Category Archives: Restaurants

Food in Barcelona 2

For lunch during my full-day tour, I took the opportunity of trying pintxos (pinchos) a Basque specialty, rather than the popular tapas (leaves my hungry like Japanese food). You fill your own plate from a buffet-style display of various pintxos,

Food in Barcelona 2

For lunch during my full-day tour, I took the opportunity of trying pintxos (pinchos) a Basque specialty, rather than the popular tapas (leaves my hungry like Japanese food). You fill your own plate from a buffet-style display of various pintxos,

“Please, Sir, may I have some more?”

Of course I went back for seconds – to the Greenhouse Restaurant in my hotel on my second and last evening in Barcelona. For appetiser – ‘Oyster Krystal, grapefruit, samphire’.  Thank is pink grapefruit under the samphire dusting. Totally delicious.

“Please, Sir, may I have some more?”

Of course I went back for seconds – to the Greenhouse Restaurant in my hotel on my second and last evening in Barcelona. For appetiser – ‘Oyster Krystal, grapefruit, samphire’.  Thank is pink grapefruit under the samphire dusting. Totally delicious.

Chilling in Chilworth, or wherever

I’m not entirely sure where I am. Siri was very confused and announced that I had reached my destination while I was travelling at 70mph on the M27. It took a further 20 minutes of off-ramps and U-turns to find

Chilling in Chilworth, or wherever

I’m not entirely sure where I am. Siri was very confused and announced that I had reached my destination while I was travelling at 70mph on the M27. It took a further 20 minutes of off-ramps and U-turns to find

The Genteel South

Although I arrived in Exeter two hours late, my hosts at Southernay House could not have been more accommodating.  Dinner was served on the terrace in the balmy early evening. It could have been Savannah, but it is Exeter. Black

The Genteel South

Although I arrived in Exeter two hours late, my hosts at Southernay House could not have been more accommodating.  Dinner was served on the terrace in the balmy early evening. It could have been Savannah, but it is Exeter. Black

Brown’s

My faith in English hospitality re-invigorated on my arrival at Brown’s. this feels like home. Originally Brown’s & St George’s Hotel, a must if you are from Mont Albert. And such a convenient location in Mayfair. Welcoming flowers in the

Brown’s

My faith in English hospitality re-invigorated on my arrival at Brown’s. this feels like home. Originally Brown’s & St George’s Hotel, a must if you are from Mont Albert. And such a convenient location in Mayfair. Welcoming flowers in the

From the baronial to the basement

Time to leave Gleneagles. All good things come to an end (little did I know as I set off). A change of trains at Stirling this time for Edinburgh. The thing to know about Edinburgh is to keep to the

From the baronial to the basement

Time to leave Gleneagles. All good things come to an end (little did I know as I set off). A change of trains at Stirling this time for Edinburgh. The thing to know about Edinburgh is to keep to the

Another day in paradise

I missed church. I was planning to go to St Kessog’s Scottish Episcopal Church in Auchterader but it was a bit damp for a walk that far and back. So I began with breakfast in bed. Yes, I had to

Another day in paradise

I missed church. I was planning to go to St Kessog’s Scottish Episcopal Church in Auchterader but it was a bit damp for a walk that far and back. So I began with breakfast in bed. Yes, I had to