Hôtel des Pyrénées (et un Noel gastronomique)

Le Menu - a reassuring start to Christmas lunch

This Christmas, as per every year, my family (and new husband – his first Christmas away from home!) have de-bunked to the south west of France, where we are holed … Read the rest

The Mall Tavern (and a freelancers’ Christmas lunch)

The salted caramels were sublime!

As offices head out for their Christmas parties, bunk off work early for festive drinks and plan their Secret Santa gifts for each other, us freelancers – busy earning a … Read the rest

The Scolt Head (and the East/West divide)


People from Islington always complain that people from Notting Hill never leave their borough (the East/West divide rages on.) But, last night, for the third time in two weeks, I … Read the rest