• Featured Restaurant: St James 19 May 17

    It’s a couple of years since I last had the pleasure of reviewing this delightful and sophisticated restaurant. I had been impressed previously, so I had my antenna on red alert to see if I was to... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Incanto 5 May 17

    Tucked away behind its delicatessen frontage in the Old Post Office on Harrow on the Hill, a stone’s throw from the public school, Incanto has an enviable position, both geographically and... Read More

  • Evening Eating in the Park 5 May 17

    In response to demand, The Café in the Park in the tranquil Rickmansworth Aquadrome will be opening its doors for a variety of evening food events from 4 May. The season kicks off with a Mezze and... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Delhi Spicee

    Hiding behind a modest façade is this deceptively spacious Indian restaurant. It’s bright and sparsely furnished, reminiscent of a function room with its three rows of white-clothed, evenly... Read More

  • Boxing Clever 21 Apr 17

    According to a recent survey the ‘average mother’ relies on a mere nine recipes to feed her family. Now, according to my three teenagers, I fall well below average in so many areas of the... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: The Alford Arms 7 Apr 17

    We’re lucky enough to have lots of great pubs in the immediate area, but there’s something exciting about venturing further afield and trying somewhere new. We drive along a twisting leafy lane... Read More

  • Easter Table 24 Mar 17

    Preparation time: 15 minutes Makes: 8 cups Serves: 4 You’ll need: 2 tbsp low fat mayonnaise 1 lemon zest ½ lemon juice 1 tbsp chopped chives ½ tbsp chopped mint 2 roasted chicken... Read More

  • The Power of Ten 24 Mar 17

    Day one doesn’t begin well. A text from my bank advising me of suspicious activity on my account leads to half an hour on the phone to their fraud department at breakfast time. When my partner waves... Read More

  • What's at Steak? 24 Mar 17

    Cooking steaks can be intimidating. A slow cooked meat dish is quite forgiving, but when it comes to steaks people are often afraid they will ruin them. Given the price of a prime steak that feels... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Lemongrass 24 Mar 17

    Two years since my last visit and Lemongrass has mellowed substantially. The interior is still simple and bright, with its zingy lime green walls setting off the dark wood tables and oriental... Read More

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