I’ve been down to Devon a fair bit this year. Devon is a county in southwest England. It encompasses sandy beaches, fossil cliffs, medieval towns and moorland national parks. You’ll be absolutely unsurprised to hear that when I go there I do none of those things, instead I like to eat food and drink booze.Continue reading “Where to eat in Devon if you happen to go to the same places that I’ve been”
Review of The Wilderness restaurant in Birmingham.
Recently, I had a baby and got a new job. “Don’t boast, Rob, it’s unbecoming.” I’m not boasting, I’m setting the scene, giving context, and confirming that my testicles are fully operational. With the start date of the job inching closer, I decided I should treat myself to a day out. A day of soloContinue reading “Jöro – Sheffield”
Skosh – sounds a bit like a weapon someone would have used in the olden days. “He was clobbered to death with a skosh.” I don’t know the origins of the name of this restaurant, but I’m sure if you Google it you’ll probably find out. What I do know is this was my favouriteContinue reading “Skosh – York”
Tommy Banks, sounds a bit like cockney rhyming slang doesn’t it? “I’m just popping to the allotment for a Tommy Banks.” There was, fortunately, no masturbating during my visit to Roots, mainly because Tommy wasn’t there. Full disclosure: I actually booked this meal because I’d been reliably informed it was owned by England cricket captain,Continue reading “Roots – York”
The grand old Duke of York, what an indecisive bastard. Not like me, I’m mega decisive. How decisive exactly? Well, take this for example: My lady wife spent her 30th birthday in Lockdown uno, and her 31st in lockdown tres, so I DECIDED to take her away for the weekend once we were vacc’ed upContinue reading “Rattle Owl – York”
1 x taxi that didn’t turn up. 1 x train that stopped after 10 minutes and chucked everyone off because of flooding. 1 x taxi that broke down on the hard shoulder. 1 x cancelled train. 1 x lovely man from Machynlleth called Huw. That’s how we spent our first wedding anniversary getting to Wales.Continue reading “Ynyshir – Wales”
“A cornerstone is literally a stone at the corner of a building. It’s an important stone, so it also means “the basic part of something,” as in, the cornerstone of the suffragette movement was getting women the right to vote.” Not my words, the words of vocabulary.com. The suffragette movement is an interesting angle forContinue reading “Cornerstone – Hackney”
A review of The Oyster Club Birmingham.
“Where would you like to go for your birthday, dearest?” My wife asked. “Oooh, ideally a university town.” “Which?” “One where most the tossers I attended school with went.” “I’m not sure there are any good restaurants in Loughborough.” “No, Nottingham you fool!” Is there any better way to celebrate turning 34 than by goingContinue reading “A weekend in Nottingham”