TRAVEL

REVIEW: FIFTEEN RESTAURANT, CORNWALL

Now, I don’t normally do a lot of restaurant reviews, mainly because I don’t feel qualified to critique someone else’s food. We’ve all seen Masterchef – William Sitwell I ain’t. But, when we were in Cornwall a couple of weeks ago, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant was opposite our hotel and we thought “why not?” (more…)

WHAT TO DO IN PADSTOW, CORNWALL

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I may be biased but I believe that Cornwall is one of the most idyllic places in the UK. I know there are plenty of other suburbs that could give it a run for its money – the Cotswolds, Sussex, Kent, even my home county of Suffolk but there’s something about Cornwall that’s a little bit enchanting. Pasties, clotted cream, the swell of the sea and rolling hills – it has everything. So when I had the opportunity to head down to Watergate Bay for a few days, I couldn’t jump in the car quicker (where I stayed for 6 hours!) (more…)

24 HOURS AT THE MANDEVILLE HOTEL, LONDON


With seven glossy hotel openings this year, it’s easy to forget about the London’s old faithfuls – the city’s loyal establishments that continue to the fly the Union Jack outside and stand firm in their traditional position. Stashed away in a quiet corner of Marylebone, The Mandeville hotel is proud to be one of these matriarchs of London. Having visited The Mandeville five years ago to sample the delights of a Zandra Rhodes afternoon tea, it made a lasting impression thanks to it’s approachable luxury and cosy aesthetics. (more…)