The Walton – Nottingham

I was very lucky to be invited to the new menu launch at The Walton Hotel last night on Derby Road. I have walked past the outside of the building maybe a hundred times but had never been in before. I don’t know why, maybe I thought it was too posh for me! I always…

The Alchemist – Birmingham

My two friends Lisa and Steph live in Tamworth, about 20 minutes on the train from Birmingham. Every few months or so we head into the city for drinks and food and a well needed girly catch up. Last night we headed first for The Alchemist, a fantastic cocktail bar on Colmore Row, and then…

Revolution Hockley – Nottingham

I was invited by the lovely people at Revolution Hockley to try out the new menu available this week. Revolution is situated at 7 Broad St, Nottingham, NG1 3AJ, next door to Rough Trade and opposite the Broadway.  Revolution is a chain of individually styled bars across the country. At the last count they have…

Turtle Bay – Nottingham

Turtle Bay, the Caribbean restaurant at the Cornerhouse, is a fantastic place to enjoy happy hour. 241 cocktails 4pm – 7pm and after 10pm, it’s great value for money. You have to have the same cocktail for both but it doesn’t really matter. My friends and I had a LOOOOOOONG overdue catch up this evening,…

Slug & Lettuce – Nottingham

I am usually a huge fan of the chain Slug and Lettuce. The menu is really varied with a good selection and some great offers. So when my housemate Eleanor and I popped to the cinema over the weekend we decided to grab a bite to eat afterwards at the Cornerhouse. The sun was trying…

The Cods Scallops – Sherwood

Mmm, Fish & Chips. Quintesentially British.I have such fond memories of these. Summer holidays spent eating them in Wells next the sea in Norfolk as a child. ‘Town leave’ from high school, meeting mum at Sheddie Turners in Spalding for chips and curry sauce, Friday fish and chips with the parents. I have lived round…

Tuk Tuk – Nottingham

I need to start this post by saying that the food was really, really nice. There is a reason for this!Tuk Tuk is situated on Friar Gate, Maid Marian Way, on the site that Chutney used to stand on.Still run by the same people, it's had a huge facelift (no more dingy booths or Movenpick…

Easy Steak Salad

This simple steak salad is super easy, and impresses people with its burst of flavour. Ingredients Chosen piece of steak (I love sirloin) Handful of watercress/rocket mix Palmful of shelled pistachios Watermelon 5-6 mint leaves, chopped To make the glaze 1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp honey Method Firstly mix the honey and balsamic vinegar…

Notts Tweet Up – Revolucion De Cuba – Nottingham

I have been following @NottsTweetUp on twitter for months, intrigued as to what it was all about and whether I should head along. I haven’t been running my twitter account for very long and my following is far smaller than my blog, so I wasn’t sure if it was something I could get involved with….

Annie’s Burger Shack – Nottingham

I used to go to Annie's quite a lot before I started this blog, however it's been a while since I visited. A catch up with an old mate from outside Nottingham gave me the perfect excuse to revisit and see if it was as good as I remember. This place is synonymous for good…

Cafe Oceano – Albifeira Old Town

Located overlooking the beach in Old Town, Cafe Oceano is a Frost Family favourite. We have been coming here for years, and it’s no surprise why. The food is almost always amazing, the staff are lovely and genuinely seem to remember you each year, and the view is gorgeous, especially as the sun is setting. *image…

PizzaStorm – Newcastle

Now that’s what I call fast food! Over 50 toppings, unlimited choice and cooked in 180 seconds? Sounds like a perfect lunchtime treat!