London

A Floral Inspired Afternoon Tea at Dominique Ansel Bakery, London

A new kid on the block: the floral inspired selection of the afternoon tea at Dominique Ansel bakery in London takes you from seed to bloom in a few delicious mouthfuls. Despite sitting down for afternoon tea being the crowning…

London

Tacos and Margaritas at Breddos, Carnaby Street

For a modern take on tacos and a step up from London’s other Mexican chains, you need to make a reservation at Breddos. I bang on about how I don’t like sharing food, but I feel I need to be…

London

The Beginner’s Guide of Where to Eat in Kings Cross, London

Previously just a dingy area of London to catch a train, I never thought I’d write about where to eat in Kings Cross – but over the last couple of years, the variety of options have made it one of…

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London

Sophisticated Barbecue at Pitt Cue, Devonshire Square

Looking for comfort food with a sophisticated twist? Pitt Cue has graduated from its first location in Soho as it serves up barbecue to impress in its new Central London restaurant. Pitt Cue is one of the first London restaurants…

London

Dinner at Mac and Wild, Fitzrovia – A Taste of Scotland in London

Do you remember that sketch from Goodness Gracious Me about ‘going out for an English’? It played on the stereotypes we all play into when we ‘go’ for any regional cuisine in a restaurant but that nobody ever sits in…

A Self-Guided Cycling Tour of the Marlborough Wine Region, New Zealand

After swearing off white wine for life, thanks to indulging heavily in cheap, vinegar-y plonk as a student, it took me a few years to take some tentative sips of the stuff again. Even now, I’m still wary, but I…

Lunch at the Indian YMCA: The Best Bargain Meal in London

Looking for the best bargain meal in London? The Indian YMCA in Fitzrovia is open to the public and serves up home cooked food for a fraction of the price of its neighbours. I’m very much a bring-in-your-lunch sort when…

Kyoto

Why You Don’t Need to Plan Where to Eat in Japan

It was the food that drew me to Japan in the first place. Ramen, sushi, katsu, yakisoba, teriyaki, tempura; a plethora of dishes I was desperate to try in their place of origin, but when I tried to plan where…

Budapest

Eight Traditional Hungarian Foods to Try in Budapest (and Where to Find …

My previous experience of Eastern European food can be summarised as ‘lots of meat and cheap beer’, which definitely isn’t to say that I haven’t had some great meals, just that they’ve all had those two components in common. I’d…