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! …

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 …