Previously on The Blog About Nothing... in London!

  • lookingglass Tea Time
    Fashionista Afternoon Tea
  • jsheekey J Sheekey
    Oyster Bar in London
  • alboccondivino Al Boccon Di'Vino
    A Real Italian Feast
  • donostia Donostia
    Basque Cuisine in Marylebone
  • petersyard Coffee Time in Edinburgh
    Peter's Yard
  • bibis Bibi's Bakery
    Cakes, Cupcakes, and Macaroons
  • byronronaldo Burger Time
    Byron's new special
  • angelsbagpipes Angels With Bagpipes
    Scottish Cuisine
  • burgerbear Burger Bear
    A great Burger in Town
  • kilimanjaro Coffee Time in Edinburgh
  • gastronomica Gastronomica
    Italian Deli in Borough Market
  • wellington Coffee Time in Edinburgh
    Wellington Coffee
  • cairngorm Coffee Time in Edinburgh
  • doughnuts Doughnuts
    A Guide for the Best Ones in London
  • timberyard Coffee Time
  • edinburghlarder Edinburgh Larder
    Simple but Tasty Breakfast
  • santori Santori
    Another Great Neapolitan Pizza

Argentine Steakhouse Time

Elaine is down there causing all kinds of commotion. Somehow she got a hold of his recipes and she says she's going to drive him out of business! The Soup Nazi said that now that his recipes are out, he's not going to make anymore soup! He's moving out of the country, moving to Argentina! No more soup, Jerry! No more soup for any of us!
Newman (Seinfeld episode "The Soup Nazi")

We were looking to eat dinner the other day in the borough and decided to try our local branch of Buenos Aires. Similar and from the same chain of the one in Wimbledon, with most of the staff dominated by friendly Argentines, a big place, big wall full of Argentine Wine, and a fully booked place, good for us we could squeeze in the bar on a busy Saturday night.

Great Argentinean Ribeye
We got for starters the spicy chorizo and the black pudding or morcilla. Both were nice but the chorizo was excellent, nice heat of the spicy sausage. Finally as you imagine you have to have the steak. I got this time the Rib Eye. It was outstanding, perfectly cooked and rest. Great quality of Argentine beef.

A nice place with friendly service and great steaks, it took a while to get the food but it was worth the wait.

Buenos Aires
T: 020 8747 8772
Argentine Steakhouse
Approx Damage: £30pp
Area: Chiswick
Borough: Hounslow
Twitter: barestaurantuk
Buenos Aires on Urbanspoon Square Meal

A Fashion Afternoon Tea

Your tea is ready now. This will solve your so-called tonsil problem. It's a special concoction. It contains cramp bark
Tor (Seinfeld episode “The Heart Attack”)

There are different themed afternoon teas in London but probably none like the one in The Berkeley. The Pret-a-Portea Afternoon Tea in their Caramel Room is perfect for every fashion aficionados. 

Tea Time
All the cakes and sweet treats are amazing, they are inspired with fashion creations from Oscar De La Renta, Miu Miu, and Christian Louboutin fashion creations. Finger sandwiches are really nice, also the rest of the savoury treats specially the goat cheese and beetroot mouse that is amazing.

The Full Afternoon Tea
Sweet time
Attention to detail, clever, and elegant execution.

The Berkeley
T: 020 7107 8866
Afternoon Tea
Approx Damage: £46pp
Area: Knightsbridge
Borough: City of Westminster
Twitter: TheBerkeley
The Caramel Room on Urbanspoon Square Meal

Finding an Oyster in Leicester Square

I met this lawyer, we went out to dinner, I had the lobster bisque, we went back to my place, yada yada yada, I never heard from him again 
Elaine Benes (Seinfeld episode “The Yada Yada”) 

When I talk about an Oyster is not about the tube but the J Sheekey Oyster Bar. Sophisticated seafood and oyster bar in opened in 2008 in Leicester Square. Upscale, modern, Jazz atmosphere, and good service. 

The bar
We got some fresh selection of oysters including fines de Claire, tempura, and Jersey rock. All really fresh and nice, but the tempura is the way to go, it was incredible. 

Tempura Oysters
Later we got a sweet corn soup with a lobster roll and also the crab bisque. I would avoid the sweet corn soup, it was nice but the roll was disrespectful, almost no lobster in it, and the size of an amuse bouche. On the other side, the crab bisque was really intense and nice with deep flavours. 

Bass Ceviche
Keeping up we got a superb bass ceviche, nice spicy punch from the jalapeño really lovely creamy touch of the avocado, and nice crispy plantain crisps. Finally the sautéed octopus, it was the best of the night, fresh, great flavours, and a twist of paprika. 

Tapas portions, overall nice and fresh seafood well executed. During July they will be celebrating the lobster festival with some additional lobster based dishes on the menu.

J Sheekey
T: 020 7240 2565
Approx Damage: £45pp
Area: Leicester Square
Borough: City of Westminster
Twitter: CapriceHoldings
J Sheekey on Urbanspoon Square Meal

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