• Featured Restaurant: The Bedford Arms 22 Mar 19

    This classic country house hotel does have a formal dining room, but we’re eating in the welcoming bar area, which is artfully designed and decorated with a mixture of wood, leather, bricks, tiled... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Hawtrey's 8 Mar 19

    The Barn Hotel is a delightful contrast of old and new. Made up of three historic Grade 2 listed buildings, it combines the traditional decor of a stately home with a modern, relaxed boutique vibe... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Giggling Squid 8 Feb 19

    The first Giggling Squid opened in a converted fisherman’s cottage in Brighton in 2002; now this small chain of Thai restaurants is steadily spreading its way across the southern part of the... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: St James 25 Jan 19

    Owner Alfonso bounds over to greet me with an exuberance that belies the calm atmosphere of the restaurant. I don’t live in Bushey, and don’t visit St James as often as I’d like, but my... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Maurizio's 7 Dec 18

    Pop-up restaurants are quite the thing these days, I understand. Some open with never an intention of being around for more than a month or two, burning like a brief candle; others just never quite... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: The King Stag 23 Nov 18

    Decor-wise, this Bushey gastro-pub manages to hit the perfect sweet spot between trendy and traditional. It stylishly nails ‘modern country cottage’, with its slouchy sofas, scrubbed wooden... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Meze Mangal 9 Nov 18

    With its low ceilings and beams, its simple wooden tables and its dark red chairs, the dining area at Meze Mangal could be the interior of any traditional restaurant… but the reality is quite... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Rucola 26 Oct 18

    It’s been a long week, but the moment I step foot in Rucola, I feel instantly at ease. I’m charmed by the friendliness of the waiter who greets us in Italian and by the inviting atmosphere: the... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: K2 Balti 12 Oct 18

    It’s hard to miss K2 Balti House. It makes for an impressive floodlit presence on one of the main roads leading into the town centre of Hemel Hempstead. This is a big, roomy restaurant that’s... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Virundhu Street Kitchen 14 Sep 18

    A genuine Sri Lankan street kitchen, like the famous ones in capital city Colombo, must be an incredible experience: a multi-sensory assault of sound, smell and colour, and an overwhelming choice of... Read More

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