Last month I visited Café Rouge at Intu Lakeside in Essex, and was pleasantly surprised by the relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. It’s now firmly on my list of “go-to” places for dinner with friends!
It turns out that private chefs aren’t only for the rich and famous, thanks to La Belle Assiette! Fine dining in your own home, without the need to prepare or cook any of the food, is now a reality for us all – and the best bit? The chef even does your washing-up!
If I am honest, I am entirely an online shopping type of girl. I cannot deal with the stress of crowds, queues at checkout and messy clothes racks in many high street stores. However, one thing I do like going shopping (particularly at somewhere like Intu Lakeside) is the food options – and this time I paid a little visit to Giraffe.
Garden Centres are somewhere I picture my parents or grandparents visiting on a Sunday afternoon, perusing the flower options on offer and stopping for a teacake and cup of tea at the end. Well, this idicyllic image in my mind was completely dispelled when I discovered the Perrywood Garden Centre, near Tipree, and their wide-ranging gluten free menu.
In all honesty, if I was looking for a place to dine for lunch or dinner Revolution would not come to mind. But how wrong I was to discount a place with such a vast menu and such delicious food on offer all day, every day!