The Fat Bear

I’ve eaten at the Fat Bear before, and on that occasion I had the gumbo which I thoroughly enjoyed.  This time however my dining companion and I decided to go for a selection of starters and sides and one of their much raved about burgers.  The service as last time was great, attentive but not…

The Forresters, Hampton Wick

The Forresters in Hampton Wick is a pub with a wonderful restaurant. I’ve eaten here quite a few times in the last couple of years, usually for Sunday lunch.  The pub is a short walk from Kingston, just over the bridge and on the same side of the river as Bushy Park and Hampton Court Palace. …

Adventures in gadget land

aAfter many years of pondering, I finally made the decision to buy a Thermomix.  Why in heaven’s name it has taken me so long I’ll never know, probably the price tag. But before even opening the box I consider this the best £925 (2016 price) I have ever spent. Why I would I want to…

Fera, Claridge’s, London

Fera is a restaurant that I had wanted to try for a long time but just never got round to it. I was a big fan of Gordon Ramsey when he was at Claridge’s many moons ago and I find it often happens that I don’t want to go back somewhere when a resident restaurant…

Antico, 214 Bermondsey St, London

Antico was introduced to me by a foodie friend and is definitely one of my favorite London restaurants. The food is always excellent, and the restaurant itself is intimate and comfortable. It oozes coziness when you walk past with it’s low lighting and the buzz of conversation which emanates from within. The staff are always…

Gyoza Bar, London

Gyoza Bar has opened on St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, serving gyoza, bao buns, ramen and a few other small plates. I and 2 friends ate there during soft launch and there were the obvious teething problems associated with a new restaurant such as too many staff most of which looked confused, slow service (despite all…

Shake Shack London – Review

Yesterday I checked out Shake Shack with a friend of mine who loved the place when she last ate there in NY.  I was excited by the prospect of a burger bar as I don’t go that often and more’s the point I am regularly disappointed by burgers when I have them in restaurants or…