Tag Archives: Food

September 12

Enjoy a luxury champagne afternoon tea at Surrey’s Great Fosters Hotel

Today 5 things enjoyed a champagne afternoon tea at Great Fosters Hotel in Surrey. Great Fosters Hotel is a grade one listed building set amongst 50 acres of gardens and parkland. Here are five things about the experience One Warm fabric covered walls with wood beamed ceiling and magnificent stone fireplace with carved oak feature above […]

July 21

5. Dine at P.F. Chang’s London from August 3rd – Great Newport Street

P. F. Chang’s brings dramatic new Asian Table concept to London  P.F. Chang’s is bringing a new dining concept to London that will revolutionise Asian food and according to the experts will change the dumpling game in London for ever!  This is a new asian dining concept crossing the Atlantic by P.F. Chang’s which will strip […]

July 19

5 things to do today at The Willow Health Restaurant & Bar Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

The Willow Restaurant & Bar recently treated us to lunch at their fantastic restaurant in Kingston-upon-Thames. The Willow is a fine restaurant serving the highest quality and nutrient dense food we have had the pleasure of eating. All food and drink served are carefully thought about to suit the health conscious diner. If you really […]

July 03

Go to the rum festival at the Jam Tree in Clapham, London

The Jam Tree’s Rum Festival  Join us this July at The Jam Tree Clapham as we celebrate the best rums the world has to offer! Indulge in our specially created cocktails, available throughout the month & for the month of July only. We’ll be kicking off the festivities with a special Bottomless Brunch on Saturday 1st July, where guests […]

July 03

Try the tennis ball dessert from Tom’s Kitchen, Canary Wharf (available 3rd-16th July)

Tom’s Kitchen  A delicious summery combination of Strawberry pannacotta, fresh strawberries, Chantilly cream, meringue, and strawberry foam (£10), the dessert provides the perfect foodie celebration of the world’s greatest tennis tournament.

June 27

Try out the stunning new menu at Thai Square, Putney

It was voted as having the third best restaurant view in the UK, now acclaimed south west London favourite Thai Square is delighted to announce the launch of a new menu of innovative dishes to complement its stunning views. Packed with aromatic flavours and exquisitely presented on specially commissioned handcrafted plates, the collection has been […]

June 27

Tips for Creating Chocolate Treats at Home – Bohemia Bar & Restaurant, Jersey

From delicate truffles to crunchy chocolate biscuits, cocoa-centric treats are the ultimate guilty pleasure. While chocolate cakes, mousses and cheesecakes are common dinner party desserts, cooking with cocoa is notoriously tricky and remains a skill many of us are yet to fully master. Fortunately, for those tired of reluctantly pouring away thick, lumpy bowls of […]

June 14

Father’s Day Ultimate Meat Lovers Masterclass at Newly Launched Boxcar Marylebone

Boxcar Butcher & Grill (www.boxcar.co.uk) an exciting new independent butchery-to-cooking concept, which launched on New Quebec Street early this month, is hosting the ultimate event for meat lovers with a special in-depth Butchery Masterclass to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 18th June 12:00pm. Ideal for any meat loving Father, guests will learn how to butcher […]

June 13

New Japanese rooftop restaurant and bar in Leeds to open – Issho

On Wednesday 21st June, restaurant group D&D London will open a brand new rooftop restaurant in the high-end shopping destination of Victoria Gate in Leeds. Issho (meaning ‘together’ in Japanese) will offer authentic Japanese cuisine in a sophisticated and refined setting, which comprises of a rooftop bar, restaurant space and outdoor terrace. The restaurant will […]

June 08

Try the new Summer Kitchen Garden menu at the Blue Boar Restaurant in Conrad London St James

Created by Executive Chef, Michael Riordan, the dishes are bursting with colours, flavours and ingredients found and grown in the typical British garden – weather permitting! Highlights include Asparagus and duck egg with Wye Valley asparagus and flat leaf parsley butter and the Yorkshire Lamb with pea shoot accompanied by pea and ricotta tortellini.  The […]

May 17

Try out the new pre-theatre menu at Flat before going to an opera in Holland Park

FLAT THREE’S NEW PRE-THEATRE MENU SET TO GET TOP BILLING THIS SUMMER! Music may be the food of love, but acclaimed west London restaurant Flat Three has announced a rather more substantial offering to tie in with Holland Park Opera’s 2017 Season that this year runs from 1st June until 29th July. Inspired by the […]

May 09

Indulge in the ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ Cocktail at the Sofitel London St James Hotel

To celebrate RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, Edgerton Pink Gin have partnered with the talented bar team at the St James Bar, located within the Sofitel London St James Hotel, to create the aromatic ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ cocktail.  For the month of May only, visitors to the Sofitel London St James can enjoy the cocktail with […]

May 05

Eat Grubs with edible insect restaurant pop-up – 28th May

On 28th May, Eat Grub are teaming up with our chef, Seb Holmes (founder of acclaimed Thai pop up Farang), to bring you a taste of some delicious Thai-inspired insect dishes. You’ll be able to try a range of tasty insects in some exciting recipes created especially for the event! You’ll find them at San […]

May 03

Have Sexy Brunch at Sexy Fish, Mayfair

Sexy Fish gear up to launch Sexy Brunch from Sunday 7th May Sexy Fish confirms that Sunday is now officially the coolest day to party with the launch of Sexy Brunch. The much talked about Asian-inspired restaurant in Berkeley Square, Mayfair will launch its first ever weekly Sexy Brunch on Sunday, 7 May complete with […]

April 11

Stay at the Brooklands Hotel for afternoon tea and spa

The Brooklands hotel is modern and smart. The Spa is out of this world and feels like the ultimate in luxury. Enjoy a sophisticated cocktail in the bar after a massage and relax in the hot tub.

March 21

5 things tries out Vintwined – Unique fine wines married with perfect food pairings

Last weekend 5 things had the privilege of sampling the ‘This is English’ food and wine event by new company Vintwined. The event held at Stepney City Farm. Vintwined was founded by businessman and wine expert Neil Deacon in 2016.   One Arrive at your venue and sit at your table. These are pop-up events […]

March 15

FIVE DELICIOUS THINGS TO FEAST ON AT BORD BIA’S TRAFALGAR SQUARE IRISH STREET FOOD MARKET (Sunday 19th March, 12-6pm)

ONE IRISH STEW AND WRAPS COOKED ON LIVE FIRE John Relihan, one of Jamie Oliver’s original ‘Fifteen’ chefs, will be cooking on ‘live fire’ to tempt the crowds with slow-cooked Irish beef stew and smoked Irish pulled pork wraps, served with BBQ sauce and slaw. Slow cooked Irish brisket will also available, courtesy of Salt […]

March 15

5 THINGS TO COOK THIS ST PATRICK’S DAY, WITH FIVE QUALITY IRISH INGREDIENTS

In honour of St Patrick’s Day, Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has teamed up with five of the country’s top chefs to celebrate the quality and diversity of five key Irish ingredients: Irish beef, Irish salmon, Irish oysters, Irish blue cheese and Irish cheddar. ONE COOK A FANTASTIC IRISH STEAK TARTARE  Simon Lamont – […]

March 15

5 Things you’ll love about a Butchery Masterclass at Macellaio RC

Macellaio RC Union street launch Butchery Masterclasses in honour of National Butcher’s Week. One Learning about the unique Fassona beef that is favoured by the Macellaio RC kitchens, which due to the hypertrophic muscle growth among the cows, is extraordinarily low in fat and cholesterol as well as being extremely tender. Two Getting an exclusive […]

March 09

Try out the Japanese inspired afternoon tea at Sosharu, London

One Jason Atherton’s Japanese izakaya-style restaurant, Sosharu, has launched a new afternoon tea menu inspired by the iconic wagashi (confectionery) and tea ceremony traditions of Japan. Developed by executive pastry chef, Emily Argent, the menu comprises a selection of sweet and savoury dishes, alongside unique tea blends and specially designed cocktails. Two Available Monday-Saturday from […]

February 14

Dine with your dog at M Victoria St, London

M VICTORIA ST’S SIX LEGS BRUNCH GIVES US ALL PAWS FOR THOUGHT It’s official. The world is becoming more and more dog-friendly. Many airlines will now let your canine companion travel beside you in the cabin, while an increasing number of hotels allow pets. Not to mention the dog cafes that are springing up everywhere. […]

January 31

Dine on the R.S Hispaniola, Victoria Embankment, London

Review by  Milly Edgerley The R.S. Hispaniola may be the most romantic place I’ve ever had dinner. And that’s not a small claim in a city that boasts fairy lit bistro’s and rooftop restaurants aplenty. However this really won the prize; boasting views of the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament all […]

January 15

Beat Blue Monday at Bunga Bunga Battersea with £1 Pizza on the 16th January

Blue Monday is almost upon us, and what better way to beat it than at Bunga Bunga with £1 pizza! On 16 January, the eatery is offering £1 pizzas to all diners who purchase another item from the menu or a drink. Bunga Bunga was launched in 2011 by dynamic duo Duncan Stirling and Charlie […]

January 15

Buy Waitrose frozen croissants with Charentes butter 

These Waitrose croissants only take 18 minutes in the oven before they are ready. Your eyes will be glued to the glass whilst you watch them rise and brown. 

January 14

Start the day with a bacon scramble at Madi Deli in East Molesey

Madi Deli serves super healthy food all day long. This breakfast is popular and won’t make you feel as drained as a full English fry up.  Madi Deli is a short walk from Hampton Court. 

January 07

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017 “YEAR OF THE ROOSTER” AT ROYAL CHINA – Don’t forget to open your red envelope!

28 January 2017 marks the start of the Year of the Rooster. To celebrate the occasion, Royal China Restaurants across London will give each table a special red envelope, with some of the envelopes within each restaurant revealing a special gift. Each “lei see”, as they are pronounced in Cantonese, will offer a fortune message; […]

January 05

If you are a mum to be then try VOGA™ MAMA at Coq d’Argent restaurant

London-born fitness movement VOGA™ launches for mums-to-be at Coq d’Argent To kick off the New Year, City restaurant Coq d’Argent is teaming up with House of Voga to host monthly VOGA MAMA classes. Designed by Juliet Murrell, creator of the fashion-meets-fitness movement VOGA™, this new special class allows mums-to-be to enjoy all the benefits of […]

January 03

Celebrate Burns Night at Lancaster London

Once the New Year celebrations are officially over, we’ll be discarding our Champagne flutes and replacing them with a wee dram in the run up to Burns Night. The annual Scottish celebration will be returning on Wednesday 25 January 2017. To celebrate the occasion, Lancaster London is offering an exclusive Burns Night set menu at […]

January 03

Try the new Chi Kitchen’s Special ‘Tai Chi’ January Menu on Oxford Street – filled with super-food ingrediants

Kick start 2017 at Chi Kitchen with a special ‘Tai Chi’ menu featuring a selection of health-conscious, pan-Asian dishes, available 2nd – 22nd January 2017. MasterChef 2014 winner Ping Coombes is the Executive Chef at Chi Kitchen, and to celebrate the start of a New Year, she has created an exclusive menu for January which […]

November 19

Dine this Christmas at Sopwell Georgian Country House, St Albans

The festive season is certainly a ‘claus’ for celebration! Sopwell House has a wide range of Christmassy dining options available from 1 December 2016 through to Christmas Day. Christmas Party Nights Throughout December, Sopwell House is hosting Christmas Joiner Party Nights – the ideal way to celebrate the festive season with friends or work colleagues. […]

November 16

5 things to do today on Wednesday 16th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Take part in the soft launch with Bianco43 Italian restaurant group. They are opening a new branch in Croydon and between 21st and 23rd of November there will be 50% off all food at lunch and dinner. Have you been watching ‘I’m A Celebrity’, yelling at the screen “come on Carol, […]

November 14

5 things to do on Monday 14th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Book to see Manchester’s first pantomime in the Northern Quarter – Will Whittington and his Cat. A panto for all ages. Have a stay at Manchester’s Hotel Gotham. This city centre hotel has just been named the world’s best new hotel at the world boutique hotel awards. Please see our review […]

November 13

5 things to do on Sunday 13th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Book to see Jenny Eclair at the Royal Festival Hall – Jenny’s new tour is called ‘How to be a middle aged woman (without going insane)’. Dine at Lotus fine dining Indian restaurant – see our review here. This is one of the finest Indian restaurants in London. Download the new […]

November 09

5 things tries out the new Winter menu at Lotus fine dining Indian restaurant, Charing Cross

Lotus restaurant is a fine dining restaurant a stone throw from some of London’s major attractions and theatres. The food is superb and service impeccable. Going ‘out for a curry’ does not apply to Lotus. This is fine authentic Indian food designed to impress and delight. One Start with a glass of Cava whilst you […]

October 21

5 things to do today at La Locanda Italian Restaurant, Gisburn, Lancashire

This week ‘5 things’ dined at La Locanda  Italian restaurant in Gisburn, Lancashire. La Locanda began in 2003 by Agri Chef Maurizio Bocchi and his wife Cinzia. La Locanda  is situated between the beautifully historic towns of Clitheroe and Skipton – both worth a visit. La Locanda  is not your typical British Italian restaurant – […]

October 11

Dine at Tigella Kitchen Bar – 82 New Oxford Street – Authentic Italian Cuisine

The UK’s First Tigella Kitchen Bar Opens in London A unique concept where Italian tradition and innovation blend perfectly Manitoba Tigella opens on New Oxford Street London this September, serving authentic Italian cuisine with a focus on tigella, a traditional disc shaped stuffed bread from Northern Italy. Originating from the chestnut forests of the Apennine […]

October 10

Cook for someone in your neighbourhood with Trybe

HYPERLOCAL EATING IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND New foodie app connects home cooks with local eaters New community based food delivery app, Trybe, has launched in London to help connect enthusiastic home cooks with their hungry neighbours. From Caribbean to Japanese, Trybe makes it possible for anyone to set up a restaurant in their […]

October 10

Eat for free at Balthazar in Stars & Stripes this Independence Day

4th JULY CELEBRATIONS AT BALTHAZAR Balthazar is calling all Londoners to dress up in both Stars AND Stripes on 4th July, to eat an exclusive American-inspired 4th July menu for free. The 4th July menu, created by Chef Robert Reid, will include a show stopping ‘Independence Day–Dog’, layered with beef and crispy shallots, a signature […]

October 10

Celebrate chocolate week with Remeo Gelato Dark Chocolate 72% Cocoa

The exceptionally high amount of the finest quality cocoa used for this dark chocolate flavour provides an extremely intense and rich taste.  The chocolate is hand-melted and blended with the highest quality fresh milk in a delicate and smooth texture. Remeo Gelato is on a mission to make Brits fall in love with gelato.  Remeo […]

September 30

Book a food and wine matching dinner in Marylebone at 108 Pantry

“108 Pantry Presents”…. A Food & Wine Matching Dinner in our intimate surroundings in Marylebone. Join Master of Wine Anne McHale and 108 Pantry’s very own Executive Chef Russell Ford as they create a five course feast. For each of Russell’s seasonal dishes, Anne has selected a pair of wines to enjoy. It will then be up to you to decide which you […]

September 30

5 things enjoys fine Chinese food at Royal China Restaurant, Queensway, London

A couple of nights ago 5 things dined at the Royal China restaurant in Queensway – not far from Hyde Park. This classic Chinese restaurant has a long history of authentic Chinese food. Over the years they have opened more restaurants including one in Canary Wharf and one in Singapore! Their Queensway branch was first. […]

September 25

5 things to do today at Jack’s Kitchen at the Holiday Inn London (Surbiton – Kingston South)

Jack’s Kitchen is a fine dining restaurant situated in the Holiday Inn at Surbiton (Kingston South), situated on the Portsmouth road running between Esher and Kingston upon Thames. When you think of Holiday Inn you may not think of fine dining but Jack’s Kitchen is different and something special. One Start with a cocktail or […]

September 23

Have a steak at the newly refurbished London Steakhouse Company City

London Steakhouse Company City, situated a stone’s throw from bustling Liverpool Street Station, has officially re-opened its doors to reveal an opulent split-level dining space enveloped with timeless British glamour. The well-established London steakhouse combines impeccable food standards and outstanding table service, offering an unrivaled City dining experience. Behind the grand entrance and large double […]

September 03

Enjoy fine Bangladeshi cuisine at Monaf’s restaurant, Hampton

Monaf’s restaurant has been a staple in the Hampton area for many years. We recently visited this restaurant as were in the area and it had been a while. The quality of food here is still excellent. They use the finest of ingredients and are sauces are rich and made from scratch. Portions are a […]

September 03

Have a quick two course lunch at Charm Thai, Teddington

If you want a quick two course and are in Teddington then you must try Charm Thai restaurant. I was in and out in thirty minutes and kept things simple with Thai fish cakes and a green curry. The eight pound lunch includes a soft drink. The food was excellent and the restaurant busy. The […]

September 03

Change your name to Bubba and be rewarded with a lifetime supply of shrimp at Bubba Gump London

WHAT’S IN A NAME? A LIFETIME’S SUPPLY OF SHRIMP It has been 20 years since Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. opened its first restaurant in Monterey on Cannery Row in California. Launched as homage to Forrest Gump, it captured the charm and American spirit that had made the movie a worldwide smash hit. Two decades on […]

August 28

5 things dines at Trade Union, Thomas Moor Square, Wapping (food, flowers, coffee, male grooming and more)

Trade Union is a large open plan space combining three of the world’s oldest trades; coffee, grooming and flowers. Trade Union is a short walk from St Katherines Dock, being situated on Thomas More Square, Wapping.  One Decide if you want a cocktail, meal, haircut, coffee or to order flowers. Trade Union combines all of […]

August 14

Order the limited edition CAUnival Burger and donate £1.00 to action against hunger

However you say it, friendship is something worth celebrating, and what better way to celebrate than with good food, good drink & good company? Inspired by Dia del Amigo, CAU are celebrating the two things we love most; food and friendship. They have teamed up withAction Against Hunger charity ambassador DJ BBQ to create a limited […]

August 04

Competition: Win 2 weekend tickets to the first ever River Cottage Music Festival! (17th – 18th September) 

5 things to do today offers you the chance to win a pair of weekend tickets to the first ever River Cottage Music Festival!   A weekend of brilliant music, the finest local fare and otherworldly fun in Devon’s beautiful Axe Valley. http://www.rivercottage.net/festival How to enter To enter this competition please say in 5 words […]

July 25

Have food to go at YO! Sushi with their new Tokyo to Go service

Summer has arrived straight from the streets of Tokyo with YO! Sushi’s new Chirashi pots available now from its new Tokyo To Go takeaway service. Chirashi literally means “scattered rice” and these new take away pots – priced from £3.50 – include either sesame soy marinated fresh salmon, ponzu marinated tuna, sesame marinated tofu or […]

July 15

5 things to do today at Harvey Nichols OXO Tower Restaurant 

There can’t be many fine dining places in Britain with a view such as the OXO tower restaurant. The views of the River Thames are impressive and provide a totally immersive experience watching boats pass by and helicopters fly past. People feel the need to dress up and rightly so. One Start with a gin […]

June 30

5 things dines at Manchester House, Spinningfields, Manchester City Centre

We recently had lunch (not for the first time) at Manchester House restaurant in the up and come Spinningfields area of the city. This restaurant is ultra modern, incredibly welcoming and keeps in our opinion getting better and better. Food is served perfectly with perhaps the best presentation we have ever seen. The Michelin star […]

June 07

5 things to do today at The Crown at Bray – a traditional English pub in Berkshire

The Crown at Bray has just won ‘Best Pub in Berkshire 2016’. Taken over by Heston Blumenthal in 2010 this pub is very traditional, ‘olde worlde’ and serves stunning food and drinks. One Find a seat (maybe by the window) avoiding the low beams and order a drink. The wine menu is impressive as is the […]

May 24

Eat Mexican and maybe do some Yoga in Hackney Wick at La Terraza

Launching on Thursday 26th May 2016, La Terraza is a scorching new outdoor Mexican pop up coming to Hackney Wick’s canal for the summer. Open Wednesday – Sunday throughout the summer, La Terraza invites guests to drink, dine and dance waterside. La Terraza will take place on the brand new terrace at Number 90 Bar […]

May 09

Have a Rose Garden Cocktail in celebration of Chelsea Flower Show at Sopwell House, St Albans

In the run up to Chelsea Flower Show’s floral frenzy, The Mews at Sopwell House has devised a bloomin’ marvellous Rose Garden Cocktail, served in its very own mini watering can. With Chelsea Flower Show running from 24-28 May 2016, The Mews at Sopwell House hasn’t just stopped to smell the roses – they have […]

May 04

Press for caviar at Bob Bob Ricard restaurant, London on the 18th July

Those of you that have dined at Bob Bob Ricard before will have seen the insanely photographed ‘press for champagne’ button. To mark National Caviar Day, London’s most Instagrammed buttons will be replaced with a very special version, allowing customers to press for their caviar.  And with some of the finest Siberian sturgeon on the […]

April 26

Order the lumberjack breakfast at ‘The Diner’ on the strand

There are a few American style diners in London at the moment and this one on The Strand is a particularly good one.  This breakfast is ample for two although designed for one.  Nice to see grapes and melon in addition to the more traditional bacon and waffles.  If you order filter coffee you can […]

April 20

Try the ‘Meat by the Kilo’ menu at the Hungry Donkey Greek restaurant in Aldgate – just near Petticoat Lane market

5 things to do today tries out the Hungry Donkey Greek Kitchen, on Wentworth Street in the East End of London One Sit down, look out of the window of  The Hungry Donkey and see what you might like to buy from Petticoat Lane Market (Sundays 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM) – T shirt for £5.00 […]

April 19

Indulge in a breakfast or five during National Sandwich Week (8th – 14th May)

National Sandwich Week (8th-14th May) is nearly upon us and to celebrate we’ve rounded up the TOP 5 breakfast and brunch sandwiches that London has to offer! Breakfast Never Melt So Good @ Melt Room Melt Room have two magnificent sandwich Melts for breakfast this sandwich week: The Benedict Melt (£4.50) and The Full Works […]

April 19

Celebrate the ‘Best of British Pop’ at The London Cabaret Club

After almost three years of sold out pop up shows around the UK’s capital,the beloved London Cabaret Club are thrilled to announce their grand launch on Wednesday 4th May 2016. Taking place in their new and permanent residence, the iconic Bloomsbury Ballroom, they promise to deliver a thrilling night of entertainment. This glamorous grand launch […]

April 18

Order Momos (chicken dunplings) and butter chicken at Phewa Nepalase restaurant in East Molesey

We have been here before – several times and back again today.  This superb restaurant is gaining popularity on this quiet road.  If you want good food, an elaborate menu with lots of specials then you can do a lot worse than Phewa.         

April 18

Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with an afternoon tea at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London

JOHN WHAITE AT THE ROYAL HORSEGUARDS PRESENTS… A RIGHT ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA! The Royal Horseguards is delighted to announce their collaboration with Chef, Food Writer and TV personality John Whaite in launching…A Right Royal Afternoon Tea. In celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday, the award winning, 5 star hotel The Royal Horseguards will launch John […]

April 18

Dine at Hunter 486 restaurant near Marble Arch – part of the five star The Arch Hotel

Spring into The Arch London To celebrate springtime and the abundance of delicious flavours this season brings to the table, Hunter 486, the stylish restaurant located within five-star hotel The Arch London, has created a glorious spring menu. Developed by Head Chef Gary Durrant, the new menu is inspired by ‘Best of British’ recipes using […]

April 17

Order the best chicken and salad at Hungry Donkey, Wentworth Street, London. This is Greek food at its best. 

This Greek restaurant is modern, contemporary and serves brilliant quality food in the East End of London.           We ordered the chicken by the Kilo which was served with salad and dips.  One street of Petticoat lane market is here too so if you want to shop and peruse then this is your […]

April 16

5 things to do at the Fairmont St Andrews

The Fairmont St Andrews is situated a short ride away from the coastal town of St Andrews. The hotel does provide a shuttle bus however so it’s very straightforward to travel into the town. ‘5 things’ had the privilege of recently staying at this first rate hotel. One Walk into the hotel and be impressed […]

April 16

Have a Portugese custard tart at Cafe Tuga in Molesey

This small cafe on Molesey High street in Surrey serves these tarts with Drury Lane Coffee and the obligatory Lotus biscuit.  Sit in the window and watch the world go by.  The cafe is directly opposite Tesco Metro.       

April 14

5 things to do at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames 

5 things was recently privileged to stay at  the four star Petersham Hotel in Richmond upon Thames and sample their fine dining menu in their restaurant. One Arrive and park up at the majestic and Victorian Petersham Hotel. The drive up to the Petersham is grand and you feel that you arriving somewhere special.   […]

April 14

Play golf and choose your lobster to eat at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews 

   The bar and grill at the Fairmont St Andrews is situated a short walk away from the main hotel complex. The views are stunning and you have a choice of two golf courses to play on. We did not eat here but the menu looked impressive . We were impressed with the lobster tank […]

April 14

Indulge in an evening meal at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames 

You can combine your overnight stay at The Petersham with evening dinner. Sample delights such as a crab lasagne starter and apricot soufflé dessert. Try the beef or salmon for main!          

April 12

Eat in the restaurant at The Lodge on Loch Lomond with beautiful views of the Loch 

  Pictured below is pork belly and salmon ordered at Colquhoun’s restaurant. The views from your seat are truly magical.       

April 12

Read this excellent review of L’escargot Bleu in Edinburgh

So it was another weekend and another French restaurant (yippee!) for me and my dining companion. This time around we paid a visit to L’escargot Bleu on Broughton Street and we stopped in for a quick drink at Pickles first. We’ve been keen to try this restaurant for a while now; it’s been recommended to […] […]

April 12

Order a burger and giant onion ring at stove restaurant, part of The Langdale Hotel and Spa 

We had food at this restaurant in their opening week.  Staff were nervous and keen to get it right.  We kept it simple and had burgers – these were excellent and huge.    Stove restaurant is modern and smart with  different seating areas including couches.  There is also an attractive water wheel to watch spinning […]

April 12

Buy a rhubarb tart from Fisher and Donaldson

Fisher and Donaldson is a first class bakers in Fife, Scotland. They are famed for their fudge doughnut but this Rhubarb tart is just as good and in our opinion better.       

April 11

Order an egg and rocket sandwich at the Swilcan restaurant part of the St Andrews Links Clubhouse

If you want relax and grab a bite to eat in St Andrews then the Swilcan restaurant is an ideal place to go.    Ask to sit in the comfy sofas and you will have an excellent view of the course. We recommend that you pick your time – there seemed to be a few […]

April 11

Order your eggs how you like them at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews – visit the egg station! 

   Fried, boiled, whipped up into an omlette with lots of filling. You choose!       

April 11

Eat haddock and chips from Anstruther fish bar whilst overlooking fishing boats

This famous Fife fish and chip shop deserves all the mentions and praise it receives. Go when it is wet and cold to avoid the queue. Anstruther Fish Bar

April 05

5 things to do at The Randolph Hotel, Oxford 

5 things to do at the famous Randolph hotel in Oxford. One Choose from the three course set menu or the A la Carte in the Randolph’s Acanthus restaurant. We had excellent food of cod cheeks, pork cheeks and trout. The dining room was impressive and vast giving a nod to the Oxford colleges. Before […]

March 31

Have a Burrito and Cocktail at Benito’s Hat, London

One  Grab a quick bite at lunch time. We dined at Benito’s Hat around 1.00 at their Farringdon branch and it was popular with London workers grabbing their lunch. The service is quick, fun and friendly.    Two  Marvel at the range of fresh of ingredients on offer. Once you have got to the front […]

March 22

5 things enjoys afternoon tea at Pennyhill Park Hotel, Surrey

This week 5 things to do today enjoyed afternoon tea at the luxury Surrey hotel, Pennyhill Park in Bagshot. Pennyhill Park hotel has much to boast about including an excellent and opulent spa, a Michelin star restaurant (The Latymer) all situated in 123 acres of rolling Surrey parkland. This video will give you just a […]

March 17

Rum and Chocolate Easter Tasting at Barrio Soho

On Monday 21st March 2016 Barrio Soho are teaming up with El Dorado Rum and Rococo Chocolate for a rum and chocolate fuelled Easter tasting event. At this special Easter event, sweet-toothed rum lovers will have the chance to discover how the distinctive flavours of rum and chocolate can be matched and contrasted to create […]

March 16

5 things to do today dines at The Grey Horse in Kingston upon Thames – BBQ, Burgers, Whiskey and Beer

Sample a whiskey from the largest whiskey selection in London and have the finest beef rib you will ever have One As you walk into the The Grey Horse you can’t help but notice a huge blackboard full of every whiskey you could ever imagine. Don’t slow down gin, whiskey is right behind you! I […]

February 18

Eat at Manchester’s restaurant inspired by body art? 5 things to do today at TATTU Restaurant, Manchester

Tattu is a contemporary Chinese restaurant which takes its inspiration from body art! Food is designed and prepared exquisitely by Head Chef Clifton Muil.   Here are 5 things to do today at this ground breaking Manchester Chinese restaurant. One Have a drink in the downstairs bar or head straight upstairs to the dining area. […]

February 17

5 things to do today at Tex-Mex restaurant Chiquito, Leicester Square – they have a new menu and it’s all about the Street Food! 

Firstly there are plenty of other Chiquito restaurants for you to try around the country. As we were in Central London we opted for this one.  Chiquito’s New Menu Chiquito have taken inspiration from the food markets of Mexico to come up with a new street food menu including Spicy Chicken Crispy Tacos, Sweet Chorizo […]

February 15

Try a trio of Yorkshire puddings and a cocktail at Reform Social and Grill, part of the Mandeville Hotel Lobdon 

   The Reform Social and Grill have a new Yorkshie pudding menu for you to try. The menu is available for this month only and we had the pleasure of trying it a couple of days ago. The puddings come in threes and you can choose between sweet and savoury. Of course you could choose […]

February 15

Eat at Michelin Starred Galvin at Windows, part of London Hilton, Park lane

This Michelin started restsurant sits high on the top of the London Hilton. Most of the tables are situated by the window allowing for stunning views of Hyde Park. At night this is particularly spectacular. The adjacent bat is impressive too with 5 star service to go with it. The food as you would expect […]

February 15

Eat a full English breakfast at Dish Cafe, East Molesey – 2 minute walk across the road from the Hampton Court Station 

This cafe on bridge road serves good food in modern surroundings. Just a hop from Hampton Court Station this is a perfect place for breakfast. Very close to Bushy Park so you can have a stroll afterwards.    

February 07

Learn how to cook with Michelin star chef Adam Gray with Bourne & Hollingsworth Kitchen

Bourne & Hollingsworth  kitchen, the latest project from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, is a brand new cookery school launching 1st March. Offering a range of well-devised, informal cookery classes and short courses for all levels, the B&H Kitchen is run by our executive chef Adam Gray and will guide participants through expert techniques, seasonal recipes […]

January 31

Share your unwanted food easily with OLIO today 

Do you have a few lonely lemons? Do you have packet of bread sauce that you will never eat? Have you got a few crunchy apples but you can’t eat because of toothache? Are you about to make a huge pot of chili and want to get to know your local community by sharing it […]

January 28

5 things to do today at Lotus Indian restaurant, Charing Cross, London

Lotus is a fine dining Indian restaurant in very close to Leicester square, London. One Start with a Negroni cocktail and take it to your table. You will then be presented with the most elaborate menu that you will ever see at an Indian restaurant. This is fine Indian dining at its very best. Once […]

January 26

5 things to do today at The Perfectionists Cafe, The Queen’s Terminal, Heathrow Airport

5 things to do today dines at Heston Blumenthal’s ‘The Perfectionists Cafe’ in the departure lounge of the Queen’s Terminal at London’s Heathrow airport. The restaurant was inspired by Heston’s TV series – In Search of Perfection. One     Save plenty of time to fully enjoy The Perfectionist Cafe. You don’t want to be rushed […]

January 12

5 things to do at Don Giovanni, Oxford Street, Manchester

Last week 5 things to do today dined at Don Giovanni Italian restaurant. First established in 1984, makes Don Giovanni Manchester’s oldest and finest independently owned Italian restaurant. One Dine at Don Giovanni before you go to one of Manchester’s theatres. The restaurant offers a reasonably priced three course pre-theatre menu. Two Enjoy choosing from the […]

December 19

Mindfulness fun, eat Momo’s, celebrate NYE on The Thames and two other things to do today 

Eat at Heston Blumenthal’s Perfectionist Cafe whilst waiting for your flight this Christmas. Have quality food at Heathrows Terminal 2. See the London Eye fireworks this New Year’s Eve with London RIB Voyages. Zoom down the Thames and avoid the crowds. Read a humorous take on Mindfulness by reading The Ladybird book of mindfulness. Mindfulness […]

December 07

Celebrate Christmas Greek Style with OPSO 

   Acclaimed Marylebone-based contemporary Greek restaurant OPSO is treating its guests to a truly different taste experience this season as it launches a Christmas menu with an indigenous twist. And, needless to say, there is not a Brussels sprout in sight! Available from December 1st, diners can enjoy a unique set menu that combines a […]

December 05

Try the Christmas Lunchtime Menu at Nutters Restaurant, Rochdale

       This menu is availble throughout December and is perfect for eating well whilst catching up with friends during the festive period. You could choose sea bass, followed by pork belly and finish with a symphony of Nutters Christmas Desserts. The cheese looked excellent as did the Lancashire Root Vegetable Soup. On Sunday’s Nutters serve […]

December 03

Eat at The Giggling Squid, Esher | Thai Restaurant – Thai Tapas

The Giggling Squid Thai restaurant chain has made its mark on the busy and bustling Esher High Street. Its rustic charm décor creates a warm and welcoming ambience without feeling hemmed in. The staff are just as welcoming, they are polite friendly and attentive, but in a subtle none imperious manner. You immediately feel relaxed […]

November 27

Try out the new Temptation Wheel at The Savoy Hotel

THE SAVOY LAUNCHES THE TEMPTATION WHEEL, A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE FEATURING DESSERTS, CHOCOLATES AND COCKTAILS At the heart of The Savoy, a Fairmont managed hotel, the Thames Foyer is a magnificent glass domed atrium providing an enchanting and elegant space. Already world famous for its Afternoon Tea, on 1 October 2015, the Thames Foyer will […]

November 25

Try one of the Christmas menus at Giggling Squid

Giggling Squid, the restaurant which introduced ‘Thai Tapas’ to the UK, has announced its Christmas menus. There will be a choice of 3 sharing menus, with a selection of three starters and 4 main dishes, featuring such favourites as Vegetable Tempura, Chicken Massaman Curry and Beef Gra Po stir-fry.   The ‘Jolly Mood’ vegetarian menu is […]

November 22

5 things to do today with The Dissappearing Dining Club booked through Tabl

Last night we had the pleasure of dining at The Glebe House, Clapham. Dinner was served courtesy of The Disappearing Dining Club and Tabl. Tabl organise secret supper clubs and dining pop ups across London and Brighton. If you want to host a dining experience then you are welcome to add your own event. In world in […]

November 22

5 things to do at Quill restaurant, King Street, Manchester

Quill is a new fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar in central Manchester which focuses on British food and excellent quality. The kitchen is headed up by highly regarded chef Curtis Stewart. This week we had the pleasure of dining at Manchester’s luxurious Quill. One Sit overlooking the bustle of fashionable King Street. Quill has […]

November 21

Fine Dine at Soho’s Bob Bob Ricard restaurant, London

   Bob Bob Ricard is one of London’s most glamorous restaurants serving luxury Russian and English dishes. All tables are in booths and the service is impeccable. Bob Bob Ricard gives you a VIP experience from the moment you enter the door to the time you leave. The food is excellent and presented perfectly – […]