Month: June 2019

One dog or two? Getting a Second Dog

One dog or two? Getting a Second Dog

Wondering whether to take the plunge of getting a second dog? I cannot promise you a definitive answer within this post as it is a decision packed full of personal variables. You will however, read the valuable and thought provoking opinions of many dog owners…

Recipes for Meatless Days- Butternut Squash and Mushroom Lasagne

Recipes for Meatless Days- Butternut Squash and Mushroom Lasagne

This simple and delicious vegetarian lasagne recipe is a filling, crowd pleasing dish for a vegetarian option or those increasing their meatless days. Make in advance for a quick, pop in the oven dinner. You will need: Serves 3 (greedy people) or 4 (smaller eaters)…

Which Restaurant to Choose for a Special Occasion in Cambridge?

Which Restaurant to Choose for a Special Occasion in Cambridge?

With its ever expanding food scene, it is easier than ever to find a restaurant for a special occasion in Cambridge. Here are some of our favourites.

Restaurant 22:

restaurants for a special occasion in Cambridge

Sam Carter took over Restaurant 22 a short time ago and is receiving (well deserved) rave reviews. The food is delicious and the atmosphere luxurious. They have a private dining room seating 12 upstairs in addition to the beautiful Victorian dining room downstairs. Terrific value food for the quality. A must visit! See our review here.

7 course Tasting menu- £55, a’ la carte menu and 5 course tasting also available.


Vanderlyle Cambridge

Vanderlyle on Mill Road was recently opened by Masterchef finalist and former Hole in the Wall’s Alex Rushmer. Offering a set 5 course seasonal feast of a menu, the chefs work directly with local growers and producers to compile the menu based on what is available locally. An inventive, forward thinking restaurant, serving top quality, delicious food. Visit soon! See our review here.

5 course Tasting Menu- £55 paid by Tock system.

Parkers Tavern:

Recently refurbished Parker Tavern is a city centre restaurant by chef Trisan Welch. This ample restaurant can handle larger groups but is also special for a smaller celebration. Try their Cambridge themed afternoon tea, or a drink in the beautiful art deco style bar. See our review here.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner (main courses ranging from £14-£25) and afternoon tea menus available.

Midsummer House:

The two Michelin starred Midsummer House by Daniel Clifford has been serving the good people of Cambridge for many years. Fabulous high quality food and a dreamy ambience- finding a restaurant for a special occasion in Cambridge made easy.

8 course tasting menu – £135, lunch menu at £50 also.


where to eat in Cambridge- Cotto

Situated in The Gonville Hotel, Cotto serves some quality dishes and delivers tasty combinations. A good wine list and a pretty setting. See our review here.

3 course menu Mon-Fri £70, or Sat-£75.

Food for a special occasion:

where to eat in Cambridge- Vanderlyle

Marking special occasions with great food is really important to us. We do hope that you enjoy these recommendations. For more of our restaurants recommendations click here.

Where to Eat in Cambridge- Vanderlyle Review

Where to Eat in Cambridge- Vanderlyle Review

If you are wondering where to eat in Cambridge, look no further than Vanderlyle– a new inventive restaurant offering quality food. As a huge fan of ‘The Hole in the Wall’, I was extremely excited to hear about Alex Rushmer and Lawrence Butler’s latest venture…

Handmade Dog Treats to Buy Online- A Review

Handmade Dog Treats to Buy Online- A Review

I like to know exactly what I am feeding my dogs so look for training treats with no additives, preservatives, or salt. These independents make handmade dog treats to buy online, using quality human grade ingredients which are tasty enough to distract and motivate our…

Quality Dog Friendly Hotels in Norfolk

Quality Dog Friendly Hotels in Norfolk

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Norfolk is crammed full of wonderful dog friendly places to eat, drink, visit and relax. Here are a collection of high quality, really dog friendly hotels in Norfolk to enjoy with your furry family.

Titchwell Manor:

Beautiful Victorian farmhouse, Titchwell Manor has chic rooms and offers delicious, inventive food too- we loved the afternoon tea. Very dog friendly treats are on offer at reception, and ground level rooms are available with access to outside space (the herb garden courtyard). Dog beds are provided so arrive and enjoy a touch of luxury!

The Ship Inn:

Brancaster based The Ship Inn is a boutique hotel offering great rooms and food. The rooms (six of which are dog friendly) are beautifully decorated and have dog bedding and a welcome pack provided. A really dog friendly feel.

The Hoste:

Burnham Market based, award winning The Hoste is a luxury boutique hotel, offering beautifully furnished rooms and an equally high quality restaurant. Also boasting an onsite fitness centre, beauty spa and even a cinema for guests to enjoy, this is a real experience. Dogs are charged at an additional £15 per night per dog. and common sense rules apply (click here).

The Victoria Inn:

The Victoria

Holkham based The Victoria Inn welcomes dogs and can offer rooms that have access to outdoors. Well behaved dogs are welcome throughout the ground floor of the inn which makes for a really relaxing stay. Secure kennels are also available on site if needed. Beautiful bedrooms and a stones-throw away from the fabulously dog friendly Holkham Beach-which happens to be my favourite beach in the world!

The Gunton Arms:

The Gunton Arms

The Gunton Arms (near Cromer) is a traditional pub with rooms set in a historic park. The menu showcases great local, seasonal produce. Residents can enjoy the cool decor including artwork by Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst. A dog friendly welcome ,with treats, beds and water bowls provided.

The Brisley Bell:

Dog friendly hotel in Norfolk

The Brisley Bell offers beautiful rooms and is set in 2 acres of gardens- great for dog walking! Superb food using delicious local produce, in fact the Brisley Bell was winner of Best Pub in Norfolk. A great option for a night away with the furry family, with lots of space to enjoy.

Morston Hall:

If you fancy a Michelin starred experience head to Morston Hall. Dogs are allowed in some rooms and kennels are available for guests wishing to indulge in the amazing food.

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We hope that you enjoy these dog friendly hotels in Norfolk.

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