• Featured Restaurant: Nags Head 19 Jul 19

    It’s one of those gorgeous summer evenings that beg to be spent outside, somewhere pretty, sipping wine – the kind of evening I pine for during the rest of the ten or eleven months of English... Read More

  • A Spread to Celebrate Summer 5 Jul 19

    These warm and light evenings call for dishes that are quick and easy to prepare – definitely no slaving over a hot stove – and perfect for sharing at those improptu neighbourly get-togethers… Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Friends 21 Jun 19

    Pinner’s historic high street is an eclectic mix of shops and eateries that pave the way to the medieval church that makes a striking focal point at the brow of the hill. Quite the prettiest and... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Tai Pan 7 Jun 19

    Sophisticated and elegant, with a splendid decorative scheme that incorporates tones of lilac and deepest purple, gold and bronze, and some very funky lighting, Tai Pan offers a relaxed atmosphere... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Bricklayers Arms 17 May 19

    The Bricklayers Arms is no more than fifteen minutes from my house, but after driving through lanes that wind through idyllic Chess Valley countryside and entering the beautiful village of Hogpits... Read More

  • Food for Thought 3 May 19

    There are few vegetables so delicious that they can be served as a dish all by themselves – but take a few steamed or chargrilled asparagus spears, a drizzle of good olive oil, a squeeze of lemon... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Herons 19 Apr 19

    Prominently situated in the little hamlet of Heronsgate, near Chorleywood, Herons is warm, welcoming and very stylish. The walls are plain to the point of minimalist, the paints and fabrics a timeless... Read More

  • Who Wants a Cuppa? 19 Apr 19

    The day my grandmother died, I must have been asked if I’d like a cup of tea at least half a dozen times. From the doctor who broke the news, to the wonderful nurses on duty, to the funeral... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: The Steak Restaurant 5 Apr 19

    Stylishly kitted out with clever mood lighting, earthy tones, dark wood panelling, and with intimate leather booths and banquettes, TSR has a touch of the private members' club about it. In terms of... Read More

  • Where There's a Will, There's a Way 22 Mar 19

    Whether it’s cheesecake, cigarettes or Cabernet Sauvignon that’s your Achilles’ heel, you’ll no doubt be familiar with that all-consuming need to eat, smoke or drink your favourite substance... Read More

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