All posts tagged: pork belly

Review of Edinburgh Larder Bistro

Prior to us going up to Edinburgh for the weekend recently, I’d been researching places to go for lunch. As you can imagine, you’re spoiled for choice in this city, but something about Edinburgh Larder Bistro really appealed to me. The dishes and ingredients looked fresh and delicious. The Bistro is tucked away on the corner of Alva Street in the West End, down some steps, so you might not see it. But you really should! Stepping down ‘underground’, the restaurant is incredibly cosy and candlelit. But if you head through to the back, there’s an adorable ‘orangery’ style area, which is where we were seated. I tried a rather unusual lavender gin, served with tonic, which was lovely, and Tim had a craft beer. We ordered the set lunch menu which was great value, with three courses for £15. To start, we both ordered the wood pigeon pastrami with pickled beetroot on walnut toast and Strathdon blue cheese dressing. It was gorgeous and the flavours just worked so well together – beetroot and blue cheese are a …

A Sunday Roast at The Ship Tavern, Holborn

One of my favourite things to do at the weekend is to go for a good Sunday lunch, so I was excited to be invited to The Ship Tavern in Holborn. I don’t usually venture too far from home in South London for a weekend roast, so I was hoping the trip into central would be worth it. The restaurant is located right next to the tube station, hidden away down a little side street. If I’m honest, from the outside it doesn’t look like much – it looks like a typical pub. But you ascend a flight of stairs from the street and you find yourself in a gorgeous, cosy, candlelit hideaway! I’m including some photos of the venue from their website, as my camera was never going to do it justice. Even though it was lunchtime, because it was so dimly lit, it could almost have been any time of day, and I liked that. Not so great for photos, but lovely for ambience! It also has a remarkable history – it first opened …

A Foodie Weekend in North Yorkshire

I recently spent the weekend in Yorkshire with my Mum, who has now moved back to the area after living in Cyprus for almost 15 years. You may have read my other posts about our wonderful trip to High Farndale Farm and Afternoon Tea at Bettys. We both love our food and so it was only natural that most of our weekend together centred around good grub! I arrived in York on the Saturday lunchtime and so we thought we’d have lunch in the city. I hadn’t wandered around York since I was probably about 11 years old, so it was nice to reminisce and brought back many great memories – although it was so busy with lots of hen parties and stag do’s. Not quite like it used to be. I think next time I would go mid-week rather than a Saturday. We stumbled upon a pub/restaurant called Guy Fawkes Inn on High Petergate – I’m a sucker for a place with history, and this is built on the spot where the man himself …