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 »

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 »

Mezze Me | Turkish Food in Abergavenny

Lahmacun at Mezze Me Turkish Restaurant in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Recently moved to Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, we’re now happily exploring the town’s restaurants. Local residents are full of praise for Mezze Me, on Frogmore Street; the restaurant describes its menu as “fresh and homemade Turkish and eastern Mediterranean food”, and in the 6 months they’ve been open, they’ve already grown a loyal customer base, Pete and I included. ... 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 »