Friday, 10 August 2018

Local Eat Treats #71 Smokin' Hot at The Railway


It’s absolutely no secret how much I love Smokey Phi Phi’s Thai Street BBQ at The Railway, which is why they are in my handpicked squad for 2018. I’ve sung their praises in a blog post before which you can find here, but hell, when a place is this good, I feel I need to do it all over again…

Sunday, 1 July 2018

The Bestest #7 So What's Your Favourite Place to Eat?


People are always asking me what my favourite place to eat out is, but I can never give a definitive answer, so I thought I’d write a blog post on it instead of reeling off the same spiel each time.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Local Eat Treats #70 Still Shining Bright at Star Bistro


I’ve been to Star Bistro both at Royal Crescent and Ullenwood now, on numerous occasions; sometimes for coffee and cake, sometimes for breakfast, sometimes for brunch, sometimes for a quick lunch, and sometimes to go all out and have three courses of fine food. And do you know what? It’s never let me down. Not once. They crisp my bacon just right, their poached eggs are never snotty - always oozy, the cakes are tempting, the choices numerous, some of it fancy, some of it just bloody good, the atmosphere relaxed, and the staff friendly and helpful. Plus, they just keep getting better and better. Those who have tried it, love it. And those who haven’t, are missing out!

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Local Eat Treats #69 Hot Stuff at The Fire Station

There have been a few changes at The Fire Station of late: A new menu, a new manager (who, by the way, is one extremely dapper chap), exciting cocktails and monthly gin and whisky tastings! Wanting us to experience the new vibe and new menu, Jason (the dapper one) invited Kingsley and I in one Saturday evening for dinner and drinks. How could we refuse? We got a sitter, washed our hair and made an effort to make conversation with each other for one evening and one evening only.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Local Eat Treats #68 Sushi or Not Sushi? That is the Question.

I make no secret of the fact that I’m not all that brave when it comes to eating fish, and although I’m getting more adventurous, you’ll never catch me eating raw fish! So why on earth would one of my favourite restaurants be a sushi place?! Let me tell you all about the small but unbeatable Kibou Sushi.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Local Eat Treats #67 What a Find!

The Find, if you haven’t found it yet, has been a welcome retreat for brunch, lunch, teas, coffees and those cruffins from Salt Bakehouse since the autumn. But what you might not know yet, is that they are also open for supper (or tea or dinner or whatever name it goes by in your house) on a Friday and Saturday evening! A coffee house doing dinner you say?! Well don’t worry, I took it upon myself to go along one evening - with my mama in tow - to see if it’s worth booking a table.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Appetite.

This blog post has been a long time in the making because it is something I feel so strongly about: diet. Do you know what a diet is? It’s what you eat and drink. It’s not Slimming World, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Slim Fast, Paleo or 5:2 or any other twaddle someone wants to come up with (don’t even speak to me about them, talk of these diets bores me to absolute tears). Being healthy is not about starvation, restriction, food substitutes or replacements nor excessive exercise; it is about nourishing the body and mind.