Prezzo (Rayleigh, Essex)

Chicken Salad

Prezzo is a family friendly, Italian restaurant which opened its first branch in London in 2000. The venture was so successful that after 14 years there are now over 150 branches dotted all across England. Even though both Prezzo and Pizza Express serve pizza, the former offers classier surroundings that appeals more to the adult […]

Pensthorpe Natural Park

Huge wooden spider

Almost 40 minute’s drive from Cromer, Pensthorpe Natural Park is situated in the heart of Norfolk. It has plenty to offer from nature trails to endangered British species. As we walked towards the entrance from the parking area, my 4-year old ogled the WildRootz play structures peeking over the fence and that was pretty much […]

Cookie’s Crab Shop

Cookie's Crab Shop in Norfolk

Cookie’s Crab Shop is a tiny establishment on the north coast of Norfolk between Cromer and Wells-Next-The-Sea, just north of Holt. It’s far removed from civilisation and takes a little drive on country lanes the width of a car. The interior is very basic, small, cheap and practical, which reminds me of British cafes with […]

Old Manor Hotel

Old Manor Hotel Sunset

Little more than a year ago new owners, Tudor and Lucy Hopkins, took over Old Manor Hotel and transformed it into a foodie hotspot in the Wiltshire countryside. The actual Manor House, based near Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath Spa, is written about in the Domesday Book and formed part of the Abbess of Glastonbury’s estate. It […]

The Milking Parlour

Smoked Salmon & Aioli

The Milking Parlour is based in The Old Manor Hotel, in Trowbridge, just outside Bath. Most Michelin-starred restaurants are based in cities due to higher demand and bigger wages. So it is quite a novelty to come across such a gem in the middle of the countryside. Technically, the restaurant hasn’t been awarded this accolade. […]

Giveaway #121: £50 Morrisons Voucher & Cookbook

£50 Morrisons voucher competition

Norwegian salmon is a mouth-watering fish with a fresh, smooth, rich flavour and a soft, red flesh and defined flakes; perfect for dining al fresco this summer. Turning a delicate pink colour when cooked, Norwegian salmon is deliciously sweet and its succulent flakes fall away easily when cooked making it an ideal key ingredient for […]