Fri, 20th Sep 2019
Best Bites
The Dumbwaiter's Best Bites of the Week



Chiltern Firehouse

Breakfast at Chiltern Firehouse is always a nice way to start the day. Although still a little too chilly to enjoy their courtyard, The Dumbwaiter ended his week with a decent eggs Florentine and oat milk latte at the Marylebone hotel.

The Dumbwaiter was honoured to have been invited to a lunch in the Fortnum's board room last week to remember the late Sir Terry Wogan. Ewan Venters and Mark Wogan hosted the lunch that started with Irish smoked salmon and Richard Corrigan's soda bread followed by beef and foie gras.


Jackson Boxer has opened his third restaurant in London - Orasay being the latest in Notting Hill. The Dumbwaiter was lucky enough to be invited to a special dinner hosted by L'Orbe caviar vodka. Guests sipped on the special vodka while enjoying a meal cooked by Boxer that included this scallop and caviar dish.

An important addition to the Leeds dining scene since it opened in 2017, HOME has been firmly on Lazy Susan’s radar and this week she headed north to try it. Though the restaurant from Liz Cottam (MasterChef semi-finalist) and Mark Owens (previously of the Box Tree, Ilkley) is a fine-dining affair, with a 10-course tasting menu only, the style in which guests are hosted is entirely without pretension. After being welcomed like a friend by Liz, to her chic living room, Lazy Susan relaxed into things with champagne and snacks before heading next door and into the capable hands of the front of house team. Liz recently caught up with the CODE Careers team to chat through her journey so far.

The Canton Arms
The Dumbwaiter is no stranger to the Canton Arms, but somehow had never tried their legendary sharing dishes from the blackboard. The seven-hour shoulder of salt mash lamb is for five (-ish) and served with a whole potato and olive oil gratin – both as simply wonderful as they read. Needless to say, it did four comfortably, and Monday’s lunch was all the better for the leftovers, of which there were plenty to go around.

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