Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cheyne Walk Brasserie – London

Cheyne Walk Brasserie 50 Cheyne Walk Chelsea London SW3 5LR Tel: 020 7376 8787   Chelsea, especially Cheyne Walk has connotations with the swinging sixties, pop stars, actors and film directors all converged on what was then more of an artist’s outback than the über swish exclusive place it is these days.  There has to

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Terre à Terre – Brighton

Terre à Terre 71 East Street Brighton BN1 1HQ Tel: 01273 729051    This vegetarian restaurant does not wear its heart on its sleeve, in fact if you were to walk in and sit down and watch the food being served you would never realise its dedication to all things non-meat.  I had lunch here

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Il Gallo d’Oro – Madeira

Il Gallo d’Oro The Cliff Bay Hotel Funchal Madeira Tel: +351 291 707 700   Madeira is a beautiful island that beguiles you from the very start.  A three-hour flight and a short cab drive and you can be at a table in the Michelin Starred Il Gallo d’Oro.  Run by executive chef Benoit Sinthon

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Pollen Street Social – London

Pollen Street Social 8 – 10 Pollen Street Mayfair London W1S 1NQ Tel: 020 7290 7600   Jason Atherton has come a long way in a relatively short space of time.  From leaving home at 16, briefly cooking in the Army to working with Gordon Ramsay, launching branches of Maze in Australia, Qatar and South

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The Hand and Flowers – Marlow

The Hand and Flowers 126 West Street Marlow SL7 2BP Tel: 01628 472277    Tom Kerridge’s rise and rise has been widely publicised and rightly so but it didn’t happen overnight.  It has taken Tom and his team over nine years to gain those coveted two Michelin Stars for his ‘pub’ in Marlow Buckinghamshire. My

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Madeira – A week in Spring

Madeira   Madeira is surprisingly easy to get to from the UK.  In just over three hours you can fly from London into Funchal the capital, they also keep the same time zone as the UK so there is no jet lag.  Madeira is one of those tiny islands that offer a tremendous amount in

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