• Featured Restaurant: The Alford Arms 7 Apr 17

    We’re lucky enough to have lots of great pubs in the immediate area, but there’s something exciting about venturing further afield and trying somewhere new. We drive along a twisting leafy lane... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Lemongrass 24 Mar 17

    Two years since my last visit and Lemongrass has mellowed substantially. The interior is still simple and bright, with its zingy lime green walls setting off the dark wood tables and oriental... Read More

  • Lattakia 10 Mar 17

    Aesthetically, Lattakia is a restaurant of two halves. As I enter, the interior looks serene and modern, almost Scandi-minimalist with its neutral colours, but when I look up it’s a different... Read More

  • Colette's 24 Feb 17

    ‘Good evening, Mr Cox’…the formality is unusual in today’s world, but seems genuinely respectful. And I’d expect nothing less from a luxury five star hotel like The Grove, and this is its... Read More

  • The Bricklayers Arms 10 Feb 17

    The pleasure in returning to The Bricklayers Arms, tucked away in the tiny Hertfordshire hamlet of Flaunden, never wanes. It’s everything you expect a good country pub to be: charming and cosy... Read More

  • Viet Kitchen 27 Jan 17

    Vietnamese cuisine, so I’m told, is all about the perfect balance of aromatics, heat, sweetness, sourness, and definitely fish-sauciness. The partnering of opposites (salty with sweet, fermented... Read More

  • Busaba 30 Dec 16

    The first branch of Busaba Eathai opened on Soho’s Wardour Street in 1999. Today this modern, informal Thai dining venue has 16 locations, mainly in London, although it is expanding across the... Read More

  • Friends 25 Nov 16

    I love a restaurant that sends out a little pre-starter ‘with the compliments of the chef’, just to get the tastebuds going. Today there’s a pulled pork tartlet each: dainty in size, but with... Read More

  • Thai Orchid 11 Nov 16

    Good Thai cuisine bursts with fragrant flavours of the Orient and imaginative combinations of tastes and textures. I love the look of cleverly presented dishes, too, where a flair for arranging food... Read More

  • Sathi 28 Oct 16

    Chorleywood friends tell me that Sathi is their restaurant of choice. ‘Small but perfectly formed,’ says one. As I sip my first glass of red, and glance around, I realise that Sathi’s not just... Read More

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