Holiday Munchies: Café Rouge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham

Holiday Munchies: Café Rouge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham

Café Rouge is one of those popular chain restaurants that I’ve seen everywhere; at my local shopping centre, at pretty much every airport, and snuggled on many a high street corner. Despite the attractive red exteriors and wafting scents of French food, I had yet to sample what Café Rouge had to offer, and I … Continue reading

Eating Around: Shane’s On Canalside, Stratford, London

Eating Around: Shane’s On Canalside, Stratford, London

Shane’s On Canalside is one of those restaurants that just oozes East London cool, a sort of thrumming undercurrent of pure trendy that instantly makes me feel partly out of place yet also like I’ve finally made it. When my sister landed her dream medical training post, it was only natural that a dinner would … Continue reading

Il Castelletto, Holborn, London

Il Castelletto, Holborn, London

Set Menu: Location: Il Castelletto, 17 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JB (nearest tube station is Holborn) Date of Visit: Thursday 23rd February 2017 Time of Table:30pm Deal Bought From: Living Social Deal Price: £19 for Two Dinner Companion: Twin sister, Jess Getting More for your Money? This dinner deal includes: Two Starters Two Main Courses Two … Continue reading

Homeward Bound: Lifehouse Hotel and Spa, Colchester, Essex

Homeward Bound: Lifehouse Hotel and Spa, Colchester, Essex

Being generally a very lucky bean, I was thrilled when my husband whisked me away for a luxury spa break as my Valentine’s present for this year. Hitting the A12, we powered on for just over an hour until we reached the zen-filled, adults only hotel and spa Lifehouse, for a weekend of doing nothing, … Continue reading

Eating Around: Steak and Co, Haymarket, London

Eating Around: Steak and Co, Haymarket, London

For one of my Christmas presents, my parents had bought me tickets to see my favourite musical, The Phantom of the Opera, with my Mum due to accompany me for a mother-daughter date one evening after work. For such an occasion as this, we needed a restaurant where the food suited our required taste standards … Continue reading