Mothers Day Lunch

For Mothers day my gorgeous children bought me some amazing flowers and took me to a restaurant called The Bridge Street Lounge for Sunday lunch.  It was a surprise and my daughter, Faye, had googled ‘best restaurants in Essex’ and this came up. … Continue reading


Street Food at Kingston

This weekend we were at Kingston Upon Thames. We had tickets to The Rose Theatre to see The Christmas Carol, which was excellent.  Before the show we had a little stroll around The Christmas Market in the town centre.  We were a bit peckish and decided to have a look around the street food vendors to see if there was anything I could have.  My hubby had spotted what he was going to have and that was a huge Bratwurst sausage in a roll, but he wasn’t going to have that until I found something.  Then I spotted the sign….. … Continue reading

My visit to York


At the weekend we all went to York for a wedding.  We stayed in a most delicious B&B called No.21 York , it was situated within walking distance to the town centre which was very convenient for shopping and of course going out in the evening for a meal.  Simon, the owner, couldn’t do enough for me and my daughter (who is vegan), he made gluten free bread daily and had gluten free granola bought in especially. He sourced all his ingredients locally and nothing was a problem when cooking our gluten free and vegan breakfasts.  After a big bowl of yoghurt, fresh fruit salad and granola I opted for a mushroom omelette, with home made potato rosti and home made baked beans.  The beans were divine and both my daughter and I are inspired to make our own baked beans from now on.

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For the evening I had pre-booked a table at Ate O’clock , I sourced this restaurant from Coeliac UK (of which I am a member) so I new it would be ok for me. The restaurant was situated down a little alley and was very eclectic, it had a lovely atmosphere and all six of us enjoyed our meals.  Both my starter and main were divine, I didn’t have a desert as I was full. I can’t remember what my starter was but I did take a picture


and my main was pork medallions with potato cakes and onion marmalade.


The menu didn’t stipulate whether the items were gluten free or not, I just chose and the waitress checked with the chef. I must admit, I do prefer it when a menu has a little ‘gf’ sign next to it as this takes out the guess work. Nevertheless, the waitress was clued up on gluten free and so it wasn’t an issue.

We had a fantastic time in York, it was the first time we’d been and unfortunately we were only there for two days, but we will be definitely going back.