Lunch with Brent Marris
Had a nice lunch yesterday with Brent Marris and Ben Glover of New Zealand's Wither hills (which I'll write up in full shortly). The three of us met at The Crazy Bear, just off Goodge street. It's an impossibly trendy sort of place (I mean this in a nice way) with wonderful decor and a Thai/Japanese-inspired menu. The food matched the ambience brilliantly. I had a mixed tempura for starter and followed this up with delicious slow roasted pork belly. Highly recommended - you can get an idea of the feel of the place by going to http://www.crazybeargroup.co.uk/ and looking up the London restaurant (they have three in all). The trendiness extends to the 'innovation' that there is no sign on the door, or above it, or anywhere - except for a small name below your feet on the doorstep.