Rubbish Food

I would be curious to know your thoughts on this one. I ate a really rubbish meal last week. I wasted my taste buds on a meal that someone else paid for so I didn’t feel that I could complain at the time but it also meant that I didn’t give them a chance to […]

A quickie on the Halfway Bistro A4

This is a quickie post as I am doing a full interview with the Halfway Bistro in a couple of weeks. You can find this lovely pub on the A4 between Newbury and Hungerford and it is a great place to eat. The restaurant is nicely decorated with a roaring log fire in the winter […]

Rowbarge Woolhampton June2013

I went to interview at the Rowbarge recently but unfortunately was held up my dining partner so just ate instead. Great food, an interesting starter of smoked salmon layered with potato and a great caper salad. Rachel had an impressively chorizo laden bruschetta topped with houmous which she enjoyed enormously. This braised lamb looked amazing, […]

Royal Oak – Yattendon

I haven’t been to the Royal Oak in years except for one bizarre incident a couple of years ago where I turned up to find everyone in mediaeval costume (!?). However I will be returning, the food was lovely I had the mushrooms (from Marlborough) in puff pastry, crisp and very moreish, as a starter. […]

The Vineyard Breakfast 2

Yes my happy eaters – a new post entirely devoted to breakfast at the Vineyard. I don’t know about you but one of the main reasons I stay at nice hotels is to eat a wonderful breakfast. I have several criteria and one is smoked salmon which they had. I knew they would . What […]

Christina Novelli "one year on"

  via Christina Novelli “one year on”.` Ok the tenuous link is that this article is about Jean Christophe Novelli‘s daughter, Christina, who is a fabulous singer and the article refers to a fantastic producer who is my son and I am being proud mum.