Garrison West, Fort William

Since lockdown has eased and we are allowed to travel a bit more freely around our own countries (though I could really do with some sunshine!) we have been taking short breaks and the odd random day trip. Our first random trip seen us take an overnight stop in Fort William before heading out onto…

The Barbary

Another work trip to London and another chance to embrace solo dining. This time at The Barbary situated in the very quaint Neals Yard in Seven Dials. Perfect for solo dining as the only seats are around the horseshoe shaped bar facing into the hot flames of the open kitchen! Being a fan of their…

Spuntino, London

I have had a couple of occasions lately on my work trips that I haven’t had any plans, shocker ! So I have found myself embracing solo-dining. It can be quite a daunting experience if you have never done it before, you want to make sure you get the right place to feel comfortable and…

The Grandtully Hotel

Back in March we finally made it to The Grandtully Hotel in Perthshire, run by the wonderful family behind Ballintaggart Farm and formerly the Supper Club Charlie and Evelyn’s table in Edinburgh. Having visited the Supper Club, I knew that their next venture would be a great one. The Grandtully Hotel sits in the little…

The Chocolate Cocktail Club

If you love chocolate and cocktails then The Chocolate Cocktail Club is the place for you! A few weeks ago I paid a visit along with some friends to this pop up; a speakeasy style affair hidden underneath Brick Lane serving chocolate twists on classic cocktails. This pop up was only to be around until…

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…

Cocktail Tasting Menu, The Balmoral

Friday was Stuarts birthday, and being the selfless wife I am I took him to see Skyfall (oh hello Daniel) and then onto The Balmoral Bar at The Balmoral Hotel for the Cocktail Tasting Menu. Its been 5 years since the Balmoral Bar opened, and to celebrate this birthday the bar had created a special…