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The Cove, Fairlight

“Bitterballen, bitches” – this was the message I pinged to my Dutch pals on the second visit to The Cove. They knew this was the fruitiest compliment possible for a…

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Restaurant Renaissant

“A good chef is a pied piper, they follow him.” – Marco Pierre White   When a tousled haired Marco Pierre White burned brightly at Harveys restaurant between 1987-1993, the…

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The Rose Inn

Wickhambreaux was known as Wykeham Brews in 1418. In the Domesday book in 1086 it is mentioned as Wicheham, with a derivation from Anglo Saxon of Wich (coastal trading settlement)…

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Red Lion Stodmarsh

When is a pub not a pub? In a tiny village five miles to the east of Canterbury, sits a pub that has a fiercely creative kitchen, yet is still…

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The Bridge Arms

“You’re there again?” Three visits within the opening week to a restaurant gets quickly noticed by the sort of pals I have, either with a twang of jealousy on their…

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Pompette

Are You Tipsy? ‘Je suis pompette, darling’ – tipsy, tiddly, squiffy, cockeyed, mellow, well-oiled. Oh, the white-heat given off by that second martini, the thwack of booze pulsing through a…

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Bottega Caruso

Campanian gem in Margate “Down to Margate, you can keep the Costa Brava, I’m telling ya mate I’d rather have a day down Margate with all me family.” – Chas…

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Sorrel

Dorking Deepdene: No One Can Hear You Scream ‘Dorking Deepdene? Does this place even exist? I’m scared.’   So we missed the train from Dorking. The last train that night,…

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Annapurna

Momo Mia   ‘Bravest of the brave, most generous of the generous, never had a country more faithful friends than you’  – Sir Ralph Turner MC, Adjutant of the 2nd…

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Jöro

Umami Pushers Google Maps has taken me off kilter. I’m standing in the middle of an industrial estate which has several shades of the outer reaches of edgy Brooklyn about…