The Good Food Guide Top Ten

If you’re a bit of a restaurant groupie, you’ve probably spent the last few weeks breathless with anticipation over the publication of The Good Food Guide’s Top 10 Restaurants. These are credentials of the highest order, Michelin notwithstanding. The Good Food Guide is one of the most trusted restaurant review guides in the country; to be top of their list is a hard-won achievement, so let’s take a moment to say well done to – in order — L’Enclume in Cartmel, The Fat Duck at Bray, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Rock, Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (the old man’s still got it) and the London contingent of Pollen Street Social, Hibiscus, The Square, The Ledbury and last but not least Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. Read full post


Another Shrimp On The Barbie

(Guest Blog-Australia) It’s two years since we decided to venture ‘Down Under’ for a new chapter in our lives, and all the experiences that this amazing island has to behold. For me, one of the biggest surprises Australia has shown me is how wrong we are about their cuisine! Read full post


Fresh Or Frozen?

Will you ever trust a press launch invite again? Not if you’re a food blogger in Manchester, that’s for sure. Lured by the promise of free prosecco and pizza at the latest pop-up joint, La Pizzeria in the city’s Northern Quarter, foodie VIPs were well and truly hoodwinked when it turned out the pizza they were “enjoying” turned out to be Dr Oetker’s finest, sourced from the local supermarket. The most remarkable bit (read brazen – apt as it’s the name of the PR company behind the stunt) was that the restaurant announced it at the end of the drinkies. “Ha ha ha HAAAAAA all you poncey food bloggers”, you might think (Obviously not if you are one. You might be quite indignant. Fair ’nuff). But it was about more than bringing some crashing food bores back to earth with a bump. Read full post


A Scottish Road Trip

(Guest Blog-Scotland) Fancy writing a guest blog on your three favourite local restaurants for Sugarvine? Just email your guest blog to along with your name. The best guest blog will win a meal for two at one of the venues on their list. Read full post


Eclectic Fylde Dining

(Guest Blog-Fylde) Eclectic – ‘A person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.’ That describes perfectly mine and the missuses’ taste for various cuisines. Well, that’s our excuse and we are sticking to it! The Fylde Coast in general and Blackpool in particular is well known for its cosmopolitan visitors and thankfully for us its range of restaurants is equally diverse. There are not many nation’s foods you can’t find here, some more than others, and here are three of our favourites. In addition to the food, we admire the owners of each for their restaurants and I will go on to explain why. Read full post


Three Edinburgh Restaurants Not To Miss

(Guest Blog-Edinburgh)
Wedgwood the Restaurant
It was my husband’s birthday and that means a visit to a fantastic restaurant – none other than Wedgwood the Restaurant on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. This is a fantastic place to go whether it is for a Sunday lunch or a special occasion. Read full post


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