Axis Bar & Restaurant at Hilton Hotel – Angel

The table was set for a wonderful Afternoon Tea with close friends to celebrate a milestone achievement. A black treasure chest full of the colourful array of Twinings teas was presented to us by Axis. There was Traditional English, Earl Grey, Assam, Peppermint, Green Tea, Red Berry and Camomile all in tea pouches. Throughout the…

Yerbabuena – Madrid

Finding pure vegetarian food in Madrid can be a slight challenge. Then like buses, two come at once. One was a vegetarian/vegan buffet place and then just opposite was Yerbabuena. The staff were friendly and we were given great service. The decor had a lime green and orange theme. There was soft music playing in…

Studio Kitchen at K West Hotel – Shepherd’s Bush

Family and friends are what keeps us grounded in life. It’s important to spend time with both. True friendships stand the test of time, no matter how busy life gets. It felt very lucky to be asked to share a day with a close friend and her pampering relaxing birthday treat. To top off the…

Papayou – Nice, France

Nestled in the narrow streets of the old town area is where Papayou is located. All of the food is prepared with fresh market produce and there are Nicois dishes as well as Thai ones. The decor is quite quirky with colourful artwork and structures. Plants and flowers decorate the tables. The kitchen is at…

Bird Thais – Amsterdam

Bird Thais restaurant has been awarded the “Thai Select” seal of approval for Thai cuisine. The restaurant was very busy even though it is spread over two levels. They also have a very small cafe across the road. The decor is quite pretty with flowers on the windowsill. Coloured fairy lights decorate a fake roof…

The Academy – Bloomsbury

Many places do Afternoon Tea including cafes and restaurants but having it in a hotel seems to make it extra special. A weekend afternoon with the girls meant treating ourselves to such an Afternoon Tea. The Academy Hotel in a Georgian townhouse in the heart of Bloomsbury was our venue. Afternoon Tea was booked for the…

Jen Cafe – Chinatown

Jen Cafe is a casual eatery of the no fuss kind of a place. The star attraction of this cafe has to be the handmade dumplings. These can be seen being made in the front of the shop and in the shop window. Two portions of the vegetarian dumplings were ordered. One portion was steamed…

Royal Gastropub – Oslo

Royal Gastropub resides in the oldest part of the old Oslo train station. This train station had a big refurbishment in 2015 and now has Østbanehallen: a modern food court and boutique shops. The Royal Gastropub is based in the Norwegian King’s old waiting room. A central island was the bar area and the surrounding…