Category: food

Ginger Liqueur

Pataka Fairtrade Ginger Liqueur

Pataka Ginger Liqueur: This year I have decided (like many people) that Christmas starts here. I think we’ve all earned a bit of sparkle and fun. And in my decidedly...

coffee and a brownie

Lockdown Treats: 5000-1 Coffee

5000-1 Coffee: I am pretty sure that the odds 5000-1 don’t really mean a whole lot to most of the world now. However here in Leicester, we haven’t forgotten. No...

free lunches for children

#EndChildFoodPoverty

#EndChildFoodPoverty: Anyone who knows me in real life will have a fair idea that I think this government are a bunch of contemptible so-and-so’s. It doesn’t take much for Tories...

Serving drinks at Lane 7 Leicester

Lane 7 Leicester

Lane 7 Leicester: We were invited in our bubble to head over to the new Lane 7 leisure complex in town today. Lane 7 is a national chain/franchise offering a...

venison meatball sandwich grays coffee shop & kitchen

Gray’s Coffee Shop & Kitchen

About a month ago, I noticed a post on Facebook from Gray’s Coffee Shop and Kitchen. Hospitality here in Leicester had already had a tough time with the extended lockdown....

Harvest time in a Covid Landscape

The English Wine Harvest is upon us, with its gloomy skies, occasional showers and nip in the air. Yes, autumn is upon us. We desperately cross our fingers that the...

squid at the Marquis of Wellington Leicester

Captain Calamari

Calamari: Does everyone have dishes that they just can’t resist when they see them on a menu? Mind is definitely calamari, or more properly squid of any description, but especially...

flat white

Esquires Coffee at The Wullcomb

The new Esquires Coffee at The Wullcomb has launched and it is beautiful. Set over two floors, it is finished to the same high standard as the New Walk Place...