Good old Hot Dinners flagged that the people behind The Riding House Cafe in Fitzrovia were opening a brand new restaurant with a similar name, Rail House Cafe but this time in Victoria. This is yet another wonderful opening in the brand new Nova development. Continue reading “Rail House Cafe, Victoria”
One of the positives to having friends move out of London, is it’s a great excuse for us to rally the troops and explore the world outside of the big smoke. In this case we were off for a day trip in Cambridge to visit the lovely Katie.
She knows us too well and had booked a number of restaurants and watering holes for us to visit throughout the day, which was lucky given the rain! Continue reading “Cambridge with the Girls”
The fan club for Jason Atherton’s empire is continuing to grow. Holly is a bigger fan than me, she’s actually met him and managed to get to the Dubai restaurant, and so of course she suggested we go to his new opening in Victoria.
Hai Cenato is a new one for him, going down the Italian route and at much more affordable prices. It’s in the brand new Nova development which is housing a number of new and wonderful restaurants. More to come on other openings, but once you can find the place (be warned it’s a very confusing station to get out of and navigate to) you’ll find a cluster of brand new glass buildings and the bright lights of restaurants underneath. Continue reading “Hai Cenato, Victoria”
This year for Lawrence’s birthday we booked a weekend away in Oxford. The main reason for choosing Oxford was to pay a visit to Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons (try saying that after a few drinks). This has been on our list for awhile and we were finally going to sample Raymond Blanc’s tasting menu. Rather than spend the minimum £750 / night room price (pick yourself up off the floor), we decided to book just for lunch. We drove up from London, left the car overnight and got a taxi into Oxford city centre – more on that later. Continue reading “Le Manoir, Oxford Weekend Away”