Tag: food writer Derby

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: 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: KUSHI-YA, NOTTINGHAM

REVIEW: KUSHI-YA, NOTTINGHAM

It is a brand new year with brand new resolutions and this year I have just the one aspirational goal. I am therefore obliged to embrace wholeheartedly the notion of not being at my desk all the time. It is one of the joys (not) of being a writer, where you spend every gold-dust minute plotting Book Three and increasing…

Coffee + Cruffin @Muffin Break, Derby (Intu) = heaven

Coffee + Cruffin @Muffin Break, Derby (Intu) = heaven

Hi all,  I hope you’re enjoying the positively scrumptious weather. OK you know what I’m like about good coffee, right? (Elixir, it’s ELIXIR I tell you!). I have the innate desire to shout out about good coffee, which is why I just had to hop on to tell y0u about a good coffee place in town. It’s no secret that I prefer independent coffee shops and quirky cafés which ooze…