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A la Colthard/English’s

I am convinced that readers would rather read a list of restaurant reviewers’ favourites possibly by category – e.g. price, type of cuisine – than of the latest opening. Amongst my perennial favourites is English’s

Why so? It’s traditional, reliable and – over the past 6 years – and retained the same 3 managers, Nick, Andre and Antonio. On a sunny day out in the courtyard listening to a live vocalist stationed in the Piazza, where better?

My French friend Valerie was in town and to English’s we headed for a long leisurely lunch. I had a Gazpacho Sanmorejo in the Andalusian style and we shared an enormous platter of sea food washed down by a bottle of white Clesse -all too scrumptious!!!

Much better than trying a new restaurant not alfresco.

It was one of those days where we both felt we were deffo in the right place at the right time!!!

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