Eating Out

A favourite pastime when we are not on holiday is eating out, mainly in and around London and if I have the time and energy I will document some of our outings.

So a little listing of where we have eaten down the years in reverse year order, although ordered within the year.





The Ivy (Guildford)

Fairmont Windsor Park



La Gamba 

The Little Fish Market Hove

Peking Inn Cookham


The Wilderness Birmingham



Pollen Street Social

Quinlans Cork

Shein Falls

Muckross Park




Duke of Cumberland Arms Henley / Hazlemere 

Dew Drop Inn Hurley

Quality Chop House Clerkenwell

Reading Room Roseate

Woven – Coworth Park

Manzi’s Soho

Chilston Park

Crab Bournemouth

Vineyard for Xmas

Hoppers Soho


Hutong Shard

Oslo Court

A Wong


Loch and the Tyne

Waterside Bray

Langtons Coopers Hill

Triple B Smokehouse

Locanda Locatelli

Hope St Carriage Room

J Sheekeys

The Ivy Asia

Olivo Guildford

Gilpin Hotel

Stovells Chobham

The Bailiwick

Brasserie Zedel

Loch and the Tyne



Hare at Scorton

Magpie Cafe

La Malmaison

Betty’s York

Sportsmans Arms

Angel at Hetton

John’s House Leicestershire

Osteria Tufo

Lucknam Park

Crab at Bournemouth

Ynyshir Powys


Scotts of Mayfair

Chequers Eversley

Mill House North Warnborough

Winning Post Winkfield

Hare at Scawton

Black Swan Yorkshire

House of Tides

Raby Hunt Co Durham

Brasserie Zedel x 2

Sussex Frith Street

Hoddington Arms

Denbies Vineyard Hotel

The Union Rye


The Latymer


Mitre Hotel

Le Petit Nantais


Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester

Buxton Crescent Hotel

French Manchester

Northcote Langho

Moor Hall Ormskirk

Hampton Manor Hampton in Arden

J Sheekeys

The Loch and the Tyne Old Windsor

Core by Clare Smyth

Greyhound Finchampstead

Frog at Skerritt

Restaurant Story

Roux at Skindles

Crab at Bournemouth

Dalloway Great Russell Street

Cinnamon Bay 


Fredricks Maidenhead 

French Horn

Rocksalt (Folkestone)

Fordwich Arms Fordwich

Boathouse Bistro (Henley)

Roux at Skindles (Maidenhead)

Montagu Arms (Beaulieu)


Heckfield Place


Lake Road Kitchen Cumbria

Forest Side Cumbria

Drunken Duck Inn

The Punchbowl Inn

Allium at Askham 

Cottage in the Wood

The Woodspeen 

Lords of the Manor


Coworth Park

Crown at Burchetts Green

Hoddington Arms


Noble Rot Lamb’s Conduit St

Forburys Reading

Jetty Bristol

Casamia Bristol

L’Escargot Soho

Coconut Lounge Reading

Cafe Boheme

Kerridge Bar & Grill Corinthia Hotel

March Hare Guildford

Crown Burchetts Green

Midsummer House Cambridge

Tuddenham Mill

Benedicts Norwich

Hide Above

Applebees Borough Market

Home Leeds


Hurley House Hotel (Maidenhead)

Miller of Mansfield (Goring)

Brasserie Blanc Southbank

Jetty Guildford 


Manor House Bybrook

Kingfisher on the Quay

Galvin at Windows


Crazy Bear Beaconsfield

Verdi RAH

Bibendum {Claude Bosi (Hibiscus)}

Frog by Adam Handling

The Star at Harome

Magpie Cafe Whitby

Lanterna Scarborough

Zelman Meats

Tom Simmons

The Archduke

Peat Inn Fife

The Torridon

Three Chimneys Skye

L’Escargot Soho

Manchester House

Crown Burchetts Green

Oxford Blue Old Windsor

The Blackbird Bagnor

Brasserie Blanc Southbank

Koffmans and Mr White Bath


Greenhouse Mayfair

Giggling Squid Wokingham


Walnut Tree Inn

The Hardwick

Restaurant 1861

James Sommerin

Gauthier Soho


The Wheatsheaf

El Camino Crowthorne


Seahorse Dartmouth

Jetty Salcombe

L’Autre Pied


Neo Bournemouth

Cafe Murano


Artichoke Amersham

Beehive White Waltham

Maki Sushi Newbury

Viet Cafe London

Restaurant Marianne

Crab Bournemouth


Stovells Chobham


Oldroyd Upper St Islington


Morden & Lea


Fera at Claridges

The Goring

Cafe Monico

Heddon Street Cafe

Adams Birmingham

Box Tree Ilkley


The Jetty Guildford


The Barn Coworth Park

Chapter One


White Swan Fence

Marco Steak House Birmingham

Cerise Reading


Devonshire Arms Bolton Abbey

Crazy Bear Stadhampton

Crown Old Basing x 2


Chapter One Locksbottom Kent


Café Murano 

Merchants Tavern 

The Pass Sussex 


Aviator Farnborough

Forburys Reading

Locks Birmingham

Orwells Shiplake

National Theatre new restaurant

Mon Plaisir

Simpsons in the Strand

Fischers Baslow Hall

Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles

Martin Wishart

The Witchery

The Kitchen

Castle Terrace

Plumed Horse

Berners Tavern

Cau Reading

The Plough


Lime Wood


Scotts of Mayfair


The Boathouse


Clos Maggiore

The Fat Duck

Plas Bodegros

Tyddn Llan

Simon Radley Chester Grosvenor

Chez Bruce


Le Gavroche

Sportsman @ Whitstable


Andre Garrett @ Cliveden

Crown Inn Bray

The Ledbury



Benihana Picadilly 26 Jan

The Glitter Ball, Wakefield Park, Mortimer 1 Feb

LSB 9 Feb + 29 March + 5 April

Botley Park overnight 15 Feb

The Forbury, Reading 19 Feb

Hibiscus, London 9 March

Purefoy Arms 10 March

Gauthier Soho 13 April

Bocca de Lupo 20 April

restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Rock 3 May

Paul Ainsworth, Padstow 4 May

Scarlett Hotel, 5 May

Nathan Outlaw Seafood & Grill 6 May

Le Terroirs 25 May

Bluebell, Chigwell 26 May

Afternoon tea at Forburys 19 June

Le Caprice 18 July

Empress Garden 23 July + 31 Oct

Webber Fish Rye 23 Aug

The George, Rye 25 Aug

Brasserie Zedel 20 Sept

Sheekeys 28 Sept

Delaunay 13 Oct

Boyd’s Brasserie 15 Oct

Tea at Claridges 23 Nov

Wild Thyme Chipping Norton overnight 30 Nov


Sun & Stars 7 Jan + 6 May

LSB 28 Jan + 18 June + 23 Oct

La Taverna, Windsor 3 Feb

Pebble Beach 12 Feb

Great House, Sonning 19 Feb

La Chapelle 25 Feb

Gauthier Soho 28 Feb + 16 June

Delaunay 5 April

Thomas Lord West Meon 8 April

Hawksmoor Seven Dials 14 April

Pennyhill Park 23 April

Dover St Wine Bar 26 May

The White Oak 25 July

The Three Horseshoes, Radnage overnight 28 July

Sheekeys 4 Aug

Canaervon Arms 5 Aug + 9 Sept

Drakes Brighton 25 Aug

Forbury Bordeaux dinner 20 Sept + 25 Oct

Zedel 29 Sept + 10 Nov

Crab at Chieveley 7 Oct

Pollen St Social 3 Nov

Purefoy Arms Preston Candover 4 Nov

Pebble Beach 17 Nov

Chewton Glen 18 Nov


Frankie & Bennie 8 Jan

Pebble Beach overnight 5 Feb

Empress Garden 8 Feb

Carluccios Reading 10 Feb

Les Deux Salons 12 Feb

Pepe Sale Reading 16 Feb + 11 March

Restaurant 27 19 Feb

Sun & Stars, V’s 60th 20 Feb

Marcus Wareing 7 March

Dean St Townhouse 19 March

Complete Angler, Marlow overnight 27 March

Great House Sonning 10 April

River Cottage 23 April

Hix 24 April

West Bay Riverside 25 April

Pennyhill Park Cheese & Wine 6 May

Sheekeys 8 May

Kyrenia, Caversham19 May

Anchor & Hope 21 May

Pied a Terre 28 May

LSB 12 June + 20 July

Montparnasse, Southsea 18 June

Bentleys 23 July

Sat Bains overnight 30 July

The Cottage, Kegworth 31 July

Mint Leaf 3 Aug

Swan, Globe 21 Aug

Kinghams, Shere 4 Sept

Queens College Arms 18 Sept

Boyd’s Brasserie 15 Oct + 29 Nov

Boulters Lock 12 Nov

Gaucho 26 Nov

Crab at Chieveley overnight 3 Dec

Pennyhill Park Ladies Lunch 5 Dec

Hotel du Vin Winchester 11 Dec


Hand & Flowers 21 Jan

Milton’s 30 Jan

L’atalier de Joel Ruberchon 4 Feb

JSW Petersfield 20 Feb

The Berkeley 23 Feb

Fat Olives, Emsworth 27 Feb

Longville Manor Jersey 5 March

Old House Wickham, 6 March

LSB 10 March + 24 Aug + 10 Oct

Great House Sonning 14 March

Jamie Oliver Guildford 28 April

Browns, St Martins Lane 29 April

Sun & Stars Holyport 9 May

Ronnie Scott’s (Manhattan Transfer) 9 May

Afternoon Tea Pennyhill Park 13 May

Wellington Arms, Baughurst 15 May

Forburys Reading wine dinner 20 May

LSQ2 Reading 23 May

Jamie Oliver’s Reading 25 May + 4 July

Crab at Chievely 30 May

York & Albany 5 June

Restaurant Tristan, Horsham 11 June

Villa Cipriani Funchal 13 June

Afternoon Tea Reid’s 18 June

Pennyhill Park 23 June

Bistro Bruno Loubet 3 July

Tate Modern 7 Aug

Pebble Beach overnight 14 Aug

The Boot, Stanford Dingley 26 Aug

My Al La Carte 30 Aug

Martin Wishart 2 Sept

Isle of Eriska 6 Sept

Lairds Hotel, Port Appin 8 Sept

Inverlochy Castle 9 Sept

L’Enclume, Cartmel 11 Sept overnight

Yew Tree 19 Sept + 21 Nov

Boulevard Brasserie, Wellington St 7 Oct

Dewpond 16 Oct

Le Caprice 20 Oct

Pennyhill Park wine dinner 12 Nov

Queen College Arms 14 Nov

Hinds Head, Bray 15 Nov

Cerise 1 Dec after wine tasting in town hall

The Fish House, Chilgrove overnight 4 Dec

Berystede Dinner Dance 9 Dec

Fat Olives Emsworth 11 Dec

Coworth Park, John Campbell 12 Dec


Latymer 20 Jan

L’Escargot 10 Feb

French Horn, Sonning 12 Feb

Afternoon Tea, Pennyhill Park 23 Feb + 15 April

Fifteen, Watergate Bay 10 March

Le Caprice 5 April

Cherwell Boathouse 11 April

Trout Inn, Tadpole Bridge 13 April

Vineyard, Stockcross 5 May

LSB 10 May + 21 May + 22 June

My A La Carte, Caversham 18 May + 12 Nov

Great House, Sonning 7 June

Royal Oak, Paley St 11 June

Danesfield House 14 June

Sheekeys 9 July

Lenclume 2 Aug

Linthwaite House, Bo’ness 3 Aug

Sparrow Bay, Ullswater 4 Aug

Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere 5 Aug

Empress Garden 3 Sept + 14 Dec

Hotel Terravina 5 Sept

Le Gallois Cardiff 26 Sept

The Cut Bar, Southbank 22 Oct

Casa de Caesari 8 Nov

Hand & Flowers 1 Dec

The Bakers Arms, Droxford 13 Dec

Crab at Chieveley 29 Dec overnight


Chez Gerard 28 Jan

Empress Garden 10 Feb + 11 March + 1 May + 8 July + 15 Oct

La Parisienne 1 March

Hambleton Hall 5-7 March

Inn on the Green 9 March

Black Boys Inn 21 March

Hotel du Vin Henley 24 March

Come Ca, Chichester 24 May

Hallidays, Funtingdon 25 May

Marina Jaks, Hayling Island 26 May

Four Seasons, Dogmersfield 22 June

Brasserie Roux 15 July

Leatherne Bottle, Goring 29 July

Museum Inn, Farnham, Dorset 10 Aug

LSB 13 Aug

Loch Fyne 18 Aug

Hoste Arms, Burnham Market 24 Aug

Joe Allen 16 Sept

Le Manoir 30 Sept

Sheekeys 9 Dec

Great House, Sonning 26 Dec


Galileos 6 March + 22 May

LSB 8 March

Walkers 13 March

Pennyhill Park 1 May

Wolsley 28 April

Vanilla Pod 3 May

Hotel du Vin, Bristol 5 May

Crab at Chievely 7 May

Mezzanine National 9 July + 26 Sept

Mings, BAGSHOT 12 July

Axis, One Aldwych 31 July

Oxford Dogs 4 Aug

Wellington Arms, Baughurst 22 Aug

White Horse, Brancaster Staithe 26 Aug

L’Escargot 11 Sept

LSB 12 Sept + 17 Sept

Sheekeys 16 Oct

Ascot 3 Nov

Coppid Beech 17 Nov

Vineyard Stockcross 22 Nov


Villa D’Este 7 Jan

Cafe du Jardin 1 Feb

New Angel, Dartmouth 21 Feb

L’Ortolan 7 March

Sheekeys 18 April

Champignon Sauvage 29 July

The Vineyard, Stockcross 30 July

LSB 9 Oct

Benihana 18 Oct

Quo Vadis 12 Dec


Villa D’Este 8 Jan

Gay Hussar 15 Feb

Empress Gardens 16 Feb + 1 April

Cottage 5 March + 30 April

St John 7 March

Chez Gerard 6 April

Mezzanine, National 12 April

Winteringham Fields overnight 2 Aug and visit Pat

River Cafe 20 Nov

LSB 1 Dec

Yew Tree, Highclere 11 Dec

Cinnamon Club 13 Dec

Knife & Cleaver Houghton Conquest 2 nights 31 Dec


Greyhound, Stockbridge 6 Jan

Villa D’Est 10 Jan

Empress Garden 10 Feb

5 North St 6 March

Castle Hurst 7 March

Sheekeys 25 May

Lindsay House 13 July

LSB 23 July + 4 Dec

22 Mill St 30 July

Gidleigh Park 31 July

Empress Garden 29 Sept

Tresanton St Mawes 30 Oct


Le Colombier 26 Jan

Olive Tree, Southampton 2 March

Riverside, Bray 22 March

Afternoon Tea, Cliveden 23 March

Salieri’s 25 March

LSB 24 April + 26 Oct

Mezzo 26 April

Racine 4 May

Dover St Wine Bar 10 May

Royal Oak Jazz 19 May

Atlantic Bar & Grill 21 May

L’Ortolan 29 July

Cliveden 13 Oct

Rowans 9 Nov

Castle, Hurst 25 Nov

Riccis on the Green 30 Nov


Ransomes Dock 16 Jan

RSJ 9 Feb

The Red House, Whitchurch 10 March

QUOD 30 April

Dover St 4 May

Royal Oak, Paley St 9 June

Soho Spice 27 July

Royal Hospital Road 23 Aug

Ritz afternoon tea 26 Aug

The Ivy 12 Oct

Mezzanine, National 28 Oct

Crown, Burchetts Green 31 Oct

Chef Peking 24 Dec

Old Bridge House, Huntingdon overnight 31 Dec


Vong (later Koffmans) 6 Jan

Villa D’Este Marlow 13 Jan

Incognico 3 Feb

Tas, 8 Feb

Le Colombier 10 Feb

Crooked Billet 18 Feb + 22 April

Chavignol 10 March

Villa Romana 5 May

Cliveden afternoon tea 21 May

Dover St Wine Bar 24 July + 24 Nov

Turners 10 Aug

Zafferanos 11 Aug

East End Pub (New Forest) 27 Oct

Empress Garden 24 Dec


Fifth Floor, Harvey Nicks 21 Jan

Theatrical, 22 Jan

The Orrery 29 Jan

Planet Holllywood 12 Feb

Novelli Bistro EC1 19 Feb

Restaurant Bosquet, Kenilworth 25 Feb

Clarkes 7 March

Chavignol 11 March

Floriana 21 March

The Ivy 29 July

Bluebird 8 Aug

Hibiscus, Ludlow 24 Nov

Merchants House, Ludlow 25 Nov

Orsino 2 Dec

Ransomes Dock, Battersea 7 Dec


La Parisiene Romsey 2 Jan

Rhodes in the Square 16 Jan

Mezzo 2 Feb

Aurora Garden Hotel, Windsor 11 Feb

Chef Peking 13 Feb

Chavignol overnight 6 March

Criterion 16 March

Bel & The Dragon, Cookham 21 March

Leith’s Soho 29 March

Monsieur Max 13 April

The Horns, Crazies Hill 17 April

Ninos Pangbourne 21 April

Fire Station, Southbank 26 April

RSJ 29 May

The Chapel Ockham 2 July

Sticky Fingers 17 Aug

Capital Radio Cafe with Chris Tarrant 8 Oct

Cheese tasting at Le Manoir 28 Oct

Three Lions Stuckton overnight 11 Dec


Colleys 16 Jan

The Fox, North Waltham 7 Feb

The Gurkha Square 14 Feb

Old Manor House, Wickham 28 Feb

Gordleton Mill overnight 7 March

The Cottage 18 April

Momo 2 May

Mossimans (J) 8 July

Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells 11 July

Rose St Wokingham 30 July

The Fish in Bray 14 Nov

Castle at Taunton 4 Dec – weekend

OXO Tower 18 Dec


Tilney Hall 22 Jan

Le Poussin, Brockenhurst 1 March

L’Odean 8 March

Claridges 19 April

Fleur de Sel Haslemere 14 June

Landmark Hotel (Burton-Race) 12 June

Colleys 19 July

Boathouse, Moulsford 25 July

Cantley House 9 Sept

Michels Ripley 27 Sept

The Last Shoe, Crowthorne 22 Nov

My 40th Cantley House 6 Dec

Petit Blanc Stratford 13 Dec

Don Beni 16 Dec


Castle, Hurst 8 June

Bluebeckers, Odiham 6 July

Le Petit Blanc Stratford 14 Sept + 11 Dec

The Royal Oak Yattendon 29 Sept

Granita 19 Oct

Carluccios, Neal St 2 Nov

Lovells 30 Nov


Mexican night shepherds House, Woodley 27 Jan

Anticos 17 Feb

Lovells 18 Feb

Ronnie Scott’s 25 Feb

Old Chesil Rectory, Winchester 11 March

Marylines Jazz Dinner 9 Sept

Cheese Supper Canary Wharf 22 Sept

Chef Peking 30 Sept

Cafe Royal Times Dinner 1 Nov


Lovells 12 March

Planet Hollywood 16 July

Sandown Races 30 May

People’s Palace 9 Dec


Twyford Tandoori 28 Feb

Casa de Caesari 6 March

Colleys 20 May

Colleys 13 Sept