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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Travel Gourmet’s Favourite Things in London’s Covent Garden

A SMALL HISTORY Covent Garden is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of London, full of shops, cafés and restaurants, theatres and the famous Royal Opera House. The area spreads north of The Strand from Drury Lane westwards to St Martin’s Lane and up to the top end of Shaftesbury Avenue. There has […]

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Sea Bream with Orange, Capers & Pine Nuts

Often a meal is the final part of a journey. Or it is for someone like me whose mind is often taken up by thoughts of food. Tonight’s supper was the last stage of a journey that began in Barrafina yesterday lunchtime, after I’d been to see the new ‘Vogue 100: A Century of Style’ […]

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Blogging Highlights 2015

Happy New Year 2016!! WordPress have just sent me the blog’s Annual Report full of statistics about which posts were most popular and where readers came from. The most popular post this year was a TV review of Italy Unpacked Series 3: Puglia & Basilicata but my recipe for mince pies wasn’t far behind. I […]

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Roast Cod with Fennel, Pear & Radish Salad

I just loved the salad I had at the wonderful Barrafina recently: Fennel, Comice Pear & Radish … … It was so simple but perfectly put together and balanced and of course I knew immediately I’d want to recreate it at home some time. At Barrafina I ordered some Salt Cod Fritters to go with […]

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Barrafina, Adelaide Street, London WC2

I’ve passed the Barrafina in Adelaide Street many times. It’s on my frequent route from Waterloo, via Hungerford Bridge and Villiers Street, as I cut up Adelaide Street from The Strand and into Covent Garden. It always looks inviting and I’ve always been on my way somewhere else. The second of three Barrafinas in the […]

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