Run, Don’t Walk… to Abergavenny’s newest restaurant, The Gaff

Sticky banoffee pudding dessert at The Gaff Restaurant

A new restaurant’s just opened in Abergavenny and it’s an absolute cracker! No surprise that it’s so good; The Gaff is run by owners Dan Saunders and Danielle Phillips, formerly head chef and front of house manager at the michelin-starred Walnut Tree Inn, just 3 miles North. They definitely know what they’re doing and it shows. ... Read more »

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 »

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 »

No 3. Restaurant in Ross-on-Wye

No 3 Restaurant Ross on Wye - a review by Kavey Eats

This summer we spent a week near Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire to attend an intensive pottery throwing workshop. We were in the heart of Wye Valley, an area known for its outstanding natural beauty. We stayed in the most wonderful bed and breakfast (more on which soon) and our hosts there kindly recommended several local restaurants, ... Read more »

Truman Beers’ Newman Arms

A review of Truman's Brewery Newman Arms pub menu

Last time I visited the Newman Arms on Rathbone St in London’s Fitzrovia neighbourhood, its restaurant was being run by the Cornwall Project, and offered a tempting menu of modern British cuisine. I loved it, so was saddened that it closed shop not long afterwards. This year, the Newman Arms was reopened afresh by beer ... Read more »

The Gilbert Scott by Marcus Wareing

The Gilbert Scott by Marcus Wareing, this restaurant in London's historical St Pancras, is handy for King's Cross station and offers a great value set menu

I love travelling by Eurostar! The London terminal is based at St. Pancras International, next door to King’s Cross station and as such, it’s easy to get to by train from outside London or London Underground within. For me, it’s just a short hop down the Northern Line, making it exceptionally convenient. It’s also so ... Read more »

Small Plate Dining at Exmouth Market Grind

Grind is one of London’s hospitality trade success stories of this decade. Since 2011 – when the first Grind coffee shop opened in Shoreditch – founders David Abrahamovitch and Kaz James have launched several more locations, with the latest located in Clerkenwell’s Exmouth Market neighbourhood. The brand has expanded what it offers too, now providing ... Read more »