Aqua Shard Weekend Brunch Review

Aqua Shard Weekend Brunch Review

Come with me to a rather special place in amongst the clouds of London. It’s a modern temple of gold and charcoal – and has heavenly city views. Oh, and the menu? The Aqua Shard weekend brunch array is as opulent as the surrounds. [Disclosure: I was a guest of Aqua Shard but all flowery descriptions, leisurely lingering and repeat visits are very much my own.] It was the first out of the house lunch… View Post

Quick Corn Fritter Recipe | New Zealand Brunch Classic

Quick Corn Fritter Recipe | New Zealand Brunch Classic

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m more than slightly obsessed about brunch. It’s my favourite meal of the day, up there with afternoon tea. So, I thought I’d share one of me favourite dishes – my no fail, really quick corn fritter recipe that’s perfect for last minute plans (and/or curing over indulgence from the night before.) There’s just something about the gathering of family and friends around a well set table that makes… View Post

9 ideas for brunch at home (including full recipes)

9 ideas for brunch at home (including full recipes)

For years Mr Kiwi and I have had a tradition that if we aren’t out for brunch, we’ll make something delicious at home. So when we were sitting down and writing our grocery shopping list this week, we threw around a few ideas and whittled our favourites down to these 9 ideas for brunch at home. It makes the weekend that little bit more special (something important in quarantine times) – and perfect whilst we… View Post

Bombay Bustle: A Taste of Mumbai Brunch in …

Bombay Bustle: A Taste of Mumbai Brunch in Mayfair

One of the best things about living in London is the ability to travel around the world by simply hopping on the Underground and crossing beautiful restaurant thresholds. Take for instance Bombay Bustle in the heart of Mayfair – on paper their Samosas Dosas and Mimosas brunch menu is intriguing, but once you pick up your fork, it’s a whole new world of brunch flavour. Disclaimer: We were guests of Bombay Bustle, but all enthusing… View Post

Burgers and cocktails at Bar Boulud

Burgers and cocktails at Bar Boulud

“For me, the food I like to make is the food I can enjoy all the time anytime. It’s not too calculated or technical.” Daniel Boulud. But, what this quote doesn’t mention is the clever skill – and at Bar Boulud in the Mandarin Oriental hotel demonstrates just that. Disclaimer: We were invited for lunch at Bar Boulud – not long after enjoying lunch there as paying guests (read that review here.) We met for… View Post