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Brixton Village Market

A stone’s throw from Brixton’s underground station is Brixton Village Market. The covered market is home to a throng of cafes and restaurants serving a range of cuisines from cutesy cupcakes to artisan pizzas. But it hasn’t always been like this. There has been much debate about the gentrification of Brixton and while the trendy […]

Burger Theory at the Golden Lion

Burgers are not what they used to be. 30 years ago, the humble burger was made of god-knows-what and could only be bought in Wimpy or McDonalds. Vegetarians didn’t get a look in. 20 years ago saw the rise of the veggie burger which meant that vegetarians, like our fellow meat-eaters, could eat a slice […]

The Daffodil – Cheltenham

I visited the Daffodil in Cheltenham with my parents recently, and was wowed by the incredible building it sits in. Customers are greeted through and old fashioned glass box-office as they walk over a black daffodil mosaic. The decadent art deco entrance opens up in to a large theatre with sweeping stairs up to the […]

The Crooked Billet – Henley on Thames

The Crooked Billet is an unassuming little country pub, off the beaten track that specialises in fantastic, heaven sent food. I was lucky enough to eat at the Crooked Billet, just outside Henley on Thames, twice in one day as I was there for a wedding as well as lunch beforehand. We pitched our tent […]

Thali Cafe

Thali Cafe started off its life as a van at music festivals, serving its fresh Indian street food to revellers. The popularity of their healthy dishes took off and they opened their first cafe in Montpelier in Bristol. It was this restaurant I visited and was really impressed. The decor is fantastic; old school Bollywood […]

Biblos

I’ve written about my love of the unassuming high street that makes up St Werburghs before. But haven’t given due credit to my favourite wrap joint which is a little too close to my house for comfort as I’m not very good at resisting its charms. Biblos offers Mediterranean style salads, wraps and mezze dishes […]

Polpo

Apparently Polpo is a bàcaro which is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food. That may be the intention when Polpo first opened, but this small chain has now become one of London’s most desirable foodie hangouts. It recently received some free publicity by appearing in Jay Rayner’s list of top […]

The Olive Shed

I have a fond attachment to the Olive Shed in Bristol. Not only was it the location for one of my first dates with my fiancée but every time I go, I am really impressed by the fantastic service and quality of the food. We found ourselves baking in the bright July sunshine on Saturday […]

A Trip Down Memory Lane at Mangals 2

I recently spent part of my weekend in my old stomping ground of Dalston in East London. A lot has changed – dingy cellar bars have been replaced with trendy celeb spotting joints, and Turkish furniture stores have been transformed into organic cafes. It’s still fun though – with some of the same bonkers characters, […]

Breakfast Club Review

Breakfasts are totally underrated in the UK. When I do manage to have breakfast, it normally consists of coffee and marmite on toast. Aside from hotel breakfasts or grabbing a quick croissant en route somewhere, I don’t think I’ve ever purposely eaten out for breakfast. I’d heard a lot about the Breakfast Club chain, but […]