Tag: England

Smoke Stop BBQ

Smoke Stop BBQ
Unexpected hidden gems reveal themselves at the most unlikely moment. This post is a situation exactly one of those situations. Heading down the main A5 road towards Wales, we were starving. Fortunately for us we found a BBQ place in a remote Shropshire village - Smoke Stop.

Laduree, Piccadilly

Laduree, London
French patisseries are a common sight in London. Many of the top names now have establishments dotted around the capital like vanilla seeds in a creme patissiere. Laduree is one such luxury boutique just inside Burlington Arcade in plush Piccadilly. The window display here is enough to entice any owner...

The Abbey Hotel, Bath

Abbey Hotel, Bath
Our lodgings for the trip to Koffmann & Mr White’s  couldn’t have been better placed - in the exact building that houses the restaurant. The Abbey Hotel sits in the shadow of the stunning Bath Abbey right in the centre of town, location box firmly ticked. The Abbey Hotel,...

The Bertinet Bakery, Bath

The Bertinet Bakery, Bath
Somewhere on my vast bookshelf is a cookery book dedicated to pastry. This book is by a man called Richard Bertinet, owner of a bakery in the side streets of Bath. Bertinet’s book is simple and informative and has always stayed in my mind. I headed to his bakery...
St Nicholas Market, Bristol
Street food is sweeping the UK at an alarming rate. Bristol just happens to be one of those cities at the epicentre of this movement. St Nicholas Market is a spot in the heart of this huge city where the top traders operate, we just had to check it...
Koffmann & Mr White's, Bath
It’s not every day two chefs join forces to open a new restaurant with six Michelin stars between them. Koffmann & Mr White’s is the result of a partnership between chefs Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White, a simple brasserie situated in The Abbey Hotel, Bath.   Koffmann and Mr...
stanley villa farm camping
A weekend in Blackpool? A typical British pastime. Yet for me, this was to be a first. In my younger years my parents would always take us south to places like Devon or Cornwall. If it wasn’t south then it was east to Norfolk or Skegness or once upon...
The Director's Hall, Showcase Cinema De Lux, Leicester
Following on from our magical experience at Luna Outdoor Cinema at Chatsworth House, we headed indoors for a more traditional evening at the movies. The whole idea of unique cinema experiences had got us thinking what else is available in the local area. Leicester’s Cinema De Lux offers quite...
Fruit Picking at Cattows Farm
After the success of our first time strawberry picking at Cattows Farm, we went back for more. Only this time, we were on the hunt for the newly ripened raspberries and blackcurrants. The strawberry fields had literally been obliterated. Many locals had come down to grab theirs and turn...
The Luna Outdoor Cinema, Chatsworth House
The recent heatwave in the UK has got us Brit’s outside more than ever this year. One of the best and most unique ways to enjoy the warm summer nights is to set out a picnic, grab a camping chair and go to watch a film. Which is precisely...

Chin Chin Labs Soho

Chin Chin Labs, Soho
Nitro-Ice cream isn’t just confined to the kitchens of Heston Blumenthal. This phenomenon is actually readily available to purchase on the streets of London. A company by the name of Chin Chin Labs Soho have a stall at Camden Lock dedicated to this new wave ice cream made by...
Dinearama, Shoreditch
After our ‘Amuse Bouche’ of wings and bao’s at Boxpark, we headed around the corner onto Great Eastern Street to a graffiti covered building that’s supposed to be where the cool kids hang out to eat. Dinearama. This is Boxpark minus the shipping containers. We entered past security through what...