Category Eating out with kids

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 […]

Proper Motorway Nosh: The Real Food Cafe

Last time I wrote, I was having a proper old moan about the lack of decent food options when on the road, venting my fury towards motorway service stations serving crap tucker, and lacklustre port-side sandwich merchants. But hark, I now have reason to rejoice! Quite by accident, on our way to the Lake District […]