Revisit: Casa Vela, Sâo Rafael- Told You I Would!

If you read my last post then you'll have gathered I rated the food at Casa Vela highly and said to watch out for a revisit. Well we did, not once but twice (three if you count a quick visit on out last day) First revisit was lunchtime for that prato dia or dish of … Continue reading Revisit: Casa Vela, Sâo Rafael- Told You I Would!

Review: Restaurante Casa Vela, Sâo Rafael, Portugal – Nandos beware…this blinds you!!!!

I don't know about you but, for me, the best part of loving food is the searching. Like a treasure hunter I wander down dark alleys, hoping to strike gold. Like the truffle hunter whose dog unearths a huge black nugget or, more likely for me, when I unearth the results of Lemmys lasf forray … Continue reading Review: Restaurante Casa Vela, Sâo Rafael, Portugal – Nandos beware…this blinds you!!!!

Revisit: Dom Dinis, Algarve, Portugal

It's always great to revisit places you've loved in the past but haven't been able to get back to (thanks world governments and a pesky virus), but always slightly daunting too. Will the food be as good and particularly if, as well as superb food, the atmosphere was driven by fantastic front of house as … Continue reading Revisit: Dom Dinis, Algarve, Portugal

Revisit: SEASONS BAR ALBUFEIRA, PORTUGAL

You know you're onto a winner when, as you're chatting over a lunchtime beer to the boss of the place you're eating in that evening, you mention you love octopus. "I need to order it" says Paulo, said boss. I thought ah well maybe next time. "Would you like it tonight?" he says before rushing … Continue reading Revisit: SEASONS BAR ALBUFEIRA, PORTUGAL

Review: Ego Mediterranean Restaurant – Sheffield. A Classic Example of Not Judging a Book and All That

I'll nail my colours to the mast, I'm not a fan of chain restaurants. I only usually have to browse the menus online to decide I won't like it. Spaghetti Carbonara with cream; chicken Madras "old school"; Pheri-Pheri; pirri-piri or peri-peri (sometimes on the same menu)in day glow red are all guaranteed to send me … Continue reading Review: Ego Mediterranean Restaurant – Sheffield. A Classic Example of Not Judging a Book and All That

The Neon Lights Aren’t Only Bright On Broadway- Review Neon Fish, Archer Road, Sheffield

"🎼They Say the Neon Lights Are Bright On Broadway🎶" or so goes the song. Well, on last nights' performance perhaps they're also shining brightly on their counterpart, the eponymously titled Neon Fish, the latest venture from one of the more well known, worn and travelled doyens of Sheffield cuisine Cary Brown. Plenty has been written … Continue reading The Neon Lights Aren’t Only Bright On Broadway- Review Neon Fish, Archer Road, Sheffield

Damn Northern Rail..Damn Lincoln!

It ran like this. While we were in Lincoln a couple of weeks ago staying at the excellent Tower Hotel , NorthernRail went and ran a promotion with £1 train tickets to all their destinations. Yorkshire warcry at full volume, I grabbed some for.......where?🤔 Well, were in Lincoln enjoying great food so Lincoln it was … Continue reading Damn Northern Rail..Damn Lincoln!

Review: No. Thirty8 Restaurant @ The Tower Hotel, Lincoln – Shout it from the Roof…,sorry Turret, Tops.

Let's face it, we saddos who spend our free time chasing great places to eat, drink and generally be, shall we say, merry?, really do it for one reason. We want to strike gold. Be there at the start of something great and, when it gets to the heights it fully deserves, we want to … Continue reading Review: No. Thirty8 Restaurant @ The Tower Hotel, Lincoln – Shout it from the Roof…,sorry Turret, Tops.

Review: The Savoy, London….No Words Needed! There Aren’t Enough Anyway!

Most of us who care about, use, enjoy or work in, the hospitality industry have spent the last 18 months wondering what will be there as we come out the other side. Will all the small independents be gone, leaving the likes of (decidedly un)B.F.G. Tim Martin, Five Guys Burgers (and if you've had one … Continue reading Review: The Savoy, London….No Words Needed! There Aren’t Enough Anyway!

Review: Luke’s Place, Sheffield – If Small is Beautiful….?

All the photos in this post were taken with the bar lighting at Luke's Place which is rather pink. My camera isn't paggered Now, I'm going to nail my colours firmly to the mast on this one before we even start, I'm not a fan of tasting menus. There, I've said it. There are reasons, … Continue reading Review: Luke’s Place, Sheffield – If Small is Beautiful….?