Category: Restaurant

Ulivio’s chicken with spaghetti

After Carluccio’s came Ulivio’s chicken Milanese. It was about the same, but came with spaghetti! I didn’t taste the spaghetti, which is just as well because it had the appearance and texture of tinned spaghetti. And at an Italian restaurant. The saving grace that it was a warm evening...

Feta mousse

I was intrigued by the feta mousse, offered  as a starter at London’s Carlton Club at lunchtime. It certainly looked artistic! Cubes of feta cheese-flavoured mousse were decorated with pomegranate seeds, strips of beetroot of various colours, and some thin strips of red something-or-other. It was good, with the...

Cork & Bottle cheeses

The Cork & Bottle wine bar just off London’s Leicester Square has long been known for its food.  Their raised ham & cheese pie has been a legend for 4 decades.  Their selection of cheeses is outstanding, with hard, soft and blue cheeses, plus sheep and goat’s cheeses as...

The excellent Olive Grove

The Olive Grove at Cambridge never disappoints for its excellent food and service. This time I had Kotosoupa – velvet chicken soup with vegetables & lemon, then Arni Filleto – skewered lamb neck-fillet served with potato wedges, pitta bread & Mediterranean salad, with a dip of yoghurt & cucumber...

Arctic char at Aster

A whole slew of new restaurants has just opened at the new development at the foot of Victoria Street.  I tried out Aster, a Nordic style place, and had Arctic char, hot smoked, with Greenland prawns, aubergine caviar and dill.  The fish was beautiful, decidedly smokey in flavour....

Carb-heavy croque

Staying last weekend in the Meridian Fisherman’s Grove hotel in the Seychelles I ate Sunday lunch in the beachside bar, ordering the croque monsieur.  It looked rather heavy in carbohydrates with lots of bread and chips.  I improved it by leaving behind 4 of the 6 pieces of bread...

Punt Yard pizza

There’s a great new place at Quayside in Cambridge.  It’s called the Punt Yard, and they sell Pizza by the yard!  I could only manage a quarter yard (which comes circular) of their Loose Cannon pizza.  It was absolutely delicious and obviously home made.  Highly recommended…...

Oblix at the Shard

Oblix on the 32nd floor of London’s Shard tower has magnificent views on London, plus some very good food.  I ate crab cakes and blackened cod, though the place prides itself on its steaks, which it displays in a glass case just inside the door.  There’s no way, however,...