Category: Restaurants

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Up on the roof at Vintage Salt

Today I’m on the roof of Selfridges, that stylish store in the middle of Oxford Street. Vintage Salt is a new addition to this summer’s alfresco offerings, the London outdoor lifestyle continues to grow and I’m loving it. And this is the perfect place to refuel mid-shopping, a peaceful haven high above the hubub of London’s […]

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The taste of Naples…up on the roof

So it’s summertime in London – not that it feels much like it, let’s just say I’m not exactly sashaying around in my flip flops yet. But you have to make an effort to get into the spirit of it (#FindYourSummer) and for me that means plenty of alfresco eating (and drinking). Today, then, we’re up on […]

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Celebrate summer with a picnic from PAUL

Summertime in London is something to get excited about. The city is transformed into a huge outdoor playground with parks and squares full of people greedily soaking up the sun. The perfect time for a picnic. And this summer you don’t even have to make your picnic yourself. Simply order something tasty from PAUL, the family-run French […]

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Wonderful modern British food at Tredwell’s

Today I’m back in Covent Garden trying out the latest offering from Marcus Wareing. I’d walked past Tredwell’s several times in my CG explorations and always thought it looked welcoming. It’s in the Seven Dials part of Covent Garden which I discovered was one of Charles Dicken’s favourites. He wrote nearly two hundred years ago: “The stranger who […]

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A taste of Naples in Covent Garden

Today I’m happy to say that I’m  headed back to Covent Garden, it’s been a while! And I’m trying out some Neapolitan cuisine at Rossopomodoro (which literally means red tomato). This is a restaurant that was born in Naples – the home of the pizza – and their claim is you won’t find a more […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

Wonderful South African fare at Quentin in Hout Bay

This beautiful Sunday afternoon we headed for the Hout Bay area of Cape Town. So many people had been talking about Quentin that we arrived with high expectations. The restaurant is in the converted barn, set on one of Hout Bay’s original farms. The chef, Quentin, produces tasty dishes inspired by local produce. Quentin started his […]