Taste of London Winter 2014 Highlights

Taste of London Winter_Barbecoa BurgerBarbecoa’s Ultimate Burger

Taste of London Winter opened last night in Tobacco Dock – it’s the perfect setting with all its nooks, crannies and lots of festive touches. There’s so much to see and taste, that I’ll only mention my highlights and leave the rest for you to explore. You’ve got two more days to get there, ends Sunday 23rd November. Continue reading

Kanada-ya Ramen Bar

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Moyashi Ramen

Steamy Windows

It’s 7pm on a Thurdsay and I’m queuing outside one of the latest Japanese ramen restaurants on the scene, Kanada-ya, with Nina from Have You Heard Of It. We peer through steamy windows to see mostly Asian diners – a good sign - packed into a titchy but well designed room. The queue is bearable and a bench to perch your butt on help ease the wait. Fifteen minutes later and we’re in. Continue reading

Smack Lobster Roll Deli

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Smack Deli Counter

Roll up, roll up…

to Smack Lobster Roll Deli, a new restaurant and takeaway from the team behind Burger and Lobster. In this venture the guys have done away with the burger focussing on the king of seafood, lobster. Located just around the corner from Bond Street station, Smack officially opens its doors tomorrow (Monday 3rd November). I popped along to the preview last Thurs. Continue reading

Win a Luxury Food Experience in Wiltshire

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Visit Wiltshire – Competition

My ventures to Wiltshire have mainly consisted of visits to Malmesbury, Stonehenge, Longleat and more recently Bradford on Avon, where I wrote about a fabulous stay, with equally fabulous food at the Old Manor Hotel. Spending time out of the city is always refreshing. This beautiful county makes for a lovely escape and as it’s not too far from the capital, a convenient one too. Continue reading

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

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Crisp Pigs Head Croquette,
Pickled Vegetable Salad with Crayfish

“Eh…what’s up, doc?”

Back in early September festivalgoers were making their way to Alex James’s booming backyard, for his and Jamie Oliver’s shindig, The Big Feastival in Kingham. I didn’t make it this year, but just a hop, skip and a jump away I did get to experience a festival of flavours at The Wild Rabbit. Redesigned and renamed in July 2013, the former inn has been transformed into a restaurant with rooms – the reincarnation is simply stunning. Continue reading