Tag: Venison

Espionage, Emmental and The Eiger: Switzerland


Espionage, Emmental & The Eiger:    On this trip I get to wander in the clouds and dream of spies, cheese and mountains. The city of Bern unfolds its past both in fact and fiction and I get to meet the cows that make all that lovely Alpine milk.   Switzerland’s capital, Bern is the

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Catford Constitutional Club – London

Scotch Egg

Catford Constitutional Club Catford Broadway Catford London SE6 4SN Tel: 020 8613 7188 Over the last few years Catford has been fighting back from the perceived reputation of being a bit down at heel. But faith is being restored in this much-loved forgotten South London suburb. It is with a heavy irony that where the

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Vienna – Austria


Vienna Austria   At the beginning of Carol Reed’s 1949 film The Third Man the narrator talks of not knowing the old Vienna before the war referring to the days of imperial splendour and pomp. That may have had validity when the movie was made but it seems a little quaint now. Today Vienna has

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Glazebrook House Hotel – Devon

Bedroom Interior 1

Glazebrook House Hotel South Brent Devon TQ10 9JE Tel: 01364 73322   Between Exeter and Plymouth is a small village called South Brent on the A38. Off a smallish county lane you will find the entrance to Glazebrook House Hotel. The gate pillars are old and as you wind up the drive you haven’t got

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The Ambrette – Canterbury

Pickled Pear

The Ambrette 14-15 Beer Cart Lane Canterbury Kent CT1 2NY Tel: 01227 200 777   This is the third branch of chef patron Dev Biswal’s expanding empire and is set to be the flagship. Located in the delightfully named Beer Cart Lane not far from the high street it is spacious and with beautifully designed

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Hell Bay, Isles of Scilly

Into the Sun

Hell Bay Bryher Isles of Scilly Cornwall TR23 0PR Tel: 01720 422 947   Bryer is one of only five islands that are inhabited of the 150 that form The Isles of Scilly, Britain’s last outpost before America. An archipelago just 28 miles from Land’s End seems a million miles away from the mainland. The

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The Minnis Bar & Restaurant – Kent

Dessert Platter

The Minnis Bar & Restaurant The Parade Minnis Bay Birchington Kent CT7 9QP Tel: 01843 841844   The north Kent coast is close to my heart.  We nearly moved there a few years ago and as a family we have spent many a happy day at its various seaside resorts.  The Minnis Bar and Restaurant

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Cliveden House

Gold Leaf Cocktail

Cliveden House Taplow  Berkshire  England SL6 0JF Tel: 00 44 1628 668561 Most famously home to the Astor family Cliveden has its own special place in British history.  The Profumo Scandal that rocked the government in the early sixties started here.  Talk of wild parties and a cottage let by a certain Stephen Ward, osteopath

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Caxton Grill

Muntjack Venison, Plumb, Potato and Chard

Caxton Grill 2 Caxton Street London SW1H 0QW Tel: 0800 652 1498   The Caxton Grill has lured me back again.  Partly because I have never had a bad meal there and mostly because it’s one of the hottest tables in town right now, Head Chef Adam Handling is, as I write riding high in

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