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Vinous Table: FYN, Cape Town, South Africa

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Neal Martin, Sep 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed FYN. I appreciated the buzz about the place. There were a couple of dishes where, with background knowledge of Japanese cuisine, I might tweak a couple of things. Still, overall, this kaiseki-Cape fusion is imaginative and, most importantly, delicious.

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Vinous Table: Mountain, London, UK

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Neal Martin, Sep 2023

When I caught wind that Anglesey-born chef Tomos Parry planned to open a new restaurant called “Mountain”, well, I could not quell my excitement.

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Vinous Table: 64 Goodge Street, London, UK

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Neal Martin, Sep 2023

Overall, 64 Goodge Street is a welcome addition to the capital’s dynamic dining scene. Prices are reasonable, and the décor is tasteful and classy. I always like an open kitchen, and the service is absolutely top-notch. A central location and tempting wine list mean that oenophiles venturing to London will enjoy its take on Gallic cuisine. Plus, of course, no need to look up the address.

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Vinous Table: Planque, London, UK

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Neal Martin, Jul 2023

Planque is a fine addition to the London dining landscape. There was a buzzy atmosphere and a satisfying feeling of dining a bit geographically off-piste in a hideaway den that only you and your mates know about.

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Vinous Table: Osteria Le Logge, Siena, Italy

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Antonio Galloni, Jun 2023

Tuscany can be challenging for dining because so many places cater to the tourist crowd, and few establishments take proper care of their wines. Readers visiting this corner of Tuscany absolutely owe themselves a visit to Osteria Le Logge. It’s the real deal.

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Vinous Table: Silo, London, UK

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Neal Martin, Jun 2023

Silo made a big impression. They are taking on the seemingly insurmountable challenge of zero waste and proving that can be achieved without compromising quality.

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Vinous Table: Noble Rot - Mayfair, London, UK

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Neal Martin, Jun 2023

Two visits to Noble Rot Mayfair will not be my last. On reflection, it might be my favorite of the trio due to the ambiance and that duck. It represents Keeling and Andrew’s most ambitious opening thus far, given the higher number of covers and the fact that Mayfair doesn’t have the footfall of Soho.

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Vinous Table: Aurora, Scotland, UK

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Neal Martin, Jun 2023

The standard of cooking at Aurora was exemplary, and with a six-course menu at £65.00 per person, you would be paying twice as much in London, perhaps more. You could probably fly up to Edinburgh and save money.

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Vinous Table: Ristorante Al Fiume, Vicenza, Italy

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Antonio Galloni, Jun 2023

Readers visiting Vicenza will want to check out Al Fiume. For its food, ambiance and warmth of hospitality, Al Fiume gets very high marks from our family.

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Vinous Table: Tuscan Dinner @ 67 Pall Mall, London, UK

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Neal Martin, May 2023

When I was invited to join a Tuscan-themed dinner in the private room at 67 Pall Mall, I eagerly accepted. I wanted to reacquaint myself with Tuscan wines and placate my palate, which was protesting that it wanted to taste anything other than Cabernet or Pinot Noir. The bottles were deeply impressive and showcased Tuscany at its best.