Food & Drink

I’m a passionate foodie who loves spreading the word about delicious food, great spaces and smiling faces. The majority of my reviews are forked out (pun intended) by myself. Due to an increasing amount of review requests, I am having to set down some guidelines (as I want to afford books, food and rent you see). Take a peek at these guidelines here:

Meals or lunches are usually for 2 people. It’s no fun dining solo and I love chatting to my dining partner about their dish. If there’s more food ordered, there is more to write about.
A budget is decided pre-dining, so I can enjoy my meal without the faff and potential ick-factor of unpleasant surprises post-meal.
I’m PR friendly too, so if you’re a cool agency bod who wants me to review your gorgeous eatery, drop me a note on [email protected]
I look forward to connecting with you fine foodie folk.

RAxxx

Restaurant review: The Wonky Table, Derby

Restaurant review: The Wonky Table, Derby

Do you have a favourite place in Derby that is your go-to for celebratory occasions? There are numerous eateries in Derby, but none that feel a little special when you walk through the doors.   I am talking about The Wonky Table in Derby. I have been to the restaurant a number of times over the years. Its quirky charm…

REVIEW: VIDA BY LORENTES, NOTTINGHAM

REVIEW: VIDA BY LORENTES, NOTTINGHAM

*Gifted – ad* It has been over a year since I sauntered down the streets in Nottingham, one of my favourite spaces in the world. So when I returned for my first review in the great city, it was with a smile on my face.   The venue was ViDa by Lorentes Tapas Nottingham, and the reason why this may…

SPICE BUSINESS MAGAZINE LAUNCHES DELICIOUS ‘BRITISH CURRY DAY’ ON THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER 2020

SPICE BUSINESS MAGAZINE LAUNCHES DELICIOUS ‘BRITISH CURRY DAY’ ON THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER 2020

‘Back The Bhaji’ supports the curry industry and commemorates curry pioneers   Spice Business, the country’s only independent magazine for the Asian restaurant sector, has announced the inaugural British Curry Day on Thursday 3rd December.   British Curry Day will provide a positive focus encouraging spice lovers to order a takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or use food delivery services in accordance with government regulations.  …

PENDERYN WHISKY TASTING & FOOD MATCHING

PENDERYN WHISKY TASTING & FOOD MATCHING

What are your spirits of choice? I love a good brandy, with Remy Martin VSOP, Courvoisier and Frapin VSOP being my usual favourite tipples. There’s always a bottle of Penderyn in the cupboard, mainly because The Boy loves it (he has good taste).   I love finding out about new flavour profiles and tasting notes, which is why I enrolled…

REVIEW: THE STRUTT ARMS, BELPER, DERBYSHIRE

REVIEW: THE STRUTT ARMS, BELPER, DERBYSHIRE

#Ad-Gifted   The Strutt Arms first appeared on my radar last year after news of its opening last autumn. It only took a year for me to get over there to try out their new menu, on the eve of lockdown number two, no less.    The Strutt Arms is an approximate 10-minute drive from Derby city centre, and the…