Review: JUST EAT

Just Eat Takeaway restaurants

I have used the JUST EAT takeaway website before as it’s a really handy way to amalgamate all your local takeaway restaurant options. So when they got in touch asking if i’d like to review their services I was definitely up for it. It was great timing as I’d been so busy in the run-up to […]

Behind the scenes at KFC

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Last week I was invited behind the scenes at KFC. I’ll be honest, it’s not a place I choose to eat in having heard one too many horror stories about the welfare of the chickens. It’s not that we’re totally averse to fast food in our household. For us it’s an occasional treat brought on by […]

Review: Mon Plaisir in Covent Garden

Outside Mon Plaisir

The restaurant Mon Plaisir is set in Monmouth Street which feels almost Parisienne, with sophisticated lingerie emporium Coco De Mer next door and ultra chic Covent Garden hotel across the road. If you were planning a romantic luxury London weekend break for your Valentine, then this is the street i’d be checking into. And you […]

Review: Jamie Oliver’s Union Jacks

Steak pie at Union Jacks

Chiswick High Road was the first place I lived when I arrived in London in the 1990s, so i’ve always been very fond of hanging out there. These days it’s just a bus ride away from where we live in Ealing so we can pretend we’re almost residents Jamie Oliver’s ever expanding portfolio of restaurants […]

Review: Afternoon tea at The Hempel

Afternoon tea at The Hempel

The hotel The Hempel is a boutique five star hotel set in a leafy and white-pillared enclave of Bayswater in London. It’s got a very calming atmosphere, the interior is super stylish and minimal. The reception area sets the tone with its sunken sofa areas and all white colour scheme, the bar area where we […]

Review: Tuk Cho Asian market eating

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Tuk Cho rocked up in Ealing Broadway about four months ago, parked it’s neat little tuk tuk outside and set up shop as THE place to nab yourself some Asian market food in W5. I’d not spoken to anyone who’d actually ventured inside, so I was super keen to check it out. Ealing doesn’t have […]

Review: Frankie & Benny’s

Frankie & Benny's

Frankie & Benny’s – the red neon signage hovering above neatly striped canopies greets you at many a cinema multiplex and drizzly high street, but have you ever ventured inside? I’d been about once or twice with Matthew in the early days of our relationship when we had time to kill before a film, but […]

Vegetarian restaurant review: Tibits

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I’d like everyone to give a very warm welcome to the firefighter…. he’s written his first ever guest post about our trip to vegetarian restaurant Tibits… over to you Matthew: Katie is out drinking again, so i’m taking over the blog for an evening. Ought to be long enough to let you know about a […]

Restaurant review: Villagio

Villagio, Hammersmith

When you go out for lunch or dinner with small children in tow, it’s always a bit of a risk. Will they like the food? Will they behave themselves? Will you get hacky looks from your fellow diners for the noise and mess your offspring are creating. We tend to stick to the tried and […]

Tortilla: The California-Mexican experience – plus giveaway!

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Eating Mexican food in the UK has historically been a disappointingly naff Tex Mex experience that cost a fortune. But the arrival of places like Wahaca on the scene has seen a marked improvement in authentic cuisine. And now Tortilla – the Californian take on Mexican grub – has pitched up in London. A chain […]