T.E.D. Restaurant, Kings Cross, London

In a word: Delicious
Food:  Really tasty dishes with a focus on seasonal, local and ethically sourced produce. Deservedly in Opentable’s top 100 restaurants in the UK for 2014
Service:  Effective although a little bit stretched at time
Presentation:  Nice simple décor, great colour palette, with pretty things to catch your eye. Simple unfussy food styling
Ambience:  When it’s busy, it’s really buzzy…great for a boozy supper with friends, not so for a romantic meal for two where you struggle to hear each other talk
Location:  A 3 minute walk from Kings Cross station.  The restaurant helping to lift the reputation of Caledonian Road, the southern end at least!
Value for money: Not too bad at just under £40 a head for two courses of really delicious food and a glass of wine. However, I’m still miffed at paying £14 for an entrée-sized Winter Salad, which has left an unpleasant taste in my mind
Worth a visit?:  Yes, for the delicious local and ethically sourced food and booze, just chose wisely!

TED Restaurant at the King’s Cross end of Caledonian Road is a great new-ish offering in the centre of town. Caledonian Road doesn’t have the greatest of reputations food-wise, however, It’s just a stones throw from King’s Cross station and on the better end of the road where cute little café’s have been popping up in recent years; Drink, Shop, Do and Pattern Cafe.

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The Organic Foods & Café, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

In a word:  Uninspiring
Food:  Pizzas are good, but I’ve not eaten anything else there that left a lasting impression
Service:  Pretty good, to Dubai standard
Presentation:   Food-wise fine, deco-wise think Swedish sauna!
Ambience:  Lacking
Location:  Convenient for a bite to eat pre or post shopping at the store
Value for money:  Good, well priced meals for organic food
Worth a visit?:  If you’re hungry whilst you’re shopping then yes, but I’m really not sure it’s worth the effort otherwise.  Memorable for all the wrong reasons – eating in a sauna!

This is another one of those eateries that I think I should rate more highly than I currently do!  I’m drawn to organic wholefoods, yet I’ve only ever eaten at Organic Foods & Café a handful of times and never been blown away by either the food or the setting.

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