WIN a meal at Villandry with Zomato

Zomato has become my default go to tool when trying to decide what to eat and where to go for the best grub, there’s a terribly efficient search function to use and get this, they even have menus for pretty much everywhere so you can check out whether there’s something on there for you. I…

The Black gates

Chiltern Firehouse, Breakfast

Chiltern Firehouse is having a moment of glory, you can’t open any kind of salacious rag these days without encountering a celebrity falling out of it’s black gates.  Some A-list, some Z-list, this is the place to see and be seen.  Which of course means mere mortals like my good self struggle to get a reservation at a…

Le Manoir at night

Le manoir aux quat’saisons, tasting menu

Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’ saisons is a foodie mecca, boasting two Michelin stars, an impressive accolade in itself, but he’s held these Michelin stars for 29 years.  Monsieur Blanc has dedicated his life to constantly growing, developing and perfecting his life’s work, creating memories for his guests all through the medium of great food and…

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…