Tag: wine

Tiramisu with Coffee Ice Cream
Tiramisu is given an Asian twist with this amazing Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream from the wonderful range at Yee Kwan. This Tiramisu is traditional for the most part but the ice cream really gives that intense coffee hit along with a new texture. The two parts work incredibly well together...
Restaurant Melodie, Bordeaux
“Bonjour, je voudrais un table pour….” let me just stop you there. This is Restaurant Melodie, the chances of a walk in spot at this hole in the wall in Bordeaux are virtually nil. Therefore, reservations are an absolute must. We secured ours online and headed to...
Funhouse Comedy at Bartons PLC
It’s safe to say that we are fully immersed into the UK comedy scene. The intimate gigs in the bars and pubs that hosted The Leicester Comedy Festival have given a whole new perspective on watching stand up comedy.

Aligre Market

marche d'aligre paris
One of the most famous markets in the entire city and one of the largest, The Aligre Market sits proudly in the Bastille neighbourhood of Paris. Every day Parisians and tourists alike flock to this produce market in search of some of the best fresh food around. The Aligre is...

The Square, London

The Square, London
Restaurants over 20 years old holding two Michelin stars are a rare sight these days around London so today we thought we'd go and visit one. Phil Howard has been at The Square over half his life after stints with the legendary Marco Pierre White at Harveys and Albert...

La Marine

la marine paris canal saint martin
Paris is an expensive city, no question. Where can you enjoy a quality French meal without breaking the bank? Well, there is hope in the form of the Prixe-Fixe menu at La Marine beside the Canal St-Martin. Lunchtime in Paris is arguably the best time to enjoy a proper bistro...
Back on home soil after our glamping break away in sunny (for the most part) Blackpool, we headed into Leicester city centre in search of another food fix. Where the old Natwest bank used to be (at which my mother informs me she wrote her first ever cheque, bit...

Hotel Astoria 7

Hotel Astoria 7 San Sebastian
Accomodation in San Sebastian is hard to find. I don’t mean that in the sense of hotels and hostels are hidden away, it’s hard to find reasonably priced places to stay during your trip. Many of the old town locations are incredibly expensive and understandably so with many being...
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...
Dining at Ye Olde Bell
Our first night at Ye Olde Bell came with a three course meal in the St Leger Bistro-by-the-Bar. Usually, guests would dine in the 1650 restaurant but as this was a Sunday evening, the restaurant was closed. The bistro however provides the same menu as the restaurant and presumably...
The Ryder Grill at The Belfry
Drifting away from our usual surroundings of the East Midlands, we took a detour down the A42 to Sutton Coldfield, around half an hours drive away. The reason? We had been hearing good things about a certain place famous for golf, it even has hosted The Ryder Cup. Now,...
The Red Cow, Leicester Forest East
Following a recent refurbishment at The Red Cow, we were kindly invited to come and try the new menu and take a look at this new look pub, how could we refuse? The decision to accept was also helped by having driven past this smart looking establishment many times...