FERA – At Claridges , London.

It was a cold December Saturday night in London and my first ever trip to Claridges for dinner. I was accompanied by a couple of my foodie friends ( David from the Critical couple blog and Kevin Finediningexplorer ).I `was` going to leave my camera at the hotel and have a blog free evening but seeing as though it`s surgically attached to my…

Sunday “Dinner” By Heston Blumenthal

This was my second visit to `Dinner` by Heston Blumenthal. My first time was just a short while after opening and now 3 years later on the restaurant currently boasts 2 Michelin stars. Dinner is situated within The Mandarin Oriental hotel in Knightsbridge so it`s absolutely simple to get to by tube ( Knightsbridge station on the…

THE RITZ , London – More Stunning food , Wine and James Bond.

When I`m eating at the Ritz i`m like a child on christmas morning , i`m excited , i`m all smiles and it`s simply because i know exactly what`s waiting for me as soon as i walk through the doors….My own little heaven. As i`ve said on previous Ritz blog posts i can never see myself coming down…

Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley – Visit 3

It was my third visit to Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley hotel in a year , i`m a very blessed guy i guess. I keep intending to try somewhere new when i`m in London but i end up heading to the Berkeley as i know i`m going to get totally pampered by the staff ,…

2011 – THE VERY BEST OF THE “CUMBRIAFOODIE” BUNCH

It`s been a wonderful 2011 for me when it comes to eating out , meeting people and generally having a good ole time. The London restaurant scene has played a big part in my year and i`ve thoroughly enjoyed travelling down to the capital to eat in some of the countries finest restaurants over the…

“Dinner” by Heston – and the Legendary “Meat fruit” .

Dinner by Heston  – There`s not a great deal that i can write about the place that hasn`t already been written in the many blogs and media reports during the 7 months since the place opened. Obviously the main question that people will want to know is ” how do i secure a booking at…

The Ledbury , London – Brett Grahams Tasting menu 2011.

I`ve been noticing quite a lot of hype about the Ledbury lately .The Masterchef finalists took on a service there , the food bloggers have been giving the place quite a lot of praise with some lovely photos, and Michelin awarded Ledbury a second star in their 2011 guide.I`ve been going back and forward to London on a number…

Sketch – The Tasting Menu at Pierre Gagnaire.

       I`ve been meaning to get down from Cumbria to eat at Sketch for quite a few years now but i always seem to deviate somewhere else.Finally , i managed to get leave from work , booked the train , hotels and the trip was on. Sketch reports seem to come in a mixed bag…