Sigh Not So Much Plate Hate as Plate Meh at The Angel in Woolhampton

http://www.angelwoolhampton.co.uk/index The Angel has had a chequered history, wonderful, dire, hopeful, dire, carvery all one phoenix like uprising after another. However having driven past the carvery sign so many times, seriously who does the word carvery attract except Toby eaters, I stopped at the fantastic Woolhampton Stores and saw an actual menu. This meant that […]

L’Ortolan – Local Luxury

Oh my this was a wonderful meal to finish up the Christmas period and even better we shared the experience with Sam and Alice, my step son and his better half. L’Ortolan is based in a beautiful house in Shinfield, absolutely delightful, drinks in the conservatory or bar, a chance to sit at the Chefs […]

Inglewood, what a past, what a future

Ok chaps and chapesses, this is the long overdue post on The Walmesley Restaurant which is sneakily based at Inglewood in Kintbury. I had no idea it was there and was absolutely delighted when Joanne, the manager of Audley Homes asked me to try out the tasting menu. When Jo called we had a great […]

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). […]

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, […]