The Knight and Garter Pub and Restaurant Leicester – Launch Review

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Restaurant Reviews
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The Knight and Garter in Leicester City Centre is the latest addition to multitude of new pubs and restaurants in and around Leicesters Cultural Quarter. I was lucky enough to be invited along to their grand opening courtesy of the great online magazine Cool As Leicester and was asked to give my honest opinion. So lets dive in and I’ll give you the low down on the brand new Knight and Garter gastropub in Leicester. (more…)

Bodega Cantina Leicester review – A New South American Restaurant in the City

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Restaurant Reviews
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Bodega Cantina is Leicesters newest restaurant to open in the City Centre and serves a selection of South American street food dishes and vibrant cocktails. Located in the rejuvenated St. Martins Square in Leicesters cultural quarter it faces stiff competition from other casual restaurants in Grillstock and 33 Cank Street. So is Bodega Cantina Leicester worth a visit? Read on for our review! (more…)

Oakes Grill Restaurant at Hanbury Manor Review

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Restaurant Reviews
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Hanbury Manor Hotel is a Marriott property billed as a hotel with “five star luxury” and includes the Oakes Grill Restaurant boasting excellent food. Located just outside Ware in Hertfordshire, it’s a bona fide 5 star hotel in some lovely English countryside. with the original house built of striking red brick in the mid 1700’s, its an impressive looking place and would be fitting of a restaurant serving 5 star food. Could the Oakes Grill R estaurant at Hanbury Manor live up to the Marriott hype? (more…)

Hotel Maiyango, Leicester – A Review of the Paper’s Reviews

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Restaurant Reviews
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Hotel Maiyango is one of Leicesters most unique and interesting places to eat. It’s part of a small boutique hotel which sits on the outskirts of Leicester city centre and as you would expect it has its own restaurant. If you didn’t know, I’m from Leicester and the restaurant at Hotel Maiyango is one of my favourites and I’ve spent many a night there eating a concoction of different things and drinking their fantastic cocktails. While trawling the internet one day I came across a couple of reviews in national newspapers, the Telegraph and the Indepenedant, which were less than complementary about one of Leicester city centres best restaurants. This riled me somewhat and I feel like I should step in to defend Hotel Maiyango’s corner somewhat. (more…)

Thai Beef Panang (Penang) Curry Recipe from Jitlada Thai Restaurant in Luton

Posted by on Nov 8, 2010 in Curry, Recipes
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Thai Beef Panang CurrySo I ventured out for a family birthday meal this weekend just gone and it was decided Thai meal was in order. We went to the superb Jitlada Thai restaurant on Wellington Street in Luton. A tiny little place with friendly and attentive service and a cost atmosphere. The place is always full and there seems to be a common theme with the food people are ordering. (more…)