It gives me great pleasure to bring to you a fabulous addition to not only Havering but the Essex food scene itself. This also has the potential to be one of the best in the county. I’m referring to Raphael’s by CREM Kitchen which is located in Raphael’s Park , Romford. The restaurant is now owned by talented chef Megha Arora who is also the creator of Pink Foodie.

This restaurant is without doubt a bit favourite of ours and I have to say that after our visit on friday evening has only enhanced this even more. In my opinion this is the best Indian restaurant in London. Cyrus and Pervin are an amazing hardworking and friendly couple who along side their team strive to make sure you have the best experience when you visit.

We’d recently been to Fallow but as part of a group. This was great as it gave us the opportunity to sample all the dishes on the menu. It also gave us the feeling of wanting to return. So as I was looking for somewhere to celebrate my birthday and the fact it was open on a bank holiday monday off we went.

Get ready to feast your eyes on another fabulous month of desserts from Michelin Star restaurants to my hometown of Hornchurch. So here come a Magnificent Seven. I hope you enjoy because I certainly did 😁.

On Sunday we paid our first visit to Nes’Cafe in Hornchurch. We’ve walked passed it so many times and have always seen that it’s very popular. Well now after today’s visit I can see why.

Are you ready for a Greek fest because the majority of this months desserts come from my holiday in Skiathos. But do watch out for my favourite dessert the year so far at the end by the amazing Ami Ellis.

Yes ladies and gentlemen we’ve been back again. But seriously though why wouldn’t you. This is a fantastic gastro pub serving the finest food. It is also in an excellent location at the Cheeseman’s Gate entrance to Windsor Great Park. Put this together with the friendliest of service then a visit to the Bailiwick is an absolute must.

If your looking to enjoy a fabulous cocktail with a friendly atmosphere then look no further than the Lobby Bar. This bar is set in the Bourtzi Boutique Hotel with an outside seating area right on the popular Pappadiamanti Street in Skiathos town.

It was great to be back at Polykratis where we’d enjoyed amazing food with excellent friendly service in the past. But since our last visit three years ago the restaurant has been refurbished to give it a nice modern feel which I have to say is for the better. They are now open all day as well giving you ample opportunity to visit for breakfast , brunch , lunch or dinner. The menu has also been refined to incorporate new dishes as well as a couple of old favourites.

We were lucky enough to be able to visit twice during our return to Skiathos and after enjoying two amazing evenings I would highly recommend a visit for yourselves. The team from front of house to the kitchen were excellent and really can’t do enough for you.

Below is just some of the fantastic food and wine we enjoyed which I’m sure will get you reserving a table the next time your in Skiathos.


I would just like to say thank you to all the team for their fabulous hospitality and can’t wait to return again next year.