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…

Hitchin Lavender Tea Room – Hitchin

Every year, the lavender season seems to be missed even though it is in the summer months. This year, a conscious effort was made to make this outing to the Hitchin Lavender fields. Cadwell Farm has 60 different varieties of lavender and a different area for the wildflowers and giant sunflowers. The lavender fields are…

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…

Tutti’s – Holborn

Tutti’s is a lovely cafe which feels spacious as soon as you walk in. There are tables outside as well as additional seating on the lower level. Soft jazz music contributes to the relaxed atmosphere of Tutti’s. Union hand roasted coffee made up the white Americano drink. It was a really good coffee with the…

CrepeAffaire – Angel

A fun filled craft day at the Country Living Fair included making paper flowers, felt animals and fabric printing. After all this introduction to the various crafts, our tummies were in the need for food. For a casual lunch or actually at any time of day, CrepeAffaire gives great pancakes. This branch is slightly tucked…

Jinnah – Bradford

Located a short distance from the main city centre of Bradford is Jinnah. It felt like it had a good vibe and it was very busy when we dined here. A bar area is close to the entrance. The restaurant part is made up of booths and cushioned red, white and black seats. The staff…