Category: Reviews

  • Review: Taste by Stanley Tucci

    Review: Taste by Stanley Tucci

    Stanley Tucci is a chameleon. Turn on any film from a range of genres and his face is bound to pop up. Regardless of these artistic capabilities though, ask anyone who’s age falls within the millennial generation and Mr Tucci is famous for just one film and one film alone. Gaylord’s memory for names is […]

  • A foodie’s 24 hours in Toulouse

    A foodie’s 24 hours in Toulouse

    It goes without saying, but I’ll write it anyway – France is famous for it’s food. So, what is on the agenda for a foodie with 24 hours in Toulouse? Out of France’s five major cities – which also include Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon and Marseilles – Toulouse is often the most overlooked. For years, my […]

  • The Waterway review: Gorgeous view, disappointing food

    The Waterway review: Gorgeous view, disappointing food

    Many believe you can’t go wrong with gastro-pub grub. Others, including myself, think that it has a time and a place, ideally in actual gastro-pubs where the main courses cost a tenner, not in canal-side alfresco restaurants. Dining in the sun is in demand once again, and it just cries out for the flavours of […]

  • 8 great restaurants in Wellington, New Zealand

    8 great restaurants in Wellington, New Zealand

    I lived in Wellington for six months and left in March, excited for the travels ahead while planning to upload this post about my Wellington dining experiences. Then, a pesky little pandemic happened, no biggie, so I decided to postpone it as it’s rather like rubbing salt into the wound – look at all these […]

  • 8 great restaurants in Manchester

    8 great restaurants in Manchester

    Not everyone is familiar with Manchester. Dear reader, I am your guide so please pull up a chair. Manchester has been my home for the last eight years; we have a fickle relationship where I determinedly leave for pastures elsewhere and then she beckons her finger like a beguiling temptress and I come crawling back. […]

  • A foodie’s long weekend guide to Glasgow

    A foodie’s long weekend guide to Glasgow

    Scotland is not known for its passive people, its mild weather nor its light, easily-digestible cuisine. Eating in Scotland requires a hardy constitution, a refusal to back down and, inevitably, a rise in your cholesterol. The food has nothing to hide, proud in its greasy, rugged state. Sample a taste and you will throw caution to […]

  • London calling

    London calling

    In April I moved back to Manchester. Well-accustomed to the drizzle and grey skies this city knows so well, I was apprehensive at first. Four months, dazzling sunshine and a heat-wave later, I can safely say this move was a success. Thanks to a pretty great flatmate, a job I love, many long-awaited catch ups […]

  • 8 great restaurants in London

    8 great restaurants in London

    Everyone knows London. It is vast and smoggy, teeming with people. It’s home to the Queen, the Houses of Parliament and red double-decker buses. The underground in rush hour is like a well-oiled machine at full speed – step out of the lines of militant commuters and you will endure violent cussing, with you pressed […]