The Fox, Coulsdon Common*

Table, chairs and window at The Fox

Sunday 8th July seemed just like every other day in July so far. The weather warm, muggy and in need of rain. The country increasingly wrapped up in the World Cup but enjoying a day of respite from being glued to the screen heart in mouth. But for me the evening was still going to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rustico, Wakefield

It was a surprisingly cold evening last Wednesday as I headed from my mum’s place where I was staying on the bus to Wakefield. Being so used to London with the pollution and numerous high-rise buildings trapping the heat in it came to a shock to the system as I stopped at a quiet bus […]

The Dock, Cardiff Bay

There is a lot of history in Cardiff and not just the obvious and visible things like the castle but also the bay has a lot of immigrant history that my historian partner was keen to tell me about as he suggested we walk down to the bay from the city centre. As always walking […]

An Update And A Return

I feel like I have let you all down. I disappeared without a trace for months on end and honestly have no good reason for it at all. I have gone to restaurants, tried out new recipes and discovered a collection of new brands, flavours and ingredients. A stand out is a South African pub […]

Spiaggia

There are waves crashing against the rocks, soft sand on the feet and the suns warm rays shining down from the sky warming the shells and pebbles scattered along the shoreline. As far as the eyes can see there are men, women and children hunting out the best spots to lay themselves down and relax […]

Pescatori Mayfair Restaurant

On leaving Green Park tube station on a Friday evening you’re swept away by the number of people walking around in expensive suits and designer dresses heading to exclusive (and probably slightly overpriced) clubs, pubs and restaurants. There’s a clear waft in the air of frivolous spending and a ‘desire for the best’ without even […]

Marisko Seafood Restaurant

The sounds of the sea, a cartoon crab and a link to an infrequently updated facebook page. The website of Marisko, a seafood restaurant, on Camden Road (Islington, London) doesn’t exactly do much for a young, internet-savvy young adult. However, the outside of the restaurant, which I have passed on the bus from time to […]

Date night: Paella

Last week my boyfriend promised to cook me a really nice meal. I was really excited and was interested in what he would come up with. After nearly a whole week of promising, when the day came he still hadn’t even thought about what to cook me. To say I was disappointed is probably an […]