When Jones told me to book anywhere I wanted for my birthday, I was excited and panicked in equal measure. My list of places to try gets longer by the day and shows no sign of slowing, with new restaurants opening, it feels almost daily, in London. A long stander on my list was Restaurant … More Story, a very happy ending, restaurant review.
There is nothing quite like the feeling of stepping out of the airport and feeling the sun on your face and, unfortunately, my arrival in Mallorca was nothing like that. A picked me up from the airport, he and M having arrived the night before, and we set off into Palma for a spot of lunch, before heading to our home … More TOC, Palma Mallorca, restaurant review
IW and I first met on our first day at university, where we had both managed not only to turn up for the wrong class but to sit next to each other. That level of idiocy demands a friendship for life and so it has. When she arrived from Glasgow on Saturday, the first thing I … More Suvlaki, Greek goes East, restaurant review
If I am very lucky, once a year, the stars align and I find myself at dinner with two of my oldest friends. Last week, I got very lucky. M flew in from HK and N made the easier, but infinitely less glamorous, journey from Guilford. What never fails to amaze is the way we slip straight … More Bar Douro, restaurant review, London
Is it worth the hype? That’s the big question. Well yes and no. It’s a strange fit, for a bar like Dead Rabbit, in the stuffy, formal establishment that is Claridges. We didn’t have a booking but were able to walk in on Friday afternoon before the afterwork crowds. The space itself is fun, … More Dead Rabbit pop up at Claridges, London
T and I were long overdue a girl date, partly because I'd had to travel for work and had to postpone and partly, well, life! With me in the US, T was given responsibility for booking brunch, so we picked a restaurant and she booked. Except she didn't, she went renegade and booked somewhere entirely different, … More Hotbox, a bloody boozy brunch, restaurant review.
Last week, my day job took me to New York and, after experiencing my first ever baseball game at the Yankee’s stadium, JK and I headed to Sparks for dinner. Sparks is something of a New York institution, having been around since 1966. It features on almost every list of best steak house in New … More Sparks, old school dining, New York
When you are both massive foodies, each with your own list, the biggest problem can be agreeing on where to go. Luckily, Big J and I were in immediate agreement when he suggested Rok, the Scandinavian smoke house. Originally, we booked the Shoreditch restaurant, but an email offering 25% off, due to the Islington branch … More Rok, Scandinavian smokehouse, London
Last weekend, I stayed with A and M. We spent Saturday in our Pjs eating sourdough toast, watching Saturday Kitchen and, at some point, we opened the Prosecco. Eventually, we showered and got dressed because we had a reservation at Bulrush. I had been excited about this for months. Bulrush is hidden in Cotham, terribly … More Bulrush, a long distance love affair, restaurant review, Bristol
At Christmas, my sister always buys a bottle of Chambord for us to add to our processco making it, I now know, not a Kir Royale but a Chambord Royale. And so, when the Little Bat Bar in Islington emailed me about Chambord #tastingtuesday, I signed up immediately. Little Bat Bar comes from the same … More Little Bat Bar, #tastingTuesday, Chambord