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The Hinds Head, Bray UK

The Hinds Head White Fizz – Chase Gin, Apple Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Egg White, Popping Candy Devil on Horseback / Scotch Quail Egg White and Wheat Bread with Salted English Farmhouse Butter Potted Shrimp with Cucumber Relish and Grilled Bread … Continue reading

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The Waterside Inn, Bray UK

The Waterside Inn Canapes Blood Orange and Mint Mocktail Reached via £20 roundtrip ticket from Paddington to Maidenhead and a two kilometer walk through English countryside to follow it was mere minutes before my noon reservation that I arrived at … Continue reading

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Caravan, London UK

Caravan Americano   Berry Friand Banana Loaf with Banana Caramel Yogurt Cornbread French Toast – Bacon, Rocket, Avocado, Paprika Maple Syrup Two Crumpets “and too much butter” with Honey In bed at a comparatively early hour after the Monty Python … Continue reading

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Harrod’s Food Hall, London UK

Harrod’s Food Hall Red Velvet Cupcake Banoffee Cupcake Carrot Cake Cupcake Sea Salted Caramel Brownie Black & White Cronut with Speculoos Fruit Scone / Chocolate Scone Deep Fried Butter Croissant Undoubtedly a touch touristy given its historic stature and always … Continue reading

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London UK

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Alain Milliat Apricot Nectar Sourdough, Onion Bacon Brioche, Pretzel, Oatmeal Rye Bread and Bordier Butter Baby Radish, Heirloom Tomato, Chive, and Tomato Consommé Pressed Foie Gras with Green Apples, Turnips, Watercress, Smoked Duck, Brioche Baton Ravioli of … Continue reading

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The Delaunay, London UK

The Delaunay Drip Coffee Almond Croissant Cherry Almond Muffin Pancakes with Fruit Compote Crumpets with Strawberry Jam and Orange Marmalade Pistachio Lemon Mille Feuille Dobos Tort Coffee and Stroh Rum Cake Owned and operated by the group behind The Wolseley … Continue reading

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Rules, London UK

Rules Whole Wheat Bread with Butter Cured Duck Breast with Endive, Candied Nuts, Stilton Dressing Chicken, Bacon, Tarragon Pie Double Cooked Chips Americano Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramelized Walnuts Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding with Custard Proudly presenting itself as London’s … Continue reading

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The Parlour, London UK

The Parlour at Fortnum and Mason Orange Marmalade Sample Warm Scones, Clotted cream, Preserves The Original Dusty Road – Coffee and Chocolate Ice Creams, Butterscotch Sauce, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Flakes, Chocolate Macaron Sated but not stuffed after lunch in Bray … Continue reading

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The Fat Duck, Bray UK

The Fat Duck BEETROOT – Horseradish Cream NITRO POACHED APERITIFS – Vodka and Lime Sour, Campari Prosecco Blood Orange, Tequila and Grapefruit RED CABBAGE GAZPACHO – Pommery Grain Mustard Ice Cream JELLY OF QUAIL, CRAYFISH CREAM – Chicken Liver Parfait, … Continue reading

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The Wolseley, London UK

The Wolseley Coffee Almond Croissant Canele Duo   Black Pudding Pan fried fishcake with poached egg French Toast with Fresh Berries and Pure Maple Syrup With one o’clock reservations in Bray anticipated for the past two months it was after … Continue reading

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The Ledbury, London UK

The Ledbury Foie Gras Crisp with mead jelly Cauliflower Cheese Tart and Tete de Fromage with Celery Root Bacon Onion Brioche English Peach and Ginger Mocktail Seeded Bread with Whipped Goat’s Milk Butter Fresh Almonds – Salad of Green Beans, … Continue reading

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Laduree at Harrod’s, London UK

Laduree at Harrod’s Iced Coffee Chocolate Coconut Cream, Strawberries and Cream, Pure Chocolate, Pistachio, Peach, Salty Caramel, Lime and Basil, Coffee Macaron Duck Foie Gras with redfruit macaron and toasted kugelhof French Toast, Pure Maple Syrup    Savarin – Baba … Continue reading

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Fortnum & Mason, London UK

Fortnum & Mason Spotted Dick   Eccles Cake Fruit Scone, Plain Scone Carrot Cake Strawberries and Cream Cronut Treacle Tart Coffee Éclair Mini Red Velvet Cupcake Jammie Dodger Cupcake Knowing full well that even an early arrival for the Queue … Continue reading

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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London UK

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Rustic Sourdough Bread and Unsalted English Farmhouse Butter Meat Fruit (c.1500) – Mandarin, chicken liver & foie gras parfait, grilled bread Nettle Porridge (c.1660) – Frog’s legs, girolles, garlic & fennel Powdered Duck Breast (c.1670) – … Continue reading

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Bea’s of Bloomsbury, London UK

Bea’s of Bloomsbury Earl Grey Supreme Strawberries and Cream Cupcake Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam Brownie Bite, Walnut Brownie Bite, Blondie Bite, Strawberry Meringue, Vanilla Marshmallow PB&J Slice Carrot Bread Jammie Cookie Cupcake Red Velvet Cupcake Following a proper … Continue reading

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The Jugged Hare, London UK

The Jugged Hare Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2004, West Sussex England Irish Soda Bread with Butter Whipped Pig with Toast Salt Cod Brandade Cakes Cloanakilty Irish Black Pudding Croquettes with Guinness Sauce / Wild Boar Head Croquettes with Apple Caramel Roast … Continue reading

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Duck & Waffle, London UK

Duck & Waffle Caffe Musetti Coffee Duck and Waffle – Crispy Confit with Belgian Waffle, Fried Duck Egg Spicy Ox Cheek Donut – Apricot Jam, Smoked Paprika, Sugar Wild Cornish Pollock Meatballs – Lobster Cream, Parmesan Torrejas – Maple Caramel … Continue reading

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Kitchen Table, London UK

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs John Dory – Salted and Smoked, Zest of Lemon, Radishes, Peppercorn Girolles – Crispy Sourdough, Pickled Garlic Flower Buds, Wild Garlic Emulsion, House Cured Lardo Chicken – Crispy Skin, Rosemary Mascarpone, Bacon Jam Courgette – Flowers, … Continue reading

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La Patisserie des Reves, London UK

La Patisserie des Reves Carrot Cake Tart Taitin Mille-Feuille Already familiar with the work of Chef Philippe Conticini from a 2011 visit to his famous French flagship it was undoubtedly a gluttonous decision to enter London’s recently launched Patisserie des … Continue reading

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Hedone, London UK

Hedone Beet Root Cone – Beet Foam, Smoked Dill Fermented Rye Crisp, Old Winchester Sour Cream Fermented Buckwheat Crisp, Bone Marrow, Sturgeon Caviar Poached Oyster with Apple Foam, Apple Gelee, Violet Umami Flan – Bread Crumbs, Brown Bread Custard Bread … Continue reading

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