Eating Out

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

William Sitwell | Posted 20.03.2015 | 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 16.03.2015 | 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 12.03.2015 | 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 16.02.2015 | 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 13.02.2015 | 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 13.02.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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.

Poorna Bell

Best London Winter Pubs | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We've had a good moan about how cold it is, and now it's time to move on with life and embrace winter as it settles in for the long run. That means: w...

Brogan Driscoll

London's Best Roast Dinners | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While we will certainly miss the summer months spent sat on a picnic blanket eating scotch eggs in the sunshine, we must confess our love for winter. ...

Splitting Restaurant Bills No Longer A Passive-Aggressive Nightmare Thanks To New App

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Finally there is a solution to cheapskate mates who go quiet when the restaurant bill arrives. *takes a deep breath, smiles through gritted teeth*...

Private Dining Rooms in London

Emyr Thomas | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

Here is a selection of private dining rooms across London for your next big event, party or business meeting.

Valentine's: The Most Insufferable Day of the Year, But Please Don't Tell My Girlfriend

Matthew Phillips | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Phillips

There is only one thing more depressing than being single on the 14 February and that's to actually be in a relationship. Whilst bachelors and bachelorettes worldwide will be able to drown their sorrows in a lonely den of iniquity, I will be forced to join the charade of institutionalised romance.

Why Your First Date Should Be a No-Food Zone

The Guyliner | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Going for dinner is a perfectly pleasant experience most of the time, but food on a first date is an absolute no-no for me, even if I'm feeling supremely confident about my table manners.