Talli Joe – Covent Garden, London, UK

Talli Joe makes the claim on its website that it is voted the Best Indian Restaurant in London.  In a city with literally hundreds if not thousands of Indian restaurants, this is a steep claim to make so it was time to put it to the test.  We were invited along one evening to try…

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. …

Algarvian Style Sea-Bass Baked in the Oven

If you follow my Instagram you’ll have seen the delicious picture I posted of an amazing fish lunch that I had recently at 2Passos Restaurant in the Algarve, Portugal.  A beautiful whole Dorade (Sea Bream) baked in the oven on a bed of onions, tomatoes and garlic.  The combination had all the flavours of the…

Bala Baya Restaurant, Southwark, London

Bala Baya is a new restaurant, just opened in Southwark and is the creation of the ex-head chef, Eran Tibi, from Ottolenghi’s Restaurant, who left to start this place up!  There was an offer for 25% off on all bookings as it was the first month so we went with a few friends to see what it…

A Quinta – Almancil – Portugal

Getting time with my family is one of my favourite things about Portugal, and tonight was a chance to catch up with my cousin Charlotte and her partner Ross who live out here year-round.  We were spending the evening at one of their (and my) favourite restaurants, A Quinta in Almancil.  I actually wrote about…

Great Northern Dinner

After a morning playing Lawn Bowls and lunch at the Skylark Cafe on Wandsworth Common, we decided to take Mats and Matilda to the Great Northern in St Albans for dinner as they hadn’t been there since the pub first opened.  Making it a bit of a group thing, there ended up being 6 of us…

Cork & Bottle/Archer St

Celebrations continuing for my ‘Birthday Month’ I’d planned an evening out in London with my friends for tonight.  Dinner at the Cork & Bottle in Leicester Square and then drinks and dancing in Archer St later.  I’ve had many a great night at both of those places and knew that everyone else would enjoy them…