Stamford: Arrival and Lunch at Fika Cafe

My daughter has brought me to Stamford for the weekend – a birthday present. My birthday was actually in April but she’d booked this weekend so I got all the details at the time – two nights in a 300-year-old cottage in the centre of Stamford and tomorrow (Saturday) lunch at a Michelin star restaurant […]

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4 Nights in Worthing: Eat, Drink, Do

Why go and what to do In all honesty, I went to Worthing in West Sussex simply because it’s a short drive – almost directly south – from my home in SW London (about 1½ hours). I wanted a seaside break to look forward to in the spring but didn’t want to travel far. You can also […]

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Worthing: Last Day

I’ve been incredibly lucky with the weather here in Worthing. And as if to prove that I chose exactly the right days to come down, the forecast for tomorrow changes dramatically showing rain all day and strong winds. I’d thought I might hang around for the morning, have an early lunch and then head home, […]

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Worthing: Cafes & Food Shacks

I’ve always been a cafe person. In many ways cafes are my favourite drinking and eating places – think especially the wonderful cafes of Vienna, Paris and Turin, steeped in cultural and political history. But even at home, I’m a regular seeker of a morning coffee and croissant in a favourite cafe. So, it was […]

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Gail’s Bakery, Twickenham

When Gail’s opened in Twickenham a few months’ ago, I thought, That’s nice, but have to confess I wasn’t especially excited as I already had favourite places to buy good bread and have a coffee and pastry in the morning. There are a few Gail’s around – there’s one in nearby Richmond and I’d seen […]

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Zoran’s Delicatessen, St Margaret’s, Twickenham

It’s taken me an embarrassingly long time to review Zoran’s on my blog. I say this because when I lived in St Margaret’s, I was there when Zoran first opened the cafe/deli and went in regularly (nearly every day!) to have coffee, eat, or buy some of his top-quality deli products. I’d chat to Zoran […]

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Manicomio Cafe, Chelsea

I booked to go to the Tutankhamun exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery today. I missed the last one in 1972! And it’s said this is the final chance to see the treasures outside Egypt as a new museum is being built to house them permanently there. Of course, for Travel Gourmet, a day out always […]

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Rincon Bar Espanol, Richmond upon Thames

It’s a bank holiday weekend here in UK and remarkably – for we are renowned for our bad holiday weather – the temperatures have soared, there are no clouds for the sun to hide behind and in London (more specifically Richmond) yesterday we hit 32C. It was hot. On Richmond Green crowds squashed tightly into […]

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R & H Cafe Gallery, Richmond upon Thames

It was ages ago that my friend Jay told me about the Persian cafe on Richmond Hill and I was immediately keen to try it. Persian food really appealed. However, I rarely walk up Richmond Hill as it’s in the opposite direction to the centre of the town as I make my way in from […]

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Cafe Review: Coffee 091, Whitton

When my son and I emerged from Coffee 091 on Wednesday morning after having some breakfast there, Jonathan remarked that it was ‘a little gem’. Coffee 091 opened a few weeks ago and has slowly come together from a temporary sign by the door to permanent sign above, and the inside looking more lived in […]

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