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Italian/ Napoli/ Restaurant Reviews/ Restaurants/ Reviews

Il Comandante, Napoli Review

September 12, 2015

Fish. Fishy fish in Napoli, the challenge of finding good food as a first-time tourist and a review of the michelin starred Il Comandante. Restaurant: Il Comandante Chef: Salvatore Bianco Location: Romeo Hotel, Napoli Cost: 300 Euro for 2 tasting menus & a bottle of wine * service. Jelly Good Food Rating: 5.5/10 Here is a first world problem that’s become a regular feature on Jelly holidays – we start…

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Italian/ Jelly Hall of Fame/ Restaurant Reviews/ Restaurants/ Reviews/ Rome/ Rome

Pipero Al Rex, Rome Review

September 8, 2015

Restaurant: Pipero Al Rex Patron & Sommelier: Alessandro Pipero Chef: Luciano Monosilio Location: Rome, Italy (Via Torino) Cost: 300 Euro for 2 – tasting menu, wine flights & service Jelly Good Food Rating: 9.4/10 It took a trip to Rome to for Jellygoodfood to reawaken. I’m writing this from a rooftop bar in Palermo, Sicily, still thinking about the meal that was so good it made me want to write about…

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Events/ Featured/ News/ Special Ingredients/Products

The Last Meat Auction

January 25, 2014

As Smithfield market faces redevelopment, another London tradition passes One of the reasons why London is the best city in the world is that its store of secrets and quirks never runs dry.   One such secret, steeped in centuries of history is Smithfield market’s annual Christmas Eve meat auction. Greg Lawrence of Harts Burtchers has been hosting the event for the last 30 years out of Hart’s premises on the…

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10 min/ Recipes

Easy-peasy yummy brunch idea

March 19, 2013

Very simple and quick brunch suggestion. Ingredients: Croissant (just baked from frozen, or fresh ones if you can be bothered to go outside and retrieve these) Bacon slice, trimmed Mushrooms –  chopped and fried Cheddar (to melt on top) Fresh ground pepper Method: Compile ingredients on top of each other Stick under the grill to melt the cheese. Done! Not too original, but definitely awesome.  Consume with a good coffee and the person you…

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Dinner with friends

Alternative Christmas Lunch Menu and Traditional Boxing Day Menu

December 16, 2012

  Our culinary vision for this Christmas is as follows: We want this Christmas to be truly memorable and delicious, show off our cooking skills to our families, surprise them with a few inventive dishes yet still please and fatten up everyone (incl. the traditionalists amongst our guests).  For bonus points we would quite like to remain sane and enjoy the festive season. Christmas Eve Dinner (for 6, after a hectic day of…

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London/ Restaurant Reviews/ Restaurants/ Reviews/ UK

November 24, 2012

Restaurant:  Le Pont de la Tour Location: The Butlers Wharf Building, 36d Shad Thames Zagat Food Score: 23/30 Jelly Good Food Score: 4/10 Ambiance: Prim and old-school posh This was lunch on a whim in cold wet November.  We spotted the place on our way to the Design Museum – you walk past their kitchen windows to get there – the bakery kitchen window, the wine shop window and so forth – it all does…

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American/ Jelly Hall of Fame/ London/ Restaurant Reviews/ Restaurants/ Reviews/ Soho

MASH London Review

November 23, 2012

Restaurant: MASH (Modern American Steak House) Location: Soho Price: plan at least £60/person, more if you are curious/hungry Jelly Good Food Score: 10/10 Mash is a steaklover’s dream come true and veggie-vegan’s hell. We were lucky enough to come here during Mash’s opening week, and even arriving for an early table (5pm, J kindly booked us in before a night-time photography class I signed us up for) we saw  wanna-be…

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Dinner with friends/ Paris/ Reviews/ Uncategorized

Derriere Review, Paris

September 29, 2012

Restaurant: Derriere Location: 69, rue des Gravilliers, Paris (3rd) Zagat Food Score: 15/30 Jelly Good Food Score: 7.5/10 Ambiance: Hipsterville Interesting fact: a creation of Mourad Mazouz (Momo, Sketch, 404) Le Review Dinner with friends during a weekend trip to Paris. Walking through a discreet archway off rue des Gravillers, you are stepping inside a portal transporting you into a micro universe that is restaurant Derriere.  You will then find yourself in…

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American/ Dinner with friends/ Fitzrovia/ London/ Restaurants/ Reviews/ Snacks/ UK/ Uncategorized/ £10 and under/ £15 and under

Bubbledogs Review

September 2, 2012

Restaurant: Bubbledogs Cuisine: American Location: Fitzrovia The bill: £26 per person, but depends  on which Champagne you order! Chef: James Knappett Ambiance: Crowded, cosy, log-cabin-esque Jelly Good Food Rating: 7/10 Le Review: Fast food week!  9pm Friday night we made it to Bubbledogs, their third night after opening, together with a large group of friends (they only take bookings if you are 6 or more, and we didn’t fancy queuing). The concept is…

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Camden/ London/ Snacks/ Uncategorized/ £15 and under

Dirty Burger, Kentish Town

September 1, 2012

Restaurant: Dirty Burger Cuisine: American Location: Highgate/Kentish Town The bill: £27 total  including beers Ambiance: “Rustic Grunge” Jelly Good Food Rating: 7/10 Le Review: London’s lusty affair with trendy-no-frills burger joints continues.  Thursday night, on the way home from work, Jelly visited Dirty Burger, which is just behind Pizza East, Kentish town.  The venue is certainly a bit dirty: basically its a small metal shack between Pizza East and the…

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Fitzrovia/ Jelly Hall of Fame/ London/ Restaurants/ Reviews

Roka, Charlotte Street – creative Japanese

August 28, 2012

Restaurant: Roka Location: Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia Zagat Food Score: 26 / 30 Jelly Good Food Score: 10/10 On this occasion Jelly really lucked out!  A trip to Roka for Saturday night dinner together with two of their most popular staff – Karolina –  one of Roka’s most seasoned waitresses and her other half Ben – Roka’s Head Sommelier. Before this trip I was a committed Roka convert already, however J was a Roka…

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Covent Garden/ Jelly Hall of Fame/ London/ Soho

Paramount, Centre Point – London highs

July 18, 2012

  Restaurant: Paramount Cuisine: European Location: Center Point, near Tottenham Court Road, London The bill: £28 + Service, 3 courses and glass of wine, toptable deal. Ambiance: “Special occasion” Jelly Good Food Rating: 9/10     Le Review Jelly went here with work friends, for an impromptu Friday lunch, inspired by a Toptable deal, which promised 3 courses and a glass of wine for £28. Having never been before, I…

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