L`Enclume , Cartmel.

What is it ? – Cumbria`s jewel in the crown , 10\10 in the good food guide , 2 Michelin stars and Cumbria life magazine`s Restaurant of the year 2019. Where is it ? – The tiny Cumbrian village of Cartmel in the South lake district….Blink and you`ll miss it. Head Chef – Simon Rogan,…

Nahm – Bangkok best Thai restaurant ?

What is it ? – A Restaurant specializing in authentic Thai cuisine and back to basics traditional cooking techniques using the freshest ingredients possible. Currently ranked at number 22 in Asia (10th last year) , Number 49 in Worlds best Restaurants list 2018 and 1 Star in the 2018 Michelin guide. Where is it ?…

TAST Catala – A taste of Spain in Manchester.

  What is it – A taste of Catalonian cuisine in the form of a modernized twist on Tapas style food. Where is it ? – Manchester City Centre. Head Chef – Consultant is Paco Perez , 2 Michelin starred Chef from restaurant Miramar on the east coast of Spain. What should I expect ?…

Restaurant MCR – Aiden Byrne.

What is it – Restaurant MCR (previously Manchester House) – a busy , modern city centre restaurant . Where is it ? – Spinningfields , Manchester city centre. Head Chef – Aiden Byrne (Ex head Chef of the Dorchester , Tom Aikens , Roscoff , Church Green , Hillbark , Adlards) What should I expect…

Bo.Lan, Bangkok – As authentic as it gets.

What is it ?– A Restaurant serving authentic Thai food currently at number 37 on Asia`s top 50 Restaurants list. Where is it ? – Bangkok city centre down a quiet soi (street). It`s really easy to get there so just take the Skytrain to Thong lor BTS station and it`s a 5 minute walk…

Mizu – Pan Asian food in the Lakes.

What is it ?-  A stunning £10 million Asian Restaurant and Spa extension to the existing Lodore falls hotel. Where is it ? – Borrowdale valley , near Keswick , right in the heart of the English Lake district. Head Chef – Kasun Jayasooriya from Sri Lanka spent 10 years working in Tokyo. He hopes…

Tom Yam – Cooking Thailands national Soup.

Tom Yam / Tom Yum , an extremely popular Asian soup originating from Thailand and Laos. It`s such a success that variations of the original recipe have adapted and spread to neighbouring Asian countries and also throughout the world. The soup is characterized by its distinct typical hot and sour Thai flavours and when completed…

The Pentonbridge Inn – Cumbria.

Pentonbridge sits on the very edge of the Scottish Borders about 20 minutes North of Carlisle. The inn, surrounded by 360 degrees of flat moorland is well off the beaten track and basically there`s a couple of houses and not a lot else. The closest town (Longtown) is several miles away and so The Pentonbridge…

The Ritz , London – High end delights.

We`re in London , it`s Sunday lunchtime and as always there`s only the one choice for us…. The Ritz. As always , it`s the 12.30 arrival ,the usual window table and the first diners to be seated in the dining room. Our first course arrived at 1pm and our Petits fours arrived at 5.30 pm….

Bibendum , London – As good as they say it is ?

  There are those that say that Bibendum is so good that it will be be the next 3 star restaurant whilst most other diners agree that it`s quite an accurately placed 2 star. I booked in to eat the food of Chef Claude Bosi and to see for myself how the food rated on…

Restaurant 1863 , Ullswater.

1863 Bistro and Bar sits in the Cumbrian village of Pooley Bridge on the fringes of Ullswater (it`s not a Lake) . The property was originally the village Blacksmiths shop , later becoming the Pooley Bridge post office. Only recently (2016) it was transformed into what it is today – 1863 Bistro and Bar with…

Summer at the Samling , Windermere.

    We went to the Samling to celebrate our Wedding anniversary with a quick 4 course set Sunday lunch menu. Don’t ask me how we ended up on Tasting menus with Wine pairing , a  4 hour lunch and a tour of the Wine cellar. All in all it was a fantastic afternoon amongst…