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Lunchtime at The Longwall Beefeater Oxford

I really haven’t been very organised since Monkey and I returned from Spain.  The thought of a supermarket shop with him never frills me. So with bare cupboards we headed over for lunchtime at The Longwall Beefeater Oxford on Sunday.  No ...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Aug 4, 2016

A lunchtime treat at the Castleyard Cafe Oxford

Monkey and I were spending a day in our county city recently and we were invited to have a lunchtime treat at the Castleyard Cafe Oxford.  The cafe is right next door to the Oxford Castle, and only a few minutes walk from the … Continue re...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jul 25, 2016

Family time at Pizza Express #PizzaExpressIceAge

It’s no big secret that Monkey loves Pizza and we often enjoy family time at Pizza Express. From birthdays, to time catching up with friends, it’s consistently been a favourite. I’ve been taking Monkey to our local restaurant since...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jul 7, 2016

Las Iguanas Oxford

I love food, I love trying new things and I’ll quite happily pick the ‘what on earth is that’ option on the menu when I’m abroad.  When I worked in Export and also when holidays took me to far-flung parts … Continue rea...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on May 27, 2016

The Fox Inn Great Barrington

We may be about as far away from the sea as you can get, being based in Oxfordshire, but we are surrounded by beautiful countryside.  As you know, we do love exploring and we are big fans of the Cotswolds, … Continue reading → The post T...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on May 20, 2016

Alta Badia – of food festivals and flashbacks

Picture a Christmas in the alps with no snow. Fortunately you are in the postcard village of Cortina, which is bursting at the seams with gingerbread, hugos and Christmas spirit. But as you indulge over a dining table in leisure time that is supposed...
by the hedonista on Feb 28, 2016

Lunch at Fallon & Byrne

Since Fallon & Byrne first opened their Exchequer Street grocery store/deli/wine bar/restaurant a decade ago, it’s been my first port of call – and number one Dublin recommendation – for anything foodie related that’s just a little bit ou...
by Fluff and Fripperies on Feb 26, 2016

Eating japanese food at Zushi Banbury

Considering I’m on a diet, I seem to have eaten out quite a lot recently.  Not quite on the diet plan, but it is teaching me to take things easy.  I am missing the treat myself to 3 courses on a night out though. Recently our team at work dec...
by Bubbablue and Me on Feb 10, 2016

Half term fun at Brewers Fayre

I don’t know why, but this term seems so much shorter than last term.  The holidays are approaching fast.  If you are looking for ideas to occupy the kids, whilst giving you a bit of relaxation time, then it might … Continue reading ...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jan 28, 2016

A pigeon, wrapped in a mystery, inside an Enigma at Palazzo Versace

“My favourite was the duck…” “The duck? I didn’t have duck. Did you steal my duck?” “I did no such thing – I saw you with it. In fact, I think I heard you groan.” “That was the pigeon. My fa...
by the hedonista on Jan 20, 2016

Lunch at The Morrison Grill

Situated right beside the Millennium Bridge in Dublin’s city centre, The Morrison Hotel on Ormond Quay is just across the river from Temple Bar – but felt like worlds away from its crowded hustle and bustle when we stopped in for lunch over the C...
by Fluff and Fripperies on Jan 19, 2016

Best Tucson Bars in Town!

Nothing beats the nightlife in Tucson, and all the best bars, clubs, taverns and lounges are just  minutes from your U of A hotel. Start at Surly Wench Pub, a tavern with burlesque shows, goth music, and a surprising scene that really works in this...
by Tucson Hotel on Jan 7, 2016

Sinfully Delicious Desserts in Tucson

If you’re looking for desserts in the desert, Tucson does it right. Le Cave’s Bakery is a vegan-friendly shop where the flourless cakes are divine, and the desserts are so good it’ll make even the biggest carnivore cave. La Estrella Bakery is o...
by Tucson Hotel on Jan 7, 2016

Bella Cosa Restaurant, London UK {Review}

Last month while visiting London, along with my daughter, I was privileged to check out Bella Cosa, a fabulous new Italian restaurant on the South Quay of Canary Wharf. What struck us first was the amazing cityscape view of Canary Wharf as we looked...
by Creative Cynchronicity on Nov 17, 2015

Food and drink bites from Dubai – September 2015

Yikes! Just before we finish October, here are last month’s food and drink bites from Dubai. This month was the wind down of Summer, so plenty of indoor dining still on the agenda. A guide to ratings: These take into account the price, quality,...
by the hedonista on Oct 30, 2015

Burger Battle: Jones Wood Foundry Vs. The Brindle Room

WINE DINE & FOOTLIGHTS by Tracy Kaler What's my idea of a great burger? For the most part, I'm a purist. Usually, I like my burger simple, with sautéed or raw onions, ketchup, and sometimes a slice of cheese if I'm in the mood, and...
by Tracy's New York Life on Aug 27, 2015

Date Night: French Restaurant Week at Gaby Sofitel

WINE DINE & FOOTLIGHTS by Tracy Kaler The interior of Gaby at Sofitel is spacious, comfortable and inviting.Although I'm not a fan of foie gras, I love a hearty bowl of beef Bourguignon, or a beautiful plate of duck confit. And when I dine...
by Tracy's New York Life on Jul 28, 2015

P'unk Burger ~ Great Burger Options for Families in Philly

An original article from Jersey Family Fun Jersey Family Fun's review of P'unk Burger, a family restaurant on East Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia with organic, gluten-free and vegan options. The post P'unk Burger ~ Great Burger Options for Families...
by Jersey Family Fun on Jul 8, 2015

Mumbai’s first Andhra thali – Gonguura

I have immense respect for home cooks. And by home cooks, I don’t mean imposters like me who cook the odd fancy meal and daydream of conquering unfamiliar techniques but are not too dependable when it comes to getting a meal on the table by the...
by Bombay Chowparty on Jul 7, 2015

The Guppy PopUp at Olive

You’ll notice that there’s a review tab up there and not many reviews to speak of. Well, there’s a reason for that. Truth be told, I’m a little ambivalent on the subject of reviews. To start with, as someone who cooks herself,...
by Bombay Chowparty on Jun 10, 2015


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