Tag Archive: england

Oct 14

Solo Pasta: A Touch of Italy in Eastbourne!

[ad#Google Adsense Banner468x60] Each time I go back to my childhood home town of Eastbourne in the U.K., I seem to be introduced to different restaurants that challenge my traditional views of the British gastronomic scene. On this particular visit, John and Daphne (a.k.a. my parents), once again kept up this trend by taking me …

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Oct 22

The Gun Pub at Chiddingly: out of the way but out of this world!

Perhaps it is because pub food here in Canada generally tends to be somewhat ho-hum that I was consistently surprised at the quality of food served in many of the pubs in England. On a recent trip, we ate in almost half a dozen different pubs over a ten day period and each was at …

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Oct 11

My Un-Chef toad-in-the-hole was a smash!

Today, being the day after our traditional Thanksgiving dinner, where we eat all the usual foods and fixings, when we had Kim and Alexandra over for lunch, we wanted to serve something a little bit different. Since I had just finished a post from our UK trip where toad-in-the-hole was featured, I guess that it …

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Oct 10

The Trident on Albert Parade: trid’ent true

It wouldn’t be a normal trip to Eastbourne if we didn’t make our usual pilgrimage to the Trident Fish Restaurant on Albert Parade. You can be forgiven if you feel that the place looks more like a bank than a restaurant because in a former life, that is exactly what it was. However, for the …

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Oct 09

The Malthouse in Hailsham: A great place to munch your lunch!

It was the last full day of our recent trip back to the UK and we were treated to lunch by my parents, John & Daphne, after having done the rounds of one of the local garden stores. Hailsham is more than just a mere stone’s throw from Eastbourne but I can easily understand why …

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Sep 01

Bonomo Ristorante in Burnham on Sea – Molto Buono!

Shrimp Pasta

On a recent trip to the UK, we found ourselves in the unassuming little seaside town of Burnham on Sea in Somerset. One of its biggest claims to fame is that it has the smallest pier! It was the same day that we had stopped at a motorway services en route from Gatwick airport for …

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Aug 30

Motorway Madness or British Breakfast Bonanza? You decide!

Motorway Madness or Breakfast Bonanza?

Since we just recently posted a review of breakfast at John’s Quick Lunch in Westboro and we are just now getting around to finishing off an account of our recent trip to the U.K., this seemed like as good a time as any to add to our Gastronomic Guide to the South of England (albeit …

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Aug 05

Lunch was the high point at High Rocks!

Back Bacon & Brie on Ciabatta Bread

You often hear about people coming across charming country pubs whilst following meandering lanes in the English countryside. Well, on a recent trip to Old Blighty, we did just that! You can read full details about how we happened across this hidden gem on W3Junkie – Our sister blog. Of course, since we were in …

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