• Featured Restaurant: Virundhu 4 Aug 17

    On a quiet Wednesday at the dead start of summer, when all the world seems to have gone away, Virundhu, a new Sri Lankan restaurant in Eastcote, is over half-full, and buzzing. Although it's been open... Read More

  • Pasture Perfect 4 Aug 17

    The cows are cross. Affronted, in fact. Their owner, farmer Jonathan Chapman, has turned up with a stranger (me) in tow, walked amongst them, demonstrated how healthy and gorgeous and good-natured... Read More

  • Salad Days Are Here Again 14 Jul 17

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that the easiest way of cooking in summer is on the barbecue: take good quality meat, firm fish, brightly-coloured vegetable skewers and sear them to... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Rucola 14 Jul 17

    Rucola is positively buzzing on our arrival, and the patronage steadily increases as the evening wears on. From intimate tables for two, to big parties of ten or more, the place is a hive of... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: The Nags Head 30 Jun 17

    On the hottest June day since 1976, it’s a real relief to escape the urban sprawl and head off into the countryside, ending up at The Nags Head, a pretty 15th century country inn and restaurant on... Read More

  • It's All About the Broccoli 16 Jun 17

    My father used to pride himself on his attitude towards food. ‘I eat to live,’ he said, frequently. ‘I don’t live to eat.’ It’s fair to say he wasn’t a foodie – but, as he survived... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: K2 Balti 16 Jun 17

    There’s no denying that K2 Balti is imposing, bright and beautifully furnished. Its location may lack a little kerb appeal, just a stone’s throw from Hemel’s infamous ‘magic roundabout’, but... Read More

  • Celebrate World Gin Day 6 Jun 17

    Why not try this twist on a classic G&T, created by Sopwell House’s expert mixologists? The unusual addition of earl grey tea and grapefruit juice give it a delicious and sophisticated... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Mosfilo 2 Jun 17

    With seating in grey and pale teal, walls in stone or painted in cool natural shades, plus murals of Greek seaside scenes, the spacious interior at Mosfilo feels very Mediterranean. The front is... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: St James 19 May 17

    It’s a couple of years since I last had the pleasure of reviewing this delightful and sophisticated restaurant. I had been impressed previously, so I had my antenna on red alert to see if I was to... Read More

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