I am the father of a two year old. This isn’t a surprise to me. I was fully involved in the process and spend every day with my son. Yet, sometimes, when I go out for meal, I do find myself surprised. I am surprised that I haven’t fully considered Teddy’s needs nor ours, whenContinue reading “Dining with a toddler”
On the one hand, paying £7.50 for a cardboard carton of soup and a paper bag of bread sounds quite ridiculous. When you point out that this is at seaside shack with views to die for, it starts to make a little more sense. And when you realise that this is at the Hidden HutContinue reading “Not so hidden”
When it gets to December (ok then, November), the festive baguette is added to the specials board in every sandwich shop worth its salt. Find out what I make of this, and where to get the best examples.
Social media can be blamed for lots of the problems in the world today. But last Saturday night, I was thankful for it, as I sat in a fantastic pub in the Trough of Bowland. I’ve followed the Parkers Arms on social media for quite some time. Their witty and honest posts on Twitter coupledContinue reading “Review: The Parkers Arms”
Dining in lockdown can be a stressful affair. Dining in lockdown in the staycation-packed Lake District is even more so. Which is why Charlotte and I skipped the tourist heavy A591 through the Lake District to head for a magical Sunday lunch in the Yorkshire Dales instead. As we passed abandoned cars, queues outside averageContinue reading “Review: The Black Bull, Sedbergh”
I love dining out. I wouldn’t write this blog if I didn’t. Right now the hospitality industry needs our support if we want to continue eating out.
I suspect the best compliment you can give a restaurant on opening night is to say that you couldn’t tell it was opening night. If you wanted a one-sentence summary of Kysty, which opened on Valentine’s Day in Ambleside, that would be it. Although strictly speaking, it reopened. As a bistro, following an eighteen monthContinue reading “Review: Kysty, Ambleside”
Earlier today I shared a picture of part of my lunch – a cup-a-soup (leek and potato, for the record). A friend challenged me to write a blog about it. I’m rarely one to turn down a challenge, so here we are. But of course, this blog isn’t really about powdered soups in a mug,Continue reading “In praise of comfort food: soup”
I once described slices of pizza as crispy shards of joy. Or similar. Regardless of my choice of words on that day, my love for pizza has been long established. Which is probably why, a month or two after my first visit, I returned to Rudy’s in Birmingham rather than searching out another venue inContinue reading “Review: Rudy’s, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham”
Earlier this week, I received an email from Dukeshill. Amongst the delights on offer was their Christmas cheese platter (a mere £81, if you’re that way inclined). The email got me thinking I love Christmas, and I love cheese. The two really should go hand-in-hand. After all, a well rounded platter of delicious, rich cheeses;Continue reading “Christmas: a time for cheese”