Eating Out

This Week I Ate...Parlour

William Sitwell | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

Now up pops Parlour on Kensal Rise. Ok, so it pops up on my register, having been there for a quite a few months now. A more gentrified word. One moves gently into a parlour. Who knows, there may be ladies about.

This Week I Ate...Percy & Founders

William Sitwell | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

I suppose the idea of calling a restaurant Percy & Founders is that it sounds upmarket, established, classic. A bit like Farrow & Ball, Abercrombie & Fitch, Crabtree & Evelyn. You conjure up a place of tradition, been round for ages, created back in the Victorian era by two geniuses.

The Wild Rabbit, Chipping Norton - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

I'd heard great things about The Wild Rabbit and was looking forward to experiencing what they call a 're-invention of the traditional English Inn'. Serving locally sourced and seasonal food in comfortable and cosy surroundings, I knew I was going to be in for a treat over lunch.

Planet Appetite: The Only Way is Eat Essex, UK

Rupert Parker | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I travel all over the world for my job, searching out the best places to eat in far-flung destinations, and I tend to ignore what's on my doorstep. I was therefore intrigued to hear that Essex has a higher GDP than Belgium and so, on a rainy saturday morning, I set out to find out what's on offer.

Fishy Fishy Restaurant, Kinsale

Rebecca Williams | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

This award-winning restaurant (it can boast a Michelin Bib for 2015 along with other Irish food awards) serves some of the best fish from the south coast of Ireland, freshly landed in this fishing town which is also known as the 'gourmet capital of Ireland'.

Seven Great Places to Eat in the Cotswolds

Mette Poynton | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

More and more, the Cotswolds is becoming a great hub for foodies from all over the country. Great chefs are coming here for the wonderful produce and to showcase their talent and their food, great food lovers come here from all over the country, and in fact the World, to enjoy the food on offer.

This Week I Ate... Broighter Gold, Frescobaldi and M

William Sitwell | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

My munching has taken me to the plains outside Derry in Northern Ireland. Near the village of Limavady are fields where, in 1896, a farmer tilling the land uncovered what became known as the greatest hoard of gold found in Ireland.

Anyone for Tea?

Colin McQuistan | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Colin McQuistan

As many readers of my Blog probably know I am a massive tearoom fan and so is fellow food luvver, Rachel Wheeler who suggested we do a quick run down of some our favourite tearooms/cafes from around the UK. These are in no particular order and we insist you totally stuff your face with cake while reading them.

A Parent's Response to the 100 Chefs' Letter to the Daily Telegraph

Laura Kenny | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Kenny

I have seen this attitude before to allergies, that it is up to the allergic person to sort out what they eat, not for the restaurants to provide the information. That's fair enough in theory, but if the information isn't there for staff, and the person with an allergy asks about a particular dish, how is that member of staff supposed to answer?

Chips On A Washing Line? Bread In A Slipper? What's Wrong With Plates?!

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Plates are so passé, or so you would think if you sit down to dine in a restaurant or bar that is vying to prove its hipster credentials. It is b...

Three Jolly Coves at Boulestin

The London Magazine | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The London Magazine

The plates were cleared and we leaned back. It was the time of looking round again. The period stage set of Bouestin is such that you expect to catch a glimpse of napkin-bibbed Clemenceau and ramrod Petain on the next table, wiping crumbs from their moustaches.

Hipster Food Trends: Love or Loathe?

Lucy McGuire | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy McGuire

I've nothing against the Cereal Killer Café. I quite enjoy having a nostalgic moment with Nintendo posters and a bowl of Cinnamon Grahams. But this definitely falls into the category of hipster food trends that you love or loathe.

(Review) The Rib Room at the Jumeirah Carlton

Alice Charles | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Charles

If you're looking to get away from braying Hoxtonites discussing property prices and the size of their trust funds, or City boys boasting about their latest mega deal, then the Rib Room makes the perfect choice for a first date or to catch up with an old friend.

From Food Carts To Restaurant Fare, Here's Where To Get Some Of The Tastiest Asian Food In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Luckily for those of us residing in the UK who happen to love the explosive flavours and healthiness of delicious Asian food, there are plenty of plac...

This Week I Ate... Wormwood

William Sitwell | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

Then came his puds. We tried three. There was a lemon dish with more lemony power than you can imagine yet not too much to make you gag and shudder; I've never had such an exquisite lemon sorbet. It makes you want to look at lemons with a new respect.

This Week I Ate...The Dorchester Grill

William Sitwell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

So I popped to the Dorchester Grill for dinner, what with the place having had a pimping spruce-up. Having left the world of plump cushions behind me - the hotel hall is awash with them - I entered a lush cloud of gold and orange. The room is ornate. Of course it's ornate. The very word could have been invented for it.

Veganism: Why Fake It?

Harvey Wilks | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

So as each and every one of you will know, this month has been Veganuary - a 31 day long promise to the birds and bees and cows and pigs and sheep and prawns and former racehorses that for the duration of January 2015 I will comply with a more compassionate lifestyle that diminishes their need to suffer.

Top New London Restaurants for 2015

Emyr Thomas | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

The London restaurant scene is on fire at the moment, and without doubt one of the best places in the world for the quality of its restaurants. 2015 looks set to continue this trend if these restaurants are anything to go by. Read on for my top picks of the best new restaurants opening in London in 2015.

The New Michelin Star Contenders (And They Aren't All Fancy)

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With so many restaurants in the UK and Ireland, it can be hard to know where to find the most delicious food. But the Michelin Guide 2015 has just bee...

A Guide to Eating Out With Toddlers and Babies

Kiran Chug | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

Choose a restaurant or cafe based on the food preferences of little people. For the child that only eats rice: Japanese is good. For the child that only eats bread on Tuesdays: Italian may work. If you have one of each of these children, take a packed lunch for the other.

2014 Michelin Restaurant List: Cream of the Crop

Tom Rokins | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Rokins

Sometimes it feels fantastic to splurge on an experience with all the finer trimmings. As we are gradually moving out of the recession, spending on luxury items and days out is increasing, so let's look at what's on offer for the discerning palette!

Five Ingredients for the Perfect Afternoon Tea

Travelzoo UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

So what makes the perfect afternoon tea? Opinions differ of course, but here are the five most crucial components according to us.

A Tipping Point

Jim Sherifi | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Sherifi

I resent being made to feel responsible and guilty for my waiter's dire straits and for providing him/her with a living wage. It makes the good food stick in my craw to be put in this invidious position. Surely some of the blame should be shared with his/her employer.

Four Days in New York... on a Budget? Don't be a Schmuck!

Nick Jones | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

So, let's get the obvious point of this article out there straight away - it is, in fact, not really possible to spend 4 enjoyable days in New York City without parting with quite a sizeable amount of cash.

Ten Most Annoying Things About Eating Out Gluten Free

Caz Roberts | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caz Roberts

I thought the sauce looked suspiciously glutenous so I asked him to check again with the chef. He returned and asked, "How allergic ARE you?" I looked at him and declared, a little poker faced white lie, "I will start vomiting profusely in the middle of your restaurant" at which point he admitted, "Yes, it's got flour in it". Sometimes you have to push to get the answers you need.