48 hours in Berkshire: the best bits

Wondering where to go on your next weekend getaway? If you want to escape city life and indulge in some well-earned rest and relaxation, Berkshire could be the perfect countryside retreat. Stay… at Hurley House, Henley The drive is straightforward from Sheffield to Berkshire… two hours 40 minutes via the M1, merging onto the M40. And there’s…

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Five fashionable reasons to visit London

What to wear is just as important as where to be seen, when in London. The fashion capital has a reputation for setting the standard when it comes to style; influencing trends internationally. Considered one of the ‘big four’ – alongside Milan, Paris and New York – London is famed for its fashion identity; home…

MAMIE’S crepes and healthy gluten free galettes

Nutella, pears and chocolate or homemade salted caramel – just three of the tempting crepe toppings at MAMIE’S Covent Garden. And that’s not all… inspired by authentic creperies in Brittany, MAMIE’S menu also features galettes – the savory cousin of the crepe – made of buckwheat flour, salt and water; healthy and gluten free. The…

Gyoza Bar, Covent Garden

Gone are the days of hidden kitchens, tucked away at the back of restaurants. The head chef is the first person I see as I wander into the glass fronted Gyoza Bar – one of the latest additions to Covent Garden’s long list of eateries. I love the reverse concept. Why wouldn’t you want to…

72 hours in Dublin

It’s the ideal winter getaway – shopping, sightseeing and lots of Irish singing… It’s an early start out of Doncaster-Sheffield Airport – the cheapest flights usually depart before at 7am. But there’s a Wetherspoon bar and restaurant serving coffee and breakfast to fuel you for the flight… Leave the airport and take the airbus to the…

Sheffield student shopping

Top brand discounts, live music and carpool karaoke – Meadowhall Shopping Centre didn’t disappoint with its latest student event! Aside from up to 50% off in the shops, steel city students could take advantage of free mocktails at ChaoBaby, half price food at Giraffe and buy one get one free cookies at Millies. Topshop installed…

FOOD: Cafe Naaz

Café Naaz isn’t your average Indian restaurant. Based in Wath-upon-Dearne, this purpose built venue offers a fresh, modern approach to South Asian dining. Walk through the doors of this stone built property in to a contemporary furnished restaurant and bar. We’re immediately greeted by the welcoming owner Naaz (hence the venue name) who takes us…

FOOD: From breakfast to bedtime at Bill’s

From breakfast ‘til bedtime… Bills has landed in Sheffield! I’d spotted the sign going up at St Paul’s Place a few months back and having dined at their central London venue previously, I had high expectations for the latest northern addition to their restaurant portfolio. Bill’s is a unique café-bistro and produce store created by…

FOOD: Cocktail making and burrito building at Rev de Cuba

From burrito building to cocktail making and rum tasting – I was invited to try my hand at making Revolucion De Cuba’s customer favourites. Here’s how I got on in the Cuban cucina… THE FOOD Burrito building “On busy days, the amount of burritos I make is well in to the hundreds” Chef Toddy tells us, as…