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Restaurants, Restaurants in London

Saturday brunch at Chotto Matte in Soho

I’ve been going out more and more in London. Watching my beloved city slowly coming back to life makes me happy. And I’m loving the new alfresco restaurant lifestyle that’s unfolded. In Soho the streets that radiate out from Old Compton Street have all been closed to traffic and bars and restaurants have filled them […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

My return to Fiume at Battersea Power Station

My most-frequented post-lockdown destination this summer has turned out to be Battersea Power Station. It was one of the first places I went as soon as restaurants opened up again. And then as friends read about my initial visit there, they all suggested going there, too. So, not one to let my friends down, I’ve […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

Dining al fresco at Heddon Street Kitchen

Happy days being able to get out and about a bit more. And when the Chancellor introduced Eat Out To Help Out (EOTHO) for the month of August it seemed only right to try and help. So I headed to Heddon Street, one of my favourite secret restaurant enclaves in London. Actually it’s now officially […]

Recipe book review, Recipes

Recipe book: Cooking with Nonna

Today I’m back in the kitchen and I’m transporting you to Italy. Through its food, of course, and delicious dishes from the fabulous book Cooking with Nonna. Italian grandmothers are legendary for their recipes and for passing on their skills and ideas down the generations. My grandmothers and mother were never much into cooking which […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

Back to Covent Garden for lunch at The Ivy Market Grill

I’ve grown to love Covent Garden more and more since setting up this blog. Started on a whim nine years ago, eatingcoventgarden.com soon became a passion and a labour of love. I got very upset when some malicious online person deleted the original incarnation but in September 2012 started all over again. Since then I’ve […]

Travel, Travel in Europe

Travel: A post-lockdown staycation in Lyndhurst in The New Forest

So today I’m taking you on a staycation. We decided back in July that it would be good to get away for a few days and explore some more of England. My criteria: around two-hours drive, a picturesque country village, plenty of pubs and restaurants and interesting shops. Oh and a decent place to stay. […]