Winter Escape To Brocket Hall, Welwyn Garden City

As we approach the festive season, there are lots of conversations guaranteed to take place. “I can’t wait for break”, “Isn’t work over yet?”, “Have you finished your Christmas shopping?” and “Do you think it will snow?”. It’s this last question that really poses the most interest.   A white Christmas – that rarely seen entity which makes us all feel just that little bit more … Continue reading Winter Escape To Brocket Hall, Welwyn Garden City

My Top 19 London Dishes Of 2016

It’s easy to dismiss 2016 as the year that everything went wrong.  Yes, absolutely the general world has seen some highs and some very low lows, but the food world has mostly gone from strength to strength. New restaurant openings have been exciting and varied.  We’ve seen even more meat places open and, in direct contrast, we’ve even had our very first Veggie Pret.  Our … Continue reading My Top 19 London Dishes Of 2016

Eating For Peace

Conflict Café, a pop-up restaurant launched by peacebuilding charity International Alert, is returning to London for its third year from 22 September – 2 October 2016 to inspire more strangers to start conversations about building peace through food. This year’s chefs will present the cuisines and histories of Lebanon and Sri Lanka, and will be helping their diners to celebrate the power of food in … Continue reading Eating For Peace

A Love Letter From Philadelphia

This article, which was first published in House of Coco’s Spring 2015 magazine, was awarded the General Consumer Magazine Travel Feature award at the Visit USA Media Awards in July 2016. If we asked you to name the top three places you most want to visit in America, we bet Philadelphia wouldn’t come close to featuring.  In fact, we bet if we pushed you so far as … Continue reading A Love Letter From Philadelphia

Kelis At Standon Calling Festival’s The Welcome Feast

Kelis is set to provide a treat for the senses at this year’s Standon Calling. A Le Courdon Bleu trained chef, she’ll give revellers the chance to try out her culinary skills, ask questions to the singer-turned chef and marvel as she headlines the festival’s Main Stage in style on Sunday night. The star will get stuck in to the action as she joins The Welcome Feast’s delicious selection of … Continue reading Kelis At Standon Calling Festival’s The Welcome Feast

Rossopomodoro, Hoxton

The word “chain” can send shivers down your spine.  Why go to a chain when we live in London, the home of independent inventiveness.  We have thousands of restaurants cropping up every single week, just waiting to lure you in with promises of grass-fed, hand-crafted, stone-milled goodness. But that’s what makes London so truly special when it comes to its restaurant scene.  Even the dreaded chains … Continue reading Rossopomodoro, Hoxton

Celebrate The London Sun

The sun is finally shining in London, so it’s time to start celebrating!  Here’s how… Summer alcoholic sundaes at Social Eating House Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred Social Eating House has created a menu of boozy ice-cream sundaes for guests to enjoy throughout the summer months. From the quintessentially British ‘Pimm’s Sundae’, featuring lemon, mint, cucumber, orange sorbet, strawberry and Pimm’s granite, to the ‘Strawberry Daiquiri Sundae’, … Continue reading Celebrate The London Sun

COUNTER Bar & Brasserie, Vauxhall

Drag nights and delicious food don’t normally go hand in hand.  But bear with me.  Counter in Vauxhall may just be the first to achieve both with equal brilliance. Enter COUNTER and you’ll be immediately swept away by its size.  Long railway arches (200 foot long, making COUNTER officially London’s largest restaurant) house the all-day bar and brasserie, which serves innovative food that pops and … Continue reading COUNTER Bar & Brasserie, Vauxhall