Richard Bagnold MBA MA PGCE was born and bred in London and has travelled extensively in the UK and overseas.
From an early age he's been interested in fine food. Now he's one of the very few people – if not the only person – to have visited and reviewed every Michelin starred restaurant in the UK.
London, United Kingdom
Founder & MD
On recommendation of contacts, this was another place tried in the evening context and although I was surprised about the absence of any atmosphere or charm (the restaurant is set within a shopping mall andalmost feels a bit like one inside), there were some very satisfying Asian dishes here that were easily superior to anything you would not normally... More
Happy Chappy is a delivery service for Chinese food in Bali with their flagship restaurant itself located in Seminyak. Thankfully this option turned out to be very good for a Dim Sum brunch (only served on Sundays) as the highlight of the week which we did and showed a good array of fried and steamed options brought to the table. Most notible were... More
I am sucker for Anthony Bourdain as he is one of my primary food compasses whenever I go to a new environment so it made absolutely no sense whatsoever to not come to Bali and not do this venue which Bourdain had some of the finest pig produce ever. This turned out to being the third installment of the Ibu Oka brand in Ubud, Bali. Same format, just... More
This was undeniably the nicest restaurant of four that I visited on my trip to Bali. There is vegetation everywhere to decorate a snazzy restaurant with a delightful garden terrace dining area as well. The food explosions of the braised and pulled lamb with garlic and chilli to go in the perfectly fluffy pancake with a sweet sesame sauce was superb... More
Gilbey’s is a Michelin recommended restaurant (as at 2017) in Windsor with a front room that simply looks inviting by its front bar with a conservatory dining room in the back. Evidently popular for post-work de-stressing occasions and the odd family gathering, business was thriving on the Thursday evening visited. The food was generally comforting... More
Newly opened as of 2016, Aquavit is a huge, open and swish Scandanavian restaurant in the adjoining space between Haymarket and its parallel neighbour, Regent Street. The fortés of Aquavit for me were some simple things done well, an affordable set menu and pleasantly designed interior…as well as the fun of having to do shots at brunch as it’s... More
Casamia is a swish-looking restaurant serving modern dishes in a newly furbished design (having made a moved from Westbury in early 2017). As at time of writing it is one of two Michelin starred restaurants in Bristol and I very much enjoyed the location, look and feel of this restaurant with the tables being afforded ample space between each other... More
The Checkers certainly has its charm. As a former 1600s coaching inn, the décor inside has a rustic homliness about it, enhanced by being family run. The simple, French dishes were pleasant enough, but I was surprised on the overall struggle it seemed to be for the team to deliver the one, tasting menu for the restaurant that still had some tables... More
A very small restaurant in North Wales run by a husband and wife team only, this was a lovely place to visit as I felt immediately in very caring hands. Sosban got its got its Michelin star in 2016 and is now booked up for the rest of 2017 according to their Twitter feed, meaning fingers crossed of cancellations for the rest of 2017 should you wish... More
Opened in early 17, Anne-Sophie Pic has ventured from her 3 Michelin starred restaurant of Maison Pic to lead the main kitchen at the newly opened Four Seasons hotel in Trinity Gardens (just opposite The Tower of London). A grand hotel indeed (formerly an old governmental accounting building) with a very impressive rotunda for drinks and casual... More