Restaurant Review: Brasserie Zedel

I’ve noticed the Observer‘s Jay Rayner praise Brasserie Zedel a few times. From Mr Rayner, this means a lot. So I’ve been thinking I must try it and then a few weeks ago passed it by chance and duly noted its location, promising myself to return soon. Having decided to take another of my midweek ‘holidays’ in-between […]

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Blogging and the Art of Paying & Taking Photos

It was Lawrence of Brula and Joe Allen who alerted me to the argument raging on Twitter last week, involving Jay Rayner and others, about food bloggers and the ethics of freebies: can you write an unbiased review of a meal if you haven’t paid for it? I thought I was a fairly frequent visitor to […]

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Blogging Highlights of 2013

About this time last year I wrote a post about the 10 bucket list new destinations I’d like to go to over the next couple of years or so. Well, I’ve only managed to tick off one this year – to Istanbul – but I’ve still had a fantastic year of travel and eating, and […]

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Restaurant Review: Leon de Bruxelles

My friend Elsa suggested meeting at Leon de Bruxelles. As a lover of mussels and frites – in which Leon de Bruxelles specialises – this seemed like a great idea. Leon de Bruxelles started life as Chez Leon when it opened in Brussels in 1893. The first ‘Leon de Bruxelles’ restaurant opened a century later, […]

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Celebrating 4th July at Joe Allen, Covent Garden

I’ve never celebrated 4th July before. Well, I’m not American; I’m a Londoner through and through. But when I received an email from Joe Allen about their special 4th July American Independence Day menu featuring burgers, clam chowder, barbecue ribs and chocolate brownies for pud, it was an offer not to be resisted. And anyway, […]

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