Restaurant Review

San Fairie Ann Ceiling Decor

Afternoon Tea at San Fairie Ann, Southend

There is something delightfully mismatched and quirky about taking afternoon tea at San Fairie Ann. The stunningly painted ceiling and the beautiful dresses hanging from it, the authentically vintage furniture, the cups and saucers that don’t quite go together, but compliment each other perfectly anyway.   There really are the…

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Mantoushe JLT Veggie Options

Veggie Deliciousness at Mantoushe, JLT

Nestled away between the high-rise buildings of JLT. The area around Mantoushe is surprisingly green.  Even taking my seat on a cloudy day, that is so rare in Dubai, it was lovely watching the trees blowing in the wind. A modern twist on traditional Lebanese food, the decor is simple…

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800 Degrees Pizza, MOE, Dubai from www.veryhungryexplorer.com

800 Degrees Pizza at MOE

I stumbled across the opening of 800 Degrees Pizza quite accidentally.  Phil and I were meant to be heading to a private film screening, but a lack of available cabs and a shit tonne of traffic meant that we were way too late for that. So we thought we’d check…

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Dubai BoxPark

Taking A Peek Into Dubai’s Box Park

We’ve got a lot to learn about timings in Dubai.  Most shops and pretty much all restaurants are open until midnight.    This is very different to how things were in Belgium and it is going to take some getting used to. We made an effort to head out late…

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Bobby Jo's 1950's Diner Southend On Sea

Back At Bobby Jo’s Diner

I feel like I’ve been dragging my heels in publishing this and I suspect that’s because it is my final post from my UK trip.  It makes me realise just how long it is going to be before I’m back and I’m not sure I’m entirely comfortable with thinking about…

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Vegetarian Pho

Making Pho at Pho Pho, Brussels

Pho is a Vietnamese soup made with broth, rice noodles and veggies (or meat, if you’re that way inclined). I’d heard it mentioned a few times around the interwebs, but hadn’t actually tried it until the lovely people at Pho Pho invited a group of bloggers to visit and see…

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Veggie Burger at Cool Bun Brussels
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The Cool Bun Veggie Burger, Brussels

I think my favourite night to actually go out is actually on a Sunday.  It just feels a little bit naughty AND the bars and restaurants are far less busy. So it’s a win, win really. I’d heard really good things about Cool Bun and wanted to see what was…

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Knees To Chin

EATING RICE PAPER ROLLS AT KNEES TO CHIN

I love not being sure how to eat a dish.  That moment of uncertainty, when you either need to wait for your dining companions to go first and show you how it’s done, or admit your ignorance and hope they won’t laugh at you. The last time it happened to…

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The Black Sheep Brussels

PUB GRUB AT THE BLACK SHEEP, BRUSSELS

I’m one week into my UK trip and it has been fabulous so far. Seeing as I’ve been an expat for nearly three years now, it’s lovely just seeing my family live their day to day lives and to be able to get involved. PLUS I’ve had more than one…

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Funky Maki

VEGGIE SUSHI AT MAKISU, BRUSSELS

If there is no fish in your sushi, is it still good sushi? After my trip to Makisu on Monday night, I’m going to say a definite yes.   I was a little worried that I wouldn’t enjoy sushi as much, now that I’m not eating any meat or fish,…

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DINNER AT IL PICCOLO PADRINO, BRUSSELS

Nestled not very far away from me at all, in Woluwe Saint Lambert are lots of restaurants that I have never eaten in. I’m trying to remedy that, by investigating all of our local eateries (it’s a tough job, but for the sake of my blog, I will do it)…

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LUNCH AT LE GRAND MORIEN, DUNKIRK

We arrived in Dunkirk to find that the first three things on our list were closed;  (which in case you’re interested was the tourist office, belfry and church), so after a wander around we decided to grab some lunch and check our list to see where was next. Le Grand…

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TRYING CAMEL AT THE CAFE CLOCK, FES

Tucked down a little alley in the Fes Medina is an absolute gem… Cafe Clock (luckily there is a sign on the main street – otherwise we would never have found it). Inside are different seating areas, on various levels, which makes the cafe feel a lot bigger than it…

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La Maison Arabe Marrakech-

DINNER AT LA MAISON ARABE, MARRAKECH

We wanted to go somewhere a little special for Christmas Eve – plus by this stage of our trip my legs were killing me from all the walking and La Maison Arabe was the closest restaurant to where we were staying.   Tucked away in a little alley (helpfully marked…

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