It was so good to be back at Theo Randall at the Intercontinental where we would enjoy another fabulous evening of the finest Italian food and wine. When we finally made our first visit back in October last year we had such an amazing dining experience that simply made us want to come back as soon as possible.

It was great to be back at Rubino Kitchen which is now in it’s fabulous new location of Inworth , Colchester. The accessibility is the first improvement as it’s only a short five minute drive from junction 23 on the A12. Secondly if our lunch on saturday was anything to go by then the food and service has definitely been raised to the next level from their days at Chigborough Farm in Maldon.

It was great to be back at Kerridge’s which is one of our favourite places and once again we enjoyed another fabulous lunch. There’s always such a good friendly atmosphere which makes you feel that you are in an enormous pub. You also get the chance to enjoy fantastic food and drinks so really why wouldn’t you come back as many times as you can.

Here comes another month of fabulous desserts including a couple of winners from #TheLloydies2021

Over recent years this restaurant has become a real favourite and I have to say that after our latest visit on saturday there’s definitely no reason to think this will change in the future. The Five Fields is set in Blacklands Terrace a quiet little street of the Kings Road in Chelsea. Here you will enter to a beautiful cosy dining room and enjoy a fabulous lunch / dinner with amazing food , great wine and excellent friendly service.

I do like to support local businesses as much as I can. This led to saturday when it gave me great pleasure to head to Epping for a Home Grown Kitchen pop up evening. This event was hosted by Danny Lee and Phoebe Goulding who met when they were employed with the Galvin group. At the moment while they’re in the process making adjustments to their personal lives they’ve decided to host a series of pop up evenings as well as other catering events.

There have not been many times in my foodie life that I get absolutely blown away but I can honestly say that this was one of those occasions. On our previous to the Bailiwick Freehouse we have enjoyed a fabulous lunch , an evening a la carte and a fantastic sunday lunch. But what we experienced on saturday evening was nothing short of stunning.

The Cote de Beouf sunday roast is one of the best you’ll find anywhere and this latest one was no exception. The beef was cooked to perfection and accompanied by a huge yorkshire pudding , seasonal vegetables , roast potatoes , a jus to die for and of course horseradish sauce. I would highly recommend a visit to Haywards to see for yourself.

COTE DE BEOUF

ROAST RATING : 9.7 / 10

There could not have been a much better way to get my 2022 Michelin Star year up and running than with an absolutely fabulous lunch at Da Terra. The food with some new dishes and redesigned old ones was amazing , the wine pairings from sommelier Maria were perfect and the service was impeccable as always. We’ve had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant from the beginning three years ago through to the two michelin stars they have now but I would have to say that this visit just about tops them all.