Category Archives: Restaurants

The South Bank

I didn’t want to meet my Waterloo but I did have to meet the indomitable Sophie Campbell under the clock in Waterloo station.Today we went for a walk through the South Bank of the Thames from Waterloo to Tower Bridge.We

The South Bank

I didn’t want to meet my Waterloo but I did have to meet the indomitable Sophie Campbell under the clock in Waterloo station.Today we went for a walk through the South Bank of the Thames from Waterloo to Tower Bridge.We

Rothko at Tate Modern

After having seen the play Red last week, what a thrill to unexpectedly be taken to see the work that was the subject of the play at the Tate Modern.In the late 1950s, Rothko was commissioned to paint a series

Rothko at Tate Modern

After having seen the play Red last week, what a thrill to unexpectedly be taken to see the work that was the subject of the play at the Tate Modern.In the late 1950s, Rothko was commissioned to paint a series

Laurent at Hotel Café Royal

A brand new grill restaurant at Hotel Café Royal on London’s Regent Street by internationally renowned chef Laurent Tourondel and with a £5m fit-out designed by Piero Lissoni. Laurent is best known in America where he has restaurants in New

Laurent at Hotel Café Royal

A brand new grill restaurant at Hotel Café Royal on London’s Regent Street by internationally renowned chef Laurent Tourondel and with a £5m fit-out designed by Piero Lissoni. Laurent is best known in America where he has restaurants in New

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