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”
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 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”
The clink of glasses. The clatter of cutlery. The hum of the kitchen. And the murmer of content diners. These are all good noises to hear when you enter a restaurant. But this is especially true when you enter the warmth of a bustling bistro on a Monday evening. Mondays are the dead zone. SoContinue reading “Review: The Yan at Broadrayne”
I always know how well I am doing at slimming club by how closely I stick to the rules. As a bigger man, I tend to be able to cheat a little bit and get away with it. This means I can have a little bit more of the naughty stuff than the consultant (IContinue reading “How to cheat…”