Staycation at Your Apartment, Clifton Village

During the recent May Bank Holiday, we visited Bristol for a mini-staycation. We had a lovely stay at the newly opened Your Apartment in Clifton Village. Your Apartment is a collection of serviced apartments, short term lets and co-working spaces in and around Bristol. Our apartment was a short cab ride away from Bristol Temple…

UK Seaside Staycation – 24 hours of Eating and Drinking in Deal.

The idyllic and charming seaside town of Deal was the last stop on our week-long trip to the Kent seaside (Margate, Ramsgate and Botany Bay). With the uncertainty of the pandemic still looming, a lot of places were still closed for business so we didn’t explore much from a culinary perspective. However, there was one…

UK Seaside Staycation – Places to Eat and Drink in Ramsgate/Broadstairs

Our next stop from Margate was the historic seaside town of Ramsgate, followed by Broadstairs. For our stay in Ramsgate we booked the Albion House, a charming boutique hotel set inside a 18th Century building overlooking the seafront. The hotel is minutes from the coastline, the beach and the main town centre. Situated on a…

20 must-visit London restaurants with outside spaces (Part 2 of 2)

Jae/Untitled Untitled in Dalston is one of our favourite cocktail bars in London, one we discovered as part of London Cocktail Week. They have a secret garden at the rear that really is magical in the evening. The permanent residency is called Jae by Chef Jay Morjaria, showcasing Korean Anju (drinking food).  We are by…

20 must-visit London restaurants with outside spaces (Part 1 of 2).

Roll on April 12th! If you have been busy scouring through restaurant websites to find places to book that have outside spaces, here are some personal recommendations of places that should be on your radar! Smokestak Smokestak is the mecca for meat lovers, especially smoked meats. They also do some killer cocktails and curated list…

Fresh Pasta Kits to Try at Home

Can’t find any available slots to book at your favourite pasta restaurant or your friendly neighbourhood Italian? Below are some fresh, handmade pasta kit recommendations so you can whip up a restaurant-quality pasta meal in minutes whilst still refreshing the bookings page! PASTA EVANGELISTS Pasta Evangelists are the original players of the ‘pasta by post’…

Luxury Afternoon Tea at Home

2020 and the subsequent Lockdowns 1/2/3 have reshaped our dining-in habits in a major way. Who knew we can make gourmet burgers and pizzas from scratch in our humble kitchen, have Michelin-starred meals sent to our living room and sip on enticing homemade cocktails on a Friday/Saturday night from the comfort of our sofa? But…

Journey the World From Your Living Room

The recent news of easing of lockdown restrictions has been welcomed with open arms! But we are still a while away from jet setting across the globe. So until that happens, here are some ways restaurants and ‘dark kitchens’ are bringing the world to our living rooms – through food. Since Covid clipped my travel…

Brands that delivered during lockdown – Part 5/5

This is the last in the series of blogposts dedicated to brands we explored during the lockdown of 2020-21. GREEN GROCERS First Choice Produce For as long as I can remember, Kris and I have always ordered our groceries online from Ocado and Waitrose. But when ‘waiting for slots to open’ became a national pastime, we…

Boozy Treats that Delivered During Lockdown

The following small and independent brands provided all the necessary boozy hydration and hedonism during lockdown, when pubs and cocktail bars were out of reach. If you are still hesitant to step out, these brands would be perfect to drink responsibly in the comfort of your own home. HARD SELTZER Ride Hard Seltzer or alcoholic…

First restaurant meal post-lockdown – El Pirata, Mayfair

It has been four and a half months since we dined out in a restaurant, ever since the novel Coronavirus pandemic began. As we live on the outskirts of London, we had been hesitant to venture out, as using public transport was unavoidable. But a kind invite from one of our favourite Spanish restaurants and…