Category: Food and Drink

Tisane Tea Rooms – Afternoon (Tea) Delight, Broadway, Cotswolds

Tisane’s Tea Rooms are very much typical of the Broadway ideal – charming, traditional and quintessentially English. It sits on Lower High Street, metres away from the town Green, which I found to be the greatest attraction of the town. After a largely adequate lunch up the road at the Horse and Hound, we decided to have dessert at a different venue. Tisane’s was on the original itinerary for lunch but we ended up going there for scones. And what scones! These were superbly soft, airy and light scones. Interestingly, scones were thought to have originated in Scotland and...

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The Stable – Solid Meal, Birmingham City Centre

NB – Unfortunately The Stable has closed since this review was written. Please take this piece as an appreciative tribute to the excellent food and service we experienced there.  During the first national lockdown (of three), Matthew and I would walk past The Stable frequently. We would observe the plants inside die slowly which each passing day. The Stable had remained shut through most of the lockdown, all the way through August, in fact. We would bemoan the fact that we were not able to avail ourselves of Mr Sunak’s aptly named Eat Out To Help Out (or, as...

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The Horse and Hounds – Great Pub Dining, Broadway

If you happen to be in Broadway, chances are you are en route to, or have just come back from, Broadway Tower. Either way, a wonderful stop you may consider is The Horse and Hounds pub. This was not the world’s greatest restaurant however, it was a good pub grub and had an excellent selection of alcoholic beverages. In addition, it was far enough away from central Broadway to avoid the thrall of eager tourists and enjoy some relative peace. We ate in the back garden on one of the last days of summer, which was quite wonderful as...

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The Tannin Level – Staggering Dining, Harrogate

I hesitated for a moment when drafting this post, I considered putting the Tannin Level in the art category of Cedric Suggests. The Tannin Level was always a place I would aspire to dine when living in Harrogate. By virtue of my, then, extreme youth, I did not have the funds to do so. Thankfully the times have changed and in my favour. This was the first stop we made on our way up to the Yorkshire Dales and was well worth the two hour drive. The Tannin Level is a below ground restaurant on Raglan street in the...

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Bonehead Chicken – Magnificent Takeout, City Centre

On account of this wretched pandemic, Bonehead Chicken only allows you to order their divine food through Uber Eats. One is not yet allowed inside the fine establishment so please forgive my photographs for not being of the usual quality one might expect on this blog. I have had to pinch photographs from blogs which visited in person in the Before Time. I would like to first draw your attention to the exquisite waffle fries which were a gift from Heaven. Their consistency was delightful, just turgid enough. Their size was just enough for a mouthful. The level of...

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