Seafood Cookery Class with Lee Groves

Back in June, Pete and I were invited to spend a few days in South West Cornwall on a “Seafood Safari” holiday organised by The Food Travel Company. Based in the lovely Coswyn Barn conversion at Lanyon Cottages, our small group enjoyed an early morning trip to Newlyn Harbour, a pootle around Cornwall and two ... Read more »

Sam’s On The Beach, Polkerris, Cornwall

When this second outpost of popular Fowey bistro Sam’s describes itself as “on the beach”, it’s not kidding! from Sam’s image gallery Located in the old RNLI lifeboat station on Polkerris beach, customers can enter from the back or up the ramp and steps from the sandy beach itself. Our table by the window gives ... Read more »

Agaric Restaurant, Ashburton, Devon

En route to our recent seafood holiday in Cornwall, we paused for a visit to Riverford Organic during the day, and stayed overnight in nearby Scoriton. For dinner, we visited a local recommendation, Agaric in Ashburton. Our trip was organised by (and courtesy of) The Food Travel Company. Agaric is a small restaurant with bed ... Read more »

Riverford Organic Field Kitchen & Farm Tour

The welcome at the Riverford Organic Farms Field Kitchen is warm.   Guests are shown to their spot at large communal tables serried beneath a vast curving roof. Huge windows let in plenty of light during our June lunch-time visit. The menu is no-choice, served family style at a fixed time, so there’s a real ... Read more »

A Neighbourhood Gem: The Victoria, East Sheen

I’ve always been happy in my North London suburban neighbourhood. But The Victoria in East Sheen is one of those places that seriously makes me dream about moving South.   This cosy neighbourhood pub and restaurant is located in an incredible peaceful suburban neighbourhood just a couple of minutes’ walk from Richmond Park. The exterior ... Read more »

Eating & Drinking in Amsterdam: Restaurants & Bars

Since our weekend in Amsterdam a couple of months ago, I’ve shared a comprehensive list of Amsterdam food specialities and my recommendations on where to find great coffee, cakes and snacks. In this post, I want to share a few tips on restaurants and bars: Getto (Burgers & Bar) Brouwerij ‘t IJ (Brewery Bar) Lab ... Read more »

Eating in Amsterdam: Coffee, Cake & Snacks

Pete and I recently enjoyed a short break in Amsterdam. Eschewing all the normal tourist attractions, we spent all our waking hours eating and drinking our way around the city. I’ve already written about food specialities to look out for in Amsterdam. In this post, I’ll share places we stopped for coffee, cakes and snacks ... Read more »