Brother Marcus

Brother Marcus was a recent great little find of mine about 200 yards from my London office along Camden Passage. So one evening I went along with a friend to try out their food – their Instagram account was appetising enough! The concept, as is the trend these days is for small plates.  The menu has…

Duck & Waffle

Towering above the city on the 40th Floor of the Heron Tower is Duck and Waffle,  a restaurant known for it’s signature dish, after which it’s named after and it’s 24/7 opening hours. Still, after being open for 7 years, tables are like gold dust and only the fastest finger first or luck manages to…

Kricket

I’ve been spending more time in London recently with work, which gives a great opportunity to knock off a few items from my restaurant bucket list. Kricket in Soho is a modern Indian and my friend and I paid a midweek visit before going to see a film nearby at the Picturehouse Central (which I can also recommend!). …

Afternoon Tea at Kyloe

Kyloe is not a place I automatically think of for Afternoon Tea. Normally we visit for incredible steaks and cocktails, so I was intrigued to try their Afternoon Tea offering.  I went along with a friend before Christmas to try it out, starting with an obligatory cocktail of course in The Huxley downstairs. We moved…

Afternoon Tea at Sketch, London

Last weekend Mum and I were headed to London Town to a wedding, and we decided to make a few days of it.  One thing we both love is an Afternoon Tea, what is better than whiling away a few hours over some sandwiches, scones, delicate pastries and endless pots of tea?  I did some…

Three Birds, Edinburgh

A few weeks ago Three Birds in Bruntsfield ran two menu taster days, offering half price on the dishes they were going to include on their new menu, in return for feedback.  Always one for eating out and a bargain a friend and I headed there to try them out.  Three Birds is very much…

Old Melrose Tea Room

A little jaunt to Melrose the other weekend seen us take a break from the wild weather in the warm and cosy sanctuary of the Old Melrose Tea Room.  Situated just off the A68 Southbound, on the Ravenswood Estate, the Old Melrose Tea Room is a little cottage sat in a courtyard with other old…

Afternoon Tea at The Prestonfield

Last week myself and a friend treated ourselves to Afternoon Tea at The Prestonfield House Hotel.  The Prestonfield is tucked away in the South Side of Edinburgh, a little oasis of countryside in the city.  As you drive up the driveway you forget where you are as you are greeted by 3 highland cows (Aunt,…

Tea at Anteaques

If you love tea then Anteaques is the place for you, with over 110 different types of tea to choose from you will be stuck for choice!  Situated in the South Side beside the old Odeon Cinema on Clerk Street, Anteaques is a small antiques shop, with 2 tables, a counter and all the tea…

Afternoon Tea at Malone House, Belfast

I decided to treat my Mum to Afternoon Tea for her birthday, at a place of her choice.  She surprised me when she suggested Malone House in Belfast, as it is a place I would never have thought of!  However, it is a place that holds special memories for Mum, its where her and Dad…