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…

The Ivy Cafe – St John’s Wood, London

The Ivy has seen quite an expansion in recent years.  From one restaurant in Covent Garden they now have 8 other Grills and Brasseries dotted around London and the UK.  They are also opening a new one in Soho next month along with many others planned for the future.  This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the opening…

Lawn Bowls and Lunch

It was the morning after my birthday party at Cork & Bottle and Archer St, so what to do on a hungover Saturday Morning that’s outdoorsy but definitely not too energetic….Lawn Bowls! We decided to take our Swedish guests to Wandsworth Common today for two reasons: Lawn Bowls sounded like a nice way to ease…