Restaurant Reviews

REVIEW: THAI BORAN, DERBY

REVIEW: THAI BORAN, DERBY

Despite it being the middle of August, the weather seems to have taken a turn for the worse. It is grey, dark and the non-stop rain makes the day feel heavier. This sort of weather makes me crave spicy food and hearty curries, which is why I found myself right at home at Thai Boran, Derby one chilly Friday evening.…

REVIEW: THE WHITE HART DUFFIELD, DERBYSHIRE

REVIEW: THE WHITE HART DUFFIELD, DERBYSHIRE

As The White Hart Duffield gears up to celebrate a very special birthday, I visit to review the new summer menu. Does the new menu deliver in the flavour stakes?   Have you ever watched the 1985 TV adaptation of Anne of Green Gables? Bonus points for reading Lucy Maud Montgomery most excellent series. If you haven’t watched it, you…

REVIEW: THE TAILORS ARMS, NOTTINGHAM

REVIEW: THE TAILORS ARMS, NOTTINGHAM

Do you have a local pub, one where it feels you’re home from home? One where everybody knows your name? I haven’t felt as if I had a proper local for ages. Historically, I have preferred the quiet when dining, and being busy with work has so far filled the need to slip down to the pub for meetup and…

REVIEW: JÖRO RESTAURANT SHEFFIELD

REVIEW: JÖRO RESTAURANT SHEFFIELD

***5 minute read***   If you’d have told me that I’d be spending my birthday in a shipping container, I would have laughed in your face.   I have a birthday bucket list, which consists of a list of places that I need to visit on the 25 of July each year. (Yes I am gratuitously telling you my birth…

REVIEW: VEGAN MENU WAGAMAMA, INTU DERBY

REVIEW: VEGAN MENU WAGAMAMA, INTU DERBY

Veganism is big news. At the time of writing, there are over 16.3 million hashtags for #VeganFood.   Djokovic who’s recent Wimbledon win saw him last four hours and 57 minutes against Federer – also the longest Wimbledon singles final in histoyry – also champions a plant-based diet to helping him be in optimum shape.    Now, I am not…

REVIEW: HART’S KITCHEN, NOTTINGHAM

REVIEW: HART’S KITCHEN, NOTTINGHAM

I am not good with change. I am always wary of those who profess their love for ‘mixing things up’ because they liken it to adventure of some sort. No, no… just no. I find comfort in the familiar, like an old book that you can dive into after a long day, or that slightly worn jumper that feels right,…

REVIEW: THE DINING ROOM, DERBY

REVIEW: THE DINING ROOM, DERBY

**4 MINUTE READ** A new independent restaurant has opened its doors on Friar Gate, Derby. Promising to showcase the best of British, The Dining Room is serving classic dishes with a contemporary twist, with a focus on the best of local and regional British produce. I attended press night yesterday evening and sampled food on the taster menu; here are my…