Tag: Pork Belly

Alentejo: Portugal


Alentejo Portugal The ‘it still feels new’ experience of Heathrow’s terminal 2 is emphasised by swish shops, top class eateries (best bacon breakfast roll is from London’s Pride FYI) and incredibly the latest ‘essential’ electronic dispensing machine where you can buy Bose headphones before your journey. This ‘newness’ seemed most appropriate as I travelled to

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The Butcher’s Hook – London

Scallops and Pork Belly

The Butcher’s Hook 115 Dalling Road W6 0ET Tel: 020 8741 6282   Sitting in the middle of the Bermuda triangle of Hammersmith, Shepherd’s Bush and Chiswick and only 500 metres from Ravenscourt Park tube station is The Butcher’s Hook. Sister to the highly successful Fulham Road branch this relatively new outpost has hit the

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Le Coq – London


Le Coq 292-294 St. Paul’s Road London N1 2LH Tel: 020 7359 5055   A family Sunday lunch out is always a treat and our visit to Le Coq was no exception. George Ryle’s cooking is simple, robust and full of flavour. A stone’s throw from Highbury and Islington tube station this small restaurant that

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Bush Pepper – Newquay

Citrus Dessert

Bush Pepper 6 Fore Street Newquay Cornwall TR7 1LN Tel: 01637 852530   There is a new restuarant in Newquay that is kicking up a bit of a storm. Australian Chris Brookes and his British wife Heather have opened their doors in Fore Street with virtually no publicity a few weeks ago and are packing

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Ask Italian – London


Ask Italian 52 Upper Street Islington London N1 0PN Tel: 020 7226 8728 When I was a child growing up there was a TV personality and quizmaster called Robert Robinson.  He chaired a quiz programme popular in the sixties through to the eighties.  The format required two teams, each consisting of four members from a

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