Charcuterie

Mash

Food is paramount.  Service next and the atmosphere the cherry on top.  That’s how I’ve always viewed the pecking order of what makes a restaurant great.   Without great food you have nothing, nobody goes back to a restaurant thinking ‘Well the food was awful, but wasn’t that waiter nice’.  Just doesn’t happen.  And the…

Granger and Co

Granger and Co, Clerkenwell

Antipodeans all over London rejoiced the day that Aussie Chef Bill Granger set up shop in London, he brought with him a taste of home, in the form of the humble Sweetcorn fritter.  At his Notting Hill branch, they’re served crispy and golden with a side of avocado and bacon, just the way I remember.…

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The Fat Duck

The Fat Duck, celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s 3-Michelin starred restaurant is one of the most exciting restaurants in the world.  Frequently topping the ‘World’s best restaurant list’ you can understand my excitement when after 2 hours of re-dialling, I got through to make a reservation. The occasion? Our first wedding anniversary, on this day back…

Pizza Rossa

Pizza Rossa

For someone who likes naughty food as much as I, Pizza never makes it onto my list of meals I crave, or even foods I really like.  Husband on the other hand, is a totally different matter.  If he arrives home on Friday night clutching a takeaway box of Pizza, he’s had a rough week…