The Black Bear Inn

Chicken liver parfait with pickled cauliflower and crackers

Our discovery of The Black Bear Inn in Bettws Newydd, less than 10 miles away from our home, is a dangerous one! The excellent cooking from chef Joshua Byrne and the friendly welcome from front-of-house, wife Hannah, who runs front of house, means we’ll be back again and again for the inventive, seasonal and delicious food. ... Read more »

Koj Cheltenham | Japanese Food, Cocktails & Whisky

Selection of dishes at Koj Cheltenham Japanese Restaurant

Cheltenham’s food scene is thriving, with more top quality restaurants than ever before including several new multicultural options. Koj Cheltenham in the heart of the city centre, offers a Japanese food menu that’s full of temptations, not to mention an eclectic cocktail list and an excellent selection of Japanese whisky, sake and shochu. ... Read more »

A Tasting Menu to Remember at Restaurant Interlude, Leonardslee Gardens

Potato, Estate Egg & Exmoor Caviar, Restaurant Interlude Tasting Menu

Tasting menus can be a hit or miss affair, often a mix of the two, with a few stellar dishes among some so-so ones and a failure or two. But the new Restaurant Interlude at recently restored Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens in Horsham, West Sussex offers that very rare thing, a tasting menu that delivers ... Read more »

Top Twelve Dishes at Bang Bang Oriental

Chinese dumplings, from Xi Home restaurant in Bang Bang Oriental Food Court, Colindale, North West London

Bang Bang Oriental is a shiny, bold South East Asian food court in Colindale, North West London a successor to Oriental City, which closed down almost a decade before. With over 20 vendors to choose from, it can be hard to make a choice so we’re here to help with our top twelve dishes, and more. ... Read more »

What is Korean Temple Food? Learning about Vegan Korean Food from Chef Ji Young Kim

Korean Temple Food - Grilled Potato with Jujubes and Chestnuts

Chef Ji Young Kim is the head chef at Balwoo Gongyang, a Korean temple food restaurant in Seoul. Driven by the Buddhist tenets of temple food, the restaurant aims to promote Buddhist culture and the practice of balwoo gongyang, the act of eating as part of practicing Buddhism, and how to appreciate food using all five of the senses. Read on to learn more about this vegan cuisine, and how Chef Ji Young Kim achieved a Michelin-star. ... Read more »

Caffè La serra | Our Favourite Cafe in Venice

Caffè La serra | My Favourite Cafe in Venice

Cafe culture is quintessentially Italian, and that certainly holds true in Venice. There are a thousand cafes in Venice in which to enjoy a cappuccino, espresso or macchiato, (or tea, beer or soft drinks if you prefer) and we paused in several during our recent visit. Many Venetian cafes offer light meals and sweets, perfect ... Read more »