Dinner with a iconic London view

When I dine out in London I like to find special venues that showcase this amazing city to its full potential. More than a meal, the restaurant should offer fantastic service, a welcoming atmosphere and, where possible, sweeping views of the city. If you plan to visit London,  book a table at Portrait the restaurant at […]

Top 4 mouthwatering tastes at Borough Market this August

Bread Ahead baguette

Due to some weird roadworks near our place and seriously bucketing down rain I found myself at Borough Market at lunchtime today – oops! So obviously, I had to savour a few bites from this ultimate of London foodie meccas. Borough Market should be renamed Kangaroo Food Court because it is full of Aussie tourists. […]

My gelato obsession – how to find the best gelato

Gelato flavours and best places to try this delicious Italian dessert

I tasted my first proper gelato on the banks of Lake Garda, Italy, in the pretty town of Sirmione. It was a far cry from the whipped up sugary technicolour mess that passed for gelato in my childhood. This version was creamy and full of flavour. I wanted to savour every mouthful. These days gelato […]

The best: dark mint chocolate

Charbonnel et Walker dark mint thins

  Do you have a favourite type of chocolate? Trick question. Of course you do. My hubby likes Milka the best.. I know, I was shocked too. He found  a bar with embedded crackers when we visited Switzerland earlier this year. I have to admit the saltiness and crunchiness of the crackers nicely offsets the sweet […]

Brunching at Balthazar London

Balthazar poached eggs

Most Melburnians have a thing for coffee and breakfasts and I am no exception. I am on a constant quest for smashed avo(cado) and caffeine options in London town. Luckily Balthazar exists for a consistently delicious experience. Yay! Balthazar London is an offshoot of the New York icon and offers french bistro fare (and smashed avo!) all day, […]