Favourite restaurant in Brighton
1st: The Chilli Pickle: This wins hands down – for me, it’s the complete package and have nailed how a restaurant experience should be. Delicious food; excellent, unimposing but knowledgeable service; good variety on the menu with different options for lunch & dinner; comfortable; reasonable pricing.
2nd: Isaac At: Fine dining, open kitchen and great narrative to accompany each course.
3rd: Riddle & Finns on The Beach: The best restaurant view in Brighton…and decent quality seafood to boot.
Favourite restaurant in the country
1st: The Ledbury, Notting Hill, London: I went here for lunch with my sister for a special birthday – without question, the best meal experience I’ve ever had. Smart, modern, innovative, delicious…and high quality but informal service. A bit pricey, but based in Notting Hill, with two Michelin stars and number 27 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, what do you expect?!
2nd: Marcus at The Berkeley Hotel, London: My partner treated me to a truly exquisite lunch here for my birthday this year. Serving two Michelin star British Contemporary food in a beautiful setting.
3rd: Waterside Inn, Bray, Berkshire: Although it’s about 20 years since I went, I still remember their cheeseboard – the biggest and most varied I’ve ever experienced. And I really do love cheese! Classic French three Michelin star cuisine.
Favourite Online Recipe Resource
1st: Great British Chefs: This is my go to resource for all recipes – without fail, I always check their site before embarking on anything new. And, they’re true to their tagline of “Inspiring food lovers everywhere” – they’ve certainly inspired me with a number of recipes.
2nd: BBC Good Food: I find this site very reliable especially for classic stews, midweek dinners and puddings. Their recipes are simple to follow with very clear step by step processes.
3rd: Delicious Magazine: Again, a great, reliable resource for a variety of recipes in simple to use step by step recipe format.