The Shoulder at Hardstoft – An overnight stay and dinner

On Friday evening my friend Iona and I were invited to The Shoulder at Hardstoft for dinner and an overnight stay. Located in Hardstoft Village, just South East of Chesterfield, around the corner from Hardwick Hall and 12 miles from the Peak District, it is a great location for exploring the area. It is actually…

A Regency Christmas and Enlightened Trail at Belvoir Castle

On Monday I was very kindly invited to Belvoir Castle to experience the ‘Regency Christmas in the Castle’ and ‘Enlightened Light Trail’. Belvoir Castle is located off the A52, just 8 miles from Grantham and 18 miles from Nottingham. Considering I have lived in both of those places for over 13 years, it’s absurd that…

Aloha 65 – Sunshine in a bottle

I was recently gifted a bottle of Aloha 65 to try to review. I had hoped it would encourage the summer on its way after the pretty poor start to the year. Did it? Aloha 65 is the newest summer drink to grace bars everywhere. Described as ‘A drink so different, bold and unforgettable we…

Grab Thai Go – Thai cooking made easy – Recipe kit review

Grab Thai Go is a range of 8 meal kits and sauces designed to help you create authentic Thai dishes at home. Created by Preeya Choojan and produced in Thailand, these kits allow users to create fresh tasting, flavoursome dishes. Having visited Thailand a few years ago and fallen head over heels with the flavours…

Uramaki Nottingham – Best sushi delivered to your door

I absolutely adore sushi but was getting a little bored of the same delivery options in Nottingham. Then along came Uramaki Nottingham. They asked if I wanted to sample one of their sushi boxes and of course I did! Uramaki is a luxury sushi delivery company based in Nottingham and run by Award winning Chefs…

East Restaurant Peterborough

East Restaurant in Peterborough serves food from around South East Asia. The restaurant is located on a 19th Century boat, giving a unique feel to the place. East Restaurant doesn’t focus on one type of cuisine, instead it brings together a fusion of South East Asian dishes and is prepared to the highest standard using…

Say It With Champers – Personalised Champagne Review

(Gifted) Say It With Champers is a Suffolk based company, specialising in creating bespoke Champagne bottles perfect for any occasion. You can choose the Classic Brut, Rosé Champagne or Premium Champagne and completely personalise the gift. With the pandemic happening all around us and shops closed, it can be difficult to buy presents this year….

Y Dough Pizza – Nottingham

(Gifted) Y Dough Pizza is the new venture of Gastro Pub The Tailors Arms in Wilford. Serving 12″ handcrafted sourdough pizzas, they offer delivery within a 10 minute drive of the pub, or you can click and collect directly from their website. Their pizzas are all named after tiers (pretty apt for 2020/21). With the…

Tap and Tandoor – Peterborough

I recently went to Tap and Tandoor in Peterborough for the second time. It is an Indian street food gastro pub in Queensgate Shopping Centre, Find out what I thought of my visit here

Piedrop Nottinghamshire

Anyone that has read my previous blog posts will know I am a huge fan of Brockleby’s Pies. They featured in my Christmas foodie guide last year and also I have featured them in various round ups of food festivals too. Based just outside Melton Mowbray, Brockleby’s Pies are third generation farmers and produce their…

Burra Khana – Nottingham

INVITED: Burra Khana, located in the same building as Red Dog Saloon and owned by the same people, is an Indian street food restaurant inspired by the markets of New Delhi. Open for over a year now, the owners split the Red Dog Saloon restaurant in two to make way for Burra Khana. This is…

The Foodie Bag – Review

GIFTED – #TheFoodieBag – The foodie bag is the perfect present for your favourite food blogger. If you know someone that loves both food and photography, this bag is packed full of props for taking photos on the go. It is a great kit for really getting to grips with food photography. Whether you are…