London, Lunch

Byron, Central St Giles

OK, so Byron Burgers have nothing at all to do with the poet. But a simple, straightforward and good quality burger is not all that common when eating out in London and therefore something to be celebrated, in verse or otherwise. We dropped in at Byron for a quick lunch before a lengthy walk up …

Dinner, London

The German Gymnasium, King’s Cross

Our second foray into the treasure trove of delectable bargains that is the annual Evening Standard/D&D Offer was much more satisfying than our city excursion.  This time we picked The German Gymnasium, and just squeaked in before the offer ended. This is a very popular choice, and next year we’ll certainly be booking earlier! Originally …

Dinner, London

New St Grill, City

Realising that our wallets didn’t quite match our appetites, and always fans of a good bargain, we took advantage of the Evening Standard/D&D Offer, which runs from January to mid-February. Two courses with an aperitif for only £20 was just too good to miss, and we tried out New Street Grill. The food was gorgeous …

Dinner, London

Dalla Terra, Covent Garden

Rushing off to the theatre, we were looking for a quick bite to eat in Covent Garden. Not the easiest of missions on a busy Sunday night. We stumbled on Dalla Terra by chance, it’s tucked away just off Long Acre. The atmosphere was buzzy and the staff were welcoming and friendly. We loved it! …

Essex, Lunch, Out of London

The Duke of Wellington, High Beech

Is the third date the critical one? It certainly was for this budding romance. We worked up an appetite with a long walk in the magnificent Epping Forest. OK, in January it might not have been as wonderful as I remember, but that’s the rose tinted glasses for you. I do remember washing the clay …

Dinner, London

Osteria, Barbican

Early dates are nerve-racking aren’t they? A. hadn’t told me where we were going for our second date, so I met up with Mr Mysterious at Barbican tube station and – not totally surprisingly – discovered we were headed for a restaurant in the Barbican centre. Osteria is a modern Italian created by Searcys in collaboration with …