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Daphne Colthard
About Daphne Colthard

After graduating at RADA but finding no roles Daphne went into magazine journalism with Good Housekeeping. Widely recognised as one of the country's leading restaurant and hotel reviewers, particularly by herself, Daphne is the author of "Bedded and Breakfasted", a light hearted chick novel and Grand Hotels DC: the Daffers Dictionary. Daphne lives in West London and is married to an investment banker Oliver. They have 2 boys Humphrey and Tarquin. More Posts

A La Colthard/ Goring Hotel and Outlaw at the Capital Hotel

Having recently been critical of Brighton restaurants I was pleased to dine elegantly at two London  hotels. The Goring in Victoria is one of the few London hotels still in private family hands. It’s agreeably old fashioned with a comfy bar and a good dining room and a garden too. The dining [...]

June 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard: Stanmer House and other Brighton restaurants

The restaurant at Stanmer House was a long favourite of mine. Situated in a handsome house in parkland with gracious salons full of portraits it had bit of something about it. I was therefore disgreeably surprised on arrival yesterday to be directed to an empty marquee in the garden where a carvery [...]

June 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/Orient Express to Paris

When a travel mag I occasionally contribute to offered me a ticket on the Orient Express I readily grabbed my first opportunity to travel on it. It was a strictly work gig. I could not invite my husband or anyone else’s !!! Mind you as my son Tarquin’s Hornby has more space I could not be too [...]

June 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard /Murmur

The sea front at Brighton has had something of a makeover and is no longer its tawdry self. There is the Harbour Restaurant with its excellent Jetty restaurant , the i360 Watchtower, Shelter Hall, a Victorian Palladian sea-front shelter is being restored and there are now two ‘go to’ [...]

May 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard / The Ivy in the Lanes

The Ivy in London opened in 1917. Beloved by Noel Coward and the theatre set it became enormously popular once again in the 80s and 90s and is now part of the Richard Caring Restaurant empire (Scott’s, Annabels). Many a naughty afternoon in West End hotel began with champagne and Lobster [...]

May 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard : The Market/Western Road Brighton

I am a huge fan of Spanish cuisine. Tapas has generated the concept of shared platters adopted by many cuisines. I like the idea of not taking alcohol on it’s own but accompanied by small helpings of food. Yesterday I returned to Market. The first time I enjoyed the food but not the experience as [...]

May 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/ Colombe d’Or

I make no apologies for reviewing again this restaurant which I visited with a friend yesterday. What makes it so special? Firstly, it is the setting in St Paul de Vence, a hillside town, in an old inn. Although the dining room houses the exceptional art collection on a warm day a table on the [...]

April 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

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Walking through the Cours Salaya market we were invited to sign a petition in favour of the stall holders and against the restaurants. When the market closes at 2.00pm their area is jet-washed and the restaurants spread into it. My sympathy is with the market and for what it’s worth duly [...]

April 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard /Colombe dOr

Yesterday we visited for lunch another great institution la Colombe d’Or in St Paul de  Vence. It’s only 30 minutes away by car from La Petite Maison but quite different. It’s a hotel, not an international brand. I suspect though though there never be a poll that la Colombe d’Or is the [...]

March 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

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A topic that came up for discussion which has be come relevant in post-Brexit UK is could one live abroad? My own view is that if I did I would not choose France. There is an attitude of unhelpfulness  bordering on the rude. There were two examples yesterday when  Bob and I had our morning [...]

March 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

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