Weekend Brunch at Donnelly’s

We were recently invited to review the weekend brunch menu at Donnelly’s, under the direction of James Donnelly. This is my second time sampling the food coming out of James’s kitchen; the first time, I was at his residency at Louie Louie and was really impressed by his culinary creations. He has now moved on…

Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary at The Pig Hotel

We recently celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary with a trip to The Pig Hotel’s latest opening at Bridge Place. After a train and short taxi ride later, we found ourselves on the grounds of the hotel, which is located just outside Canterbury, in the historic village of Bridge. The magnificent building is listed and was…

London Restaurant Reviews : Rosso Wine and Food Experience

We have all heard of Bottomless Brunch before. But what if I told you of a place where alongside free flowing fizz, there is bottomless food on offer as well? As I discovered recently, the Bottomless Brunch menu at Rosso¬†Wine and Food Experience does exactly that. Created by a couple of like-minded friends from Milan,…

London Restaurant Reviews : Brunch at Christopher’s

Recently, I joined fellow blogger friends Meg (of No Mean Feast) and Becca (of Becca Eats World) for a Saturday brunch in Central London. If you recall, last time we met was at the fab Cantina Laredo. This time, the choice of venue was Christopher’s, coincidentally in Covent Garden again! This was my first visit…

London Restaurant Reviews : Mews of Mayfair Revisited

For those who know me know that I live for my weekends. Come Sunday and the only decision I really want to make is whether to go out for an indulgent Sunday Brunch or a hearty Sunday Roast. And sometimes I crave both, at the same time! Which is why the Weekend Brunch Menu at…

Hotel Review : The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Kris and I recently whisked ourselves away for a long weekend in Eastbourne. Nothing quite relaxes us more than the sight and smell of fresh sea air. Coupled with a relatively fuss free journey (just over an hour from Clapham Junction) and off-season prices, it was an ideal getaway destination. What exceeded our expectations was…

Luxury Brunch at Aquavit

Aquavit has long been on my list of must-visit. Some of my favourite London food bloggers (and part-Swedish) Catch52 and Marjanfocus have written extensively about this place, which aroused my interest even further. Having visited Stockholm this time last year, I was craving some Nordic-inspired cuisine and Aquavit seemed like just the ticket to send…

Day out in Lymington, Hampshire

Lymington is a pretty little port town, full of English seaside charm, on the outskirts of the New Forest in Hampshire. This was our second visit; the first one was four years ago when we hiked around New Forest National Park and stayed above a lovely little pub called The Bosun’s Chair. Unfortunately, I was…

Weekend break : Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort, New Forest

My husband recently whisked me away for a surprise long weekend to Lymington where we stayed at the stylish Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort. One of several luxury hotels in the Macdonald Hotels group, it is a stunning, high-chimneyed, Tudor-gabled Manor House, which dates back to the 19th century. Over the years, it has…

MUD, Boxpark Croydon

Having recently moved to Croydon from Wandsworth, where my weekend avocado-on-toast cravings were satisfied by the likes of Brew, The Schoolhouse and Ben’s Canteen, I was on the lookout for an equally exciting alternative this side of town. My prayers were answered in the form of MUD Cafe. Located within the greater establishment of¬†Boxpark Croydon,…