Category Archives: Eating Out

RESTAURANTS: Rustique, York & The Punch Bowl, York

Facade: Ancient, historical Decor: Dark and cavernous, smelled amazingly of mulled wine when we were there. Dress Code: Chilled out, relaxed but cosy. Think woolly jumpers and knee-high boots (or hotpants if your name’s Rosie). Snap: I had flat mushrooms grilled with … Continue reading

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RESTAURANT: La Marine, Paris, France

Facade: typically French, cute, rustic Decor: Opulent (think heavy velvet curtains and chandeliers) but dark and therefore intimate and cosy. Dress Code: It’s a busy, noisy but relaxed place. Tables are populated by big groups of mixed-sex friends or couples. You could get away … Continue reading

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Paul Leary at The Woodhouse, Woodhouse Eaves, Leics

  Facade: Small, cosy, intimate, vilagey, cute. Decor: Chilled out with squashy, leather furniture in the bar. Muted colour palette, white as white tablecloths, romantic lighting . Dress Code: It’s a relaxed atmosphere but still posh enough to doll yourself up for. I was in a … Continue reading

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Cafe 31, Liverpool

  Facade: A modern looking cafe slap bang in the middle of the Beatles district of Liverpool. Decor: There are lovely Beatles pictures (for sale) on the walls. Clean, fresh, sunny. Dress Code: Very chilled out. Snap: We went for lunch – … Continue reading

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Les Peres et Les Filles, Paris

Facade: Typically Parisian: outdoor tables, leafy palms, mood lighting, smoke. Decor: We didn’t go inside. Dress Code: It’s Paris so I think it’s important to dress as elegantly as possible at all times. That being said, it was during the middle of a … Continue reading

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The Riverside Fish Bar – Stamford

  Facade: Quaint, olde-worlde, traditional chip shop – very in keeping with its surroundings. Decor: Typical chip shop vibe with the option to take away, sit in – or even better – sit out on picnic tables overlooking a lush, green park and the river. … Continue reading

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Capocci, Notts

Facade: It’s a bit taverna-esque from the outside, orange and gold, welcoming. Decor: Very themey although they seem a bit muddled (the menu is Italian, Mexican and Spanish) so there are crappy sombreros attached to the walls and straw donkeys interspersed with … Continue reading

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