England: A Gourmet Getaway at Hotel Gotham, Manchester

The 5-star boutique Hotel Gotham in Manchester has always been somewhere we have wanted to stay since it opened its doors three years, yet ashamedly we have never got round to it. That was until recently when we had the pleasure of not only staying at the hotel but also…

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England: Having Our Tastebuds Tantalised at Tapasya, Hull

If you are anything like us, when you see a new restaurant pop up in your local village, town or city, you say to yourself or each other ‘oh we really must try that new place’. Right? Mr ESLT and I definitely said that to each other when the new…

Poland: Food & Drink For The Gallivanting Gourmets in Gdańsk

Looking back at all the food I wouldn’t eat as a child is actually shocking and if only I could go back in time and tell my stubborn younger self to suck it up and eat, or at least sample, all the food given to me. Some of my now…

The Netherlands: Rotterdam's Market Hall – A Foodies' Heaven

I’ve visited Rotterdam around 10 times, possibly more, over the years and have seen it be transformed from a rather grotty (sorry!) city to a thriving cosmopolitan city which rivals its big brother Amsterdam as the perfect place to head for a weekend break.  With the recent announcement that Eurostar trains…

UK: How Do Our Eating Habits Differ By Region?

Britain is a nation of foodies, with 66% of UK adults describing themselves as passionate about food and drink, including us. We love nothing more than indulging in great food (maybe too much sometimes!). It comes as no surprise then that 50% say they are passionate about home cooking and…

Christmas 2017: We Ate, We Drank, We Were Merry

Mr ESLT and I have been together 11 years and during that time he has had the whole of 2 Christmas Days off but that was ok because I didn’t particularly ‘like’ Christmas anyway having lost my mum over a decade ago, my dad not being in the picture and…

Belgium: Delicious Delights To Devour In Ghent  

When travelling, for me the food I eat is just as important as the architecture I see, the attractions I visit and the people I meet. I always, when possible try to eat local or at least try some of the local delicious delights on offer. Unfortunately for me, I am…

Australia: A Foodie’s Guide To Perth

Perth is awesome! Sure, Sydney may be known as the city that has all the glamour with some of the best happy hours in Australia and Melbourne may have all the hipster cool attractions and vibrant arts scene but in terms of a location that offers everything you could want from…

Germany: The Nuremberg Culinary Scene

German cuisine is something that Mr. ESLT and I love indulging in when in the country. Having been to Germany a number of times, we were really looking forward to finding out what hearty delights Nuremberg had to offer us. With many traditional restaurants and plenty of places to eat…

England: Perfect Stay at The Plough, Lupton, Cumbria

A couple of weekends ago we had the opportunity to visit The Plough in Lupton on the edge of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Its location made it the perfect place to stay for the evening as we wanted to explore both areas, which I can confirm are…

England: Hearty Meal at The Hart’s Head Hotel, Giggleswick, Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful part of England to explore, there is so much to see and do for all of the family. Living in East Yorkshire, the Dales is almost on our doorstep and we love nothing more than packing the car up and heading out into the…

Wales: Afternoon Tea at Twr y Felin Hotel, St Davids, Pembrokeshire Coast

During our recent road trip along the Pembrokeshire Coast in Wales, we were invited to the Twr y Felin Hotel in St Davids for afternoon tea. If you are a regular reader of our blog you know that I particularly LOVE afternoon tea. I love the social aspect of sharing…

Healthy & Quick – Everdine Meals for People Always on The Go

If you regularly read our blog, you’ll know we love cooking – chopping, stirring, frying etc. However, as a couple who both work full-time on different shift patterns, run a house, travel a lot and write regularly, finding the time and energy to cook and eat together is very limited…

Chocolate Lover? Power Up With Protein On The Go!

Eating ‘right’ when travelling can be a tough challenge, with so many great options available it’s often too easy just to eat ALL the food. I’m a nightmare for making the wrong choices. I like to think that I can eat everything I want whilst travelling because I walk a lot…

England: An Asian Taste Sensation at Mango Tree, Harrods, London

We love Asian food, especially Thai. Our love of it stemmed from our three-week honeymoon in Thailand nearly 6 years ago and since then we’ve discovered that finding good authentic Thai food in England can be hard to come by. So when we were invited to the Mango Tree restaurant located…

England: Afternoon Tea at Macdonald Burlington, Birmingham

Just the thought of a traditional British afternoon tea fills me with delight – lashings of hot tea, fresh out of the oven scones with a truck load of clotted cream and deliciously rich petit fours – seriously, what’s not to love. So when the Macdonald Burlington invited me to…

England: The Vicarage Freehouse and Rooms, Cranage, Cheshire

The Vicarage Freehouse and Rooms is a recently refurbished 17th Century Grade II listed country pub, restaurant and hotel in the heart of Cheshire, and is part of the new family run hotel group, Flat Cap Hotels. Mr ESLT and I were invited to stay the evening a couple of weeks ago in one…