The Oak Tree Restaurant – Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford

Having a big get together with friends is always harder than one thinks it would be. Everyone has their own schedules and weekends get booked up fairly fast. After fifteen years of first meeting each other, and now with some of the friends having children in tow, we managed it. Hence a day out at…

Cinnamon Village – Tufnell Park

A sunny afternoon gave us the chance to head to Ruby Violet for some decadent ice cream. It’s another story but briefly, Ruby Violet is a real treasure. It has so many unusual flavours and there is so much choice for ice cream and sorbets. After tasting a few including the slightly spicy Chai ice…

Down To Earth – Kensington High Street

Away from the busy shopping end of High Street Kensington and just after Holland Park is where Down To Earth is located. Down To Earth is an organic vegan and vegetarian cafe serving organic food, fairtrade coffees, speciality teas and ice cream. There are a lot of cakes including cheesecakes in the counter fridge. The…

Maison D’Etre – Highbury

After missing several events that a friend had organised, I had to put a date in the diary and meet up over coffee. It had been narrowed down to a choice of two locations, either somewhere near Spitalfields or near Highbury. The latter was chosen and I took up my friend’s suggestion of meeting at…

Recipease – Notting Hill

It seems like we all go through phases with certain things and that can happen when it comes to going out to eat. There are times when similar types of eateries are gone to. Brunch was something that had not been done for quite a few months. So I was more than happy to try…

Cafe in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields – Trafalgar Square

A lovely Saturday afternoon visiting the National Gallery with my friend involved introducing her toddler to the wonderful painting of Whistlejacket. This huge oil on canvas painting of the young horse by George Stubbs is one of my favourites and always seems to impress me, no matter how many times I see it. Following on…

Salts Diner – Saltaire

Often when things are on your doorstep, then for some reason, you don’t visit them. This was the case with Salts Diner located in Salts Mill. It’s always great to have the quality time out with my dad. This time we thought that we may as well stay local and hence headed down to Salts…

Ciampini Cafe du Jardin – Rome (Spanish Steps)

Just at the top of the lovely Spanish Steps is Ciampini Cafe du Jardin. At first as we were walking past it, we noticed that it had a big outdoor eating area decorated with lots of greenery. Once we said to the waiter that we had come for coffee and a light bite to eat,…

Renoir – Kentish Town

Renoir offers fresh, tasty healthy food in Kentish Town. Even the counter area oozes freshness with its displays of bowls of colourful fruits, salads in the fridge and other deli items.

Patisserie Valerie – Brunswick Centre

Patisserie Valerie can be recognised by its intricate signature cakes displayed in the shop window. Inside, there is dark wood furniture and counter fridges displaying savoury items as well as more cakes, croissants and pastries.┬áThe staff were friendly when we entered Patisserie Valerie and allowed us to choose where we’d like to sit.

2 Friends – Caledonian Road

What better place for two friends to go to than the appropriately named 2 Friends cafe. This place was spotted along the Caledonian Road when we were looking for somewhere to go to for a cup of tea.

Happy Birthday High Tea of Highgate!

High Tea of Highgate celebrates their 4th birthday this week! Rate my Bistro would like to wish them a very happy and special 4th birthday! Here’s to many more years of success for one of the cutest tea shops in London!