I feel like I lost a limb this week. I live near a little market town and it's been through a lot of development of late. Some good, some not so good. Over time independent eateries (a million times better, nicer and tastier) have been heartbreakingly replaced by chains. I am so bored of chain food. I don't mean to sound depressing or ranting and raving. This is a lament.
Two of the best restaurants in the town - in fact the only two restaurants
This current trilogy will be rounded off by the consumption of another Eggs Benedict at a restaurant I have been to many times.
Summer is almost upon us. Yes to the sunshine, yes to the balmy summer evenings and yes to Pimms. No to the fact that my bingo wings are only just falling short of smacking me in the face if I have to wave at anyone. I suppose in some ways I am glad I shan't be having more Eggs Benedict in order to attempt to combat
The second instalment of this trio was devoured in a quaint little restaurant in Leicester. Entropy is outside the hustle and bustle of Leicester city centre and in my opinion Leicester is crying out for more restaurants like this one. The head chef worked at The Fat Duck and also The Vineyard at Stockcross so without contemplation it was obvious this was going to be a corker.
It's just one of those restaurant come pubs that you wish you had a
Eggs Benedict is one of my all time favourite, comfort giving, wonderfully satisfying indulgences. Because of this and as I am sure many other people love this ultimate unbeatable combination, I am going to compare 3 restaurants interpretations of this classic.
The Almanack in Leicester is a relatively new opened establishment. I went soon after it opened and I think at this time they may have been cutting some corners to ease themselves in.
You know the drill. Shopping all day, buying little treats and you get to the stage where only a cup of tea can hit the right spot. I say cup of tea but I don't mean of the PG variety.
Particularly when paying for my tea while out and especially so in London I expect more than a pyramid shaped tea bag for my money.
This is where I was lucky enough to stumble across one of those 'gems'. I guess everyone else is fortunate to know about this place
I am surprised that this exquisite restaurant does not have a Michelin star. The restaurant itself is so tasteful - albeit in a rather remote location that's neither here nor there. The staff were so attentive and extremely helpful and polite. I cannot say that it is the best Sunday lunch in the world as I have not eaten every Sunday lunch on offer but other than a few onions in my Yorkshire pudding, I cannot think of any way it could be better.
There are lots and lots (too many if anything) of burgers and burger chains. How does one choose? The Handmade Burger Co. has just five branches in the UK: Birmingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Solihull and Aberdeen. The reason I'm telling you where they are is because if you happen to be in any of these places, you must go.
There were flavour combinations that I would never have considered in a burger and I am so glad I tried the, 'Milano', which