This certainly was a fabulous month and a fantastic way to end a glorious Foodie year. We did manage to squeeze in one new place but mainly it was a month of returning to some old and new favourites. It all started with a fantastic return to The Artichoke in Amersham. This was for a …

Desserts of December

Well here it is the last month of the year. These are some of my favourite desserts of December The Artichoke Restaurant Dark Chocolate Ganache with cherries , buttermilk ice cream , salt caramel & chocolate Haywards Pear & Chestnut Mille Feuille with coffee ice cream The Hoop Apple & Plum Crumble Core by Clare …

On our recent first visit to the Pig & Whistle where we enjoyed a fantastic Sunday Lunch we got chatting to owner Brendan who recommended that we should come and try the Festive Afternoon Tea. The reason was that he said they do it a bit different by offering savoury items to start rather than …

This month I had the pleasure of visiting three new restaurants as well as a long overdue return to a 3 Michelin Stars restaurant. There was also still time to visit my local favourite. We started the month in my county of Essex with a visit to Le Bouchon Brassiere with our friends who lived …

Here is a selection of my favourite desserts that I enjoyed in the month of November. Sticky Toffee Pudding at the George & Dragon Pub in Epping Mandarin SoufflĂ© , Thyme Ice Cream & Orange Caramel at Hayward’s Restaurant in Epping Baked Mahlep Custard , Moscat Grapes , Almond Crumble & Caramelised White Chocolate at …

It was nice to return to the Artichoke which we have had the real pleasure of visiting a few times now and which is set in the delightful little town of Amersham. This is a fabulous restaurant run by Chef Patron Laurie and along with head chef Ben they produce some fantastic dishes. They also …

We’ve enjoyed other seasonal teas at Claridges before which have been fantastic but this was the first time that we’d tried the Xmas Afternoon Tea and I have to say this experience will stay with us for a long time. It was even more special as my wife was joined by her parents to celebrate …

When we heard that Chef Selin Kiazim was opening another restaurant we couldn’t wait to find out where and when it would be. This was because we have visited her other restaurant Oklava a few times and we love it there. So when the news came out that it was going to be a Turkish …

This visit to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay will live long in our memory just like the previous visits have done. Unfortunately it has been two years since our last visit but now that the restaurant is open on a Saturday especially lunchtime gives us more opportunities to dine here in the future. The evening started with …