Skiing/Fish & Pips (Meribel)

Two weeks ago five friends and I packed our bags and headed for the mountains, more specifically we were off to Meribel in the French Alps. We knew we were in for some excellent skiing and were generally going to have a great time but I don’t think anyone quite expected the culinary feast we were about to experience.  Continue reading


Light on the Common (Wimbledon Village)

I recently arranged to meet my friend Laura for brunch. We thought we’d go somewhere in Wimbledon Village as there are a few good options – both chains and also one offs. Due to me being rather late it was actually lunchtime by the time we arrived so decided to head to Light on the Common.  Continue reading

Cigala (Bloomsbury)

I recently met up with my parents for supper and there was a lot of discussion in advance about where to go. Last year I bought them the Time Out guide to eating out in London (I also have a copy and it’s very good) and so now they come up with lots of options, many of which I’ve never heard of. One of these was Cigala, situated on Lambs Conduit Street (between Holborn and Russell Square), it’s the sort of place you wouldn’t know was there unless you were actually looking for it. It’s a tough place to describe but I would say it’s a ‘posh Spanish restaurant’. Not posh in a snooty way but so many tapas/Spanish restaurants go for quite a contemporary look, whereas this is more along the line of white tablecloths, perhaps how Spanish always used to be before tapas became trendy? Who knows. Anyway what I do know is that it was a great choice of restaurant and after all this wittering on about tablecloths it’s probably time I told you about the food! Continue reading