Where I’ve eaten

Since this blog covers my food adventures, it features places from all over the UK, indeed the world. So here’s an index showing all the places I’ve been, from my home town in Rugby, to other places in the Midlands, slightly further afield, and abroad. Oh, and not forgetting a little section on the foodie events we love and cooking classes we’ve tried out and at the bottom you’ll find some of the posts I’ve written on slightly more serious, food-related topics.

I’d love to hear what you think of all of it, so feel free to comment or send me an email to mrsellenmanning@gmail.com.


On The Rocks at Quigley’s

The White Swan, Shawell (near Rugby)

Pharmasea, Rugby

Bacco Lounge

Omar’s, Dunchurch

Cafe vin Cinq

The Old Lion, Harborough Magna

Prezzo, Rugby

The Tuning Fork, Houlton, Rugby

Elsewhere in the Midlands


Opheem, Birmingham

Baked in Brick, Birmingham

Hotel du Vin, Birmingham

Three Church Road, Edgbaston

El Borracho de Oro, Edgbaston

Cappadocia, Birmingham

Bistrot Pierre, Birmingham

Rola Wala, Birmingham

Fiesta del Asado, Birmingham

Miller & Carter, Birmingham

Five Guys, Birmingham

Shababs, Birmingham

En Place pop-up, Birmingham

Adam’s, Birmingham

Rose Villa Tavern, Birmingham

The Jekyll and Hyde, Birmingham

Nosh & Quaff, Birmingham

Milan Indian Cuisine, Birmingham

Meating, Birmingham

Bodega, Birmingham

Yo! Sushi, Grand Central, Birmingham

Revolution, Birmingham

Purecraft Bar and Kitchen, Birmingham

Purnell’s, Birmingham

Tapas Revolution, Birmingham

Brewhouse & Kitchen, Sutton Coldfield

Marco’s New York Italian at Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport

The Karczma, Birmingham

Nomad, Birmingham

Amantia, Birmingham

Beefeater Bar + Block, Birmingham

Five Rivers, Walsall

Grosvenor Casino, Broad Street, Birmingham

Bardolino, Birmingham

Lasan, Birmingham

Saint Kitchen, Birmingham

Itihaas, Birmingham

Pizza Express, Bullring, Birmingham

Malmaison, Birmingham

Robata Bar & Grill at Resorts World, Birmingham


Smoke Stop BBQ, Ford, Shrewsbury


The Wine House, Lichfield

Pom’s Kitchen & Deli, Lichfield

The Spark, Lichfield

Damn Fine Cafe, Lichfield

The Shimla Palace, Wolseley Bridge, Staffordshire

1709 Brasserie, Lichfield

The Plough, Huddlesford, nr Lichfield


Coventry & Warwickshire

The Cross, Kenilworth

Salt, Stratford-upon-Avon

Oscars, Leamington Spa

The Rose & Crown, Warwick

The Peacock, Oxhill

Yo! Sushi, Leamington Spa

Hickory’s Smokehouse, Burton Green, Coventry

Turtle Bay, Leamington Spa

The Giggling Squid, Warwick

Ivy’s Vintage Tearoom, Lutterworth

The Griff House, Nuneaton

The Fuzzy Duck, Nuneaton

Amid Palace, Nuneaton

The Stag at Offchurch

The Star & Garter, Leamington Spa

The King’s Head, Napton

Queens Road Restaurant, Coventry (couldn’t decide whether to put this in Warwickshire or West Mids)

The Almanack, Kenilworth

The White Horse, Balsall Common

Gusto, Leamington Spa

The Circle Bar at the RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Hollybush Inn, Priors Marston

Whittle’s Restaurant, Audley Binswood, Leamington Spa

West Midlands

The King’s Arms, Knowle

Met Bar & Kitchen, Solihull

Robata Bar & Grill, Resorts World, nr Birmingham Airport & the NEC


The Boathouse, Upton-on-Severn


Further Afield


Hawksmoor, Seven Dials, London

The Gilbert Scott, London

Camino, King’s Cross, London

Dishoom, King’s Cross, London

Grainstore, King’s Cross, London

Caravan, King’s Cross, London

Pizza Pilgrims, Soho, London

Ripe Kitchen, Primrose Hill, London

The Folly, London

The Laughing Gravy, Southwark



The Coach, Marlow

The Mash Inn, Radnage



Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac, Cornwall

Cherry Trees, Padstow, Cornwall

Harlyn Inn, Cornwall

The Polgooth Inn, St Austell, Cornwall

The Quarterdeck at the Nare Hotel, Roseland

Driftwood, Portscatho, Cornwall

Prawn on the Lawn, Padstow

The Cornish Arms, St Merryn


The Strickland Arms, Great Strickland


The Hardwick Inn, Derbyshire


Jetty Restaurant, Salcombe Harbour Hotel, Salcombe

Dick and Will’s, Salcombe

South Devon Chilli Farm

Vineyard Cafe, Sharpham Estate

South Sands Hotel, Salcombe

The Crab Shed, Salcombe


The Noisy Lobster, Mudeford

The Trawlermans, West Bay

The Lord Bute, Highcliffe, Dorset


The Ragged Cot, Minchinhampton


Thai Square, St Alban’s


The Lobster Shack, Whitstable

The Corner House, Minster

The Bay Tree Hotel, Broadstairs


Black Iron at Winstanley House, Leicester


Salthouse Bacaro


Teversal Visitor Centre

Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor, Retford


Jacob’s Plough, Bicester

The Woodstock Arms, Oxfordshire

The Rose and Crown, Ratley

The Perch, Oxford

The White Horse, Duns Tew

The Fat Fox Inn, Watlington


Mill Street Pub & Kitchen, Oakham


The Glassboat, Bristol (closest county I could find to put it in I’m afraid)


The Gallivant, Camber Sands

Farmer, Butcher, Chef at the Goodwood Estate

The Ship Inn, Rye


The Olive Tree, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Pintura, Leeds

Vero Gusto, Sheffield

Tattu, Leeds


Northern Ireland

Hadkis, Belfast


Mhor 84, Trossachs National Park

The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore


Langland’s Brasserie, The Gower Coast





Kokosnot, Andorra La Vella


Archontiko, Chlomotiana, Corfu

Boukari Beach, Corfu

Bioporos, Lake Korission, Corfu


La Valle Trattoria, Munich


L’Ortiche, Sauze d’Oulx

Tivoli, Cortina d’Ampezzo

Casa Masi, Tuscany

La Speranzina, Sirmione, Lake Garda

Hotel Aaritz, Selva di val Gardena


Cyrano de Bergerac, Krakow


The Fisherman’s Inn

El Rincon de Juan Carlos, Los Gigantes


Kalamaki, Kalkan, Turkey


The Buffet at The Wynn, Las Vegas


Food Festivals

Meatopia 2014

Meatopia 2015

Grillstock Bristol 2015

Rugby Food & Drink Festival 2015

Grillstock Bristol 2016 & Great British Food Festival 2016

Sear and Smoke, Birmingham

Foodies Festival, Birmingham

Cooking classes

Jamie Oliver’s Recipease, Notting Hill

Steak School at Miller & Carter, Birmingham

Thai cooking school at Chaophraya, Birmingham

Mousley House Farm Cookery School

Breadmaking with Paul


Serious posts

The tragedy of global food waste

Taking the joy away – food and Huntington’s disease

To ban or not to ban

Service – the maker and breaker of meals

Use it or lose it – why you should support your independent friends

When did blog become a bad word?

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