Spy has had a long, sometimes tortuous relationship with the Edgcumbe and has endured its seemingly unending metamorphosis from French cuisine to Malaysian to French to Knees Up Mother Brown brashness.
The Curlew is situated not far from Bodiam Castle. An old coaching inn, it has a pleasant exterior with a pristine car park to the side and a terrace garden to the rear.
Finding myself in London most weekends, I have signed up to emails from Bookatable.com. The gist is this: they send you daily offers from restaurants of all kinds and you book through their platform.
We had originally booked in to come here the day we returned from holiday in Turkey, thinking the lure of a meal by the sea would deflate any of our holiday blues. But alas, a delayed flight and torrential rain upon our return scuppered any chance of this. So.....
Leigh-on-Sea, part fishing village, nestles on the Thames Estuary. Romanticised by sententious chefs, such as Rick Stein - and pinned on the culinary food map thanks to its famous cockle sheds - it remains a popular place to eat in Essex.
If you know Crouch End, but haven’t been for a while, St James is where Florians used to be. It’s the hip meeting place for middle-aged locals, the kind of people who work from home, and wear a lot of black.
An extremely important business lunch arose, and with my client being based just off The Strand, it was going to be a big ask to find somewhere nearby suitable to dine with little more than 5 days notice, especially just before Christmas.
I had previously submitted a review to Spy some time ago regarding a
lunch that we suffered at the hands of this establishment which
comprised of a woeful chateaubriand and even worse service. Whilst
the wonders of modern technology brought Restaurant Spy to a crippling