Restaurants – UK

The Meat Co., Westfield

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One of the questions that I am asked on a regular basis when people hear I am South African is “where can I find a good South African restaurant in London?”.  Given the fact that there are about 500,000 South Africans living in the UK, you’d think that this would be an easy question to […]

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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 – an island escape

August 30, 2009

I must confess that before my husband's best friend John moved there, I would have been hard-pressed to pinpoint the Channel Islands, and specifically the island of Jersey, on a world map.  And it appears I am not alone – when I tell friends I am off the Jersey for the weekend, the most common […]

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Babington House

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When I say “private members’ club”, what do you think of? Portly gentlemen of a certain age, sitting on overstuffed leather sofas in hushed libraries, smoking cigars and reading The Times? Maybe the younger members of the British royals falling out of exclusive parties in the small hours? Perhaps some bare naked ladies in high […]

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The Baskerville, Shiplake

September 18, 2007

Following on from my post about our delightful food blogger picnic at the Henley Royal Regatta, I though I’d tell you about the wonderful meal we had the night before in Shiplake, just up the road from Henley itself.  Andrew very kindly invited us to stay over and so Nick and I drove up from […]

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Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons

April 3, 2007

A number of years ago, I accompanied my family to lunch at Riverbend Lodge just outside Port Elizabeth, in the Addo Elephant Park.  By the time we drew up outside the front door, my brother’s car license plates were completely obscured by mud and we’d seen a few wild animals already – and then you […]

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Lunch at the Fat Duck

June 1, 2006

Well, as promised, my series of birthday posts finally concludes today with a write-up of my lunch at the Fat Duck at Bray, Heston Blumenthal's 3-Michelin starred restaurant near Windsor, and (until recently) voted the best restaurant in the world. You know how they say the path of true love never runs smoothly?  Well let […]

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Café Belge – West Malling, Kent

May 25, 2004

Café Belge restaurants seem to be slowly advancing across Kent. The latest to open is in West Malling and on Friday night Nick and I joined some friends for dinner there to check it out. I mean, how can you resist a place that advertises 80 different Belgian beers and a menu featuring 50 (FIFTY, […]

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