The latest offering from renowned chef Angela Hartnett is a collaboration with Luke Holder at the gorgeous Lime Wood estate in Hampshire. It would be difficult not to love this place, set amongst the idyllic New Forest, it is like stepping into an aristocratic country club.
Obama, Bill Cosby, Sarkozy, Oprah and now Lady Rhubarb, all have something in common. We have all scoffed the famous chili at the Washington landmark which is Ben’s Chili Bowl. For over 53 years this american diner has been unchanged, the counter, booths and the homemade chili. And it all works just fine. Continue reading
I feel slightly violated. There is one dirty burger in the hood. It’s damn dirty and it’s damn good! But let me clarify a very important equation here, the overwhelming enjoyment of this burger directly correlates with the overwhelming degree of ones hangover. And when I shuffled into this shed, in a car park, on a Sunday afternoon I was feeling pretty filthy. Continue reading
I have finally dined at The Ledbury. Having lived in London for almost four years now, it has been one restaurant on my must do list since I moved here. And it certainly lives up to its reputation. I was surprised by its obvious lack of stuffiness, rather it exudes elegance and understated class. The staff very friendly and welcoming instantly make you relax into what is a very memorable dining experience. Continue reading
It’s no secret that Copenhagen is a foodie mecca. And it’s not only the acclaimed restaurant Noma which is sensationalising Nordic cuisine. As it happened Noma was closed for the summer so I was excited to discover where else to eat in this gorgeous city. Because let’s face it sometimes you want to eat without having to wait three months for a reservation. Continue reading
Walking along the steep cobbled lanes of Çukurcuma, an area tucked away from the bustling Istiklal pedestrian mall in the centre of Istanbul, I instantly thought, I could live here. Antique furniture spills out onto the street from the many quirky and colourful shops. Cute cafes where locals are hanging out and enjoying the cooling afternoon breeze. Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence is also here, in a 19th-century townhouse, a collection of love and overwhelming obsession in 83 installations. Continue reading
Simple perfection. Squeezed between the offies and take away pizza joints on St Paul’s Rd, Trullo is delightfully understated. Receiving rave reviews since opening in 2010 it quickly became impossible to secure a table. But feeling lucky on a Friday night I confidently strode through the doors and struck gold upon discovering that Trullo now has a whole new downstairs dining area.
So it would seem that there is a lot more to Swedish cuisine that gravlax and meatballs. In fact Stockholm has become a mecca for fine dining and top chefs who are pushing the boundaries serving creative cuisine all over the city. With six Michelin starred restaurants and two in the world’s top 50, Stockholm has a lot to offer a hungry foodie. Continue reading
Triple checking the website and Google maps that I had the correct address we cautiously pushed open the door to the sex shop and stepped inside. With no reassurance on the other side of the door I wasn’t quite sure whether to ask for a lap dance or my reservation. After mumbling something along the lines of ‘La Bodega Negra…booking for four’, the door bitch glanced at his clip board, looked up and said ‘they’re ready for you downstairs, can I take your coat?’ Continue reading