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London 2016 – The Foodie Tourist Edition

At Christmas it has been a bit of a tradition for Hubs & I to exchange foodie experiences as gifts. Previous ones include River Cottage, Seasoned and Northcote. Christmas 2015 I was rather shocked to open my gift from Hubs to find a reservation for Le Gavroche. Michel Roux Jr’s restaurant been on my hit […]

Our stay at Hand and Flowers, Marlow

With last year’s summer holiday being The Budget Midlands Staycation™ and the chance of us having a summer holiday this year being very slim, we’ve decided to take foodie mini-breaks instead. First was back in November and the turn of Oxford Malmaison & Le Manoir; this time was the turn of Tom Kerridge’s Hand & Flowers in […]

Oxford – Malmaison and Afternoon Tea at Le Manoir

We’ve always had a dream of eating at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Until a month ago it was out of our grasp. Occasionally Le Manoir offer champagne Afternoon Tea to non-residents on certain weekdays at the rather tempting price of £50pp. Yes this may be the most expensive Afternoon Tea we would ever […]

Northcote

A Michelin Treat – Northcote

Once a year Hubs & I treat ourselves and go away for a foodie short break. Most of our holidays consist of sleeping under canvas, scrambling to the top of  mountains and eating porridge cooked on a Trangia so once in a while we like to indulge in some understated luxury. Previous escapades have included […]

A Michelin Treat

Once a year Hubs & I treat ourselves and go away for a foodie short break. Most of our holidays consist of sleeping under canvas, scrambling to the top of  mountains and eating porridge cooked on a Trangia so once in a while we like to indulge in some understated luxury. Previous escapades have included […]

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