Restaurant Review: Mustard

Mustard lamb chop
Barnsley Lamb Chop

Mustard is not only one of my favourite condiments (Dijon to be precise), but it’s also the namesake of a modern British brasserie in Brook Green. We visit on a Thursday evening, which is generally a busy part of the week for dining, yet the place is near empty. It’s nicely furnished, warm and inviting with a few tables outside if you fancy a spot of alfresco dining so at first glance it’s hard to see why the place is so quiet. Does the food ‘cut the mustard?’ Continue reading

Escape to the relaxed spa town of Harrogate

Harrogate - Bettys
Cream Tea at Bettys Tea Rooms

Fancy a chilled weekend away steeped full of history and charm? Then Harrogate is the place for you. Harrogate is a relaxed spa town in North Yorkshire, approximately a three-hour train ride from central London with its station conveniently located in the heart of town. Harrogate is known not only for its spa waters but also for its lush open spaces, which most likely added to it being ranked by a property website as the ‘happiest place to live’ in Britain. Continue reading

A Celebration of Mushrooms at Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club



I’m a big fan of seasonal eating; food just tastes better when eaten at its prime and gets your cooking off to a good start when you have great produce to work with. This was beautifully highlighted when I was invited to attend the Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club, hosted by bubbly and lovely, chef and food writer, Liz O’Keefe. Continue reading

Zima Bar and Restaurant, Soho

Zima vodkas

Infused Vodkas

Soho isn’t short of bars and good places to eat. Zima is a new addition to the scene with their Russian street food and bar. Zima’s home is a listed townhouse with a speakeasy-style bar downstairs whilst the ground and upper floors offer a more restaurant feel with a cosy terrace at the top. Continue reading

The Imperial, King’s Road

The Imperial Fish

John Dory

Located at the western end of the King’s Road near Fulham sits a bright and bold Victorian building, which is home to The Imperial. The Imperial has a restaurant, bar and garden, serving food with a strong focus on sustainability. The interior is modern and airy with lovely high ceilings on entry and the vibe is friendly, inviting and chilled. Continue reading