Eating Around: The Montcalm, Marble Arch, London

Eating Around: The Montcalm, Marble Arch, London

Afternoon tea is a classy affair, so if elegance is what you’re hunting for, then The Montcalm Hotel should be your final destination. Situated in London’s Marble Arch, this white pillar framed building sits proudly behind a personal crescent road, appearing both elusive yet intriguing all at once. The interior simply oozed decadence and a … Continue reading

Homeward Bound: The White Napkin, The Kiln Hotel, Brentwood, Essex

Homeward Bound: The White Napkin, The Kiln Hotel, Brentwood, Essex

The tradition of afternoon tea is steeped in history, and it has long stood the test of time to move from an aristocratic daily regime to a nicety treat for modern day folk. This is exactly what afternoon tea was for me when I attended The White Napkin, The Kiln Hotel’s restaurant, with my sister … Continue reading

Holiday Munchies: Trevallick’s Farm Shop and Tea Room, Liskeard, Cornwall

Holiday Munchies: Trevallick’s Farm Shop and Tea Room, Liskeard, Cornwall

Two things that I thoroughly enjoy in this world are cream teas and gin. You can imagine my childlike glee therefore when my husband Dan sourced a tea room near my mother-in-law’s village in Cornwall which specialised in both; yes, I said both. We promptly arranged to visit the next day, along with my sister-in-law … Continue reading

Holiday Munchies: The Hayloft, Liskeard, Cornwall

Holiday Munchies: The Hayloft, Liskeard, Cornwall

A bank holiday weekend in Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without a slap up family meal, and on this occasion, my mother-in-law sourced nearby restaurant The Hayloft for us to try, situated a 20 minute drive away from her village in the neighbouring town of Liskeard. First appearances had all the hallmarks of quintessential rural charm; … Continue reading

Holiday Munchies: Castello Restaurant, Frome

Holiday Munchies: Castello Restaurant, Frome

No matter where I am in the country, Italian food seems to call to me; a siren signal that magnetically pulls me towards the nearest cheese-topped pizza, meatball-adorned pasta, or cocoa-covered tiramisu. Even when on a road trip recently for my two year wedding anniversary, I still managed to smuggle in a meal at an … Continue reading

Holiday Munchies: The Ebringham Arms, the Cotswolds

Holiday Munchies: The Ebringham Arms, the Cotswolds

Luxury B&B’s are all the rage at the moment, providing quick getaway escapes for busy city types looking to swap a skyline of office buildings for a sunset of green fields. My husband Dan and I selected The Ebringham Arms in the Cotswolds for our bolthole of choice, as we were instantly drawn to the … Continue reading