Skylon, Royal Festival Hall Review

14th December 2015By 5 Comments

I don’t see my mother nearly enough. I see her every week but it’s never enough. The woman is quite simply my best friend on the earth and for as long as I can remember we have made it a mother and daughter tradition to go out for lunch. Revisiting an old favourite of mine on the Southbank, Skylon has…

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Yashin Ocean House Review

4th December 2015By 2 Comments

A self-confessed sushi lover, I was excited at the prospect of trying Yashin’s sister restaurant, Ocean House, placed on the Old Brompton road and a stones throw from the uber trendy and fashionable Knightsbridge. Stepping into the effortlessly chic front room I am faced with an open sushi bar with two chefs demonstrating some precise knife skills. And so, planting myself opposite and…

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Lemon, chilli and garlic Prawns

3rd September 2015By Leave a Comment

I’m a lover of prawns in a fritto misto, but even though traditionally not served in a batter in favour of a dusting of flour I still don’t feel particularly confident that deep frying the critters is doing me a lot of good. So … on the theme this is how I like to eat mine. A little different from its Italian…

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Baked cod with charred asparagus and a tomato, olive and caper sauce

18th June 2015By 1 Comment

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated dishes – just good food from fresh ingredients. As the gloriously muggy British summer approaches there’s nothing better than fresh, light and tasty food that isn’t heavy or going to attack you with a bout of bloat. My baked cod is easy to prepare, reminiscent of the Mediterranean and simple yet impressive…

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