Jamie Oliver’s FIFTEEN, Islington restaurant is his original ‘non-profit’ eatery. Like all Jamie restaurants, it is a great place to meet family in London and enjoy an honest and elegant meal. The menu is full of local produce including Eel, a nod to the East End. But it’s influences are from around the world. Jamie’s…
Tags: Relaxed restaurants
Riverlight, Bourne End is a smart but relaxed restaurant overlooking the river Thames and Cock Marsh beyond. So, it gets a big tick on location. Unusually for a restaurant with a view, the food is really good and the wine is leading a revolution… It was Charlotte, my son’s girlfriend who recommended this restaurant to…
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.
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…
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.
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).
Visiting my son James in London gives us a great excuse to find a new exciting place to meet up. This time for brunch in the East end. These days it’s less sausage fry up and more sourdough toast with avocado salsa.
Burley is a village with a unique character, with connections to witches, smugglers and dragons (yes dragons, no it’s not a typo). The relatively modern White Buck Inn, Burley doesn’t let it’s lively and historic village down. Built at the turn of the 20th century it has a story or two of it’s own.
We’d spent the morning in Hyde Park with our dogs and were looking for a comfortable, friendly London pub, that welcomes furry companions (a small pack of them), cooks home-made food and is minutes walk from the park. Too much to expect? Nope, The Victoria Paddington fit the bill nicely!
Whyte and Brown in Kingly Court celebrates the humble chicken and egg. Kingly court itself is an al-fresco dining destination tucked behind Libertys and has a vibrant and boisterous atmosphere.
Positano in Guildford brings Southern Italy a few steps off the Surrey high street.