Eating Out

Beyond the Beignets

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Photo (c) Stephen Young, Courtesy of Shaya If you go to New Orleans everybody knows you have to eat beignets at the Café du Monde, try a Louisiana p...

Farewell to Crystal Palace Park Cafe

Anne Richardson | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Richardson

By obliterating this cafe, I can't help but feel that a little bit of history is being erased - a normal bog standard cafe where you can skulk comfortably and quietly. I find charm here, even if others would run a mile.

The Best Meat Feasts in London

Carolina Are | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

Whether you're a catholic or looking to test your willpower, February 10th marks the beginning of Lent, forty days in which some people decide to give up on meat. So if you're trying to get your fix of beef briskets, pork ribs and roast chicken, here are the best meat feasts in London.

Five London Meals to Get You in the Mood for Christmas

Carolina Are | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

Stuck in London for the holidays? Fear not! The capital offers plenty of options to get you in the mood for Christmas. Forget over-the-top Christmas markets, tacky Santa's grottoes or lukewarm mulled wine: Londoners are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out before or during the Christmas break.

It's Not Children That Need Banning From Restaurants...

Sophia Walker | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

One thing we can learn from our European sisters is that a family society is a welcoming society. Alcohol isn't a big deal, it's on tables from a young age and children are always out with their families, no matter what time of day it is. The family is the unit, the centre of society. And that is something we are so desperately missing.

Ten of Dublin's Best Breakfasts

Patrick Hanlon | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Hanlon

As Oscar Wilde wrote perfectly: 'only dull people are brilliant at breakfast'. Give us a big warming bowl of something to hug from within; satisfy us with something from the frying pan; heck, give us toast slathered in butter - all served with the strongest coffee one can find.

Battle of the Bottle: Why Beer is The Best Libation With Food

Jane Peyton | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

No other libation has the versatility of beer. There is a beer in every taste - sweet, bitter, sour, umami and there are even salty beers (a German style called Gose). And where do I begin with the flavours and aromas in beer?

Three London Culinary Experiences You Must Try

Dan Hughes | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Hughes

London is fast becoming one of the world's most celebrated culinary hubs - and whether you're looking fine dining, street food or a spot of quirky cuisine, it has an endless amount to offer. In fact, there is so much on London's ever-expanding menu, that when picking somewhere to eat, it can seem impossible to know where to start.

This Week I Ate...Parlour

William Sitwell | Posted 15.05.2016 | 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 24.06.2015 | 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 17.06.2015 | 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 09.06.2015 | 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 09.06.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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.