Category Eating out with kids

Wheelers Oyster Bar, Whitstable

I very much hope to return to Wheelers Oyster Bar in Whitstable one evening in the future with several bottles of BYO tucked under my arm and cast-iron babysitting in place. For as lovely as it was having our wedding anniversary lunch here recently with our three-year-old daughter E, it wasn’t half nerve-wracking trying to […]

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Boyce da Roca

Update: Sadly, this wonderful cafe closed its doors on 17 July 2016. A huge loss! Dear lorrrrrd in heaven, I have found a little slice of paradise in Crystal Palace – a cafe called Boyce da Roca. It serves up THE most heavenly cakes, toasties and brunches known to all SE Londoners. Its coffees are […]

My ice cream dream: the 1950’s ice cream parlours of Kent

  Some of you might know that I am a total whore for ice cream. I just went on holiday to Kent where one of my main objectives was to eat as much of it as possible. I had long dreamt of eating ice cream in an old chrome-countered seaside parlour, but until now had […]

Alexandra Nurseries Cafe

Oooh this place is lovely. I have discovered a little piece of paradise in the unlikely corner of SE London that is Penge. Not hugely known for its quiet, tranquil spaces, and more for the frenetic high street with its pound shops and chicken cottages, Penge is hiding a little secret in Alexandra Nurseries. It’s […]

Food at the Elderflower Fields festival

Some people thought I’d lost the plot somewhat, going to the Elderflower Fields outdoor music festival in the Ashdown Forest last weekend. Not only am I pregnant and about as agile as a listing ship, but my husband and I are also trying to potty train our reluctant, headstrong daughter. We camped, too. Our tent […]

Mediterranea Restaurant

Happy 2014! Or is it? Just to make January even more depressing, I’m doing a detox diet. It’s full of things like quinoa and kale and pulses. *Sigh*. But frankly, something has to be done to counteract the seasonal abuse which I put my body through every Christmas. I’m trying to unlearn certain habits – […]

The Ship Inn, Rye

How can I have never been to Rye before now, given my love of food, nautical atmospheres and rummaging for vintage tat? It’s amazing there! Perfect for a day trip from London, blustering with fresh sea breezes, its cobbled streets lined with charming old fashioned shops. It has one particularly amazing foodie pub too – […]

Thali Cafe, Bristol

Ah Bristol. How I heart thee! With your chilled out enclaves, buzzy graffiti, hilly inclines and just enough edge to keep everything interesting. I could really live here one day, it’s such a wonderful city. On a recent visit I noticed literally tonnes of groovy looking independent cafes around the Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft […]

Casa Morita

I think that it’s probably harder to find decent Mexican food in this country than it will be for punters to buy chips on their own at the Olympics. If you live in London, you can brave the queues to eat good street food at Wahaca, but aside from a few other mini-chains doing great […]

The Duke of Cumberland Arms

    I can be extremely demanding, often. One one such occasion I wanted to have lunch in a country pub that had all of the following things: a log fire, beams, a display of friendly dogs, relaxed and amiable staff, proper ales, nice wooden tables and rustic charm in abundance. Not to mention a […]