Thursday, 29 September 2011

The Ambassador Hotel - Scarborough, North Yorkshire

This post is a bit different to my previous blog posts... as it's sort of a cross between a restaurant review and a hotel review. It didn't seem fair to only judge the hotel on it's restaurant, and outlining the whole experience I hope will add to the restaurant review.

As mentioned in my previous post on Cafe with a View me and a friend had embarked on a mini break to Scarborough at the beginning of September.

Sometime last June I had bought a voucher from Groupon for a one night break at The Ambassador Hotel Scarborough. We had already decided previously that we wanted to go to on a little trip to Scarborough in the summer, as I just simply LOVE Scarborough.

Monday, 26 September 2011

A Rant About Dominoes Pizza

So this blog post was originally intended to be about the new Dominoes range of Gourmet Pizza's.

Instead it is going to turn in to a little bit of a rant, apologies, but I feel it is something I need to get out of my system.

After a hard Sunday of lazying around in my pyjamas all day I decided I would make use of the handy vouchers from Dominoes that had appeared on our doorstep a couple of weeks back. These vouchers include such deals as 'Any stuffed crust pizza for £10.99 any size Gourmet Pizza for £9.99' etc.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Cafe with a View - Scarborough, North Yorkshire

A couple of weekends back I spent a weekend in Scarborough.

I LOVE Scarborough. It brings back so many childhood memories. Although I am sad to see that a few of the things I remember loving as a child have now gone, and most of the amusements seem to have been taken over by one person, 'Slots of fun' and (Cheat)'Ashes' have both now disappeared.

We had booked in to a fancy hotel (when I say fancy I mean 3 star which is fancy to us at £135 a night!) for Friday night and arranged to eat there too so we didn't want to fill ourselves too much with a big lunch. We walked the length of the South-side, looked in many windows at many menus and walked in and out of one cafe... Then we decided to go up one of the back streets where we found 'Cafe With a View'.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Recipe Review: Bill Granger's Oven Baked Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

This is a recipe I picked up from Bill Grangers book: Every Day . I now want to buy this book. The recipe was recommended to me.

It really is fab! But you will have to be quick if you want to make this one as asparagus is going out of season.... Which is sad that I will have to wait months and months to make this again but I'm also quite excited at the prospect of autumn and winter food... big warming casseroles and soups!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

La Cafetiere - Hyde Park Corner. Leeds

 I discovered this cosy little place as a student when I lived just down the road in the ever lively Hyde Park. Situated on Hyde Park Corner (£1 on the bus from the city centre) you arrive slap bang in studentville. Don't let the skate park, the deep fried chicken shops, or cash-converter style-esq shops opposite put you off... here on this corner lies a few quaint eateries that are cheap (remember where we are), quirky and delightfully surprising.

There's no missing this place... it's bright purple. Just looking at it from the outside gives you an idea of what it's going to be like inside... slightly Mediterranean in appearance (with the bike parked up outside adding to European vibe) with mismatching tables and chairs under the veranda, it bellows unique and independent.