A bit of San Sebastian in London at Donostia

Good food always tastes better with a good wine and to make the food taste even better, add some friends to share it with. Two of our friends bought us a wonderful present, a voucher to a restaurant that they love and we could not go there without them so the four of us meet … Continue reading

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Cal Pep, a Barcelona institution

When I did my research, talking to people and reading up on it there  is one place that always comes up. Cal Pep. It was so consistent I had to put it on the top of my list for our visit. Last time I went to Barcelona I sort of just went, this time I … Continue reading

10 Greek Steet, maybe the best risotto ever?!

Great food always makes me smile. there isn’t always a need to go to very expensive restaurants and have large tasting menus, 10 Greek Street is great and it is just my type of place! I went there with a friend and he gave me strict instructions to not be late. We grabbed a couple … Continue reading

Seafood starter, chestnut stuffed roast chicken and wild apple pistachio crumble

I saw some chestnuts weekend before last and promptly wanted to make roast chicken with chestnut stuffing. Every year we forage for chestnuts in a place where there are so many we could spend a whole week picking them and there would still be plenty more! Last Sunday I thought we should go there and … Continue reading

Fish pie at Bentley’s, Dim sum at Yauatcha and Chicken Fajita at Hard Rock Cafe

The past couple of weeks have been manic to say the least, very work intense but also great and a lot, perhaps slightly too much, good foods! The week just gone I was back in London again. I had forgotten how much fun Hard Rock Cafe can be, it is so easy to sing along to … Continue reading

A Korean BBQ and a sparkle of Olympic spirit!

There are a few good Korean restaurants around London but if you are serious, the concentration of Korean restaurants will be found in New Malden and this is where I was heading last night for a Korean BBQ. According to Wikipedia the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has one of the largest expatriate community … Continue reading

A favourite revisited, The Blackboard Bistro

I did a quick trip to Dublin and it was the first time in a little while. I was catching up with a friend and The Blackboard Bistro is a perfect place, unrushed and great for two foodies like us! They have a set menu at EUR 25 for two courses and EUR 30 for … Continue reading