Machiya

Machiya

This restaurant has to have one of the most swish websites I’ve seen recently.  When you click in, you are treated to a feast for the senses as colourful foods, happy customers and a fast clip of slick kitchen moves are put on display.  It […]

Augustine Kitchen

Augustine Kitchen

Who or what is Augustine? I always have suspicions when it sounds like people’s names are used for restaurants.  It seems to make them sound like the local place around the corner to frequent constantly.  Friendly and honest food (I hate those words ‘honest food’.  […]

The Mac Factory

The Mac Factory

Do you have an aversion to the mass produced and prefer hand churned artisan butter?  Or perhaps, do you enjoy the mechanical precision of uniform squares of chocolate?  Or do you instead reserve your judgement, by turns dissing some and extolling others? I am someone of […]

Exmouth Coffee Company

Exmouth Coffee Company

Have you ever wondered what people’s houses look like inside? Does it look like organised chaos, with everything seemingly haphazardly strewn around but the inhabitant seemingly able to find anything in seconds (I’ve seen many work colleagues with varying degrees of this). Or, perhaps, does […]

Le Bab

Le Bab

How important is ambience to you?   Will you refuse to enter a dingy and poorly lit eatery?  Or instead will you insist that it looks like you can eat off the floor?  (I won’t make you prove that.)  Instead, perhaps, do you think that a […]