Cafe Coco Tang – Nottingham

Before I get started, please note that this post will be a gushing write up of how much I love Cafe Coco Tang. Located on Byard Lane, it’s a narrow restaurant that extends back and up. Focusing on traditional Vietnamese food and speciality coffee, it is a beautiful venue serving beautiful food. You order at…

Vegan Pesto Tart

I have been experimenting with this dish for ages, first as a puff pastry option and now as a shortcrust pastry tart. Can you tell I love pastry? HA! This vegan dish is super quick to make, looks great and is very filling. It serves 4 as a main dish and even more as a…

Bills Restaurant – Nottingham

Earlier this week I was invited to Bills Restaurant on Queen Street in Nottingham to take a tour of their newly revamped restaurant and try some new dishes. I love Bills, the food is always really good, there is always a good atmosphere and the surroundings have always been really cool. Previously it was very…

Townhouse Arnold – Nottingham

This evening saw me returning to the Townhouse Arnold for dinner. After the sudden closure in summer 2018, Townhouse reopened at the start of this year with new owners, a new kitchen team, and a new lease of life. Situated on Front Street, Arnold with a car park just around the back, it is a…

Mitch’s Kitchen – Vegan ready meal review

Mitch’s Kitchen are revolutionising the way we think of vegan food, and more specifically ready meals. Gone are the days when you take a bland, unappealing ready meal from your freezer and place it in the microwave, hoping to god that it tastes better than it looks. Based down by the south coast, Mitch, a…

Crispy chickpea snack

These delicious crispy chickpeas are a perfect way to stop hunger and they are a great protein snack if you are on a health kick! Mix it up by playing around with your own spice combo.

Bills Restaurant – Nottingham

Earlier this week I was very kindly invited to Bill’s Restaurant on Queen Street in Nottingham to try out their new menu. I have visited a couple of times for brunch (you can read my review HERE) but haven’t had dinner here yet. I’m not sure why Bill’s Nottingham slips my mind whenever I am…

Mushrooms on toast

I have always wanted to eat mushrooms on toast, but as most recipes call for cream, I’ve never eaten them. Last weekend I really wanted mushrooms as part of my breakfast so I made this loaded toast with ingredients I always have to hand. It turned out even better than expected and made for a…

Geordie Beer Stew

Looking for a heartwarming stew recipe that is cheap, delicious and perfect for winter nights? This beef stew using Newcastle Brown Ale is sure to hit the spot.

The Tailors Arms – Wilford

Situated on Wilford Lane, the Tailors Arms has been open since May of last year. British classic dishes are the order of the day, and I went down to experience this gastro pub for myself a couple of days ago. First Impressions The building is huge! From the outside it is a strange shape with…

The Calcutta Club – Nottingham

Now I don’t profess to know anything about Indian cuisine, my palate is not at all refined. I do however love a blooming good Korma or Tikka Masala. That’s about my level of curry knowledge if I’m honest. So when I was invited to the Calcutta club on Maid Marian Way I was excited to…

Pistachio & Parsnip Puff

I love pastry. All my favourite things are made with pastry; sausage rolls, pies, cinnamon rolls…. now I can add this delicious, super simple dish to that list. I have made variations of this for a while (usually with a red pepper pesto) but I was experimenting with a pistachio pesto I make and it…