Weird Food: Slice of Sushi Pizza Anyone?

If you follow me on Instagram then you will know that I’m a culinary explorer boldly going where no taste bud has gone before. Or something. Anything unusual on a menu that I haven’t seen before I have to try. I love sushi and I love pizza so when I saw the two words combined on a menu recently, my food heart skipped a beat. Behold sushi … Continue reading Weird Food: Slice of Sushi Pizza Anyone?

Sunday Lunch, The Garden Restaurant at Orsett Hall

I recently shared my spa experience at Kukana Spa at Orsett Hall, a luxury hotel in Thurrock, Essex. The second part of my treat was Sunday lunch in the  Garden Restaurant, at Orsett Hall. The Garden restaurant offers far more than standard hotel fare and operates as a stand alone setting. The chef, Robert Pearce, was crowned Essex Chef of the Year 2013 and the restaurant Fine Dining … Continue reading Sunday Lunch, The Garden Restaurant at Orsett Hall

Chop'd sesame, salmon & orange salad

Wonderlunching at Chop’d: new summer menu

I was recently invited to the launch of Chop’d’s (grammatically correct but unsightly I know) new summer menu, which is in stores next week. I had the chance to meet Eddie Holmes, the founder of Chop’d as well as some of the suppliers to the restaurant’s food chain and learn more about the company’s food philosophy. Chop’d has nine stores in London and is coming up … Continue reading Wonderlunching at Chop’d: new summer menu

London Dining: Shrimpy’s Soft Shell Crab Burger Love 2.0

So you know how I feel about Shrimpy’s soft shell crab burger right? It was love at first bite (read about it here). Well Shrimpy’s have given their burger a makeover. Out with the gherkin, avocado and spicy sauce, in with the bacon, provolone and rouille. Firstly can we just take a moment to behold the brioche bun. Check out those almost croissanty layers. Then … Continue reading London Dining: Shrimpy’s Soft Shell Crab Burger Love 2.0

Travel Tip: Fine Dining At The Tides, Barbados

I recently went to Barbados for the first time (yes I know I’m a very lucky girl!)  and thought I would share a few travel tips. Barbados is pretty much picture postcard every which way you look. The sea really is that turquoise blue colour, no filter required. The Caribbean paradise island, though technically not in the Caribbean – have a look at a map it’s … Continue reading Travel Tip: Fine Dining At The Tides, Barbados

London Afternoon Tea Wonderland: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party At Sanderson, London

Not being a tea drinker (team coffee), fan of dead flies (raisins) in scones or noxious egg sandwiches, for a long time I was not keen on the traditional afternoon tea.  However as they’ve evolved the more I’ve begun to appreciate their charms. There is something very decadent about taking a couple of hours during the day to eat cake and sip tea that really gets … Continue reading London Afternoon Tea Wonderland: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party At Sanderson, London

Great Cocktails in London: Cocktail O’Clock

It was London Cocktail Week recently which made me realise how much I personally would prefer a London Cocktail Life. Oh well you can’t have everything. In any case, here’s a selection of the best concoctions I’ve imbibed recently. What: Blue Rinse (blue curacao, tequila, lavender and lemon juice) Why: Er it’s blue! (seriously the first blue drink I’ve had since I was about 12) … Continue reading Great Cocktails in London: Cocktail O’Clock

Shrimpy’s: Soft Shell Crab Burger Love

To save you walking around like a wally – the entrance is around the back of this. Service started strangely, I was actually told to shush by barwoman when I asked to be served having waited quietly for about 15 minutes in half-empty restaurant. Then was ignored for another 5 minutes. Luckily I was in a good mood AND on my mission which I dared … Continue reading Shrimpy’s: Soft Shell Crab Burger Love