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What is it like at The Ivy Cheltenham? | National Dish Preview

What is it like at The Ivy Cheltenham? | National Dish Preview

This is a preview of their pre-open event. You can now read the full review here. I had the pleasure of being invited to the pre-opening night at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham, to get a look around the day before the action started. On […]

What’s it like to eat at Orford Flat Iron Norwich Steak House? | Restaurant Review | National Dish

What’s it like to eat at Orford Flat Iron Norwich Steak House? | Restaurant Review | National Dish

Orford Flat Iron Norwich is a steak restaurant that opened in September 2017. This review was written in November from an early Tuesday evening visit. Why am I providing such mundane information up front? Because this is gonna hurt…and I feel bad about it! I […]

It’s come down to the wire | Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? | DietBet Diary Post 3

It’s come down to the wire | Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? | DietBet Diary Post 3

I’ve joined three DietBet games to run simultaneously for my first foray into gambling on myself to lose weight – 4% in 4 weeks. I bet $100 each on two games and $35 on the other. I felt that joining multiple games at the same […]

Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? | DietBet diary post 2

Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? | DietBet diary post 2

This is the second of two posts for my DietBet Diary – click here for DietBet Diary 1 Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? I have and it’s going… I am now 2 weeks in to my bet and things are going well, […]

Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? | DietBet diary post 1

Would you bet on yourself to lose weight? | DietBet diary post 1

This is the first of two posts for my DietBet Diary – click here for DietBet Diary 2 How much would you gamble on yourself to lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks? That’s what I am about to find out. I’ve invested, […]

What’s it like at The Bottle of Sauce Cheltenham? | National Dish Restaurant Review

What’s it like at The Bottle of Sauce Cheltenham? | National Dish Restaurant Review

The Bottle of Sauce Cheltenham has been open for nearly year, celebrating it’s first birthday this Christmas, but is it still any good – that’s assuming it once was? I didn’t go ‘The Sauce’ when it first opened, everyone was talking about it – which […]

Roasted flap of Lamb with rosemary and garlic | National Dish Recipe of a boned rolled shoulder of lamb

Roasted flap of Lamb with rosemary and garlic | National Dish Recipe of a boned rolled shoulder of lamb

Roasted flap of lamb doesn’t sound particularly appetising, but it is stunning. A shoulder of lamb is a fine cut, but when you buy it de-boned and rolled, it looks gross and would fool anyone in to thinking it’s a shit cut….wrong. Cooking it in […]

What’s the food like at Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf, Cheltenham | Restaurant Review National Dish

What’s the food like at Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf, Cheltenham | Restaurant Review National Dish

This seems like an ideal place to review on National Dish. The travelling adventures of Mr Mulligan are delivered to the general public of Cheltenham in the form of crazy golf…indoors. He also thought it would a good idea to feed his weary followers – […]

Indian dry spiced crispy duck breast with char-grilled peach, crusted paneer and hot green salad of spinach, peas, asparagus and beans | National Dish India

Indian dry spiced crispy duck breast with char-grilled peach, crusted paneer and hot green salad of spinach, peas, asparagus and beans | National Dish India

There aren’t lots of recipes around for Indian crispy duck. Most of you will know that Indian cuisine isn’t all wet curries, quite the opposite. The country is huge and the cuisine incredibly regional. I am partial to a Dhansak, and when I was in […]

What is it like to eat at New Moon Tapas in Clifton, Bristol? | National Dish Restaurant Review

What is it like to eat at New Moon Tapas in Clifton, Bristol? | National Dish Restaurant Review

What’s it like to eat at New Moon Tapas, Clifton, Bristol? First off, this restaurant is situated in a stunning part of Bristol. A great city which has attracted a lot of investment over the last 20 years, Bristol is going from strength to strength […]