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The Crown, Twickenham

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts that will coincide with my new food venture with FoodiezTV. FoodiezTV is a brand new online channel dedicated to finding the best restaurants from all across the UK. Each week a different video will be posted and is the workings from one of the UK's top food critics and television folk who have backgrounds in MTV to BBC and the British Film institute.


In these posts I will be naming the best restaurant in a different area from either Twickenham, Richmond or Teddington, Barnes - basically in the Borough of Richmond. I've been visiting and writing about my favourite places to eat in the area of Richmond and London for over three years and now with FoodiezTV we will be bringing my favourite places in video format. Check out the video above.


First up was the best gastro pub in our area, and this was challenging. There are a few great gastropubs in Twickenham - St Margarets Tavern in East Twickenham are great as are some of the Fuller…

Smith and Wollensky Steakhouse, London

I'm just going to get straight to the point, this place IS expensive. With these higher end American Steakhouses like S&W and Mash, you are going to pay more but they source incredible steak, the type that the popular steak places about like Hawksmoor or Goodmans and others don't have and if you're a true steak fanatic then you'll definitely like it here, but you have to order the right steak!



Smith & Wollensky are situated close to Charing Cross station and Trafalgar Square in London and boast two large dining rooms that specialise in serving USDA Prime steak. USDA Prime is typically hard to get (even in the USA) by the average Joe because it's often quickly snapped up. It is well known for its juicy, buttery flavour and tenderness which makes it quite a superior steak. Obviously its not in the truly exquisite league of Andre Polmard's 2000 vintage Cote de Beouf, or Kawamura's Kobe from Japan, but for a special night of steak, its hard to beat.


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Charlotte's W5, Ealing

I keep hearing about Charlotte's community ethos and how they're offering folk who live in Ealing somewhere to run business meetings, perch with their laptops or celebrate special occasions - a 'Third Place' is what they're calling it. Home being first, work being second and Charlotte's being third. On first glance it seems as though Charlotte's is some sort of contemporary eating house, but come evening it is so much more and courtesy of a recommendation from @jodzew I was keen to investigate more.


Located in Dickens Yard, this old Victorian stable was almost derelict but was recently transformed to what is now a beautiful expansive industrial space. Inside it is modern, open and detailed with vintage lighting. The focal point - a huge bar presiding over colossal sized bench seating. You will feel like you are in a highchair, I'm not particularly short and even my feet were hanging off the ground. However, it is very comfortable for eating and drinkin…