Piccadilly peccadilloes

Celebrating good food and bad behaviour in Piccadilly

Hurrah for the new normal

We should applaud the huge improvement in British cuisine

Exorcising a ghost

Banishing the ghosts of one's undergraduate past, and enjoying an Islington feast

Less would have been more

Giorgio Locatelli eschews faux-rusticity and makes the case for a refined Italian cuisine, but his Locanda Locatelli fails to hit the spot

Les rosbifs on vacances

La Grand'Vigne in Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte is a triumph of a restaurant

Core values

We go to great restaurants in the hope of being transported

In the lines of duty

Fashionable food spots too cool to take bookings aren't worth the queues

The Rhodes less travelled

Greek food is too often judged by the lowest common denominator, but the restaurant Mavrikos, in Lindos, is an epiphanic experience

Forget Margot — I Love Lilly

Go to Margot if you want avvocato-chic, but the real taste of Italy can still be found in Puglia

Baroque Beano

A baroque beanfeast in an Oxfordshire manor house

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"