Worthing: Dinner at Pitch Restaurant

After booking my trip to Worthing, I remembered it’s where my good friend Tina’s son lives. When I talked to her about it, she said she’d come down while I was there and we could spend some time together. It was fantastic to look forward to her company and she also recommended some restaurants, including […]

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Worthing: Arrival and Dinner at Enzo’s Italian Restaurant

It wasn’t quite a pin in a map, but it could have been anywhere on the West Sussex coast when I searched on Booking.com for a seaside break in the spring. It was last September and travel was still uncertain, but I wanted a little trip to look forward to so somewhere in the UK […]

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Art & Food: Whistler and Jose Pizarro at the Royal Academy of Arts

It’s been a while since I’ve had one of my Art & Food excursions into London. I’ve been to the Victoria & Albert Museum a couple of times, and recently to The Courtauld Gallery to see Van Gogh’s Portraits with my friend Annette, who was over from Italy for a long weekend. After seeing the […]

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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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