Colchester is a town that has many a restaurant, and I enjoy finding new places to eat with friends and explore on date night with the husband. However I often find myself wanting something a little different- enter Turtle Bay! Opening on the high street in Colchester town centre is this Caribbean cocktail heaven. I was invited along to their preview evening this week before they open on the 4th December. On arrival, we were treated to Reggae Rum Punch, a fruity cocktail with a twist of bitters and lime and oh my it was delicious! We chatted to the restaurant manager and then had a little tour around the restaurant including a peek at where the magic happens-the kitchen. Turtle Bay restaurants were founded by Ajith Jaya-Wickrema who also founded the chain restaurant Las Iguanas. He wanted to bring a restaurant to the UK that combined great food, great… View Post

A couple of weeks ago (as you may well know) I turned 30 eeesshh right?!  To ‘celebrate’ leaving my 20’s behind, my friends organised a day in London for me. I have wanted to go to Sushi Samba since my friend Natasha told me about it years ago and we have always spoken about going so this seemed like the perfect occassion!  Sushi Samba is beautifully located  on the 39th floor of the Heron tower overlooking stunning views of London. Sadly when we went it was mega foggy which meant we saw very little out of the windows surrounding the whole restaurant.  A little more visable out of the lift windows  We started with a round of glorious cocktails in the bar, i opted for the Nina Fresa which is a fruity mix of strawberry, guava and grapefruit with Ketal One vodka and shaken with rhubarb bitters, sugar and lime. ALL the heart eyed… View Post