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.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Ask the Foodie: Where in Cambridge can I indulge my penchant for fresh fish?

For my Ask the Foodie column for Cambridge Edition, I seek out the best places in Cambridge to eat and buy fresh fish...

Q). Where in Cambridge can I indulge my penchant for fresh fish?

A). Ah, a subject very close to my seaside-loving heart. A few years ago, before Cambridge started getting more ‘foodie’, my reply would have been “head for the fish huts on the Suffolk coast and don’t look back!” Luckily we’ve now got a few options for buying and consuming fresh fish right here in the city. And being located less than 2 hours from the bountiful shores of the east coast, so we should!