Vinoteca Locals Evening

Barbican and other local residents and businesses may be interested in the following invitation from Vinoteca restaurant and wine shop in St John Street close to Smithfield market.  This follows on from a recent light face uplift for the popular venue. On behalf of the team at Vinoteca Farringdon (7 St John Street, EC1M 4AA), I’m delighted to invite you and a guest to an exclusive event on Monday 13th July (6:30 – 7:30pm). The event is open to residents and local businesses in the Barbican, Farringdon and Clerkenwell. Pop down to enjoy a glass of wine and taste a selection of dishes … [Read more...]

Review: Club Gascon, West Smithfield

Well what can one say about Club Gascon which hasn’t been said by reviewers before.  It provides a gastronomic experience, though not necessarily to everyone’s taste, courtesy of top chef Pascal Aussignac who is an expert at blending and matching ingredients to whet one’s tastebuds.  As such it is one of three Michelin starred restaurants in the Clerkenwell/Smithfield area (the others being North Road and St. John) having maintained this culinary accolade since 2002.  Reviews by perhaps more gastronomically experienced critics than the writer are almost overwhelmingly extremely … [Read more...]

The Grill on the Market, West Smithfield.

Simplicity with a bit more personal choice & the sizeable wine list has something for everyone.   The Grill on the Market (formerly Smithfield Bar and Grill – and before that The Living Room) has been refurbished again, but is still managed by the same company and the layout is pretty well unchanged with entry through a large bar area (the restaurant menu is available in the bar too, but there is no specific bar menu), and then up into a fairly spacious, but windowless, restaurant area. Visiting at a lunch time, my starter of seared foie gras (£10) comes pleasantly presented … [Read more...]