The sun shines, people are smilier, you spend more time outdoors with a wine in hand and best of all for you, the Ottolenghi ethos of vegetables and salads makes much more of an impact in my life.
What is British food exactly? It doesn’t have the best reputation overseas, being mainly reminiscent of stodge and a healthy lack of imagination.
It’s also easily overlooked by some of the sexier new cuisines and all things fusion, but sometimes you need to not follow the herd and settle into some great British classics
It was very very early in the morning, I hadn’t had coffee (!) and I was meeting my sister at the crack of dawn at the less than glamorous spot of Gatwick Airport. But we were there to celebrate a very special occasion, my baby sister was turning 30 and we were whisking off to a surprise getaway!
We all know we have to eat more vegetables, none of us can argue with that fact. But many don’t have the time, inclination or know how to add more green to their diet. What I would do is immediately drag them to a seat at Bala Baya and show them how wonderful it can be! So much so, it’s actually at the expense of the meat dishes.. you’ll have to read more to find out
For Instagrammable perfection full of eye-popping colour, there really isn’t anywhere better than the Ned. Black and white chequered floors, towering jade green verdite columns, ivory white marble, gleaming brown woods and that’s before we’ve even encountered the food.
Rainbow hued Poke bowls at Kaia are the star of the show and like everything at the Ned, just crying out for an Insta.
The Shard – shiny, pointy, futuristic and dominating London’s skyline for as far as the eye can see.
Shangri-La hotels – luxury, charming and all with a wow factor of their own.
This is a tale of when Shangri-La hotel met the Shard and laid on afternoon tea (With cake!) in the sky…
You may except Copenhagen to be all pickled herring and Smorresbords, but Sticks ‘n’ Sushi is a Danish export on our shores, giving us fresh sushi (and sticks), just perfect for a Wimbledon special date.