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Manicomio

After a visit to Peter Jones in Sloane Square, we wandered down to the Saachi Gallery on the King’s Road.  It was closed until 30th November!! The Saturday food and drink market was in full flow in Duke of York Square, the smells were glorious, the food looked very appetising, luckily we had already booked more…

Honey & Co October 2016

As you may well realise I follow Nicholas Lander, the Financial Times Restaurant critic.  Some years ago he did a review of Honey & Co in Warren Street.  Since then we have visited once or twice but always for a ‘light lunch’ Last weekend we had been shopping for lights in Tottenham Court Road and more…

Boqueria

The planning for the new kitchen is nearing a conclusion.  All that remains is the granite and the flooring.  We set off for Battersea, arrived with the address that our designer had given us and our I phone.  We wanted to see a decent sized piece to judge what the effect would be.  The warehouse more…

Burger and Lobster

Breakfast was a shared orange juice with a plain croissant each, perfectly adequate but lunch was pre-planned with the girls at 4ish! We visited both Serpentine Galleries but couldn’t resist a coffee in the Magazine restaurant at the Sackler Serpentine.  We might not have stayed if we had known about the children’s party, but is more…

Moro

It must be three or more years since we have eaten at Moro but despite the rain I had booked a table two weeks before so we made the effort. It was as great as ever.  The blast of bonhomie hit you as you opened the door. The two smiles of welcome from the staff more…

Yoshino

I take the weekend FT despite its prince (£3.50) mainly because it’s very often interesting on Art, the magazine is great on food and wine and I find the main section is good for news (with a business slant).  I follow Nicholas Lander on restaurants and last week I was in the Piccadilly area and more…

Menoo

When we were last in the area we had coffee here.  A family run Greek establishment with traditional Greek ‘goodies’ as well as the more normal cakes and pastries. They also have a tremendous array of roasted vegetables, stuffed vine leaves, homemade Taramasalata and Hummus all of which look great. They are also flexible, I more…

Easter – The Bell at Sapperton

Easter is early, the forecast is very good for Good Friday but rubbish for the rest, with high winds and wet. I suggested we ought to take advantage and go out.  I somewhat reluctantly agreed that a walk was a good idea, with a sort of throw- away line about the footpaths being very muddy more…

What a find!

I was in the area south of Newbury, pretty wild country.  Beautifully manicured hedges but lots of mud on the roads.  I had visited a sculptor who purchased some land or maybe water many years ago now.  I will try to explain.  The land is around and under the ancient water cress beds of a more…

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Last Saturday was awful weather in Cheltenham (as forecast).  I had doused the car several times before I got to Andoversford.  Lots of surface water, I slowed down, considered aborting the trip but decided to continue. Gradually the rain became less heavy and visibility improved as did my spirits.  By the time I arrived at more…