Rick Stein at Bannisters, Mollymook

A magnificent prospect welcomes you on arrival to Rick Stein at Bannisters. Sapphire blue waters and white sands of Mollymook, a slice of heaven, to be sure. The region is pristine seaside Australia at its very best and it’s so easy to become completely enraptured with the place. All within a very easy 3 hour…

Our favourite ELEVEN of 2011

2011 – What an indulgent year of eating!! Not only did one half of Gourmet Belly literally *pop* (Freya is her name), we really pushed the boat out this year in terms of fine dining, travelling across continents just to experience some of the San Pellegrino top restaurants of the world. We had an incredible 5 hour lunch at Noma in Copenhagen (ranked…

Pizarro, London

194 Bermondsey St London SE1 3TQ http://www.josepizarro.com/restaurants/pizarro If I haven’t been banging on about this enough already, I love my hood. And with restaurants like José, Zucca and The Garrison practically on my doorstep, what’s not to love? Often being accused of neighbourhood bias, I almost didn’t want to write about Jose Pizarro’s latest opening, but when I accidentally found myself dining here…

The Corner Room, London

Town Hall Hotel Patriot Square, Bethnal Green London E2 9NF no website/no phone/no reservations So I think I may have found another hotspot to add to my London list of favourite eateries. I had my sister in town visiting, so I was determined to take her somewhere fabulous. But with most hip and happening places…

The Riding House Café, London

43-51 Great Titchfield Street London W1W 7PQ http://www.ridinghousecafe.co.uk   From the team that brought you Gourmet Belly’s favourite neighbourhood locals, The Garrison and Village East, comes the Riding House Café, an all day brasserie located in the heart of Fitzrovia.   Sitting a few streets back from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, the Riding House Café is the perfect lunch spot after…

Zucca, London

184 Bermondsey Street London SE1 3TQ http://www.zuccalondon.com   It has been a while since I’ve been to a good Italian restaurant in London, so how pleased was I to hear that one had opened up literally around the corner from my flat! Zucca, meaning ‘pumpkin’ in Italian is the brain child of Sam Harris, owner of Maltings Cafe,…