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Not all Michelin 3 stars are the same and not all are to our taste. Of the ones we ate in here is a summary: The Fat Duck, Bray, UK. The most theatrical and exciting to visit. Original, nothing like it and impeccable wine list and service. One of the few places to put on […]

We set off on Friday morning for Manchester to watch the Manchester United football club play against the Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday at 3pm. The journey up on the M6 and M6 Toll road was quick and simple and we made it in plenty of time to do the Old Trafford Stadium Tour and Museum. […]

We had lunch with our dear friend Janine from Zurich at Dinner by Heston. It was a return visit for Kim and I and the first time for Greta and Mia. This time we had a table right beside the kitchen. Here are some photos of the restaurant and the scallops, angus beef and chocolate […]

12 November. We were lucky to have the current World Champions of football – Spain – play a match at Wembley Stadium against England. Very excited to visit the new stadium, it’s a beautiful piece of architecture with the feeling of a cross between the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Etihad Stadium. The 3 tiers of […]

12 November. Off to spend a day in London to see England play Spain at Wembley and have some lunch. There aren’t many chinese restaurants with a Michelin star and fewer tea houses. Yauatcha is a “modern reinterpretation of the old Chinese teahouse”. It works. It’s funky (probably a bit too much), excellent food and […]

London, 8 November. After the Fat Duck, most restaurants would seem tame. But that’s not the case with The Ledbury. In Notting Hill, this 2 star Michelin eatery has an Australian chef, Brett Graham, from Newcastle. It’s fabulous. The room is modern, bright and relaxing. Unfussed service and a wonderful menu. Here are some pictures […]

After Mark and I went to the Fat Duck in September this time it was with the family. There was one change on the menu with a venison dish replacing the pigeon. The service seemed more relaxed on a Saturday, but everything was perfect and faultless. Here are some more photos of The Fat Duck. […]

A trip to London isn’t complete for a foodie unless they go to the enfant terrible of 3 star Michelin Restaurants. The Restaurant Gordon Ramsay on Royal Hospital Road is incredibly intimate. Just 14 tables in a modest room. The decor is modern and the light is bright. I like it. My table for one […]

Met Rasmus Bo Bojesen, the owner of Oialla chocolates as I was wandering through the food section of Harvey Nichols. Made from wild Criollo cacao beans from the jungles of Bolivia dating back to 1000BC. The 70% chocolate is more like Amadei Chuao than Willie’s chocolates.

Pierre Koffmann is the chef responsible for Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White. Now in his sixties this is his restaurant at the Berkeley hotel. We went there for lunch with our dear friend Yanti who’s visiting from NYC and had a wonderful lunch. Desert of pistachio souffle finished it off perfectly. Famous for his […]

So, after lunch at Dinner by Heston I strolled across the road to Harvey Nichols and found some creatures for sale in the food department. Worms, scorpions, ants…:

Here are some photos from today’s lunch at Dinner by Heston. As expected, it was perfection. Excellent service, excellent wines and lots of items on the menu to want to eat. Easily a 2-star Michelin when it gets rated. The restaurant is at the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge: Lovely airy room: Lovely chewy bread: The […]

As I’m having a few RedTxt business meetings my favourite Salomon Gore Tex shoes isn’t the most appropriate footwear some of the time. I’ve had a few pair of shoes from Church’s shoes in the 1980-90s but I’ve not bought a pair of English shoes for 20 years. After reading a very informative series of […]

We did a double decker bus tour today on a cold grey summer’s day. It’s a great way to see the city: But we soon got hungry. We went to Goodman – a steak house in Mayfair. Nick and I met the head chef John Cadieux in Jun 2010. The place was great then and […]

We ate at Roka for lunch. After no Japanese food for a month, this was a taste sensation. Roka’s a great experience for traditional and new-style Japanese food: The standout dish was the rice hot pot with king crab and wasabi tobiko – Kani No Kamameshi. It’s served from an iron pot, mixed together at […]

Now that we’re in a new country it’s time to do the choose a mobile carrier shuffle again. And the lucky winner for 4 new prepaid customers is… GiffGaff. 3 UK’s All in one plans came very close but we’re going to give this MVNO that operates on the O2 network a go for a […]