L’Ortolan, oh YES

We arrived at L’Ortolan promptly so that I could do my interview for Kennet Radio with Sally Albin, the marketeer (is that the word). The place is beautiful, looks like an old extended vicarage with lots of separate rooms should you want to rent a room with style and tremendous food (and invite me please). […]

The Barn, Rainham, Kent

This was the first time I had been to this place and it was adorable. My lovely mum took us and I am sure we will be back. All low beams and ancient looking with the youngest chef I have ever seen! He produced such amazing food and I would imagine you would have to […]

Pop Ups or Downs – Taste

When you go to eat, in particular when you go to have a great eating experience, what do you put that greatness down to? Let’s take the Vineyard as an example. A fantastic venue, fine art in every corner, a chef you just want to take home and keep in your cupboard because the food […]

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

My worst nightmare has come true (besides losing any more teeth due to malnutrition, this is true by the way and I am looking for a kind tooth fairy!!!) . I have been invited to what sounds like the most gorgeous and wonderful event in the world, a demonstration then eating of fruits de mer […]

Bumpkins – London

This s a trip I made a couple of months ago to Bumpkins where the chef was kind enough to give me a quick interview for Kennet Radio as well.  As it was all a bit spur of the moment the photos aren’t great but you get an idea of their food which is […]

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 […]

El Puerto Bristol

This is one of my favourite people to eat with, my daughter Rachel who feels it is her duty to make me eat, (the malnutrition, remember). Poor mare, she only got 10% of the food this time so she may be regretting her good will. El Puerto is a Spanish restaurant owned by an Englishman […]

The Spring Inn Sulhampstead

This was a very good seafood linguine full of salmon, mussels and calamari, served with chilli butter and basil and a mountain of rocket. I chose this because it isn’t something I would normally have so I was really happy that it was so good. I love fat juicy mussels which tasted excellent, the calamari […]

San Carlos, Bristol

I was in Bristol on Sunday getting ready for an awayday on the Monday. This gave me the chance to meet up with my daughter Rachel who is studying for her Masters in journalism at uni (if studying also means staying up every night, eating and drinking well and generally jamming around having a good […]