Afternoon Tea, The Savoy

Afternoon Tea, The Savoy

I do love an afternoon tea. The Savoy is simply the best location in London in which to be served finger sandwiches, homemade scones, clotted cream, jam and cakes. Traditional afternoon tea at The Savoy takes place in the Thames Foyer, and I’ve heard that 

Spa and afternoon tea, Christchurch

Spa and afternoon tea, Christchurch

A spa day and afternoon tea, Christchurch Harbour Hotel What’s not to love, right? The titles surely tells you that this will be the mother of all treat days. A day at a spa is heavenly. An afternoon tea in Christchurch, Dorset as well is 

One of the best restaurants in the New Forest

One of the best restaurants in the New Forest

Dinner and afternoon tea at Balmer Lawn Hotel Not only is the Balmer Lawn hotel a great place to stay, this Brockenhurst hotel also has one of the best restaurants in the New Forest. I’ve sampled the tasting menu at Beresford’s alongside the wine flight, 

Ventana Grand Cafe, Bournemouth

Ventana Grand Cafe, Bournemouth

Lunch by the sea A treat, for me What a treat. I was so looking forward to dining at Ventana Grand Cafe, as Mister and I had, six years previously, spent our tenth wedding anniversary at the lovely Cumberland Hotel on East Overcliff Drive, in which 

The Captain’s Club, Christchurch

The Captain’s Club, Christchurch

A Riverside Restaurant Review A Working Lunch What a midweek treat. A working – or rather, networking – lunch, on a sunny Tuesday in the middle of a heatwave. The Captain’s Club, Christchurch sits right by the river. The restaurant’s French doors were flung wide open, 

Campervan cooking

Campervan cooking

How to cook in a campervan and what you’ll need We are proud owners of a classic VW Camper, and this year we have finally hit the road in it once more, after several years of it sitting unused. This is not least because we 

Christchurch Food Festival

Christchurch Food Festival

The Christchurch Food Festival (held near Bournemouth) gets bigger every year, but luckily it still very much a community event. You may be surprised to learn that it’s not the only food festival in Christchurch either. Seemingly due to popular demand, it has now been 

Upper Deck restaurant, Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Upper Deck restaurant, Christchurch Harbour Hotel

A three course lunch @ Upper Deck restaurant, Christchurch Harbour Hotel The Christchurch Harbour Hotel sits on the Dorset coast, very close to my home. Yet I’d not dined there before, let alone written a review of the Upper Deck restaurant at Christchurch Harbour Hotel. 

Kala Thai, Bournemouth

Kala Thai, Bournemouth

Restaurant review So last night I was kindly invited by Route PR to a sneak preview of the brand new Kala Thai, Bournemouth. Now Thai is my favourite food of all, so this restaurant launch was something I’d been looking forward to. Horseshoe Common First 

Florentine restaurant, Waterloo

Florentine restaurant, Waterloo

Sunny Side Up It was a gorgeous sunny day in London, when I dined at Florentine restaurant, Waterloo. This was following weeks of unbroken sunshine – a rare British heatwave. It might have been stifling but for the cloudy sky, which afforded a little relief.