Category Archives: Restaurants

February 08

ESCAPE LONDON – 5 star food, a stones throw from the beach and excellent value for money! The White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh.

The White Lion Hotel is situated in the pretty seaside town of Aldeburgh, it is only a 90-minute drive from London, which makes it a perfect weekend getaway. The hotel is right opposite the beach, so close you can step onto the beach within seconds and enjoy the fresh sea air. Although we visited in […]

February 02

ESCAPE LONDON – Fall in love with Rockliffe Hall Hotel and Spa, County Durham

Rockliffe Hall is a two and a half hour train ride from London and about a four hour drive, do not let the drive put you off though as it is worth every second when you set eyes on the stunning building of Rockliffe Hall. The view is as exciting as the history it boasts, […]

January 31

LONDON EATERIES – Fun with fish and meringue at the Parlour Canary Wharf

London is saturated with restaurants, just as a fry up is saturated with fat! The choice for a dinner venue has never been so big! But the problem with all these high streets and shopping malls with chains that dominate them; chains that offer the same tried and tested, tediously dull menus! Also, as the […]

December 20

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – Superb dining at The Tavern on The Green, New York

Situated on the Upper West Side in the heart of Central Park, this again is a must for tourists, who are not travelling on a student allowance. At an average of $17 a starter and $28 for the main course, it wouldn’t suit everyone’s budget. However, as the saying goes ”You get what you pay for” and […]

December 20

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – have a luxurious brunch at the Waldorf Astoria, New York

It’s a cliche but true, there’s no place quite like New York at Christmas time.  New Yorkers love their Sunday brunch and the Astoria has been boasting one of the best for several decades now. The beautiful, historic building situated on Midtown Park Avenue is impressive from both outside and in. There is a certain […]

December 20

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – Spoil yourself in the heart of New York at the Kitano Hotel

The boutique hotel Kitano in New York is situated a stones throw from the Empire State Building and in central Manhattan. Before you even step inside the stunning hotel, you are greeted by the porter at the door and this is just where the excellent service begins. The receptionists are very friendly and are sure […]

December 15

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – The Gadarene Swine in Los Angeles is simply the best!

The Gadarene Swine is a lovely little restaurant in Studio City, Los Angeles. As you walk off Ventura Boulevard you are greeted but a pretty patio, with little trees, fairy lights and a welcome arch. As soon as you step inside you can’t help but feel welcome and at home, yet walking inside is just […]

December 07

LONDON EATERIES – Fresh and delicious lobster at Lobster Kitchen, London

Lobster Kitchen is situated right in the heart of London, in Covent Garden. Walking down Great Russell Street it soon became obvious by the long queue of excited diners waiting outside, exactly where the restaurant was. I have never seen a queue for a restaurant, especially in chilly November, but that just gives you a […]

December 06

ESCAPE LONDON – The Greenway Hotel and Spa in Cheltenham, a stunning English country manor

The exterior of the Greenway Hotel is breathtaking, a beautiful English country manor set just below rolling hills. However, the visual treats of this beautiful hotel only just begin when you stare in awe at the beauty of the buildings exterior. As you step into the reception it is not just the friendly receptionist that […]

December 02

ESCAPE LONDON – Friendly service and lovely rooms at Scotland’s rural Horseshoe restaurant with rooms

The Horseshoe is set in the pretty village of Eddleston, about a 45 minute drive from the stunning city of Edinburgh. Their wonderful hospitality begins from the moment you arrive into the city, as the manager was kind enough to pick us up from the station. Driving through the stunning countryside to the Horseshoe, you […]