Archives for September 2012

All it needed was the smell of a French cigarette

Chez Chantal, 220 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London NW6 1UU This was a find, a really good French cafe in north London. The coffee was excellent, as were the wonderful French pastries on display. My baguette (freshly baked on the premises) was filled with pate de compagne and cornichons and transported me back to […]

Nice decor, shame about the service

Route 303 American diner, on the A303 near Honiton, Devon In a previous lifetime, Route 303 used to be a pretty good roadside caff, a welcome breakfast stop on the way to Cornwall. Now it’s an American diner. Great decor; an old Harley takes pride of place in the centre of the restaurant, rock posters […]