Bar Mezé, St Albans (03/01/17)

Just a quick post about a great lunch find in St Albans: Bar Mezé is a Cypriot restaurant serving Greek, Ottoman and Arabic-influenced food. We ordered a couple of the usual bread-and-dips (houmous, tzatziki) as well as one of the house specials: an Egyptian filo pastry with chicken, feta, béchamel sauce and herbs. The food…

Flourish Bakery (22/12/16)

We came across Flourish Craft Bakery while browsing local restaurants on TripAdvisor. We were fortunate, as you’re unlikely to stumble across it in person, tucked away as it is on an industrial estate off St. Albans Road. It’s a craft bakery that supplies products to delis and cafes across London and recently opened a cafe on its site (with a baby…

Moving to Watford: One Year On (13/12/16)

It’s a year since we moved to Watford from London. But did we? We’re still having conversations with friends and colleagues over what really constitutes ‘London’. We both work in the capital and consider Watford – as it’s on the tube and a quick overland hop into Euston – still part of Greater London. Our commutes…

Tarboush, Market Street (30/07/16)

We’d been to Lebanese restaurant Tarboush once before, but not with our son, and fancied a tasty, inexpensive meal out as a family. Again, the experience was wonderful, and the staff could not have been more accommodating. We had four meze dishes between us – lamb arayes (see the pic below), halloumi, hummus, the house salad with…