Oct 1 2014

Racine

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I was very skeptical about Racine. I thought it would be one of those average French restaurants that is expensive, serves everything in foam and at the end of the day does not give you very interesting or tasty food, but I was wrong. Racine is located in between Knightsbridge and South Kensington, a short walk away from Harrods. It looks like a very old restaurant, not because of old décor, but because of the manner the waiters serve you and greet you. Racine opened in 2002 and the chef patron is Henry Harris. The main thing that I liked about Racine is that it served un-pretentious and good food, a bit like brasserie food, but better. And even though the décor and the service were good, it felt quite casual in a good way. My boyfriend had booked a table at Racine through open table (he... Continue reading
Maija rated:
4.00
Sep 27 2014

Smokehouse

On “urbanspoon” restaurant website Smokehouse is one of the 10 most talked about restaurants in London and has been in this top 10 for a while. I was naturally very keen to go and see what the fuss was about, also because I have been to Neil Rankin’s (the main chef at Smokehouse) restaurants before, he used to be at Pitt Cue Co, which I love, and John Salt (another restaurant in Islington). Neil has a particular cooking style, he loves to burn and smoke things and uses fire a lot in his cooking, which I personally love a lot. I was surprised to see that Smokehouse is located in the same place that used to house a pub called “House” where I went on one of the first dates with my boyfriend. I did not particularly like the House and was quite keen to see how Smokehouse compared. I had booked... Continue reading
Maija rated:
3.50
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