Category Archives: Review

Lessons from a thriving High Street in East Yorkshire

I love infographics like this one which lays out well the economics of local vs national retailing. Some time ago I described in a blog my vision for the perfect market town http://ashbournevoice.co.uk/2013/11/10/the-perfect-market-town-a-vision/.  As our daughter is at Hull University … Continue reading

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Luuurvvv at The Beeches Bar and Grill

Restaurants seem to lose their minds at some times of year. At Christmas perfectly decent kitchens seem to ditch their standards and serve “what the people want”. All innovation disappears and, like it or not, the only fayre is turkey … Continue reading

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Marrakech… and the wonders of adventure

I believe the best holidays are based on experiences rather than sights and I can really see that. I’m probably a little odd but my own favourite moments have been the holidays where I’ve felt challenged and maybe seen something … Continue reading

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Wild Thyme in Chipping Norton – Cotswolds passion

At college my best subject was art. I could draw and paint accurately and at times I thought about it as a career. And then the conservative side of me stepped in and reminded me of the garret-bound artist trading … Continue reading

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@ZouBisouCafe in Leamington Spa – a funky cafe with soul

Zou Bisou is a cafe in the heart of restaurants in Leamington Spa. This is a place of tough competition. I’ve already written about the delights of Coffee Architects, Turtle Bay and La Coppola and enjoyed each one of them … Continue reading

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Mystery meal at The Wine House, Lichfield…or parts of it

I really do like to give restaurants the benefit of the doubt but just once in a while they don’t help me. Recently I visited The Wine House in Lichfield for the second time. I had been expecting great things … Continue reading

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Supattra in Bridlington – welcome Yorkshire Thai

My first exposure to Thai food was in Bangkok in the late 1980s. One fiery bowl of Tom Yam soup later and I was left sweating and incapable of speech by the chillis. My experience since then has been mainly … Continue reading

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The #Tamariu Can Tonet €16 set menu – Catalan casual

  Our journey through Tamariu restaurants continued with a visit to Can Tonet – the number two rated restaurant on TripAdvisor. I like the look of this place – they welcome in customers and are very informal. There is a … Continue reading

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Es Dofi, Tamariu -TripAdvisor gets the gist

I wrote a short while ago about the backstreet method of finding good value eating in a tourist trap. On the same trip I also decided to use the TripAdvisor method of finding the best restaurant. In Tamariu the number … Continue reading

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El Clot dels Mussols – Tamariu tourist value

We honeymooned in Florence in the 1980s and had a wonderful time enjoying each other’s company and the sights and sounds of an amazing city. It was one of our first city breaks and we were amazed just how expensive … Continue reading

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