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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; what do you do if…

You have a disappointing meal and the owner asks you how was it? I answered evasively but my girlfriend/diner was more forthright, complaining that the lamb was tough and gristly, potatoes soggy and she did not like it at all. She might have added that the various entree dips were far too vinegary [...]

February 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/Milos and Sartoria

One new, one tried and tested, this week – or to be exact last Monday when I visited both. Milos is an upmarket Greek restaurant in St James, the bottom end of Regent St near St James Park. A friend Petros  suggested it and I was impressed. Unlike many an expensive eaterie it serves a 3 [...]

February 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard The Kennels, Goodwood Estate

There are places who are dog-friendly and take dogs but the Kennels, the clubhouse for all activities on the Goodwood Estate goes beyond that. Almost every group had their dog with them and in the entrance hall is a collection of dog bowls, including one for Pedro – the pooch of the couple [...]

January 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Mamounia/ a dream realised

If it’s good enough for Winston Churchill, a man of epicuean not to say Falstaffian, tastes it’s good enough for Daffers. This is a hotel I have always to stay at and with a few minor criticisms I have not been disappointed. The overwhelming feelings are those of space and excellence of [...]

January 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/Daffers go ethnic

One of my beefs about ethnic cuisine is whether it’s high-end or your local balti house there is not a huge difference. Two recent experiences made me feel differently. The first was at Trishna in Blandford Street in what estate agents call Marylebone Village. The scrumptious Sir John R (his [...]

November 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard / The Flint House Brighton

Ben and Pamela Mckellar have been around the Brighton restaurant scene for some 21 years now with their Gingerman group with outlets in Kemp Town, Hove and Hurstpierpoint. I have visited the first two and would categorise them as good but not so good as to wish to return. The notion that the couple [...]

November 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard / The Squire and Horse , Arundel

After all the expense of Japanese cuisine, I craved for cheaper heartier fare and could not have found a better place than the gastro pub The Squire and Horse in Bury near Arundel. I regularly meet up for lunch with one of my oldest friends, an internet entrepreneur who is one of those types that [...]

November 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard

During this fascinating trip we have visited most of the things that have made Japan famous – Sumo, Sake, shrines – and yesterday I added another “S”: sushi. The Sushi chef is much venerated. In Simon May’s book Atomic Sushi – the reflections on Japan by a professor on [...]

November 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/Kobe beef and Sumo

Yesterday I sampled one of Japan’s greatest delicacies Kobe Beef. Only the best cows are selected and then fed a special diet of milk and grass. It certainly is not cheap but you will never taste anything like it. Like most things in Japan there is ritual. A solemnly dressed cook in his Steak [...]

October 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard

I can only agree with Bob about the Japanese toilet. I am sure that the control console sadly in Japanese would reveal yet more sensory pleasures of hot jets “where the sun don’t shine”!!! Last night the group went out for a meal in a local restaurant. For many they had just arrived and into [...]

October 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

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