The Gorgeous Kitchen

Heathrow Airport: Terminal 2 London TW6 1EW United Kingdom +44 7795 636840thegorgeouskitchen.com

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I’m not exactly sure I would consider this place gorgeous, but it is nicer than a Cibo Express. The service is also nice, I have to admit. And most importantly, the food is good. Damn good, actually. Fresh, clean and simple, which from what I gather is the concept here. A beauty-in-simplicity/nature, which is probably the real reason behind the name. Either that or it’s for more narcissistic reasons per the photograph above of the owners.

So simply put, the scrambled eggs with Scottish nova and grain toast are spot on delicious. Full of flavor because they start with choice ingredients that don’t need to be drown in a myriad of spices, herbs and condiments in order to get something out of it.

Even their fresh squeezed orange juice was impressive for a country not particularly well known for its citrus.

My only gripe, and it’s a small one, is that they are a bit stingy with the multigrain toast, which is pretty awesome. So be sure to ask for more or extra or both.

Not a bad way to spend a layover, I gotta say.

3 teeth

The Ivy

113 N Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 • (310) 274-8303 • theivyrestaurants.com
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The valet parking is more impressive than the restaurant, hence the reason I chose the picture above. You get to see just about every exotic sports car on the planet, as well as a guaranteed star sighting. But if it’s food you’ve come for forget it. Nothing is worth mention. So mediocre I find it shocking that Hollywood royalty still bothers to eat here when they have the means to eat at far more expensive and exclusive restaurants. I can only assume that they do it because they are narcissistic and like being seen in vehicles that cost more than most people make in a year. Or maybe it’s contractual with their agents? Maybe they just like the shopping on Robertson and no one has told them yet that Newsroom Cafe across the street is WAY better? Whatever the case, my advice to you, unless you’re hoping to photo bomb a shot of Ryan Seacrest in People Magazine, don’t eat here. You can see everything you need to see simply by walking down the sidewalk. The cars are all parked out front on the street and the celebs are all sitting outside, just on the other side of that white picket fence.

2 teeth