Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Review: Sticks 'n' Sushi, Cambridge

There's a welcome new addition to the increasingly foodie quarter of Cambridge - the cluster of restaurants behind the Market Square stretching from Peas Hill to Kings Parade - and it has just elevated the city's sushi wars to new heights. For here sits the newly opened Sticks 'n' Sushi, a swish sushi restaurant occupying a gorgeous old council building known as the Old Reading Room. Flanked by Jamie's on one side and a stone's throw from the ever-popular Pint Shop, Sticks 'n' Sushi has landed in exactly the right spot at precisely the right time. It is good. Interiors and service are slick. And it feels like it has been here forever.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Review: Darsham Nurseries Cafe

The cafe at Darsham Nurseries is what every garden centre ever visited is crying out for. Like the beautiful nurseries in which it sits, the cafe is no ordinary lunch spot - although one would be forgiven for assuming it might be, given its location directly off the A12 by Darsham's level crossing. The cafe is, in fact, a delightful space that feels like the heart of Darsham Nurseries; a very special place creating very special plates of food.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Review: The Leaping Hare, Wyken Vineyards

Tucked away in lush Suffolk countryside just outside Bury St Edmunds is the delightful rural estate of Wyken. Complete with idyllic gardens, meadows, and row upon row of impeccably kept vines neatly spanning seven acres of gently sloping south facing vineyards, Wyken is the kind of place you imagine being forever bathed in dappled sunshine with the hum of summer in the air. This is how we found it on our visit to the vineyard's restaurant, The Leaping Hare, for a spot of lunch and a taste of the vineyard's award-winning English wines. We didn't want to leave. 

Monday, 1 February 2016

Ask the Foodie: Cambridge Food Predictions for 2016

For my January 'Ask the Foodie' column for Cambridge Edition magazine, I made some foodie predictions for the Cambridge food and drink scene in 2016...

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Review: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, Cambridge

It's been a while since a restaurant review has made it on to the Blog. Although not an obvious choice with which to make my return to the world of food blogging, an invitation to the relatively new Marco Pierre White restaurant at Cambridge's Doubletree by Hilton hotel piqued my interest. I'd heard good things about the steak and was intrigued to see what the face of Knorr, also known as MPW, would do with a restaurant tucked away in one of the prime riverside spots in Cambridge city centre.