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What's on the menu? – A round-up of the latest restaurant reviews

17 April 2008
What's on the menu? – A round-up of the latest restaurant reviews

Are You Ready To Order, 17 April
Jan Moir is impressed with the standard of the vegan fare at Saf

Saf London is a new gourmet raw vegan restaurant, not a geographical area south of the river Thames, as described in the local patois. There are other Safs, in Germany and Turkey and while Munich-Istanbul-Shoreditch may not quite have the same cachet as Paris-London-New York, it suits Saf, which is quirky and unique.
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Evening Standard, 16 April
Fay Maschler is full of praise for Maze Grill

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Metro, 16 April
Marina O'Loughlin is less than impressed with the décor and fish and chips at Tom's Place

Just outside Ramsgate is one of the best fish and chip shops in Britain, the Newington Fish Bar. It dishes up firm-fleshed, pearly fish that falls into fat flakes at the touch of a fork, encased in startlingly good batter that's crisp and light, like British tempura. Fat is kept at just the right temperature so that fish steams to perfection inside its batter sarcophagus, while the exterior is all glorious crunch.
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Time Out, 15 April
Guy Dimmond finds a little piece of France in Balham

Here's a surprise. As the second branch in a growing chain (the first at Battersea Reach), we'd expected simple wines and modest food at this little French brasserie. Instead, the wine list shows enthusiasm and daring from the two French owners. The list is nearly all French, but with good producers and a range of styles across prices (with plenty of interest for under £20 per bottle, and more than a dozen choices by the glass). They also have a great selection of beers, proper French ciders and dessert wines. And the menu might be short, but they do it well.
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Bloomberg, 11 April
Richard Vines likes the food but not the vibe at Bord'eaux

Baked Alaska isn't the sort of dish you generally expect these days in smart London restaurants, where ice cream is as likely to show up with mustard as in sponge cake. Yet there is something exciting and dangerous about this classic, created tableside with flaming brandy. The combination of hot and cold, and the theatricality of the presentation, might be seen as a popular precursor to the dishes of Heston Blumenthal, whose menu at the Fat Duck includes hot and iced tea in one cup.
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