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 […]

Chicago Rib Shack, Boxpark Croydon

Dirty fries and sticky ribs from Chicago Rib Shack

There are so many reasons that I love my friends but one of them has to be that they are totally willing to entertain going to different places to eat and accepting I will whack my camera out as soon as food arrives. So when Chicago Rib Shack opened up in Boxpark, Croydon and they […]

Tuck Inn, Dalston

Tuck Inn Caribbean food

There is a really nice little art shop in Dalston that happens to sell a brand of notepads/sketchpads that my friend wanted to take a look at up close and personal before purchasing them. On the 27th February we made that happen and battled the snow, went on the epically long overground to take a […]

Naked Noodle Pots

Multiple pots of naked noodles

When it comes to lunch, I am terribly lazy and claim to be too busy to stop and eat something. To some extent the statement is true and especially as everybody else flocks out of their offices around the same time to queue at the microwave and get all the condiments in sight and reheating […]

Café Adagio, Croydon 

Soup and bread roll

My partner and I love a trip to Café Adagio on Lower Addiscombe Road here in Croydon. It is our very most local independent cafe and happens to be run by a really love guy. In fact my partner likes it so much he sometimes goes there without me to sit and read his book! There […]

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 […]

Restaurants I Want To Visit In 2018

There is nothing quite like a good meal out. Sitting at a table with your loved one, friends or family with some enjoyable drink in hand (preferably a few cocktails or a bottle of wine) and tasty food to enjoy placed in front of you with the time to sit and chat without going to […]