24 Royal Terrace When I was off on my jaunt to Gran Canaria, I missed a little launch event for the bar at the 24 Royal Terrace hotel. I’d popped in for a late drink shortly after my return and made a note to come and have a proper look at it in the daylight. …

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Out and about in Nottingham After an enjoyable evening at Iberico, I had the small matter of dealing with the reason I was in Nottingham – a seminar at the Crowne Plaza where I was also staying. Hotel breakfast The day started with the traditional buffet breakfast in their restaurant. This offered the usual suspects …

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Baba Baba launched with much flourish towards the end of 2017. I popped along and availed myself of their hospitality during their soft-launch period, but chose to take a bit of time to reach a considered verdict, not least because it was clear that the place was going to take a little time to settle.Squid …

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Bistro Deluxe by Paul Tamburrini Cate Devine, as is her usual way, wrote a pretty interesting piece the other day about the hotel restaurant. It had some quotes from hotel operators about milennials’ attitudes to hotel restaurants and how soon-to-launch Baba is a restaurant in a hotel not a hotel restaurant and how this concept …

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Savannah Cafe Cassis had done some very good work from their premises in the Salisbury Hotel for many years, so I was sad to hear they were closing. The original plan was for another French-style place to take over operations, but when that fell through Savannah soon appeared, showcasing a South African influenced menu. Balls …

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