When I asked James what lunch he’d fancy for his Birthday lunch, he answered with the speed of a Mastermind contestant, braving the black chair. Zelman Meats Soho. It had me at beef.
The wonderful thing about having a son living in London is that you have the perfect excuse to meet up there. So, expect top recommendations for places to sup cocktails and nosh steak, we’re going big.
I’ve found a fantastic new pub for you in Surrey. It’s a proper English pub with a giant bar for drinkers and a smart restaurant for eaters.
Where can we take my meat loving, chilli addicted, curry lovin’ hubby for his birthday? My son, James knew immediately. Gymkhana, London.
Some of you may remember our dear children bought me a voucher for Mother’s Day for a 7 Course Signature Menu for 2 at The Crazy Bear. So, I took my ol’ bear along on a lunchtime date (often referred to as hubby).
Kinghams in Surrey is my daughter’s favourite restaurant. It’s cute, cozy and it’s in the delightful village of Shere. So, for the 3rd year running she opted for a dinner here on her birthday. This time Matthew is with us, and we tease him with Charlotte’s dream of a cottage in this pretty and pricey…
Charlotte and I relish an excuse to try an Afternoon Tea. So, imagine when Charlotte got the chance to celebrate her 24th birthday along with our Queen Elizabeth’s 90th. This is all thanks to The Goring celebrating Her Majesties Birthday with a special Royal 90th Birthday Tea. Well, that would be perfect for our princess.
It’s my birthday!! I have been desperate to take my children to my new favourite restaurant Stovell’s, Chobham. Stovell’s is elegant but unfussy dining (perfect for my Charlotte), wines that have the Gods singing (one happy hubby) and their own Wildcrafted Gin (my James and our Matthew are both gin lovers). Happy family = happy…
A Mother’s Day lunch is the perfect excuse for a family get together. I searched the web for a Mother’s Day restaurant in London, somewhere ladylike, elegant, that wouldn’t break the bank and had a charming atmosphere. Well, The Orangery, Kensington Palace had it all. It is surrounded by beautiful formal gardens of the palace…
We had a great meet up at the recently opened Darkhorse restaurant and bar. Discovered by James it’s located just outside Westfield Stratford City. We try to all catch up every chance we get. Diary checking every few weeks, then reminding the guys of the event nearer the time is a regular routine.
When an opportunity to meet up with James in Guildford came along, the search was on for a lunch to satisfy a carnivorous man. Naturally an Argentinian steakhouse ticks that box. So, we head up the glorious cobbled high street trying to resist the designer and boutique shops to the modern looking CAU restaurant.
In need of a lazy Sunday, but craving a good ol’ English home-cooked dinner, we booked a table at The Castle Inn, Hurst. Parts of it dates back to the 10th century which promises a dark and cozy atmosphere. Just what we were looking for.
Christmas cheer is definitely here at my house with the arrival of 2 festive hampers. Sent as a surprise by my hubby, one for us and one for our fur babies. It took all the will-power I could ever muster to wait until we were all together to open them. The two treasure chests were…
I was incredibly excited about Sunday lunch with my hubby at The Chesil Rectory, Winchester. The third most romantic restaurant in Britain (tick); 600 year old grade II listed Medieval house (wow – tick); Hampshire Food and drink award winner (tick).
Have I found a restaurant for you! My new favourite is Stovell’s in Chobham. The ambiance is one of cozy elegance. The food, contemporary European, stylish and quality.