Cornwall 2021: Supper at Alvorada, Mevagissey

Last year, Covid scuppered my plans to visit Lisbon for the first time; this year it led me to Cornwall instead of my usual September haunts of France or Spain and I was delighted to enjoy a fabulous Portuguese meal that I would otherwise have missed! Cornwall has become a foodie hotspot in recent years […]

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Cornwall 2021: Supper at Edie’s Kitchen, Carylon Bay, St Austell

When my daughter knew I’d booked a trip to Cornwall in September and that she’d be in nearby Padstow, she offered to take me out for a meal. Cornwall has become a foodie’s heaven, not just from the ubiquitous Rick Stein who pops up everywhere, but many other famous and not so famous chefs have […]

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Celebratory Pizza

It was a strange day for a celebration. Despite the mid-April date, I was woken by a WhatsApp message bleeping through from my daughter with a photo of the beautiful snow-covered landscape surrounding her 16th century farmhouse in Worcestershire. Outside my own London window, large flakes of snow drifted towards the ground. By the time […]

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Tredwells’ Pre-Theatre Menu

I’d been looking forward to the evening for a long time. I bought tickets for the great Tom Stoppard’s new play, Leopoldstadt, months ago. I asked my son if he’d like to join me. I go to the theatre quite a bit and usually with friends but I was pretty certain that Jonathan would love […]

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Restaurant Review: Brasserie Blanc Southbank

I used to go to Brasserie Blanc on London’s Southbank regularly years ago. I don’t think it lost favour for any particular reason; I just tried other places and moved on. But last night, I went back. And I’m so glad I did. I’m a regular theatregoer. Of all the cultural things I enjoy, great […]

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Restaurant Review: Treviso, Richmond upon Thames

Richmond is one of the loveliest places to live in London with its leafy green parks and gardens, the Thames running through it, taking you one way into central London, the other south towards Hampton Court Palace and beyond. It’s easy to find nature and beauty and good places to walk; it’s not quite so […]

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Restaurant Review: Nutshell

I’ve passed Nutshell a few times since it opened in August. Situated at the bottom end of St Martin’s Lane it’s right in the heart of Theatreland and as a regular theatregoer, I’m often in the area. It’s also very close to the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s-in-the-Fields and the London Coliseum, so […]

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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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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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