The low down on restaurants, street food markets and food festivals.

The Parkers Arms in Lancashire

Whipped cod's roe

Usually I like to start restaurant reviews with a bit of background about the restaurant, its owners and chef, and a little of their collective story. But the Parkers Arms has been one of the UK’s Top 50 gastropubs for several years and many people have written many thousands of words on those topics already. ... Read more »

Small Plate Feasting at Parallel, Cardiff

Mackerel Ceviche

Parallel is the sibling restaurant to Pasture Cardiff, a high quality steak restaurant that opened in Cardiff 3 years ago, two years after owner Sam Elliott launched Pasture Bristol. Elliott introduced Parallel in March last year and the small plates restaurant opened to almost immediate praise from critics and customers alike. At a time when ... Read more »

Baozi Inn, London Bridge

Traditional Dumplings (Jiaozi) Served With Chilli Oil and Chicken Skewer In Caramelized Sauce

It’s been a while since I last went to Baozi Inn, Soho, not since we’d moved away from London four years ago. I took advantage of a recent London citybreak to visit the London Bridge branch, just a couple of minutes walk from ever-popular Borough Market. Our hotel was just round the corner from the ... Read more »