Polish Waffles

Birmingham has more canals than Venice and the rather lovely The Karczma, a Polish restaurant with traditional decor which wouldn’t look out of place in Southern Poland. I had these waffles: They also served a gorgeous tea with honey that could be added. The waffles were good but the tea was better :p

Vanilla Cheesecake

A lovely morning in Cambridge talking about books at a literary festival, followed by tea and vanilla cheesecake with friends- sounds like a perfect way to spend a Saturday in my opinion. Harriet’s Cafe and Tearooms, Cambridge

Breakfast on Albert Docks

Breakfast is one of my favourite meals of the day (along with lunch and dinner. And brunch). In the week, because of my work schedule it’s pretty simple, but at the weekend I like to go for something a little bit more exciting (toast, you’re up). I was lucky enough to enjoy breakfast on Albert…

Stand Up to Cancer Bake-Off

One of the lovely things about working where I do is the sheer amount of cake! This week we got to sample these baked beauties as part of the Cancer Research UK’s very own Bake-off, to coincide with the Stand Up To Cancer version currently being broadcast. I didn’t join in with the baking, but…

About last night…Mexican authenticity

I came across Santo Remedio completely by accident, purely because I’ve walked by it a few times and thought it looked cosy. It was a happy accident though, as Santo Remedio has appeared on several lists of the best Mexican restaurants in London. I adore Mexican food so this is my idea of a good…

Meatballs Al Forno

This is probably the ideal lunchtime dish for me. The meatballs were succulent and the sauce was rich and full of flavour. Zizzi, Victoria

Tapas at Salvador and Amanda

Salvador and Amanda is a beautiful and authentic Spanish restaurant, located in London’s Leicester Square. Although it’s been there for around 15 years, I wasn’t actually aware of it until my team held our Christmas party there last month. The restaurant boasts a surrealist art- deco interior, in which patrons are encased in curtained- off…

Lemon Victoria Sponge, The Yorkshire Bridge

Only crazy (or tough-as-nails) folks go walking in the Peak District on a bitterly cold winter’s day, right? But it is totally and utterly worth it when you can duck into a cosy warm pub afterwards for a hot chocolate and a slab of Lemon Victoria Sponge, like this one: The Yorkshire Bridge, Ladybower Reservoir

The Barbary, Covent Garden

Being labelled ‘the best restaurant in London’ gives The Barbary in Neal’s Yard a lot to live up to. The little sister of established London eatery The Palomar, the restaurant takes its inspiration from the Barbary coast. Good thing the food is amazing then…read my review on Weekend Notes here