Dogma Hotdogbar – Ecumenical Nosh, Utrecht

After a lovely Mass at St Nicholas in Amsterdam a few weeks ago, Celia and I headed to Utrecht for lunch. I searched the internet webs and found that Dogma Hotdogbar was a place of interest which I felt compelled to investigate. After a confusing journey from the...

Rudy’s – Best Pizza Central Birmingham?

Rudy's! Why have I not reviewed this before? Who knows? This is one of the best pizzerias in town. The best of course being Alicia's but that is so far away that I seldom go. Rudy's is an excellent alternative in town centre and is moments away from St Phillip's. A...

Talking Heads 77 – Album of the Month November 2021

Well this album has rather changed my life. I have been an admirer of Talking Heads for some time. Their albums Speaking in Tongues and Remain in Light were the soundtrack to my erasmus year in Rome. I can never listen to them and not think of the B line from Termini...

The French Dispatch – Latest Wes

Is the French Dispatch Wes Anderson's best film? I don't think so. I enjoyed an evening at the Prince Charles Cinema in London which covered all of Wes' films and advertisements up to and including The Grand Budapest. It was a delightful evening and helped me...

Il Rustico – Lovely Pizza, Dover

When one thinks of Dover, they think of white cliffs, cruise ships, lorry queues and perhaps even the migrant crisis. But one seldom thinks of pizza. But after a wonderful sermon on the feast of All Saints in St Paul's in Dover, we felt compelled to go to Il Rustico....

Please, Sir! Splendid Burgers, Broadstairs

When my folks brought me to Broadstairs, I searched for the best eatery. Please, Sir! came up as number one. My critic senses were tingling, I simply knew this was the place to go. What confirmed my opinion was that all those in attendance wanted to not eat there...

La Grotta – Carb Refresh – Bristol

It may surprise you to know that I did not have a good time in Bristol. I had cycled 100 miles to get there and was not in the best shape having to do a full working day the following day as well as an hour presentation to dozens of people. No matter! La Grotta was...

Five Favourites – November Edition

Welcome to another edition of Five Favourites where I share some excellent album covers which have brought me some measure of joy over the last few weeks. See below your fixe for November. Fleetwood Mac - English Rose (1969) An absolutely extraordinary cover. Of...

A Belated AOTM – Great Recordings of the Century – Maurizio Pollini

Keen readers of this weblog may well have noted that October was conspicuously lacking in any Album Of The Month (“AOTM”) post. Indeed, the more anxious amongst you may well have begun to worry that an AOTM post for October would never materialise. Fear not, however,...

The Craven Arms, Birmingham – An Unexpected Find

One of the surprising things about returning to a place you once lived in is discovering just how many good things you had hitherto overlooked. Prior to my recent visit to Birmingham, I thought I had a comprehensive idea of all Brum's best establishments for the...

Hello and welcome to CEDRIC SUGGESTS, specially designed for those of us who are partial to a slice or three of The Culinary Arts…

But Nota Bene Dear Reader: this blog is NOT limited to my recipe and restaurant ramblings alone! I shall also take it upon myself to decribe my various other encounters and experiences in this wonderful world we all share. Expect recommendations of excellent service received, for example, and lively discussions on a variety of exhilerating sublects like as Fashion, Art, Education, Religion and Fitness my word. Not forgetting my regular Favourite Albums of the Month / Year feature. Are you ready? Then enter Freunde, Étranger, Stranger…

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Chowki – Remarkable Indian, Hull

Chowki – Remarkable Indian, Hull

Arriving in Hull after a busy day in Manchester, having completed a 100km cycle (with 5 massive hills), gone to town and had lunch with an old friend and taking a 2.5 hour train, I was understandably shattered. Chowki was close to my colleagues' home in the Avenues...

100km Cycle – Manchester, Peak District & Cheshire

100km Cycle – Manchester, Peak District & Cheshire

It was 7am on a Saturday morning in the waning last week of summer. I decided to go on a challenging 100km cycle. I began in Didsbury and cycled to Bramall and went past the below phenomenal hall. See below the rest of my ride. I was pootling on at a good pace but...

Salford Museum & Art Gallery – Superb Fun, Manchester

Salford Museum & Art Gallery – Superb Fun, Manchester

Salford Museum and Art Gallery sits atop the famed Peel Park which is itself well worth visiting. My friends and I went here as our first stop in what was to be a jam packed Friday. See below my personal highlights. Somehow the museum managed to re-create a street in...

Five Favourites – September Edition

Five Favourites – September Edition

The time has come again for my five favourite album covers of the month .The below are a collection of covers which I have enjoyed on my musical journey through August. It has been a wild month for me which included much wonderful travelling. I look forward to...