Bumpkin

Kids play at Bumpkin

We visited Bumpkin just before Christmas for lunch during the week and it was tremendously busy thanks to office parties being held. The atmosphere was lively and plate after plate were dished up on the kitchen counter in quick succession. Unlike the other branches based in Notting Hill, Chelsea and South Kensington, the Westfield Stratford […]

Buddha-Bar

Salmon & Avo Sushi

Buddha-Bar is a glitzy restaurant based in Knightsbridge, London. The place itself is huge, with the capacity of seating about 450 people. A fortune must have been spent on the interior design including a floor to ceiling crystallised dragon. When you walk in it’s like being transported to another world. The menu is extensive and […]

Sofitel London St James

Fresh fruit juices

Admittedly, seven years ago when my first child was born my travel life came to a sudden halt and only recently resurrected very stutteringly. In February, I reviewed a four star hotel and couldn’t help but wonder what the difference was between a four and a five star hotel. Both their facilities and quality would […]

New Duplo Range 2014

Duplo Creative Picnic

After a tough few months of moving house, going on a course, setting up new businesses and starting the divorce process, I literally jumped at the opportunity when we got invited to Legoland for a day. Who best to share the experience with than my three year old daughter, Robyn? Even better, she was asked […]

Clockjack Oven

Chicken Bites with dipping sauce

As Clockjack Oven proves, sometimes simple is best. Tucked away in one of the backstreets of Soho you’ll find this restaurant who specialises in chicken. Which chain of restaurants does it remind you of? Nando’s, of course! Back in the 80′s I remembered the first Nando’s that opened in Pretoria. Being the foodies that we […]

Tamarind Takeaway

Tandoori King Prawn Khazana

Let’s face it. If I had unlimited funds and little self-control, I would have been a walrus by now thanks to Just Eat. Looking back at the last 9 years of my life I’ll admit I’ve become a bit of a snobbish housewife. With ample time on my hands, I could select the best produce, […]

Lancaster London

Lancaster Hotel's Exterior

After a tough few years and working hard doing a photo shoot all day I was very much looking forward to staying over at Lancaster London. The transition from mother – read chauffeur, personal assistant, gamer, pooey nappy changer, cook, dishwasher, launderer, picking up toyser, neatifier – to being treated like royalty was an easy […]

Nipa Thai

Thai Amuse Bouche

If you’re looking for authentic Thai food in London, Nipa Thai is the place to visit. In fact, the restaurant is so serious about quality that they fly the ingredients in from Thailand themselves. You may wonder how on earth is that possible? Thai Airways owns Nipa Thai, thus giving its restaurant access to impossible […]