The Two Brewers, Windsor

After our incredibly long walk down the aptly named “Long Walk” in Windsor Great Park, we were thrilled to see that literally next to the Castle was the pub we were booked into for lunch. The Two Brewers is absolutely one of those ‘local knowledge’ places. 

Burgers & Bubbles

So it turns out that there is a really good reason that I don’t drink during the week.  I am too old and my hangovers are way too bad.  That said, I had such a great night at the Firebird Diner that I only marginally care how rough I feel right now! Firebird Diner is…

Because they don’t care anymore…

As you will have heard by now, The Ivy in Emirates Towers is closing it’s doors on 31st December.  There are a myriad of rumours going around as to why this is happening, none of which I am going to repeat on here as some of them could be slightly libelous at best!! What I can tell…

Lunch at The Ivy? Why not!

One of the fun things to do for guests when they visit you in Dubai is take them to named restaurants.  The likes of Nobu and Haakasan are easy to get to and fairly affordable for a special treat. The Ivy happens to be very close to where I work, and easy to get to…

Downtown Touristing

As explained in my previous post (here), my best friend of 15yrs is visiting me in Dubai.  Since I know how I feel after an over night flight back from Jo’burg, I decided that we would have a nice quiet little look around Downtown and the Dubai Mall. However, I hadn’t factored in “us”. The…

Saturday Brunch at Nineteen, Address Montgomerie

What an absolute pleasure to be able to write what is going to be an entirely positive post!  I have nothing but good things to say about this weekends brunching overindulgence! I’ve been to Nineteeen at the Address Montgomerie more times than I care to admit.  Each time I hoped it would be as good as…

Afternoon Tea at the Burj Al Arab

Every now and again I feel the need to act my age.  Thankfully its very rare, but when it does happen, instead of doing something boring I end up having a very lovely afternoon with one of my girlfriends at the Burj Al Arab! I should confess that it isn’t exactly how this wonderful day…

Ting Irie – Update

As you know, I went to Ting Irie for Iftar in June, and was quite impressed. However.. Now I am even more impressed!!! I went back with a friend who also happens to be an ex-Bermuda expat.  She had seen it was finally open and also needed to get her fix of jerk spices. Firstly,…

Ting was indeed, Irie!

In July 2015, I was ambling my way home from the mall when I noticed a massive sign going up, announcing that a restaurant called Ting Irie would be opening soon.  Well, they may have been on island time, but they got there in the end and as soon as my stomach would allow, I headed in…

The Irish Village

I’ve lived in Dubai over 5 years now, and have only been to The Irish Village twice – once for a tree lighting ceremony with carols in an attempt to feel christmassy, and the other time was because they had a seriously huge drinks deal going on for their birthday.  I have never eaten there…