Dinner, London

Riding House Cafe, Fitzrovia

Meeting up with a friend at the end of a long, hectic day we were delighted to settle into the relaxed foodie haven that is the Riding House Cafe. There are different spaces here to suit your mood and we had a comfortable table tucked away from the main restaurant where we could talk in …

Out of London

Afternoon Tea at The Devonport Inn

  We had eaten so much by Sunday that we felt a vigorous walk was in order, although it would take more of a marathon to shift the calories that we’d consumed. We walked out along the Rame Peninsula towards Mount Edgecumbe and circling back into the village, just in time for afternoon tea. Do …

Dinner, Out of London

Dinner at The Devonport Inn

If you’re visiting Kingsand and Cawsand, the best advice we can share is to book ahead. There are only four pubs so it can be fiendishly difficult to find a table. On our first night we struck lucky, and the good people at The Devonport Inn managed to squeeze us in for a late sitting. …

Brunch, Out of London

The Old Bakery, Cawsand

We were lucky enough to bag a very sweet, if tiny, fisherman’s cottage for our Cornish adventure. The biggest plus was the stunning view right across the villages of Cawsand and Kingsand and to the Rame peninsula and Plymouth Sound beyond. To get that view though you have to go up high – up a …

Lunch, Out of London

The Rising Sun, Kingsand

Off on our travels for the very first time together, we headed down to Cornwall – the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand to be precise – for a lovely long weekend. Top tip: don’t attempt this on an Easter weekend! After a very long drive from London we finally arrived and settled into our …

Dinner, London, Out of London

Pizzeria Bel-Sit, Woodford Green

This very nearly didn’t make it in to the blog. Not because it’s not an excellent restaurant, which it most definitely is, but because we love it so much we were very tempted to keep this local treasure to ourselves. But we’re nothing if not selfless at Second Bites (see all that eating we do …

Dinner, London

Smaka, Whitechapel

Just occasionally you stumble upon a little gem of a restaurant just by chance. This happened to us when we had been to see a fab film at the Curzon in Aldgate and were heading off back to the tube with rumbling tummies. Unexpectedly we came across Smaka, and luckily we decided to give it …

Dinner, London

Browns, Covent Garden

There comes a time, really unnervingly early in a new relationship, when you have to emerge from the romantic cocoon and start meeting each other’s friends and family. As a single Mum of long standing, the most important of these would be bringing the two most important men in my life together and having dinner …

Dinner, London

Franco Manca, Covent Garden

Need a quick bite to eat that won’t leave you feeling a little bit dirty? You could certainly do worse than one of the fabulous sour dough pizzas at Franco Manca. We went to the Covent Garden branch at peak time on a Saturday evening, and even so there was only the briefest of waits (there’s …