|Duck & Waffle|
|Pitt Cue Co – Pulled Pork with mash and bone marrow gravy|
|Jason Atherton & I at Little Social|
On holiday, we ate at the number one restaurant in South Africa in 2012, The Test Kitchen by Luke Dale Roberts. One word – sensational. We also took a tour of the wine region Franschoek and ate at the restaurant on the farm La-Motte. I remember it being an absolutely gorgeous day in Cape Town that day. We were with great friends, eating great food and drinking great wine. What more could you ask for?
|The Delaunay – Banana Split|
Another firm favourite this year was Ceviche. A Peruvian restaurant serving fantastically fresh and interesting dishes. I loved the vibe and I really loved the food.
|Pollen 58 Cocktail at Social Eating House|
|The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst|
The king of the BBQ, chef Neil Rankin moved from Pitt Cue Co to John Salt in Islington earlier this year and the Sunday roast here at John Salt was another highlight for me in May.
|Story – Beetroot, Raspberry and Horseradish|
|Disco Bistro at Skate Kings Cross|
Street Feast have become well known for hosting some of the best street food festivals in London. I’ve only managed to get to one this year (poor show!) and that was Truckstop at Canary Wharf. I loved sitting on the grass with the towers of Canary Wharf looming over us and trying some of the best street food there is.
|Truck stop by Street Feast|
|Moro – Wood roasted pork with piquilo pepper sauce|
I was also invited by a friend to Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Two Michelin stars for a reason! My absolute stand out meal of 2013.
|Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – Meat Fruit|
|AD12 at T42 – Warm Chocolate soup|
|Vivat Bacchus – Cheese Room|