This landmark hotel opposite the docks in Southampton, literally on the water and adjacent to the ramparts of the old city, has been revitalised! The legends that are Leonardo Hotels have swooped in, buffed, detailed, improved dining with celebrity chef Marco Pierre White and are updating the fabulous family leisure facility as we speak! The […]

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…the time to get together with friends and family. The famous words of Bill Collinson, founder of Bill’s Restaurant. Being lucky enough to be invited to Bill’s, Southampton and greeted by the lovely front of house staff, we were excited to delve into their wonderful new Spring Set Dinner Menu. Instantly impressed by the wide […]

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New Bosses from Leonardo Hotels (at the now lesser spotted Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton) are proud to share the beautiful love of the new Spa under the Caudalie brand… We have sampled this selection of products – and sampled the rooms in the 174-bed landmark hotel – it makes sense in terms of Boat […]

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What you need… 2 cups Pistachios (soaked in water for 4 hours then drained) 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup Basil 5 Garlic cloves 1 tsp Salt (Himalayan if you have it) What to do… Place the basil, garlic, olive oil and salt in a high-power blender and process until dark green in […]

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This piece was written before our dear friend Gerard passed away, I will be spending time with Nina and our extended family at Spot in the Woods this Spring… meanwhile I would like you to read this in the spirit of the last time I met with Gerard in 2018… Working with people, food, photos […]

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Live a Little of Lime Wood at Home… To make the pasta 200g pasta flour 9 egg yolks (free range, organic are best) • Tip flour onto your work surface, making a well in the centre • Add your eggs to the well • Pop the yolks and begin to gently incorporate the flour from […]

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