Archive For April 2017

Eneko at One Aldwych for Sunday Brunch

Eneko at One Aldwych for Sunday Brunch

Eggs Yolks Tempura is intriguing and perhaps the classiest comfort food for which one could ever hope Located near Covent Garden in the heart of London’s West End, Eneko at One Aldwych is one of this writer’s favourite eateries. It is a delightfully stylish restaurant and wine bar from the acclaimed Basque Chef Eneko Atxa….

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ChariTable Bookings Signature Dish

ChariTable Bookings Signature Dish

A recipe book with 365 dishes – one for each day of the year – from chefs who are familiar and respected This is a book the size of several bricks. That’s not surprising as it introduces 365 leading British chefs’ main course recipes. Each recipe is presented with beautiful pictures on quality paper, and…

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The Textile Museum

The Textile Museum

Textile has played an important part in the history of Tilburg, and you can learn all about it at the museum ‘No, Mum, not a museum!’ Yes, many of us have heard that sad and somewhat panic-stricken refrain from youngsters who are dreading the prospect of another 3-hour amble around galleries hung with dark oil…

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Drawings for Paintings: in the Age of Rembrandt

Drawings for Paintings: in the Age of Rembrandt

Using modern infrared reflectography we can now see the underdrawings Dutch artists have, for centuries, been admired for the realistic quality of their work. Seventeenth-century landscapes and scenes of ordinary life are all here and one might suppose that the paintings were done directly from life; but it seems that most of them were produced…

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Afternoon Tea at Savini at Criterion

Afternoon Tea at Savini at Criterion

The a la carte menu is distinctly Italian Both afternoon tea and The Criterion are icons. The first is quintessentially British and the second a long-standing London destination for fine food, and one which has been frequented by the great and the good for around a century and a half. Thomas Verity, a British architect,…

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Hawkers Bar and Brasserie – finer dining in Kingston

Hawkers Bar and Brasserie – finer dining in Kingston

I live only a short bus ride, or an even shorter train ride, from Kingston. I am there very often for retail therapy at the Bentalls Centre. I am a frequent visitor to the large Chinese, Japanese and Korean supermarket. I enjoy the historic daily fruit and vegetable market. I have, however, never thought of…

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, London – Kingston Upon Thames

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, London – Kingston Upon Thames

The hotel is easy to reach from Kingston bus stops outside the celebrated Bentalls Shopping Centre, and also from the train station There is a new stylish hotel in Kingston and it’s a Hilton. But why Kingston Upon Thames? Well, it’s a good location for a decent hotel for business or pleasure, in an area…

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Between Heaven and Earth – Atelier NL

Between Heaven and Earth – Atelier NL

The tile-wall is a collection of clay samples from each farm in the Noordoostpolder region It seemed unlikely. A pottery in a church in Eindhoven. But here it was and it is indeed a divine space in which to sympathetically develop well-designed products from natural clay. But not just any clay – this is Dutch…

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