Tag: eating out

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

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 […]

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. […]

Bars, Restaurants

Tasty pub lunch at The Wheatsheaf in leafy Surrey

So most pubs in England have been open for more than a month now. But I’m most definitely not taking them for granted. It’s a different experience with plenty sanitisers, one-way systems, more table service and a preference for outside seating (in my case anyway). Thankfully it’s summer so eating alfresco is a pleasure. I’m […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

Riverside dining South Africa-style at High Timber

So today I’m heading into the City of London for lunch at South African restaurant High Timber. My lunch with blogger friends was inspired by my latest quest to get everyone drinking as much South African wine as possible. The recent lockdown-related alcohol ban in South Africa is having devastating effects on the industry with […]