Restaurant Review: Ruben’s Refettorio, Twickenham

When I stopped by at the lovely Ruben’s Bakehouse at around 8 am this morning, en route to pick up Jonathan, Lyndsey and Zeph the Puppy and drive to Kent to visit my family, work was still in progress in the Refettorio. I’d popped in to buy one of their wonderful sourdough loaves and a […]

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Pizzeria Rustica, Richmond, Surrey

I’ve been going to Pizzeria Rustica in Richmond for years. They opened in 1996 and I guess I’ve been going for a large part of that time. As often happens with favourite places, I’ve gone through phases of going to Pizzeria Rustica almost every week to going rarely. But after a ‘quiet’ period with the […]

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Restaurant Review: Masaniello, Twickenham

Summer is faltering a bit here in London but it’s still warm; certainly warm enough to not want to wander further afield than lovely Church Street in Twickenham – full of restaurants, a couple of pubs, craft and gift shops – to find somewhere to eat. ¬†With Antonio in town, it seemed a good plan […]

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Travel Gourmet’s Favourite Haunts: Tangawizi, Twickenham

I haven’t done a ‘favourite haunts’ post for a while, but I guess there are only so many favourite haunts a girl can have – otherwise the description becomes meaningless. However, I have been quite remiss in taking so very long to add the wonderful Tangawizi to my blog. It’s not that I haven’t eaten […]

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Restaurant Review: Al Boccon di’Vino, Richmond

There’s been a lot of excitement about Al Boccon di’Vino¬†around my local area of Richmond upon Thames for some time; indeed, word is spreading and my son Jonathan said even people in his London Bridge office were talking about this Venetian restaurant in South West London. I guess, therefore, it wasn’t surprising that it took […]

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Pincho Med Tapas Bar, Twickenham

As I was meeting a local friend, Kate, for lunch, it seemed a good idea to not travel too far … in fact, to walk only as far as Pincho in Church Street in central Twickenham. The central shopping area of Twickenham isn’t particularly attractive but Church Street which, as the name suggests, runs down […]

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Travel Gourmet’s Favourite Haunts: A Cena, Twickenham

I’ve said in one or two other ‘Favourite Haunts’ posts that they are not necessarily about great food but a host of other things that make them favourite places to revisit again and again. However, A Cena stands out as being one of my favourite haunts where the food is of an exceptionally high standard […]

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