Food review: The Bee at Burnham

Hillingdon Times:

10:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE portions were so big at The Bee at Burnham I couldn't even fit in a pudding. For someone like myself, who has a very sweet tooth and almost always enough space for dessert, this is quite a feat.

The Berystede Hotel left a sweet after taste

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HIGH expectations can often lead to bitter disappointment but after being served a succession of rich tasty food at the Berystede Hotel it left more than a sweet after taste.

Food review: Charming Italian food at Caldesi in Campagna, Bray

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1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

If you fancy an evening out enjoying the finest foods, and being waited on by a team of charming staff, take a trip to Italy on your doorstep.

Food review: Bella Vita in Princes Risborough

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11:10am Saturday 12th July 2014

HAVING been the patch reporter for Princes Risborough for many years, I had driven past Bella Vita in Bell Street many times but never had the chance to venture inside.

Restaurant review: Cote Brasserie in Marlow

Hillingdon Times: Restaurant review: Cote Brasserie in Marlow

12:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

FOR all but the fine dining connoisseur, French restaurants have the unfortunate tendency to conjur up disturbing imagery of florid, illegible menus and arrogant moustached waiters twirling beneath sparkling chandeliers.

Review: Expert food and relaxing atmosphere at Whittlebury Hall Hotel

Hillingdon Times: Whittlebury Hall

12:30pm Saturday 21st June 2014

TRUFFLED duck egg, 35 day aged beef and an amuse-bouche served in a tea cup- dinner at Murrays at Whittlebury Hall is a unique and special affair.

At Taplow House Hotel each course lived up to the last

Hillingdon Times: At Taplow House Hotel each course lived up to the last

10:50am Saturday 14th June 2014

AT Taplow House Hotel every course lived up to the last resulting in an all round fantastic dinner, with innovative touches to each delightful dish.

Thomas' food lives up to the hype at Sanctum on the Green

Hillingdon Times: Thomas' food lives up to the hype at Sanctum on the Green

10:30am Saturday 24th May 2014

THERE'S no stopping Luke Thomas. The young chef has just opened another restaurant and his book is set to come out this year.

Food review: A new look for The Walnut Tree in Bourne End

Hillingdon Times: Food review: A new look for The Walnut Tree in Bourne End

3:53pm Monday 19th May 2014

THE last time I went to The Walnut Tree in Bourne End, I was dancing to a rock band and drinking beer.

Food review: Excellent Thai food in Great Missenden

Hillingdon Times: Sukhothai in Great Missenden

11:00am Saturday 10th May 2014

IF you have a fondness for Thai food I would highly recommend the Great Missenden restaurant, Sukhothai.

Food review: Danesfield House exudes a warm charm

Hillingdon Times: Chef Billy Reid

10:40am Saturday 3rd May 2014

THERE’S something special about Danesfield House, with its pretty façade and elegance, but it’s not just the aesthetics - it also exudes a warm charm.

Food review: The Grouse and Ale didn't disappoint

Hillingdon Times: The Grouse and Ale in Lane End

11:20am Saturday 26th April 2014

THE reputation of the Grouse and Ale preceded my visit and I was expecting big things. Thankfully it didn't disappoint.

Steam train has passengers in dreamland

Hillingdon Times: Steam train takes Beaconsfield passengers on a journey

2:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AS the Cathedrals Express train rolled into Beaconsfield Railway Station to collect hundreds of excited passengers, I knew I was in for a treat.

Review: Riverside restaurant relaunch a Compleat triumph

Hillingdon Times: Riverside restaurant relaunch a Compleat triumph

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

LOCATION, location, location - it’s as true in the restaurant world as anywhere else, and the revamped Riverside Restaurant at Marlow’s Compleat Angler hotel occupies arguably the prime spot in the idyllic riverside town.

Fresh, simple fish on offer at Beaconsfield restaurant

Hillingdon Times: Fresh, simple fish on offer at Beaconsfield restaurant

10:50am Saturday 5th April 2014

I HAVE been to Loch Fyne in Beaconsfield before and as I drove to the restaurant I realised something- such is the reputation of the place I knew that I was in for a meal of quality, fresh seafood.

Delightful curried seafood makes Indian restaurant stand out

Hillingdon Times: Delightful curried seafood makes Indian restaurant stand out

10:50am Saturday 29th March 2014

SCALLOPS, duck and king prawns- a trip to the Blue Lily in Amersham was a delightful treat.

Food review: Macdonald Windsor Hotel

Hillingdon Times: Food review: Macdonald Windsor Hotel

9:50am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A RELAXING night out with good food and a good atmosphere is always high on my wish list and when I dined with my girlfriend at the Macdonald Windsor Hotel, we got what we wanted.

Food review: The Black Horse in Lacey Green

Hillingdon Times: The Black Horse

10:49am Friday 14th March 2014

BASIC pub food is on offer at a country pub in Lacey Green, and also a varied menu.

Food review: The Cross Keys in Great Missenden

Hillingdon Times: The Cross Keys

10:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

WHEN I was a little girl on holiday in the Isles of Scilly with my family I became obsessed with crab sandwiches. Since then I've sometimes wondered why- as the crab I have tried can be of varying quality.

Food review: Crowne Plaza in Marlow

Hillingdon Times: The Glaze restaurant

1:50pm Saturday 1st March 2014

PORK belly is one of my favourite dishes- having eaten it out many times- I was mightily impressed with the Crowne Plaza's take on this increasingly popular dish.

Food review: The James Figg in Thame

Hillingdon Times: Food review: The James Figg in Thame

10:30am Saturday 22nd February 2014

A FRIENDLY atmosphere, great pub grub and an open fire made my visit to The James Figg in Thame a very happy one.

Food review: The Giggling Squid in Marlow

Hillingdon Times: Food review: The Giggling Squid in Marlow

11:30am Saturday 15th February 2014

HAVING lived exclusively on simple street food during a hazy, lost month in Bangkok a few years back, I was more than a little excited to try the rustic titbits at Marlow’s newest eatery, The Giggling Squid, which claims to bring the flavours of the Thai streets to Marlow.

Food review: Cliveden

Hillingdon Times: André Garrett outside Cliveden

10:50am Saturday 8th February 2014

Michelin-starred chef André Garrett has taken over the kitchens at Cliveden. Victoria Birch samples the fare.

Food review: The Kings Hotel in Stokenchurch

Hillingdon Times: The Kings Hotel in Stokenchurch

9:30am Saturday 1st February 2014

IT can be a daunting prospect, the thought of a family meal out with a pre-schooler.

Food review: Pizza Dreams in Cookham

Hillingdon Times: The pizza going into the oven

11:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

I HAVE a new favourite pizza topping after going to a great new café in Cookham, which is offering freshly baked pizza cooked in front of you in their wood fired pizza oven.

Food review: Raj Darbar in Chalfont St Peter

Hillingdon Times: Food review: Raj Darbar in Chalfont St Peter

10:20am Saturday 18th January 2014

DUCK is something I would not normally expect to find on the menu at an Indian restaurant- but Raj Darbar in Chalfont St Peter does it well.

Food Review: G'rillers in High Wycombe

Hillingdon Times: Food Review: G'rillers in High Wycombe

10:10am Saturday 11th January 2014

G'RILLERS is a fantastic addition to High Wycombe's town centre. It serves great quality food with an African twist in a relaxed and happy atmosphere. To make it even better it is an independent.

Food review: The Coriander in Bourne End

9:40am Saturday 4th January 2014

THE Coriander must be doing something right. It is part of a chain which continues to keep expanding. The menu is regularly reviewed with extra dishes continually added, and the care and passion which goes into the food is obvious.

Food review: Fredrick’s Hotel Restaurant Spa in Maidenhead

Hillingdon Times: Food review: Fredrick’s Hotel Restaurant Spa in Maidenhead

10:10am Saturday 28th December 2013

A style of its own Fredrick’s Hotel Restaurant Spa ticks all the boxes with a comfortable stay, delicious food and attentive staff.

Food review: Maliks in Cookham

Hillingdon Times: David Seaman, Malik Ahmed and Heston Blumenthal

11:10am Saturday 21st December 2013

MALIKS Tandoori Restaurant in Cookham is well known for being a good place to spot a celebrity or two. I didn't spot any on my visit but I did sample the beautiful food on offer.

Food review: The Dashwood Arms in Piddington

Hillingdon Times: Food review: The Dashwood Arms in Piddington

11:20am Saturday 14th December 2013

THE landlord of a pub in Piddington is hoping to attract more diners to his pub with a revamped menu.

Food review: Yanang in Beaconsfield

Hillingdon Times: Food review: Yanang in Beaconsfield

11:50am Saturday 7th December 2013

NEW owners have taken over a Thai restaurant in Beaconsfield, where the standard is high with fresh ingredients and plenty of choice.

Food review: Mom's Diner in High Wycombe

Hillingdon Times: Food review: Mom's Diner in High Wycombe

11:30am Saturday 30th November 2013

A YEAR on after a kitchen fire halted the thriving Mom’s Diner in its tracks, Wycombe’s down-to-earth, English take on an American Diner is back in business and here to stay.

Hotel stay: Stoke Park

Hillingdon Times: Hotel stay: Stoke Park

11:50am Saturday 23rd November 2013

It was a very grand entrance, leading up to Stoke Park. The long road swept ahead in front of us, a golf course and glorious English countryside flanked the route; then on to the magnificent house in all its imposing splendour.

Food review: The Harrow in Hughenden Valley

Hillingdon Times: Food review: The Harrow in Hughenden Valley

10:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

THE Harrow in Hughenden Valley is a village pub aiming to serve "pub food done nicely." And the menu offers just that- decent, home cooked pub food.

Food review: The Harte and Magpies

Hillingdon Times: Food review: The Harte and Magpies

3:34pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

THERE is no chance of leaving the Harte and Magpies hungry as the portions are huge. If you are looking for good food at a reasonable price, where dogs and family are welcome, this pub is the one for you.

Food review: The Thatch in Thame

Hillingdon Times: The Thatch

10:40am Saturday 9th November 2013

A PUB in Thame was recently named runner-up in three national food awards- and after visiting on a busy Saturday night I can absolutely see why.

Review: Pizza Express in High Wycombe

Hillingdon Times: Review: Pizza Express in High Wycombe

11:50am Saturday 2nd November 2013

FOR many readers doing a review at Pizza Express is like teaching grandmother how to suck eggs.

Food review: Revolution in Beaconsfield

Hillingdon Times: The Bad Boy burger

10:20am Saturday 26th October 2013

A VODKA bar might not be your first destination when searching around for a bite to eat, but a recent overhaul at Beaconsfield’s Revolution reveals an inviting space with a solid, varied menu which throws up a few surprises.

Food review: The Runnymede-On-Thames

Hillingdon Times: Food review: The Runnymede-On-Thames

10:40am Saturday 19th October 2013

IF you’re looking for a room with a view and that little bit extra, look no further than the Runnymede-On-Thames hotel.

Food Review: The Old Mill in Berkhamsted

Hillingdon Times: Food Review: The Old Mill in Berkhamsted

10:40am Saturday 12th October 2013

THE Old Mill in Berkhamsted has undergone an extensive renovation transforming both inside and out into a beautifully designed space. Arriving on a very busy Wednesday evening I wondered if the seasonal cuisine would match the impressive new look.

Food review: Baroosh in Marlow

Hillingdon Times: Baroosh

10:20am Monday 7th October 2013

IF you fancy a night out in a trendy, lively bar and restaurant (and still want money in your pocket at the end) then look no further than Marlow’s Baroosh.

Food review: Papad in Chesham

Hillingdon Times: Food review: Papad in Chesham

10:50am Saturday 28th September 2013

EARTHY greens and oranges adorn the walls, lanterns hang from the ceilings, wooden screens nestle between tables- going to Papad in Chesham feels as if you are stepping away from Bucks into another country.

Food review: Bluegrass BBQ in High Wycombe

Hillingdon Times: Food review: Bluegrass BBQ in High Wycombe

10:00am Saturday 21st September 2013

PULLED pork, ribs, brisket and chicken are the big four served at a new American BBQ Smokehouse in High Wycombe and it is a welcome addition to the town.

Food review: Bombay Palace in High Wycombe

Hillingdon Times: Food review: Bombay Palace in High Wycombe

10:50am Saturday 7th September 2013

I MADE a mistake at my latest visit to a curry house in High Wycombe. I ate too many poppadums. I just can't get enough of the things and while absent mindedly picking at them while talking to my friend I overindulged which led to me struggling with the rest of the meal at Bombay Palace.

Food review: The Britannia in Marlow

Hillingdon Times: Food review: The Britannia in Marlow

10:10am Saturday 31st August 2013

BEING a Marlow girl, I’ve remembered many trips to the old Britannia pub over the years, but they weren’t always thought of with fondness. There were the sticky floors, copious amounts of (too much) space which struggled to be filled, and as much as various owners tried to make it look its best, it was always a little on the scruffy side.

Food review: Burnham Beeches Hotel

Hillingdon Times: The salad starter

9:20am Saturday 24th August 2013

BEING slightly too keen we arrived for dinner at Burnham Beeches Hotel a whole 30 minutes before the restaurant had even opened.

Food review: The Old Plow in Speen

Hillingdon Times: Food review: The Old Plow in Speen

2:18pm Tuesday 20th August 2013

THE Old Plow in Speen is a jewel in the Chiltern Hills crown, with beautiful, French cooking served in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere.

Food Review: Ranch Burger in High Wycombe

Hillingdon Times: Ranch Burger

10:30am Saturday 10th August 2013

WITH gourmet burgers enjoying a surge in popularity across the country, the opening of Ranch Burger is a welcome addition to Wycombe's food landscape.

Food review: The Tree at Cadmore End

Hillingdon Times: The Tree at Cadmore End

10:50am Saturday 3rd August 2013

THE CUSTOMER service at The Tree Hotel in Cadmore End is second to none but the rest of my stay was a bit of a mixed bag.



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