I walked past Mele e Pere a few times over the years; I stopped to look at the menu, peeked through the window and admired the colourful glass apples and pears on display. I wrote the name down on my list of restaurants to try, waiting for the right occasion to visit. Finally the chance came last month as the restaurant launched a new breakfast menu and I was invited to try it.
Mele e Pere appears rather small when you look from outside, in fact the restaurant at street level is not more than a cafe’ with a few… Continue reading
Yesterday was my husband’s birthday and instead of spending it at home in London we decided to escape the city and drive up north to Derbyshire, for a weekend of walks in the Peak District National Park.
We left south London early on Saturday morning (rather than on a Friday evening to avoid traffic getting out of the city) and reached the Peak District in about four hours. As we approached Derbyshire and left the motorway, we were surrounded by beautiful country lanes, charming villages and lots of greenery.
Derbyshire is a beautiful and diverse county, with picturesque towns… Continue reading
Granger & Co, the restaurant chain from celebrated Australian chef Bill Granger, opened its first UK outlet a couple of years ago in Notting Hill. The famous name, the food quality and the restaurant’s location all contributed to a successful launch. So much that in the past year Bill Granger has opened two more outlets in London: Clerkenwell in 2014 and recently Kings Cross.
The Clerkenwell restaurant is just a few minutes away from where my old office was, so I have been there a few times for to grab a coffee. Their Aussie style cortado and flat white… Continue reading