Priory Rooms – top lunch (and lunch)

I went to an all-day meeting at the Priory Rooms in Birmingham and we were provided with a very nice hot lunch. In fact there were a few sandwiches and crisps thrown in for good measure but the main event was vegetable lasagne, smoked garlic bread and a panache of green vegetables. A panache – fancy! It was all very […]

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M&S Simply Food, simply smashing!

salad-on-the-train

  No bones about it, I love M&S Simply Food. That company has done more to improve my eating life than any other fooderie. And I’m sure the same must be true for a lot of vegetarians-who-travel. The range of interesting vegetarian, and indeed vegan, options they provide is stunning. On this occasion I was at Birmingham New Street station […]

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Down on the farm

I met my friend and her son for lunch at Heeley City Farm this week. Lucky me. Ethical lunch with entertainment and especially good just now for those of us who like piglets. To look at, not to eat of course!  I’m a big fan of piglets so was happy to hang over the wall admiring the new litter as […]

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Fancy dress in the Wardrobe

I was in Leeds for my friend’s choir concert: Gay Abandon at the Leeds College of Music. It was fab but to get there I’d had to drive at the time that I might have had tea so we repaired across the road afterwards for something to eat. Wardrobe bills itself as Bar Kitchen Venue and this was Saturday night […]

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Small town chips

I went to visit my friend in Spalding and she said ‘Let’s have chips for lunch.’ There’s a happy sentence if ever I heard one. I love chips. We duly went to Sheddy’s for lunch – serving chips to Spalding since before time began – to the upstairs café. The place smelled a bit meaty but the menu included a […]

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Fanoush – fabulous falafels

Fanoush are my absolutely favourite falafel takeaway. They’re a small Sheffield chain of three shops – on Pinstone Street, Broomhill crossroads and London Road – and they make the most delicious falafel wraps. The first time I went in and the smiley man behind the counter said to me “What kind of hummus would you like?” I thought “A choice […]

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