• 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

  • Salad Days Are Here Again 14 Jul 17

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that the easiest way of cooking in summer is on the barbecue: take good quality meat, firm fish, brightly-coloured vegetable skewers and sear them to... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: Rucola 14 Jul 17

    Rucola is positively buzzing on our arrival, and the patronage steadily increases as the evening wears on. From intimate tables for two, to big parties of ten or more, the place is a hive of... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: The Nags Head 30 Jun 17

    On the hottest June day since 1976, it’s a real relief to escape the urban sprawl and head off into the countryside, ending up at The Nags Head, a pretty 15th century country inn and restaurant on... Read More

  • It's All About the Broccoli 16 Jun 17

    My father used to pride himself on his attitude towards food. ‘I eat to live,’ he said, frequently. ‘I don’t live to eat.’ It’s fair to say he wasn’t a foodie – but, as he survived... Read More

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