Review Index

Pern Does it Again


Pern does it again with The Star in the Harbour his new brainchild in Whitby.But what do I really think about it?

Tharavadu, Leeds

What makes Tharavadu, Leeds so special that it continues to scoop awards, including best Indian in a city teeming with others?

The Angel, Hetton


10 years may have gone by since I ate at The Angel, Hetton, what had it been up to in that time and does it still hold its reputation intact?

The Park, York

Elaine Lemm, The Park, York

I am over the Tasting Menu. Was I at The Park? To find out, you need to read the whole review.

Mr P’s Curious Tavern

Mr P's Curious Tavern

Mr P (of the Curious Tavern) is none other than the illustrious chef of chefs, Andrew Pern, who will need no introduction for regular readers of my reviews.

Norse Gets Better


I fell in love with Norse, the Nordic influenced restaurant in Harrogate three years ago when they opened as the evening switch over of the daytime café Baltzersens. I went to find out if the affair is over?

A Brewdog Stir


It was a hard battle with the planners, but Brewdog, the most talked about opening in York for some time, finally happened in December 2016. With over 200 pubs already in the city, on the scale of this was always going to be contentious.

The Pleasant Pheasant

Without traipsing over old ground, just how a village the size of Harome can be home to not one, but two restaurants is still a marvel. That both of these have the prominence most can only dream of simply beggars belief.

No Amore Here


I rarely write a scathing review, as an ex-restaurateur myself, I am all too aware of the impact one can have. That does not, however, mean I don’t speak my mind, I say as I find and no holds barred; integrity and honesty are the keys to an honest and fair one…read on

Horto, Still as Good?


Horto at Rudding Park was the much-awaited opening for 2017. But is the magic still there? Read to find out.

The Lifeboat Inn


A fab inn, in an enviable location. Picture perfect in every aspect. But how is it to stay at the Lifeboat Inn in Thornham?

True Foods Chefs Table


After so many years involved in food writing, there aren’t that many dining experiences that have not crossed my path, until I found True Foods Chef Table.