A deliciously authentic Greece experience without the flight

Ask anyone with a management consultancy career, and I’m sure they will all tell you about the long hours, the intense workload, the inevitable instability, and other arduous tales and anecdotes – even if they, (like me), love what they do. But one of the best parts of the role can be the clever, dynamic…

A local gem for a great Thai evening

Venturing out for dinner with a friend can make even a cold Tuesday evening in January feel special. Having already had a challenging week just two days into it, it seemed only right to treat ourselves. Now, by this point you’ve probably gathered that I tend to prefer my fine dining restaurants over the alternatives,…

Myrtle: Irish cuisine at its finest

First and foremost, Happy 2020 to all – even if a little delayed. Understandably, it’s a little difficult to feel happy about the new year as we approach what research suggests is the most depressing day of the year (20 or 23 January, depending who you believe, but I’d go with the 20th this year…

Bluebird: a Chelsea favourite for good reason

Last week I achieved a very special personal milestone: my first book was published. It’s been a lot of effort and a test of resilience, but mainly it’s been one very exciting journey to get here. I will mark the occasion with an event in the new year once all the Christmas parties have passed,…

Arros QD: redefining contemporary Spanish cuisine

I happen to love a lunch break. And by that, I mean a real break, when I enjoy superb food, I’m not sat at my desk, and for a little while if possible I detach myself from the workday for a mini recharge. It gives me something to look forward to in the morning, and…

Candouni: all you could wish for in a Greek restaurant

I’ve been quiet the last few weeks; I’ve been on a much deserved holiday to the Cycladic islands in Greece. I’ve been to Mykonos and Santorini many times before, and I added a few new islands in my travels to satisfy my adventurous side. I enjoyed beautiful beaches, pretty scenery and delicious traditional Greek food……

Sinabro: refined cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere

Living in Battersea, I am often spoiled for choice when it comes to quality restaurant choices. Of course, I have my favourites where I am a regular and everybody knows my name, but sometimes, it’s fun to change things up, walk on the wild side and try something new. Sinabro has always appeared intriguing to…

Lurra: modern Basque cuisine

Tuesday night, my colleague and I decided to treat ourselves to a grown-up evening of fun by attending a Toastmasters evening to further develop our public speaking skills, and to kick it off with a special dinner. I can’t take credit for this discovery: she proposed Lurra to me and, with little knowledge besides its…

Modern meets traditional at Michel’angelo, in Capri

Meandering through the narrow, curved streets of Capri, where I vacation pretty much on a yearly basis, my friend and I happened to stumble on a new and original find. Michel’angelo is rather unique among restaurant choices on the island. Yes, it takes the traditional, puts a modern twist on it, and turns it into…

A perfect dinner date at Medlar

In a rare development for me, it happens to be that I have recently gone on an actual date. The frequency of such an event is akin to that of the Olympics, or blue moons: they are rarities over the course of time so that when they roll around again, you say, ‘oh yeah, I…