Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

Rather than buy each other rubbish presents we’ll never use, each year my sister and I go out for a nice lunch as our Christmas present to each other. As the designated foodie (I hate that word) it’s always my decision to choose somewhere amazing. Last year Rhodes 24 atop of Tower 42 in the City was a total disappointment so this year the pressure … Continue reading Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons

Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons is a restaurant and hotel in the Oxfordshire village of Great Milton. It comes from the legendary French chef Raymond Blanc who received his two Michelin stars for Le Manoir just a year after opening in 1985 and has held them ever since. As it was my birthday we decided that a visit here for lunch would be the perfect way … Continue reading Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons

Alyn Williams at the Westbury

Alyn Williams at the Westbury hotel isn’t exactly the most hip and happening place in London right now, I mean God, you can make a reservation, and there’s no queue to get in the door and the chairs are comfy! But in a city filled with burgers and pop ups, this restaurant is exactly what I want – it’s Michelin starred fine dining at it’s … Continue reading Alyn Williams at the Westbury

The Goring: Afternoon Tea

The Goring hotel will be known to most as the hotel at which Kate Middleton spent her last night as a pauper before marrying Prince Wills. The hotel boasts 5 stars and has been running for over a hundred years continuously by one family (The Gorings) which seems pretty impressive. When my gentleman companion’s lady friend suggested we go for afternoon tea, we needed no … Continue reading The Goring: Afternoon Tea

The Gilbert Scott

Fancy a Wikipedia history lesson? Well, in 1865 the Midland Railway Company held a competition to design a 150-bed hotel to be constructed next to its railway station, St Pancras. Eleven designs were submitted, including one by George Gilbert Scott, which at 300 rooms was much bigger and costlier than the original specifications. The hotel was upscale and expensive with costly fixtures including a grand … Continue reading The Gilbert Scott

Corner Room

Corner Room is situated in the same building as Viajante – the rather grand Bethnal Green Town Hall (which is a hotel). Unlike Viajante, which has its own entrance, you access Corner Room through the hotel lobby. Nuno Mendez (head chef at Viajante) wanted to make a more relaxed and very affordable version of his Michelin starred restaurant and that’s how Corner Room came about. … Continue reading Corner Room