John Mitchinson

John Mitchinson

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The Dean Street Townhouse

Achieving greatness in the hospitality industry is all about being able to spot what people really want before they do themselves. By this measure,...

Barrafina

Where do you stand on queuing? It is after all, one of the things that marks us Brits out, like not talking to one another on public transport or...

Bocca di Lupo

Bocca di Lupo is housed in the building which once boasted Charlie Chester’s landmark, neon-bedecked casino in a Soho thoroughfare that otherwise...

Hakkasan

The legendary American TV host Dick Cavett had a great line about eating in a German-Chinese restaurant: ‘The food is delicious. The only problem is...

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

T.S. Eliot was surely wrong when he wrote that April was the cruellest month; we all know it’s February. That’s why our medieval forebears kept the...

Scott's

For all the gossip and column inches that our celebrity culture generates, there’s precious little glamour left in modern life. That’s why Scott’s of...

The Ivy Club

Glamour’s a hard word to define. ‘To cast a glamor’ was an old Scottish phrase for putting a spell on someone and something of magical quality still...

The Providores & Tapa Room

It’s odd what strikes a man as a dish of food is presented to him. I was sitting in the airy, white upstairs room of Providores in Marylebone High...
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