What used to be a smuggler’s cottage in the 1800’s is now an excellent casual restaurant on Tresco. Ruin Beach Cafe is anything but a greasy spoon with formica tables as the name might suggest. Instead you’ll find a charming wooden building on top of a beach with stunning views of the eastern parts of […]
Fresh seafood straight off the boat and cooked in front of you is my kind of idea of heaven. When you are about to travel to a new destination you start forming opinions and expectations before you arrive that sometimes turn out to be misconceptions. Imagine my puzzlement when I visited Piccadilly Circus for the […]
My reservation about whether a 5 star hotel experience would be lost on a three year old was unfounded. After our trip to Legoland and stay at Sofitel St James, Robyn told ever Tom, Dick and Harry that we stayed at a “posh hotel” and quickly learned to pronounce the name “Sofitel”. Really, this hotel […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Namaaste Kitchen, based in Camden Town, puts a new spin on traditional Indian food.
Brigade Bar & Bistro, located not far from Borough Market, is all about serving good food and helping the homeless.