Côte Brasserie – Valentine’s Day Menu

I’ve always been a big fan of Côte Brasserie.  I love French food and although they have multiple restaurants all over the country, each one that I go to seems to have its own personality.  It feels like a little French Bistro and reminds me so much of the year I spent living in Paris….

The Coach Maker’s Arms – Marylebone, London

This evening Dan and I had been invited to try out the new Coach Maker’s Arms Pub in Marylebone, London.  The restaurant has only been open 6 weeks so we were excited to see what was in store for us.  The Coach Maker’s Arms is part of the Cubitt House pub group and is set…

Bird Of Smithfield – Smithfield Market, London

Walking through deserted Smithfield Market at night can all seem a bit eerie until you suddenly come across the comforting lights of Bird of Smithfield.  It really does stand out, in a Georgian Townhouse on a quiet, empty street and looks so cosy and welcoming.  We had been invited tonight as guests to try the…

London’s Best Curry House – City Spice, Brick Lane

London’s Best Curry House is a bold statement to make so when I was invited over to City Spice in Brick Lane, I jumped at the chance.  City Spice have just been voted Best Restaurant in London at the Asian Curry Awards.   They have previously won Best Restaurant at both the Bangladeshi Caterers Awards and…

Brunch at Fred & Doug’s – Epping, Essex

Last weekend, back in Essex, my mum and I decided to have brunch at Fred & Doug’s on Epping High Street.  It’s just celebrated its first anniversary and I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t been in to try it out yet!  Owned by cousins James and Max and named after their grandfathers (Fred and Doug…

Wine Tasting in Rioja, Spain

This morning we woke up in San Sebastian early as we had a fun day planned – Wine Tasting in Rioja – and even more important than that…It was MY BIRTHDAY!  I’m a bit of a princess when it comes to my Birthday and there’s no wasting a second of it by sleeping in! Every…

Villa Madie, Cassis, Provence, France

Recently, a friend of mine celebrated her 40th birthday and hired a Villa in Cassis.  We were all invited for the weekend with a special treat for lunch on her actual birthday.  A 7-course tasting menu at 2 Michelin starred Villa Madie, Cassis.Set just a little way out-of-town, we arrived to the beautiful Villa Madie. …

L’Etable, Biarritz, Basque Country, France

A few years ago we were visting Biarritz for Dan’s birthday treat and I wanted to surprise him with a delicious meal.  I did some research and chose L’Etable as a place I thought he’d love to eat at.  Rustic and authentic it was exactly the kind of restaurant that he likes.  Well, we had…

Roast Restaurant, Borough Market, London

Dan and I have been together 3 years!  Doesn’t time fly!  But  how to mark our anniversary? A special event like that deserves a special restaurant so I was thrilled when the team at Roast Restaurant invited us there to try their menu.  It would be a lovely way to celebrate a special evening –…

Champagne Brunch at the Landmark Hotel, London, UK

Recently it was my Mummy’s birthday and as a gift, my brother and I bought her Champagne Brunch at the Landmark Hotel.  We’ve done delicious brunches before in Paris, and the Opera Brunch in Madrid was an incredible experience.  Love Brunch at Bovino in Portugal was amazing, but we’ve never gone for an elegant brunch…

Marufos (The Chicken Shack), Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

This year we went to Marufos after our visit to Armona Island as we’d had a long day and didn’t want to spend an hour getting ready to go out somewhere fancy.  We got home, jumped in the pool, threw on clean beach clothes and headed out to The Chicken Shack. Marufos is an Algarvian…

A Day Trip to Cap-Ferret, Aquitaine, France

Whilst doing a bit of research on what to do in Arcachon, one of the stops on our road trip through France & Spain, the recommendation that came up the most was a Day Trip To Cap-Ferret.  Cap-Ferret is a peninsula that separates the Bassin d’Arcachon from the Bay of Biscay and it’s the place…