Eating Around: Villandry, St James, London

Eating Around: Villandry, St James, London

Brunch; isn’t brunch wonderfully indulgent? The fashionable younger cousin of prim and proper breakfast and steady-as-a-rock lunch, brunch instead offers diners the chance to be frivolous and steer the curve of convention away from the traditional three meals a day. A perfect weekend treat, there is only way one brunch could possibly get better; by … Continue reading

Holiday Munchies: Miss Marples Tearoom, Looe, Cornwall

Holiday Munchies: Miss Marples Tearoom, Looe, Cornwall

Cornwall is the home of the cream tea. Not the fancy, Prosecco-twinkling high tea and patisserie that the London set has created on the cream tea’s foundation, but Cornwall is the originator of the homemade scone, the founding place of clotted cream with the crust, one side of the great Cornwall versus Devon debate of … Continue reading

Eating Around: Maxims, Kensington, London

Eating Around: Maxims, Kensington, London

There’s something about west London that simply carries the air of luxury merely in the breeze; discreet wealth seems to exude from every store front and a highly polished veneer of sophistication drapes over every opulent building with that classic London panache. Therefore, when this east London lass won a recent Facebook competition for a … Continue reading

Holiday Munchies: The Old Bank Steak and Ribs, Brighton

Holiday Munchies: The Old Bank Steak and Ribs, Brighton

Another weekend away, another half marathon and another hunt for the ideal dinner venue that would accommodate my husband’s rather particular tastes as well as my need to carb-load before running 13.1 miles along Brighton’s prom. Despite these exacting requirements, we actually came up trumps as after a bit of Googling, the other half found … Continue reading

Homeward Bound: Tiptree Visitor Centre and Tearoom, Essex

Homeward Bound: Tiptree Visitor Centre and Tearoom, Essex

Let’s all get real here; Tiptree jams are a staple in any British cupboard, with their iconic little round labels and array of sticky, fruity flavours. Where better then to go when looking for a decent afternoon tea than the home of jam itself; the Tiptree Vistor Centre and Tearoom, out in the wilds of … Continue reading

Eating Around: Brasserie Blanc, Tower Hill, London

Eating Around: Brasserie Blanc, Tower Hill, London

A day out with my mum is always a treat, however it’s also a sure-fire way to get to enjoy some proper decent grub, as my mum is as much of a foodie as myself and has always been a complete whiz in the kitchen, much to our family and friend’s gratitude. Spoiling me to … Continue reading