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BLISSFUL BALI, A FOOD LOVERS PARADISE

Everyone has a favourite place, right? It could be a favourite city, a favourite country, it could be your kitchen. Somewhere where you feel truly peaceful and happy. I have many places I love… London, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, New York, Pollenca in Mallorca, Nashville, New Orleans, Thailand. I have had many wonderful…

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bakery47, Glasgow

having recently moved to Glasgow, i have been spending a lot of my time eating my way around the city, discovering the food scene here. one name that kept creeping up in conversations was bakery47. everyone i met asked me if i’d been yet, so a couple of weekends ago, my friend and…

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21212, EDINBURGH

Edinburgh holds a very special place in my heart. I studied there many moons ago and over the years have visited at least twice a year, and always for the Edinburgh Festival in August which I haven’t missed in over 20 years. Each time I visit, I fall in love…

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BLACK DOVE, GLASGOW

The South side of Glasgow isn’t known for its restaurants. In Glasgow, Finnieston is the area to head for if you want really good food but for South siders, its frustrating that there is not much nearby, with the exception of The Glad Cafe. Fortunately, Black Dove in Shawlands is…

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THE GOLF INN, GULLANE

Staying away in a hotel or Inn always feels rather special. Its always great to get away, even if its just for one night, and it offers something you can never really recreate at home…indulgence, relaxation, a comfier bed than your own, people to look after you, no need to…

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ALCHEMILLA, GLASGOW

I have recently left my beloved London and moved to my hometown of Glasgow, Scotland. I was initially rather worried I would miss the sheer volume and variety of restaurants, stalls and markets that I was lucky to be bombarded with in London, but even in my first week, I have eaten some…

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BRUNCH AT JAZ & JUL’S

Jaz & Jul’s in Islington have recently launched a new chocolate-themed weekend brunch at their Chocolate House on Chapel Market, just a few minutes walk from Angel tube station. I LOVE a good brunch, so my friend Kirsty and I popped in to try it out a couple of weekends ago.…

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SHORYU, COVENT GARDEN

Shoryu Ramen is one of those places I keep walking past thinking ‘I must pop in there one of these days’ and then something crops up or a new place opens and I forget. Then a few weeks ago I found out that a new branch of Shoryu (their sixth) had…

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UKAI, NOTTING HILL

A few weeks ago I met up with an old friend for dinner in Notting Hill. Now, its been a while since I’ve been in that neck of the woods so she suggested we go to Ukai, a Japanese restaurant on Portobello Road which used to be Bed Bar, an…

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BLACK ROE, MAYFAIR

I first heard about pokē (pronounced poh-keh) last year when predictions were flying around as to what food trends would be big in 2016. It seems they were right about this one. Pokē is a kind of Hawaiian ceviche, the word itself means “chunk” or “to cut” in Hawaiian so its is essentially thick…

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PERFECT PASTA AT PADELLA

I don’t think I’ve seen such a positive and quite frankly, frantic reaction to a restaurant as I have done with Padella in Borough Market, in quite some time. I first heard about this ‘fantastic new pasta restaurant’ in a magazine newsletter featuring the top 5 must-try restaurants opening in…

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OLDROYD, ISLINGTON

My two biggest passions in life are Otis Redding and eating good food. Put these two together and I’m as happy as a lark! This is just what happened when I spent last Sunday afternoon at Oldroyd with my good friends Louise and Tony. I was excited to see them as…

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