Dad checks out Marcus Wareing’s Tredwell’s in Covent Garden

Dad has had great meals at chef Marcus Wareing’s 2 Michelin starred restaurant. So, how would the food at Tredwell’s fare? Finding out here

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Travel review: Nishino, Seattle

Today, I would like to share one of dad’s favourite restaurants in Seattle. One of the genres of food, which is so much better in the USA is Japanese food and especially the sushi  dad is saddened by the fact that the UK can’t match the quality of fish, especially as it’s an island

Close to the Japanese Gardens at the eastern end of East Madison Street is Nishino. Dad and I return every year to eat their grand omakase menu



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Travel review: Barolo, Seattle

After a fun day wandering around Pike Place Market in Seattle, dad, ‘future mom’ and I met one of dad’s friends for dinner. She recommended an Italian restaurant in the downtown area called Barolo


In the UK, our average experience of Italian food is quite generic. Dad and I tend to find pasta dishes filling but never rising above high mediocrity. Dad often feels that he shouldn’t be paying for pasta in a restaurant as he can cook it better at home
In contrast, America is replete with Italian restaurants with higher aspirations. From fine dining places like Cafe Juanita in Kirkland through to family restaurants going back generations, dad and I have found many interesting Italian places to eat on holiday in the USA Continue reading

Travel review: Pike Place Market, Seattle

Today, I’m continuing my series of travel reviews from our holiday to the USA last summer. After visiting the Space Needle at Seattle Center, dad, ‘future mom’ and I took the short monorail ride to Westlake Center in the downtown area. It’s fun to think that this was the world’s first monorail, built all the way back in 1962

As it was ‘future mom’s first visit to Seattle, we took her to one of Seattle’s other iconic tourist destinations, Pike Place Market. Perhaps a bit like Borough Market in London, locals may sneer at the touristy air about the place but there’s lots of great local produce available for both locals and visitors though I appreciate there may be a slight tourist mark up

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