Scandinavian Kitchen is a cheery little enclave of Scandinavian cuisine just off Oxford Street. Easter there means one thing…..semlor. Feast your eyes on these buns: Semlor are a Scandinavian delicacy – a cardamom flavoured cream bun stuffed with marzipan. In a similar way to Christmas pudding, semlor are seasonal and only eaten during the period up to Easter. Traditionally, these are normally eaten on Shrove Tuesday, when people … Continue reading Easter Eats ~ Semla at Scandinavian Kitchen
Rooftop dining in the secret garden on top of the world’s best department store, On The Roof With Q at Selfridges. Continue reading London Rooftop Dining: Up On The Selfridges Roof With Q
Sweet dreams are made of this. A new pop-restaurant in Soho that only has dessert on the menu. Continue reading Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: The Pudding Bar, London
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Is raw food a bonafide thing now in London? I ask because The Royal Academy’s newish restaurant, called 42° Raw, has an entirely raw food, vegan menu with no sugar, gluten or dairy. Oh and nothing cooked over 42°C. That seems pretty bold or do they just know their clientele really well?….Vogue House is just a Pilate stretch away after all. The couple of times … Continue reading New London Restaurant: 42°Raw ~ Please Sir Can I Have Some Raw?