Where to Eat with Kids: Honest Burgers, South Kensington

Freddie and I went on another expedition this morning. This time to South Kensington, home of London’s biggest and most popular museums (the Victoria & Albert, Natural History, and Science museums) and thus in peak holiday time, a very busy place. Hence we set off early and managed to arrive at 10.00am just as doors […]

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Amorino, Richmond upon Thames

You can never have too much good gelato. Or you can’t if you’re Travel Gourmet. There are so many great gelaterie in London these days, it’s slightly taken the edge off going to Italy, where for so long a highlight of an Italian holiday was eating ice cream that was far superior to anything you’d […]

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Where to Eat with Kids: Comptoir Libanais, Kingston-upon-Thames

Freddie (4) and I had gone on an expedition to Kingston in search of a hippopotamus. Despite being set on the Thames and therefore near water, it was of course highly unlikely – if not impossible – that we would encounter a live member of the species there. But Freddie, who is gradually making a […]

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Travel Gourmet’s Top 10 Places to Eat in London, January-June 2019

Since starting the blog, people often ask me to recommend restaurants. It’s a compliment and very nice to be asked but also slightly difficult for a number of reasons. I’m not a professional restaurant critic and while I go out to eat quite a bit to meet up with friends, it’s often to the same […]

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Restaurant Review: Tredwells

Annie and I have been having fun trying out new restaurants of late – The Oystermen last month; Cinnamon Bazaar the month before. I suggested we went to Tredwells the next time and booked a table. I’ve been wanting to go there for ages as it’s one of Marcus Wareing’s restaurants and prides itself on […]

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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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Restaurant Review: The Oystermen

Four weeks ago when I was happily wandering around Covent Garden early evening before meeting up with my friend Annie at Cinnamon Bazaar, I passed The Oystermen in Henrietta Street. It looked so inviting and just the kind of place I love. I more often eat fish than meat when out and love oysters, so […]

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Restaurant Review: Adesso, Richmond upon Thames

My book group met for a meal recently at Adesso, a Sicilian restaurant on Hill Rise in Richmond. Unfortunately I couldn’t make that meal but suggested Adesso as a place to meet to my friend Liz last night. The reports back from the book group had been a bit mixed so I wasn’t sure quite […]

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Restaurant Review: Santa Maria Pizzeria, Ealing, West London

I’ve been reading about Santa Maria Pizzeria for years; Italian friends have been telling me to go there for years. It’s frequently been listed as one of the best Neapolitan pizzerias in London, so I’ve been meaning to go … but in all honesty, with two great Italian-run pizzerias within easy walking distance of my […]

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Where to Eat in Covent Garden, London

It’s three years since I last wrote a guide to eating in Covent Garden and while I still have some unchanged favourites, there are of course some new places to recommend and I thought it would be great to share them with you. I also thought it would be fun to list them by cuisine […]

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