Dining

Hot Food and Drink Ideas for Summer

Lucy Self | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Don't know about anyone else, but once the mercury hits above 20 - I shed the skin of a (semi) responsible person and get utterly side tracked by the pursuit of pleasure. That dead area at the beginning of the week (I think they call it Sunday-Tuesday) becomes a gin-sodden round of boozy picnics, 'just the one' after work drinks/dins and pub garden pick me ups...

A Wait Off Our Minds

Paul Marshall | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Recently, I found myself quite ill, but the treatment I received was genuinely second to none. It made me give thanks to the memory of Aneurin Bevan. Alright, the food may not have been to the standard of that dished up by Nuno Mendes. But then again you wouldn't expect it to be.

Learning Whilst Dining - The New Trend on the London Restaurant Scene

Lucy Self | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Just when you thought that street food pop-ups, build-your-own-tasting-menus and fish cooked with nothing but lime and love was enough, that crazy culinary world has thrown another trend into the pot. The brainy dinner.

A Foodie's Guide to Spain's Ultimate Dining Hotspots

Adam Bown | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Spain is a gastronomic Nirvana for foodies, with towns, cities and regions all boasting delicious local specialities. However, we've tasted our way through España to give you the inside scoop on the best places to taste tantalising tapas and other Spanish delicacies! From cosy and obscure to super chic and incredibly sleek, these Spanish hotspots are not to be missed.

Supper Club Superlatives

Ashwin Bhardwaj | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashwin Bhardwaj

Supper Clubs have revolutionised London's dining scene: rather than cooking in a restaurant, enterprising chefs host in their homes, where, without the risks and overheads of a restaurant, they tend toward the experimental, with food that you'd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.

Beyond the Stadiums Series: Tips on How to Explore the 12 Cities of the FIFA 2014 World Cup

Flavio Dino | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Sport
Flavio Dino

On June 14th, Britain begins its journey in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in a city that combines the comfort of a huge metropolis alongside access to the most diverse biosphere on the planet. Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, is located where the Negro River meets the Solimões River and forms the Amazon River a few miles downstream.

Birthday Getaways | Stylish Indulgence in NYC

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

I had made up my mind, I would not allow my 30th birthday to transpire without an explosion of fun and indulgence. And so I embarked on my very first trip to New York City, for a birthday getaway of culture, fine dining and pampering.

WATCH: The Most Pretentious Restaurant Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Well, you thought things were bad with no-reservations bookings - but if you head to Eat in Brooklyn, New York, be prepared for something worse. In th...

Top Barbecue Tips for Summer Weekends

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

Summer has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate than to welcome the British barbecue season. To ensure your get-together goes off without a hitch here are a couple of tips and essentials, leaving you with time to make the most of summer and all the outdoor fun that goes with it.

'Same Again Please' - Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecôte

Elisa Ashenden | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elisa Ashenden

Although this is certainly not the best steak to be found in London, it is very tasty and well cooked, and the fries (all hand chipped on premises) are some of the best in town. The £21 price-tag is money well spent, while you enjoy the ambience in this lively slice of Paris.

Buffet The Stomach Slayer

James Emtage | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Comedy
James Emtage

Why is it, that upon seeing a buffet, we completely disregard our life's worth of known food pairings and think that it is absolutely acceptable to mix and match without any consideration or consequence?

Dining Out in Restaurante Caballito de Mar, Palma de Mallorca

Raj Gill | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Raj Gill

The restaurant has a fabulous location, a little off the beaten track of other tourists; it is a great wee find. Situated next to a beautiful cathedral with stunning views of the sea, it is ideally located.

How to Eat Healthily When Dining Out...ANYWHERE

Elisa Ashenden | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elisa Ashenden

The three basic rules for healthy dining options apply to most everywhere. When in doubt, check what comes with your meal and make the healthier food adjustments before it arrives at your table. Once you have had a glass or two of wine, if it is in front of you, you will eat it!

Danish Dining With I'm a Kombo (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Crane.tv

There are many reasons to fall in love with Copenhagen. Quality of life, understated style, great citizens and, with Noma acting as a catalyst, an exciting food culture ruled by a sense of adventure and an appreciation for sourcing quality ingredients.

The Breakfast Club

Anna Berrill | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Berrill

The nation's breakfast has moved on from just a bowl of Kellogg's cereal, rashers of bacon topped with HP Sauce and a mug of Yorkshire tea, to something a little more colourful. The first meal of the day has turned into an art form, but does this mean the end of the traditional greasy spoon?

Death of the Dining Room

William Hanson | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
William Hanson

Dining is, after all, essential to all of us. It is high time we recognise again the importance of communicating and interacting as a family. These two activities, when practiced together, enhance the benefits of both.

Old Hunters Lodge, Whipsnade

Scott Hill | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Hill

Purely from an aesthetic perspective, this charming and alluring building just shouts at you from the roadside to come in and enjoy a quick adjournmen...

Where has all the Real Food Gone?

Elisa Ashenden | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Elisa Ashenden

So where has all the real food gone? It is still out there, but is now well hidden under sauces and spices and the notion that fine-dining need be synonymous with scientific wonderment on your plate. For my money, I want exceptional food that tastes like food. Things that my body recognizes for what they are, and knows how to digest!

The Menn Diagram

Nicola Six | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

I felt a weight lifting from my lightly padded shoulders. It dawned on me: he really just wants to be FRIENDS.

Caprice de Femme

Simon Napier-Bell | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Napier-Bell

This month, London's Caprice restaurant is celebrating its thirtieth birthday. Actually, it's not thirty years old at all - it's sixty. The Caprice opened in the late 40s and became an instant hit with the post-war film and theatre set. In the 1950s, I was taken there for lunch by my father. He was a documentary film director and amongst the other directors in the same company was Lindsay Anderson. Despite being passionately left-wing, they both liked a good lunch.

The Minotaur: Michelin Star Restaurant And Gallery

Nik Thakkar | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Nik Thakkar

The Minotaur is by far the smartest and most innovative pop-up that London has seen in a while. The trend started off in 2006/7 and has never really disappeared, but brands are constantly finding ways to out-do each other.

Let's Hear it for Processed Food!

Rob Lyons | Posted 04.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Lyons

Listening to some foodie types, you would think that anything that has been remotely industrially processed was as deadly as nerve poison. Yet even food snobs eat plenty of processed food. It's just the right kind of processed food.

The Best Kebab in the World?

Drew Smith | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Drew Smith

For someone as steeped in restaurants as myself, it is just bizarre to come across a great restaurant by accident that no one has heard of, has no web site, no reviews and I think no phone number.

Why I Hate Barbecues

William Hanson | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
William Hanson

The only type of barbecue I can just about tolerate is a sit-down with cutlery affair. If there's proper napkins to hand then all the better. Barbecues where you have to stand up and wolf a hot dog or chicken kebab down are ghastly affairs. I like food and wish to enjoy it at leisure.

Four Tips For Eating Healthily and Getting More From Your Meals

Elisa Ashenden | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Elisa Ashenden

Summer time is glorious... but also when our bodies get bared and any insecurities about our figures or wellbeing come out to play.