Where I eat

posted on: Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Halcyon House at Cabarita Beach

Chez Panisse outside San Fransisco

Street cooking style in Hanoi

Having written this blog for two years, then sort of stopped as I got over it, I still always get asked for my suggestions for new/good places to eat. And though I'm always happy to provide an answer, I still can't really put my finger on what it is that makes somewhere actually brilliant. For me it really is just a feeling. But generally my feeling tends to be right (IMHO ;). Here they are all together.

Please note I've been to a hell of a lot of places since I started this blog in June 2013 (and let's be honest, a whole lot of places before). And there are many, many good places to eat and drink around the world. These are the ones I will always go to and recommend without hesitation; my absolute personal favourites.

Cup: coffee
Gauge: lunch/dinner
Scout: breakfast/lunch
Food Connect: ethical produce

Salisbury Grange: ethical produce and flowers (coming soon + owned by yours truly)

Byron Bay etc
The Roadhouse: lunch/dinner
Mavis' Kitchen: long weekend lunch
Halcyon House: drinks by Cabarita beach


Hobart etc
The Lotus Eaters: breakfast, lunch, tea in Cygnet
Pigeon Hole: bakery and lunch
Betsey: Breakfast/Lunch
Franklin: dinner/drinks
The Agrarian Kitchen: cooking school
Fat Pig Farm: not even open yet, but know it will be amazing and adore Matthew Evans and Sadie

San Fransisco etc
Tartine: bread/lunch
Chez Panisse: lunch/dinner
18th Street in the Mission: awesome food vibe in general

Bakeri: you guessed it, a bakery
Traif: non-kosher Jewish food
The Dinner Bell: incredible catering by Julia Ziegler-Haynes

*dying to go to:
Blue Hill @ Stone Barns: farm/restaurant
Brooklyn Grange: massive rooftop farm
West Wind Orchard: wood-fired pizza and apple orchard
Hotel Dylan: boutique hotel in Woodstock, upstate New York

Oriberry: coffee, so thrilled/ also relieved that my ex-colleagues opened the best coffee joint in Hanoi
Corner of Phung Hung Street/end of alleyway: best street food Bun Cha 
55 Hang Giay street: best street food breakfast, egg on a roll
Sofitel Metropole: Indochine-vibe drinks

Climpson & Sons: East London coffee
Violet: handmade cakes and quicker by Claire Ptak
Fin & Flounder: best ever seafood shop
Isle of Olive: Greek yoghurt and olive oil to die for

Bob's Juice Bar: cold pressed juices
Tuckshop: coffee
Bones Paris: dinner

Ireland etc
Ballymaloe: farm and cookery school in Cork

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