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Arch London ~ The Perfect Afternoon Tea!

Arch London Afternoon Tea - Champagne & Strwberry Eclair!

Arch London Afternoon Tea – Champagne & Strawberry Eclair! Many visitors from overseas still imagine that we are a nation where at half past three, everything stops for tea! Sadly these days Afternoon Tea is usually only an occasional luxury for us mere mortals, a Sunday treat in a country house hotel, or a welcome […]

Michael Palin Praises Shrewsbury London Train Service

Michael Palin and Howard Astbury of the Lion Hotel Shrewsbury (with Local MP Lembit Opik on the phone!)

During yesterdays successful launch of Shrewsbury based Wrexham and Shropshire Railways’ new rolling stock, at Marylebone station London, local hotelier, Howard Astbury of the Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop (pictured with Michael Palin), was praised for his support in helping promote the service from Shrewsbury to London. Howard explained the historic links of the hotel with […]

Shropshire to London Train ~ Review

Wrexham Shrophire Railways

I love trains. Not in the notepad, rucksack, end-of-platformclicking-camera sort of way, but the concept of the golden age of trains – Brief Encounter style, with well-maintained stations and attentive, smart, uniformed, platform staff helping with luggage and directing confused travellers towards trains which arrive, and leave, on time. Some of my most memorable travels […]

Lasan Birmingham ~ Winner of ‘Best Local Restaurant’ The ‘F’ Word ~ Exclusive Interview

Aktar Islam of Lasan Congratulated by James Day of ETM

Aktar Islam of Lasan Congratulated by James Day of ETM Lasan Winners of Best Local Restaurant as Voted their customers, and judged by Gordon Ramsey’s ‘F’ Word (and yours truly) on Channel Fours ‘F’ Word Finals. Congratulations Lasan & Team! We were granted the exclusive final lunch interview with Executive Chef Aktar before his busy […]

Lasan Birmingham ~ F Word Finalist

Head Aktar & 2nd Chef Aysan with Gordon

Lasan Birmingham ~ Winners of  The ‘F’ Word Final with Gordon Ramsey? See if the team at top Midlands Asian restaurant ‘Lasan’ win this Thursday night on Channel 4 The F Word with Gordon Ramsey in his search for Britain’s Best Local Restaurant, as voted for my James Day editor of Eat-the-midlands.co.uk when he was […]

Wrexham Shropshire Railways ~ Shropshire to London Review

Wrexham & Shropshire Railways

I love trains. Not in the notepad, rucksack, end-of-platformclicking-camera sort of way, but the concept of the golden age of trains – Brief Encounter style, with well-maintained stations and attentive, smart, uniformed, platform staff helping with luggage and directing confused travellers towards trains which arrive, and leave, on time. Some of my most memorable travels […]

Midlands Restaurants ~ Harden’s Guide

The renowned ‘Harden’s Brother’s’ who edit the annual ‘Gastro-Emmies’ have this week announced that the regions restaurants fair well, but not as well as they could! Top Gourmands are ‘home-grown’ Chris and Judy Bradley, proprietors of the much loved Mr Underhills of Ludlow. This unassuming team, have presided over the river-side restaurant the last 30 […]

Jean Christophe Novelli Praises Midlands Producers

Jean Christophe Novelli, Louis Barnett of Chokolit, and James Day of Gourmet-life Dining Club

Jean Christophe Novelli, Louis Barnett of Chokolit, and James Day of Gourmet-life Dining Club Celebrity Chef Praises Local ProducersLast night Celebrity Chef Jean Christophe Novelli praised the regions producers, and thanked them for his generous gift presented to him by fellow foodie James Day of Midlands Dining Club Gourmet Life, and producer Louis Barnett of […]

Shropshire Producers Gift to JC Novelli

Beth Heath of the Shropshire Hamper Co & James Day Gourmet Life

The regions producers rallied round at this weekend’s food shows to donate their finest products towards a hamper created as a gift for Celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli, to be presented to him later today. The ‘Taste of Shropshire and the Marches’ hamper will be presented later today by Midlands foodie James Day of Gourmet […]

Chok-Stars Celebrate with Louis Barnett

Linda Barker, with Louis Barnett, Mint Leaf, London

Last night saw the star studded launch of Louis Barnett’s chocolate Week Celebrations hosted by the Mint Leaf Restaurant at Haymarket, London.