BRGR&BEER, Croydon

Burger and chips with a cup of tea

In less than a month Matthew’s Yard, where BRGR&BEER is located, celebrates its sixth birthday. There will be food and beer on offer as well as a few pretty awesome deals in the run up to the event but if you have never gone and experienced the food there before, then firstly which rocks have […]

Ponte Nuovo, Croydon

Red wine in glasses on table

A few weeks ago we wanted to celebrate a friend’s birthday and after a bit of encouragement they finally agreed to head somewhere. After a pretty long time deliberating what food they fancied and the options available Ponte Nuovo was the spot decided upon as it allowed for a variety of types of food that […]

The Big Eat, Croydon

Croydon restaurant The Big Eat

Cheese. Pasta. Carbs. “Unhealthy food”. Give it to me. I love mac n cheese and burgers and therefore it seemed like a must to visit The Big Eat in Croydon as it claims to be an American Bar and Grill. It is pretty noticeable when you are going under Croydon Flyover as it is plastered […]

First Thoughts On Hello Fresh

Light yellow creamy curry with fish, butternut squash and herbs sticking out of the top

The Sunday I had arranged for my box to get delivered I was ridiculously excited about it and was so happy when the text and email came through to let me know the hour slot that the driver was likely to arrive in. It resulted in a few quick messages between my friend and I, […]

Lasagne With Yoghurt

I love a lasagne with all the cheesy joy and the hearty herb flavours running through the tomato sauce base but over the years my use of cheese has become a little excessive; the cheese sauce is more just like melted cheese and the amount that gets grated on top becomes one terribly oily puddle […]

Vegetable Packed Mac N Cheese

Side view of mac n cheese

Mac n cheese is a real comfort meal in the Cooking Up A Treat household but for something so comforting it actually involves more effort than the traditional thoughts of ‘comfort food’. It is the food of exhaustion but of wanting to reward and nourish, I suppose, and that makes those extra few moments of […]

Wagamama, Croydon

Seafood noodle dish with greens

There are a number of restaurants that people always pull a face at when I say I have never gone to it before; Wagamama was always one of them. For a long time Nandos was another (even then I have only gone to Nandos once and it was when I was a vegetarian and therefore […]