Category Archives: European

Restaurant review: The Arts Club, Mayfair, London

Founded in 1863 by none other than Mr Charles Dickens to provide wealthy aficionados of the arts, literature and sciences with a meeting place where they could enjoy the finer things in life, The Arts Club is now one of

Restaurant review: The Arts Club, Mayfair, London

Founded in 1863 by none other than Mr Charles Dickens to provide wealthy aficionados of the arts, literature and sciences with a meeting place where they could enjoy the finer things in life, The Arts Club is now one of

Everyone’s talking about… Whisk’s Red Velvet cake

Every time I come to Kuala Lumpur, I spend a lazy morning at Whisk, either lost in a great book or typing frantically on my laptop (as I am now). I can confidently say that Whisk is the best place

Everyone’s talking about… Whisk’s Red Velvet cake

Every time I come to Kuala Lumpur, I spend a lazy morning at Whisk, either lost in a great book or typing frantically on my laptop (as I am now). I can confidently say that Whisk is the best place

Everyone’s talking about… La Fromagerie’s cheese plate

Hailed “the best cheeseboard in Marylebone, and possible in all of London” by Time Out magazine, La Fromagerie, tucked away along a quiet side street in Marylebone Village, has been seducing cheese-lovers since it first opened more than 20 years

Everyone’s talking about… La Fromagerie’s cheese plate

Hailed “the best cheeseboard in Marylebone, and possible in all of London” by Time Out magazine, La Fromagerie, tucked away along a quiet side street in Marylebone Village, has been seducing cheese-lovers since it first opened more than 20 years

Recipe: Black Forest pancakes

Ingredients: Pancakes: 135g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp caster sugar 130ml milk 1 large egg flavourless oil Toppings: frozen Black Forest fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants, grapes) Greek yogurt honey Method: (place a clean, dry

Recipe: Black Forest pancakes

Ingredients: Pancakes: 135g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp caster sugar 130ml milk 1 large egg flavourless oil Toppings: frozen Black Forest fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants, grapes) Greek yogurt honey Method: (place a clean, dry

Restaurant Review: The Greek Larder, King’s Cross, London

Granary Square is one of London’s most well-attended brunch spots. The likes of Caravan draw in the crowds with their lofty industrial interiors, artisan coffee and egg dishes. But just around the corner, a lesser-known eatery takes brunch to Greece

Restaurant Review: The Greek Larder, King’s Cross, London

Granary Square is one of London’s most well-attended brunch spots. The likes of Caravan draw in the crowds with their lofty industrial interiors, artisan coffee and egg dishes. But just around the corner, a lesser-known eatery takes brunch to Greece

Recipes: Two boozy bakes for Christmas

Amaretto Brownies Boozy brownies, perfect on a cold winter’s night. Seriously dark chocolate spoked with Christmas flavours; bursts of tart cranberries in every bite liven up this otherwise dense, rich treat. Deliciously moist, with a dense, fudge-like texture dotted with nuggets

Recipes: Two boozy bakes for Christmas

Amaretto Brownies Boozy brownies, perfect on a cold winter’s night. Seriously dark chocolate spoked with Christmas flavours; bursts of tart cranberries in every bite liven up this otherwise dense, rich treat. Deliciously moist, with a dense, fudge-like texture dotted with nuggets

Restaurant review: Le Trimaran, Nice, France

Brightly coloured plastic chairs, a laminated folder menu, tightly packed tables with plastic table cloths, a concrete pavement and the best crêpes and galettes in Nice. Le Trimaran in Vieux Nice – the city’s historic centre – is not to

Restaurant review: Le Trimaran, Nice, France

Brightly coloured plastic chairs, a laminated folder menu, tightly packed tables with plastic table cloths, a concrete pavement and the best crêpes and galettes in Nice. Le Trimaran in Vieux Nice – the city’s historic centre – is not to

Restaurant Review: La Maison de Marie, Nice, France

Last weekend, my mum and I went to Nice. Originally, we had planned a weekend of Christmas shopping in London, but in a last minute decision to evade the festive season crowds, we booked a trip to the winter sun.

Restaurant Review: La Maison de Marie, Nice, France

Last weekend, my mum and I went to Nice. Originally, we had planned a weekend of Christmas shopping in London, but in a last minute decision to evade the festive season crowds, we booked a trip to the winter sun.

Recipe: Cherry and blueberry frangipane plait

… with white chocolate drizzle, served with vanilla cream. Once the summer arrives, people tend to gravitate towards simple fruit salads, light panna cottas, cool ice cream and no bake fruit tarts – all delicious options, but why deprive ourselves

Recipe: Cherry and blueberry frangipane plait

… with white chocolate drizzle, served with vanilla cream. Once the summer arrives, people tend to gravitate towards simple fruit salads, light panna cottas, cool ice cream and no bake fruit tarts – all delicious options, but why deprive ourselves

Café Review: Flotsam & Jetsam, Wandsworth, London

Every London borough has a great Aussie café and Flotsam & Jetsam is just that café for the borough of Wandsworth. Buzzing with a weekend crowd, it keeps its regulars happy with classic brunch dishes and a great selection of

Café Review: Flotsam & Jetsam, Wandsworth, London

Every London borough has a great Aussie café and Flotsam & Jetsam is just that café for the borough of Wandsworth. Buzzing with a weekend crowd, it keeps its regulars happy with classic brunch dishes and a great selection of

Highbury Staycation

The relentless pace of London life often leaves me in need of an escape from the clamour of the streets, shadows of skyscrapers and people rushing by. Every now and again, I seek haven at my friend’s house in Highbury,

Highbury Staycation

The relentless pace of London life often leaves me in need of an escape from the clamour of the streets, shadows of skyscrapers and people rushing by. Every now and again, I seek haven at my friend’s house in Highbury,

Restaurant Review: Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, Heathrow, London

In 2008, Gordon Ramsay became the first chef to open a Michelin starred restaurant at an airport. Now, holiday-makers can kick off their travels in style at one of the UK’s best restaurants. I had a morning flight, so arrived

Restaurant Review: Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, Heathrow, London

In 2008, Gordon Ramsay became the first chef to open a Michelin starred restaurant at an airport. Now, holiday-makers can kick off their travels in style at one of the UK’s best restaurants. I had a morning flight, so arrived

Barcelona Eats, Summer 2016

A night of Spanish-style tapas bar hopping I’m met by the aroma of delicious food at every turn in Barcelona. It’s a true gastronome’s dream and absolutely impossible to resist the temptations of jamòn cut from the bone, pastries fresh

Barcelona Eats, Summer 2016

A night of Spanish-style tapas bar hopping I’m met by the aroma of delicious food at every turn in Barcelona. It’s a true gastronome’s dream and absolutely impossible to resist the temptations of jamòn cut from the bone, pastries fresh

Restaurant Review: Le Mercury & La Petite Auberge, Islington, London

You can’t get a good meal in London for a tenner. Flat iron was the first to change this, with their not-to-shabby steak and salad, served up for a single bill price. And I’ve now discovered a host of Islington-based

Restaurant Review: Le Mercury & La Petite Auberge, Islington, London

You can’t get a good meal in London for a tenner. Flat iron was the first to change this, with their not-to-shabby steak and salad, served up for a single bill price. And I’ve now discovered a host of Islington-based

Restaurant Review: Le Carré Bleu, Cagnes sur Mer, France

This year I returned to France’s beautiful southern coast for a summer of fun, after several years of absence (which had certainly made my heart grow stronger). As tradition dictated, my friend and I spent a morning at the beach

Restaurant Review: Le Carré Bleu, Cagnes sur Mer, France

This year I returned to France’s beautiful southern coast for a summer of fun, after several years of absence (which had certainly made my heart grow stronger). As tradition dictated, my friend and I spent a morning at the beach

Café Review: Daylesford Farm Café, Notting Hill, London

If you’re planning a trip to Daylesford Farm Café for Sunday brunch then you’ll definitely want to arrive fashionably early and join the band of brunchers sat eagerly awaiting the doors to open at 10. It’s like a military operation.

Café Review: Daylesford Farm Café, Notting Hill, London

If you’re planning a trip to Daylesford Farm Café for Sunday brunch then you’ll definitely want to arrive fashionably early and join the band of brunchers sat eagerly awaiting the doors to open at 10. It’s like a military operation.

The Best Breakfast Spots in Soho, London – A Healthy Start or Morning Munchies?

Soho’s breakfasts are worth waking up early for. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so take some time to do it properly before you knuckle down for a long day at work. Whether you’re looking

The Best Breakfast Spots in Soho, London – A Healthy Start or Morning Munchies?

Soho’s breakfasts are worth waking up early for. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so take some time to do it properly before you knuckle down for a long day at work. Whether you’re looking

The Best Coffee in Soho: Seven Coffee Bars to try in Soho

Now the mornings are light, I find myself waking up early, charged with sunshine fuelled energy. This morning surge of activity inevitably results in an afternoon slump. But I need not fear, as Soho’s best coffee houses are on hand

The Best Coffee in Soho: Seven Coffee Bars to try in Soho

Now the mornings are light, I find myself waking up early, charged with sunshine fuelled energy. This morning surge of activity inevitably results in an afternoon slump. But I need not fear, as Soho’s best coffee houses are on hand

Recipe: Greek Turkey Meatloaf

This Greek-inspired turkey meatloaf is perfect for a light evening meal or lunchtime dish. Delicious served hot or cold, it’s succulent, flavourful, packed with healthy spinach and carb-free. I love eating this al fresco on a summer’s evening, with a

Recipe: Greek Turkey Meatloaf

This Greek-inspired turkey meatloaf is perfect for a light evening meal or lunchtime dish. Delicious served hot or cold, it’s succulent, flavourful, packed with healthy spinach and carb-free. I love eating this al fresco on a summer’s evening, with a

Restaurant Review: 21 at Covent Garden, London

Outdoor terrace dining I first dined at 21 a couple of Christmases ago. Their cosy heated al fresco terrace, from where I could gaze upon the giant Covent Garden Christmas tree, admire St Paul’s Church and watch street performers, carol

Restaurant Review: 21 at Covent Garden, London

Outdoor terrace dining I first dined at 21 a couple of Christmases ago. Their cosy heated al fresco terrace, from where I could gaze upon the giant Covent Garden Christmas tree, admire St Paul’s Church and watch street performers, carol