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Welcome to India


As the first two months of my trip to India draws in, I think I’m in a good position to give a quick round up of what I’ve seen so far.

I’m going to keep it brief, and let the pictures do most of the talking…

After a very long journey from Heathrow – Mumbai – Thivandrum – Varkala (Kerala) I finally arrived at Soul & Surf and to the little piece of pardise on the cliff edge where I would be now spending most of the next few months. Continue Reading →

Clockjack Oven


Clockjack Oven is a smart chicken rotisserie. You choose your chicken of choice whether it’s half, whole or in a bun, and then pick one or two accompanying extra salads.

Overall it’s a bit like a smarter, generous, homemade version of Nandos. A bit like them – but much better. Continue Reading →

Workshop Coffee Co.


I get quite excited about coffee shops and the new wave of ‘baristas’ that have leapt out of the last 5 years and are making coffee into art.

And I don’t just mean drawing a swan on my latte, I mean the entire background, process and tasting experiences we once only really associated with wine. Continue Reading →

A trip away with Courvoisier Part #2 – Paris

The Eiffel Tower

After a most fantastic time in Jarnac, Cognac at the Courvoisier Chateau, seeing the beautiful French countryside and tasting the best cognac in the world, we didn’t think our weekend could possibly get any better… we were wrong.

We boarded the bus after lunch and so did our luggage, this meant only one thing – we were leaving Cognac. But where were we going now?
One of the lovely members of the Courvoisier team got to the front of the bus, took the mic and said ‘Right then you lot, who wants to go to Paris?!’

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A trip away with Courvoisier Part #1 … The Chateau

Le Voyage de Courvoisier

A group of writers, bloggers and competition winners were asked to ‘take a leap of faith’ and drop everything for one weekend to do something totally spontaneous and par-take in a trip of which they knew nothing about other than they would be leaving the UK, and would need to bring their glad rags.. Continue Reading →

Fera at Claridges


Last week I went to Claridges Hotel in London to eat in the restaurant that has replaced Gordon Ramsay’s Petruse – Simon Rogan’s Fera. Rogan is quite literally a vegetable genius. His restaurant L’eclume has 2 Michelin stars, and his other venture Roganic is well on its way to achieving the same. It will without a doubt not be long until latest opening Fera follows in Michelin pursuit. I’d bet my BBQ’d salad leaves on it Continue Reading →

Brighton Supper Clubs & Tabl

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People sometimes ask me, ‘So what’s the current foodie trend?’ I find this question a bit cringe, as in my opinion if something has reached the point of being a ‘trend’ it is probably a bit crap, like Crocs, or ‘cronuts’.

Having said that, one ‘wave’ of food happenings I have noticed and am getting slightly addicted to is the pop-ups and supper clubs that are taking over London and now Brighton. Continue Reading →

Afternoon T at Boyd’s Brasserie, Trafalgar Square


Boyd’s Brasserie is glam.

Just a short skip from Trafalgar Square, it’s nestled in 8 Northumberland Avenue Hotel.
I can’t comment on the hotel itself, but the restaurant is opulent and inviting. A grand bar, high ceilings, glittering chandeliers and marble walls. It’s a nod to it’s Victorian roots.
I arrived THIRSTY on a warm July afternoon to try its freshly launched afternoon tea. Continue Reading →

On the roof with Q, Oxford Circus

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Camden grill restaurant ‘Q’ has arrived at the roof of Selfridges for the summer and aims to be the number one alfresco pop up in London.  I have to admit this pop-up is really impressive. Strutting through Selfridges department store and getting in the lift straight to the roof, met by freshly laid grass, open-air tables, deck chairs in the sunshine and glasses of prosecco and strawberries Continue Reading →

Sam’s Brasserie Chiswick


Sam’s Brasserie & Bar is a big bouncy beach ball of a restaurant, with colourful décor and a young, family friendly vibe.

This restaurant would be best described as a joyful all-rounder, with a welcoming friendly atmosphere, and the sort of menu that would appeal to the most fussy or basic eater. I went for the Nashville Hot Chicken with House slaw and Gherkin Continue Reading →