.
This should in no way be taken as a guarantee of future excellence.
The list is ordered alphabetically by city.
A splendid restaurant, situated in the Tivoli
gardens, offering a good selection of carved meats; including succulent
Danish ham. Whenever in Copenhagen I make a point of dining here. Great
fun to walk around Tivoli after dinner!
St. Gertruds Kloster
Hauser Plads 32
1127 Copenhagen K
Phone 33 14 66 30
staircases and an ecclesiastical atmosphere, lighting provided by 1500
candelabra, serve as an exceptional backdrop to a very special
restaurant and dining experience. The menu offers over 40 dishes.
19-21 George Street
Phone 0131 225 1251
good quality, no nonsense carvery which has a good selection of cold
cuts, and at least three different hot roast joints on the carving
table. The carvery is set in an opulent, domed and lively dining room;
worth working up an appetite for!
30 Victoria Street
Phone 0131 225 7635
quality Scottish cuisine meat, game and fish; served in vaulted 18th
century surroundings. Ideal for a romantic evening out.
Le Café Saint-Honore
34 North West Thistle Street Lane
Phone 0131 226 2211
A cosy, charming French bistro which serves good quality local produce.
The Vintners Rooms
87 Giles Street
Phone 0131 554 6767
Residing in the now refurbished and trendy Leith,
this candlelit restaurant occupies an old wine merchant auction rooms.
Excellent food and service, this is ideal for a memorable evening.
Standard Bank Building
Corner of Tyrwhitt & Craddock Avenue
Phone 011 447 3210
continental bistro that offers an extensive menu in a relaxed and cosy
atmosphere. You will be warmly welcomed by the proprietor Janis.
Phone 011 880 3945
smart, lively steakhouse that serves an extensive range of steaks,
chicken and fish dishes. Good quality food and service in a stimulating
atmosphere. Try Katzy?s bar next door for a pre/post dinner drink, to the accompaniment of live music.
Old Swiss House
Phone 041 410 61 71
traditional wooden house, built in 1859, with hand carved wall panels
and stained glass windows; this serves as an ideal backdrop for dining
on traditional Swiss cuisine. The friendly staff are dressed in
Marriott Grand Hotel
26 Tverkaya St
Phone 7095 935 8500
An authentic Russian restaurant with live traditional music. Try the suckling pig, scrumptious!
146 Mulberry Street
Phone 212 966 1277
Italy's oldest restaurant. Absolutely splendid in my opinion, good food
in a lively authentic New York Italian atmosphere. Tony Soprano would
feel at home here!
228 West 52nd Street
Phone 212 245 5336
my opinion this is one of the finest steak houses I have ever dined in.
Founded in 1927 by Helen Gallagher, it is the genuine article in a sea
of second rate steakhouse chains. The meat, all USDA prime, hangs in a
chilled glass cabinet visible in the entrance lobby, should you prefer a
lobster then select a live one from the tank. No visit to New York is
complete without visiting this most excellent eatery. Go for it!
46 East 50th Street
between Park and Madison
Phone 212 688 2760 61
A splendid Italian restaurant, good food and attentive service; presided over by Frank Giambelli who has been awarded the Commendatore della republica Italiana.
411 Park Avenue South
Between 28th & 29th Street
Phone 212 679 4111
An excellent French bistro, which is also a boucherie. Eva and I went there on Bastille day one year, it was very lively! Well worth a visit.
143 East 49th Street
Phone 212 832 0888
lively, friendly Mediterranean restaurant serving an extensive menu of
steaks, lamb, chicken, seafood and pasta. Something for everyone. My
favourite dishes being the Fagioli Neri (spiced black bean soup) and the Pollo Arrostito (juicy baby chicken), gorgeous!
Phone 08 650 60 80
good quality Italian restaurant with an extensive menu, including
steaks and home made pizzas. Good service and food, served in a bright
and cheerful restaurant.
Phone 08 20 53 40
The first Dim-Sum Chines restaurant in Stockholm. Genuine Chinese food, a pleasant change from pickled herring!
Phone 08 679 60 32
elegant restaurant serving traditional Swedish cuisine in a relaxed and
civilised atmosphere. Good service, good food and a great atmosphere.
Have a pre dinner cocktail in the bar, our favourite watering hole when we lived in Stockholm.
Phone 643 22 40
Traditional Swedish country food served in a rustic pub atmosphere. The Eisbein is outstanding!
46 Styrmansgatan 57
Phone 662 81 03
first class restaurant ideal for a special evening out. Good quality
food, this offers both traditional Swedish and international, served in
P?arnu mnt. 19
Phone 6 605 177
A rather jolly Argentinean restaurant in the heart of Tallinn, good atmosphere and good food.
Steak house Hazienda
Phone 22 20 87
A good quality steak house with a courtyard, ideal for a summer's evening.