Category Archives: Dining

Jura Dinner at The Pig

It was quite fortuitous that, with a trip to Arbois imminent, we (that’s three couples with a passion for all things Jura) had the chance to take over the private room at The Pig, near Brockenhurst in the New Forest … Continue reading

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Tuscan Gems at The Glasshouse

It’s almost two years since I visited The Glasshouse in Kew (right by the Underground Station). On that occasion it was with the same bunch of people who come down to London from all over the UK a few times … Continue reading

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40 Maltby Street

London is full of restaurants which are without any doubt “worth a detour” in Michelin parlance, and despite the pressures on our economy they continue to open, for now. What with trying to keep up, which I am failing miserably … Continue reading

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Vienna for Adventurous Eating and Drinking

Plenty has been written about the Vienna wine scene, and a whole lot more plastered over social media. You don’t really need a guide to eating and drinking natural wines in Vienna (although, as always, the Raisin app is your … Continue reading

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Sportsman (but Seasalter, No Football Here)

I do actually enjoy the football, but pretty much nothing would have got in the way of another trip to The Sportsman at Seasalter in Kent last Friday. Certainly not the seven hours on various trains it took to get … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life (That You Bring)

I’ve been up to a few things this month that didn’t really fit into any of the other articles, and I thought I’d mention them here. They do amount to a free plug for the places mentioned, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Songs From The Wood (Lime Wood)

We were lucky to be part of a group of eight that had the chef’s table at Lime Wood the weekend before last. Lime Wood is a Regency-era country house hotel set in parkland in the New Forest, at Lyndhurst. The … Continue reading

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Red, White and Orange Friday at the Draper’s Arms

Bereft of the pleasures of intensive shopping on Black Friday I was forced to settle for a long lunch at the Draper’s Arms in Islington with seventeen wines (one was corked) among seven of us. We were all slightly wobbly … Continue reading

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Brunswick House – Some Classical Wines in a Classical Setting

It had been a while since I was at Brunswick House in Vauxhall, so I was very pleased to be back, even on a miserably wet night, earlier this month. When I’ve been before the food has been exceptional, largely … Continue reading

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J’ai Soif et J’ai Faim

Around ten minutes walk south of Clapham Junction runs Battersea Rise, a busy main road in what just about counts as Outer London down here. Much like hundreds of others of its kind it possesses a string of cafés and … Continue reading

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