The  Weekly Munch, 12-18 Nov 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Grant: I had big plans to go to a retro gaming event with a bunch of friends, but we needed sustenance first. So we hit up Dinerama in Shoreditch to give their street food vendors a go. My favorite…

Tickets Bar, Barcelona

The first time I went to Tickets Bar was in May 2014 when I was visiting my friend Andy in Barcelona. He suggested a nice place, but not too expensive, and brought up going to Tickets Bar. Well I booked it immediately. We had an amazing time, so when some friends suggested a weekend away…

The Weekly Munch, 5-11 Nov 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Grant: What does a weekend in Barcelona bring? The best tapas of your life! I (and several friends) had a boozy holiday weekend in Barcelona, so we had to hit up Tickets Bar for an eventful and drunken meal….

Cactus Kitchens Part Deux: Michel Roux Jr.

A year and a half ago I was lucky enough to be given an amazing gift to take a cooking course with Monica Galetti. (I also have written about that experience too, where I gutted my first squid, learned to make rice puree and cooked with salsify for the first time.)  My husband and I…

The Weekly Munch, 28 Oct-4 Nov 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Yee Gan: Emma took me out for my birthday. We went to The Noah’s Ark Inn in Lugarshall, West Sussex. Despite its name, they didn’t serve anything too exotic animal-wise! They lived up to their Michelin recommended status with really light…

Desserts, desserts, desserts at Hotel Cafe Royal.

I can’t deny that I’m a huge fan of desserts. I’m also a huge fan of complaining about desserts – especially in Britain where cakes are often dry and overly sweet. So when I heard about the opening of the the dessert restaurant at Hotel Cafe Royal (weirdly called The Cafe which makes the full…

The Weekly Munch, 22-28 Oct 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Jules: Saturday …what a glorious day it was. Too good to sit at home working on my DIY project. I have the whole winter for that. So I decided to visist the famous Nunhead Cemetary, one of the old…

The Araki, Mayfair

Always on the hunt for good sushi (and especially in London), The Araki fell on my radar sometime late last year. When I was looking into it, it definitely wasn’t cheap, but considering it has two Michelin stars (and it skipped there without even getting one!), it must be something amazing, right? So I mentioned…

The Weekly Munch, 15-21 October

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Yee Gan: On a shopping trip to Central London, Emma and I tried out Duende for lunch. It’s a small plates restaurant with some inventive dishes. Our favourites were the marinated salmon roulade, aubergine & goat’s cheese croquettes and velveted hake…

Midsummer House, Cambridge

Ordinarily, I’d say we’re great with planning trips, but for some reason, whenever we go to Cambridge, it’s like I have a brain fart and forget to tell friends we’re going, and the plans just seem haphazard. This time, I casually asked if we were going to book anywhere for the Saturday night. Suddenly, we…

The Weekly Munch, 8-14 Oct 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Grant: My parents are in town, and as my mother is an avid reader of the blog, there were a couple of places that she had picked out that she wanted to try. One of them was one of…

Traders Wine Bar: The perfect location for a romantic date

I was lucky enough to be invited to the recently opened Traders Wine Bar to experience the location, atmosphere, food and wine that they have on offer. It was my first time to St. Katherine’s Docks, and I have to say it was quite the beautiful area. Especially by the wine bar. The bar itself…