London

Fifteen Restaurant in London

Recently, I was in the Trattoria area of Fifteen for a lunch meeting. I love the vibe in this place, it’s rustic without being pretentious. The open kitchen is the first thing you see upon arrival, and that really says it all about the ethos behind this place. The chefs are the stars after all. They serve a variety of antipasti, patas, as well as smaller main meals, and larger ones.

Sitting with the Jamie Oliver Team meant that I could ask about what was really good and get a well informed answer. Each of them swore by all the pastas, so that was it for me!

I chose the thick Linguini carbonara with guanciale, marjoram, free range egg, garlic and parmesan. It was a small size (and to be honest I think you would really have to push to get a large in!) and perfect for me. I loved the fresh pasta and the balance of flavour in a dish that can often miss the mark.
I would definitely be keen to return and try out the downstairs dining area that is more formal in style, and pair that with the dinner menu to get the full experience.

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London

Recipease in Battersea

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This is a great concept store from a great ethos. The basic gist is learn to cook, but this isn’t your average cooking school, in fact there’s nothing average about it.
They have cleverly created a DIY centre, from ingredients, to specialised cooking tools, to lessons, you can walk in a novice and leave with what is essentially Jamie’s kitchen.


Originally that was the extent of Recipease’s offerings, however they have no included a great menu and employed some pretty flash barisitas, so you can sit around and watch the action happen in the central kitchen station. The breakfast menu was perfect- home style rustic favorites, made with chunky offerings of hand cut ham and crumbling cheese… decadent beauty if your asking!

Their classes are hugely popular (check out knife skills) so you will need to book in advance. Expect to have a laugh, be engaged and have a sit down meal, all for a reasonable cost (ps they do date nights too- think blind date makes you dinner under supervised circumstances!).

Eggs and salmon

One visit alone has me addicted to the chilli jam, and the bread board rustic style, I’ll be back again very soon.

Check out my review of Recipease – I am rachelle_thompson – on Qype

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