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Hedone continues to wow the critics

12 September 2011 by
Hedone continues to wow the critics

Hedone, the first restaurant from former lawyer and food blogger Mikael Jonsson, is continuing to wow the critics.

The restaurant, located in Chiswick, west London, where Jonsson's menu showcases only the very best ingredients, impressed both The Metro‘s Marina O'Loughlin and Tim Turnbull, writing in The Times.

O'Loughlin calls Hedone, named after the Greek word for pleasure, a "nirvana for food nerds" where some of the dishes are "sensational".

Meanwhile, Turnbull is equally impressed by some of the dishes but adds that tiny portions and a huge bill left him feeling slightly perturbed.

"I suspect that, like a lot of lawyers, he has a forensic eye for detail, drilling down to the purity of flavour in his ingredients, but by the end I felt we were paying for him to indulge his passions and not our own," Turnbull says.

The Evening Standard‘s Fay Maschler finds great cuts of meat at large prices at Cut, Wolfgang Puck's first European restaurant at the new 45 Park Lane hotel.

The Guardian‘s John Lanchester wants to eat everything on the menu at the Butchers Arms in Eldersfield, Gloucestershire, while the Independent‘s Tracey MacLeod says the Brasserie at the White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, is child-friendly and serves good food.

The chef at the Lido Restaurant in Bristol is doing his own thing, freestyling with big flavours, and coming out on top, says Kate Spicer writing in the Sunday Times, while the Sunday Telegraph‘s Zoe Williams almost wants to write a love poem to the delicious chips at the Kerbisher & Malt in London.

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

By Kerstin Kühn

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