Tag Archive for 2014

San Sebastian

During a fantastic road trip from Bilbao to Barcelona, we stopped in the beautiful gastronomic town of San Sebastian. If you are anything of a foodie you will know about this place! Not only does it have more michelin stars per square metre than anywhere else in the world, it seems that every local eaterie is on a mission to outdo… Read more →


I have wanted to do a roadtrip from Bilbao to Barcelona for a long time, and at last we did! It was all it promised to be and more. We had a wonderful time at each stop, with the potential for each location to be a destination for a break in itself. I have often heard that Bilbao is arty and… Read more →

Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf

I was always determined that for me ‘turning 30’ wouldn’t be this awful thing that everyone dreaded. And when I turned 30, I think I possibly celebrated more times than the queen! Starting with a night out in Amsterdam (Awards event at the Koepelkerk, Champagne at the Okura, Dancing like maniacs at Air), followed by a best friends wedding, a… Read more →

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

This is a very special experience. Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is Ireland’s only two Michelin star restaurant, and it is totally understandable why. From the moment you walk into the quaint townhouse in Merrion Square, you feel like you have stepped into something magical. I felt a particular affinity to it as soon as I read that the restaurant opened the year I was… Read more →

Zaika of Kensington

Last night, ze German and I went to check out Zaika of Kensington on the opening night of its soft-launch. Zaika (aptly meaning ‘Taste’), originally opened in 1999 in a beautiful former bank building from the 1800s, that it still occupies. In 2012, the Tamarind group took over the venue. It has since been refurbished and now set to open… Read more →

Duck & Waffle

The Waffley Duck… one of my favourite spots in the heart of the City of London. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a spot to entertain clients, host an event, have a special couple’s night, friends’ catch up, or completely wasted and realise at some point that you need to eat – the Duck and Waffle somehow has… Read more →

Shanghai Blues

Shanghai Blues in Holborn is an absolute gem! I had walked past the relatively quiet doorway a few times over the years, not thinking too much about what lay inside. My friend JimBob is an expert on Chinese food, and she had told me a couple of times it was a good find, so that coupled with a timely Groupon voucher… Read more →

Great British Burger Wars #3 – Hawksmoor

I have heard a lot of great things about Hawksmoor and the amazing steaks and burgers. So yesterday lunchtime, after an incredibly long slog of a week I decided it was time for a TrEat. Mr Old Fashioned and I racked our brains for what was close and easy. I wanted a burger and nothing nearby was seeming appealing, when… Read more →

MIA in Miami

Miami – the place where the sun shines forever, everyone looks hot and neon pink is king. Having been lucky enough to spend time in Miami twice now, I can say that it’s a really cool place. I am sure you already knew that, but I probably wasn’t so convinced by international DJs and Hollywood, until I actually went there… Read more →

Langan’s Brasserie

Ze German and I have had a hectic travel schedule this year. During one of our more busy weeks, he decided to pick a spot for an early dinner after work and before the airport, so we could say a civilised goodbye before he flew off to the next city. Looking for a place to meet and eat between the… Read more →

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