What? Traditional Italian Where? Church Street, Colchester, CO1 How Much? Menu dependent, potentially ouchy for meat lovers, budget friendly for pasta fans Overall? almost but not quite 8/10 Il Padrino has been open some three years in Colchester and I must confess to not having heard that much about it. To be honest Italian isn’t […]Read More A Little Plug-Il Padrino
What? Modern pub grub Where? Crouch Street, Colchester, Essex How Much? Ranges with menu up to £25 a head with desserts and sides etc Overall: 8/10 Ah, the Kings Arms. Or if you are over 30 and local to Colchester, The Hogs Head. If you need to ask, you weren’t […]Read More A Quick Plug- The Kings Arms
ed 29/12/16- Johnny Mac’s changed hands after some 15 years in autumn 2016 and was renamed shortly thereafter. Menu changes and subtle re-branding are sneaking in as the year ends. So far, so OK. What- Traditional fish n chip shop Where- Church Rd, Brightlingsea, Essex. How much- Inexpensive, £5 a head to eat out £10 […]Read More A Little Plug- Johnny Mac’s Plaice
What: Coffee, pastries, cakes, limited kitchen menu. Where: 72 East 1st St, between 1st & 2nd Ave, downtown Manhattan. How Much? Coffee and breakfast $12ish Overall: 9 out of 10 Bluebird was an early addition to my NYC holiday hit list after a quick search for the best coffee local to our mission base in […]Read More The New York State of Mind- Bluebird Coffee Shop
I celebrated four years of glorious togetherness with Him this week. For roughly three years and fifty weeks of this time he has been banging on about ‘the best curry’ he has ever had, and how we will go there one night. I have to confess I’ve never been that keen on taking Him up on […]Read More A Little Plug- Curry Nights of Maldon
There are many places in the world which have absolutely no need at all for a thumbs up from me, and the world famous American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, just off the equally famous Strand in London, is certainly one of them. The hotel itself a beautiful spectacle just for a walk through if you […]Read More A Little Plug- The American Bar at The Savoy
Let me take you back a few weeks to the hottest day of the year (and indeed on record for some parts) and the first of new regularly scheduled Lady Dates* between a food blogger and her bestest girl buddy. It was a Wednesday, it was central London and it was too hot for any […]Read More A Little Plug- Joe’s Southern Kitchen
I would like to draw your attention to a marvellous product from a marvellous person- The Bhaji Man. I was lucky enough to be stationed next to the Bhaji Man at a recent food festival outing in my other life (http://www.facebook.com/happytummiestreats) and frankly, he’s awesome. A happy little fella peddling spice kits and chutneys to […]Read More A Little Plug – The Bhaji Man!
Aqua 8– small but swanky mid price restaurant in central Ipswich offering ‘Creative Pan Asian’ cuisine and currently the top of my ‘Must Revisit’ list. I discovered them on recommendation for a half decent Chinese before a theatre outing in Suffolk’s county town, in doing so discovering the high point of an otherwise disappointing weekend. […]Read More A Little Plug- Aqua 8
Personally I love a good stereotype and see no need to fight them- old ladies and sherry, Yorkshiremen in flat caps and who doesn’t like a good old cockerney eating pie and mash whilst doing a dance that seems to invole only the knees? Exactly, all good fun. However it seems that there is a […]Read More Beer Naked Ladies!