Just Another Food Blog

So, where to begin? There are zillions of food blogs online I know, but when I sat down to start something new with my writing, trying to think of what I’m passionate about, that would give me the most joy and pleasure and what can be genuinely interesting and humorous I gravitated to one of…

Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill, Portsmouth

As a big seafood fan I was really looking forward to eating here so close to the sea. I didn’t realise it was a chain with over 20 locations until I was in there. I was initially disappointed then to be told there were no oysters or warm lobster dishes available (I love an oyster!)…

The Galley, Ellesmere Port

I adore this small family run restaurant in my little hometown. It sits right on the Manchester Ship Canal and boasts a menu of International as well as British cuisine. We have been on various occasions as a couple, in a group, and I have even been as part of a big Christmas party. They…

A Taste Of Swedish Lapland

A few weeks before Christmas myself and my husband travelled to Luleå in Swedish Lapland, and then onto Brändön in the Gulf of Bothnia. Upon arrival in amongst a foot of snow we were led to our cosy little log cabin that was to be our home for the week. Right on the frozen sea,…

El Gato Negro Tapas, Liverpool

This new Spanish tapas restaurant can be found in the Exchange flags building in Liverpool, looking out onto the Town Hall. With a nice frontage and heated outdoor area we headed inside on this freezing evening, opting to eat with feeling in our fingers. On Christmas market opening night I don’t know why I was…

The Fishpool Inn, Delamere

This welcoming, dog friendly and charming Inn near Delamere Forest in Cheshire is one of our favourites. We have taken friends, family and often visited as a couple with our dog. Sadly we lost our pooch this summer and so haven’t been back in a while. However my sister and her husband recently took on…

Two Days Two Takeaways

Wow this past weekend was calorific. It was one of those weekends where all the socialising happens at once, and it all revolves around eating. Friday night with the neighbours involved a curry. Saturday night with the family, a puppy and a birthday boy involved copious amounts of pizza and cake. The curry was from…

Siam Thai in Chester

Chester is a lovely city, with its abundant shops, hotels and indeed restaurants. Nestled in and around the Roman walls a day of browsing shelves can be followed with drinks by the canal and a meal on the rows. The Siam Thai and Teppanyaki can be found on City road, up from the city’s train…

Dibbinsdale Inn ‘Afternoon Tea With a Twist’

Down a tree lined road in Bromborough on the Wirral you can find the Dibbinsdale Inn. Now a Pesto restaurant, it also has twelve rooms and apparently is home to a few ghosts too. Must be fun at Halloween. We had booked an ‘Italian style’ afternoon tea for three people and were quickly taken to…

Comptoir Libanais- A Taste of the Lebanon in Ellesmere Port

Cheshire Oaks is very local to us. We know when it’s quiet, when the bus loads of tourists have gone home and we only brave shopping there if we need something in particular. To eat in the evenings though, especially on a grim October evening can be a pleasure as there is virtually nobody there….

Northcote Tasting Menu

We arrived for a birthday celebration in the pouring rain and were ushered through to a cozy waiting area with big squishy sofas and cocktail menus. Having previously decided upon the tasting menu we only needed to decide on drinks. The ladies decided upon a bottle of Mount Vernon Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, the…