• Featured Restaurant: L'Italiana 17 Nov 17

    With nothing to go on but an address, the Husband and I wander down the quaint, narrow lanes of St Albans seeking out this Italian eaterie. Moments later I find myself laughing out loud. We’re here... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Inso Pan 3 Nov 17

    There seems to be a penchant for noodle bars at the moment: they seem to be springing up in different guises on almost every high street. Wagamama may be the big daddy of this style of casual... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Coriander 20 Oct 17

    It’s Saturday night and the high street is packed. I have to sidestep a group of lads clutching their Coriander takeaway bags to enter this Indian eaterie, and, once inside, I find it’s buzzing... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Thai Square 22 Sep 17

    Thai Square, a largely London-based chain of restaurants, promises 'authentic Thai food in Thai-inspired surroundings'. Although the Tudor Tavern, a former public house with origins in the Middle... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Meze Mangal 8 Sep 17

    The humble kebab may get a bad rap for being the go-to source of post-pub consumption, but this a grievous disservice to such a tasty dish. French food? Too many rich cream sauces… Italian? A little... Read More

  • Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice 8 Sep 17

    Being described as ‘pornography for the foodie classes’ may not be quite the accolade that every chef wants to hear, but award-winning restaurateur and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi takes it like a... Read More

  • Happiness is Homemade 8 Sep 17

    Start the new term as you mean to go on, with these healthy, tasty recipes – as perfect for a working lunch at your desk as they are for a school lunchbox… Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Shendish Manor 25 Aug 17

    You could quite easily drive past the entrance to Shendish Manor and not even realise. Hidden away down a discreet lane, its setting is certainly picturesque – particularly on a lovely summer’s... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Virundhu 4 Aug 17

    On a quiet Wednesday at the dead start of summer, when all the world seems to have gone away, Virundhu, a new Sri Lankan restaurant in Eastcote, is over half-full, and buzzing. Although it's been open... Read More

  • Pasture Perfect 4 Aug 17

    The cows are cross. Affronted, in fact. Their owner, farmer Jonathan Chapman, has turned up with a stranger (me) in tow, walked amongst them, demonstrated how healthy and gorgeous and good-natured... Read More

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