Recipes and Restaurant Reviews

Author: Wayne @NationalDish

The Larder, Montpellier, Cheltenham | Restaurant Review

The Larder, Montpellier, Cheltenham | Restaurant Review

This is a slightly different review to usual, not in the content or integrity, but because I was requested to review The Larder, Montpellier, Cheltenham, by one of their customers. In fact, it was the daughter of one of their customers, and her husband and […]

Restaurant Review of The Kings Arms in Prestbury – Pub or Restaurant, or Both?

Restaurant Review of The Kings Arms in Prestbury – Pub or Restaurant, or Both?

After a couple of years of rumour, National Dish even joined in, it’s finally open. The Kings Arms, Prestbury, Cheltenham and as a local blog, we had to review Raymond Blanc’s latest Pub and Restaurant combo near Cheltenham Racecourse, in the Cotswolds. Can a boozer, […]

Mamma P’s Jamaican Food | Fishponds Road, Bristol | Restaurant Review

Mamma P’s Jamaican Food | Fishponds Road, Bristol | Restaurant Review

The fact that I am even reviewing Mamma P’s, especially as I found it after watching the rugger, full of beer and hungry, means it made an impression. People always talk about finding hidden gems, unassuming street food type places. Sadly these are a rarity […]

Chilli White Rum Recipe | Chillies in Bacardi for Parties not just Halloween

Chilli White Rum Recipe | Chillies in Bacardi for Parties not just Halloween

You need some big old knackers to make this Chilli White Rum, correction, to drink it. I got an invite to a Halloween party and was thinking about what I might take – so a couple weeks out, I thought, it would be cool to […]

How do you make Vietnamese Pho? | National Dish of Vietnam

How do you make Vietnamese Pho? | National Dish of Vietnam

There seems to be Vietnamese restaurants popping up all over the place – and for good reason, the food is the nuts. How do you make Vietnamese Pho (pronounced fur)? This is one National Dish we don’t mind posting, we did this as part of […]

How do you make Pink Grapefruit Gin | National Dish Recipe

How do you make Pink Grapefruit Gin | National Dish Recipe

I’ve been dying to make Pink Grapefruit Gin, I think the colour would be attractive and relate completely to the flavour – Pink Grapefruit is a real treat just as grapefruit. As with all our Gin recipes, you need to sterilise everything thoroughly, I mean […]

How do you make Fennel Gin? | National Dish Recipe | Gin Infusion

How do you make Fennel Gin? | National Dish Recipe | Gin Infusion

We like infusing our own Gin and have a growing number of flavours. Fennel Gin is a bit of a surprise – I wasn’t sure how it would turn out – it’s real good, it’s vegan and is a subtle version of Sambuca. Unlike fruit […]

Petit Coco Cheltenham Restaurant Review | What’s it like to eat at Petit Coco Bistro Cheltenham

Petit Coco Cheltenham Restaurant Review | What’s it like to eat at Petit Coco Bistro Cheltenham

Just in case your French is so bad that you don’t know what Petit means – upon entry to Petit Coco Cheltenham, you’ll work out that it means ‘small’. If you use an online dictionary, it will also suggest insignificant – I paid Petit Coco […]

Cook the perfect Beef Brisket and pull it with a fork | National Dish Recipe

Cook the perfect Beef Brisket and pull it with a fork | National Dish Recipe

Some people find roasting and cooking beef a real challenge, ending up with a disappointingly tough result, especially a beef brisket. All that is usually missing though, is a little patience and foresight. Brisket is a cheap (although annoyingly, that is changing) cut of meat […]

Duddell’s London Restaurant Review | Cantonese near The Shard | National Dish

Duddell’s London Restaurant Review | Cantonese near The Shard | National Dish

In my search for finding somewhere new to eat and review, in what seems to be an endless supply of new openings in the captial, I fell upon Duddell’s London, a high end Cantonese restaurant. Location is often everything, but London of course dismisses that […]