BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH REVIEW: REVOLUCIÓN DE CUBA, DERBY

*Complimentary brunch - thank you Rev de Cuba Derby for the invite* It’s Sunday. You fancy a change from your usual cereal, which is yawn-inducingly boring. And you can’t be bothered to cook. As you stare languidly from that cereal box to your reflection in the mirror, questioning when Sundays became ‘meh’, you have an idea. Brunch. Not just ...

Restaurant review: Carluccio’s, Intu, Derby

When you visit a restaurant with celebrity backing, do you think of the chef-backer? When I patronise a celebrity owned restaurant, I’ll be honest, images bubble in my mind like a simmering pot of minestrone, of the chef in question. Of course, I didn’t expect Antonio Carluccio to leap out from behind the panettone when I dined ...

Happy Birthday Yo! Sushi, Intu Derby

Yo! Sushi in Intu Derby recently celebrated their first birthday. From clouds of balloons to members of staff dressing up for the occasion, it was a fun evening packed with good food, great company (gal pal N I’m looking at you) and a surprise sneak peek at Yo! Sushi’s festive offerings. Their apple and cinnamon ...

Q&A: Founders of Le Bistrot Pierre, Rob Beacham and John Whitehead

Whenever anyone asks me about my favourite restaurant, I try not to look too horrified. How can I name just the one? It’s like asking a parent to choose their favourite child. One of the restaurants however, to make my top ten is Le Bistrot Pierre on Friargate, Derby. I have been there before (check out ...

Cosmo’s alternative Christmas menu impresses

It may feel a little jarring thinking about Christmas when it feels positively tropical outside. Christmas Day is actually less than 86 days away (sorry to freak you out), which is why I have zero qualms of bringing up the C word on a balmy Friday afternoon. I was lucky to check out the alternative Christmas ...

Catching some rays on Wonky Sun Terrace, The Wonky Table, Derby

With a “blink and you’ll miss it” summer, it’s important to seize the day whenever you spot a ray of sunshine. I was privileged to check out The Wonky Sun Terrace, on a particularly clement Sunday evening. This cutesy quaint courtyard can be found towards the back of the restaurant. One of the standout features of ...

Restaurant Review: Ibérico World Tapas Derby

You know when you find a restaurant review from last year, which you wrote up, but somehow forgot to publish? That. Ladies and gentlemen, please find as follows a lovely restaurant review that I discovered during house-keeping. Please note, this was from last year. I will be reviewing Ibérico World Tapas Derby again imminently, so expect ...

Deliveroo £10 minimum spend has hungry foodies in mind

Hi all, I hope Hump Day isn’t leaving you too much under the weather. The weather’s been erratic these past few weeks, and when it gets like that, all I want to do is just hibernate indoors. You, know that zen state where you don’t want to move from the couch, let alone venture outdoors? ...

Restaurant Review: Cucina, Derby

I have a love for all things Mediterranean, from the cuddly Antonio Carluccio to itsy bitsy Spanish tapas. Which is why I was really looking forward to dining at Cucina, a quaint Italian restaurant on Green Lane, Derby. Based in the heart of St. Peter’s Quarter, Cucina has been on the Derby eating scene since 2010. ...

Blacksmiths Loft Tasting Menu – Thursday 19th November 2015

Hi all, how are you doing on this windy Wednesday (that’s the weather, not me). What I love about Derby is the expanding foodie scene, with restaurants and various eateries offering tasting menus and one-off sample nights. This is a great way to check out the restaurants’ offerings, which usually showcase a diverse selection from ...