Critic praises wine and unfussy food at High Timber

17 September 2009 by
Critic praises wine and unfussy food at High Timber

Good South African wines and straightforward food are appreciated by Bloomberg critic Richard Vines at High Timber in London. Food is unfussy and includes light starters while most diners select steaks for mains prepared with a minimum of fuss. Diners on a budget can chomp on a two-course lunch for £15 or three courses for £19.

David Sexton from the Evening Standard admires the view of the Olympic Stadium from supplier Forman & Field's new restaurant Formans. Opened this January by Boris, the restaurant has been modelled on the shape of a salmon fillet piece (darne) and is painted pink. It also has a glamorous function room over looking the water to the 2012 site.

The "pleasantly unremarkable" Chutney & Lager in London W1 offers upmarket Indian tapas which Metro critic Marina O'Loughlin discovers is more like a conventional Indian menu with more starters than normal. A selection of familiar bhajis, samosas, seekh kebabs are "enthusiastically priced" with one tiger prawn appetiser costing an "alarming £13.95". "Three or four of these babies will leave you severely out of pocket," she says.

Time Out's Guy Dimond applauds London's Boho Mexica for its slick operation and food that is far superior to the capital's Tex-Mex norm. The corn-rich menu includes sopes, small fried corn-dough bowls; coarser corn meal cooked as corn mash and even corn-themed desserts. Dimond describes a corn-on-the-cob buttered with mayonnaise, lime, grated cheese and a touch of chilli as "tender and appealing".

For this review in full and more, see What's on the menu? Visit Guide Girl for the latest gossip from the fine dining world.

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By Emma White

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