Ballacregga Corn Mill Tea Rooms & Restaurant – Laxey

We’ve been eating out a lot lately. And at really beautiful restaurants in Ramsey. But yesterday, I wanted to enjoy lunch somewhere a little different. The fear of waking my husband from his Sunday morning siesta was big, so I chose instead to search TripAdvisor for a new spot to enjoy. Ballacregga Corn Mill Tea…

The Barbary Coast – Douglas, IoM

The geographical nature of the Isle of Man means that the livestock have very stress-free lives, distanced from both noise and air pollution. I’ve been here for months and on Saturday, was in need of a well aged and prepared steak. Neither my husband nor I knew where to dine, so Trip Advisor guided us to…

Asia Fresh – Douglas, IoM

I’d been bothering Scott for a good meal out for days. Days! We both enjoy dining at new places, and like to do so at least once each week. Having eaten in Peel, Port Erin and Ramsey recently, we figured yesterday that we needed a trip to the main town of Douglas for more than…

Harbour Lights – Ramsey, IoM

When I discovered Harbour Lights in Ramsey – Isle of Man in 2013, I immediately fell in love. The decor was a little dated and the staff looked at me strangely when I requested ice with my white wine when it was 5’c outside, but the cuisine was simple British fare that warmed the soul….

Pizza Napoli – Ramsey, IoM

This isn’t a review of a restaurant in London. Or England. It’s 450km away. But humans do travel, so I figured why not review my meal from last night. Pizza Napoli in Ramsey, Isle of Man. Now, if you were on the Isle of Man for holiday or business, I’m still not sure that you’d…

Father’s Day at Olive & Oil

Father’s Day dates back to the middle ages and was originally observed as the feast day of Saint Joseph. I don’t have a Joseph, but I do love a good feast. My dad suggested that we enjoy Father’s Day Sunday lunch at our local Hillcrest Olive & Oil for the special day of new socks and…

Tamarind – Southbroom

I’ve just eaten deep fried wontons and my life will never be the same. I’m spending a few days at Southbroom to soak some pre-winter rays and relax to the rhymthic metronome of crashing waves and salty sea air. I’d packed the basics for meals, but a gal needs a holiday from the kitchen as well….

My First Curry

Someone was appalled last week at my mention of never having eaten a curry. I know. It’s truly shameful. There is great guilt. Suddenly there were hundreds of ‘likes’ and a hashtag and I was officially going to eat my first curry at a restaurant, and write about it. But this didn’t seem fair, and for…

Olive & Oil Glenwood – Lunch Special

Being welcomed within Olive & Oil Glenwood at exactly midday, I request a table with a breeze. This is Durban, and Summer never seems to take slumber in the city. Quiet music plays in the background; a possibly Spanish tune, a woman with a syrupy voice that oozes sultry lamenting of future lovers or past…

Cafè 66 and Intaba View

Keen to try out this new venue in Botha’s Hill with the self proclaimed best milkshakes ever (Freakshakes, they call them), myself and a friend thought to enjoy brunch there today. Photos of the dècor and food on FB showed what seemed to be a quaint, whimsical stonewalled house, converted into a cafè. Named Cafè…

Stretta Cafe’ Breakfast – Hillcrest

You know how life just happens, and what was once a routine is thrown out of the window in favour of other time-sapping activities? Well, that’s what happened with myself and Stretta in Hillcrest. We didn’t break up, I didn’t want to see other cafès or check if the rocket was greener on the other…

Fast Food – Mr.Browns Gillitts

My dad’s girlfriend’s cat is depressed. Whilst house sitting for them and in an effort to boost Jennipurr Aniston’s (I keep forgetting its real name) self esteem and general mood today, we figured on the therapy of some quality kitty time, watching The Lion King, a tin of tuna for Meowly Cyrus and Mr Browns…