Leon Restaurants Manchester Piccadilly #Review

Leon Restaurants Manchester Piccadilly Review: January 2018

The three musketeers, Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and chef Allegra McEvedy, aka the founders of Leon Restaurants, have combined their wealth of knowledge and skills to take the world by storm with their fab fresh fast food philosophy and started their own foodie revolution.

In 2008 Allegra was awarded with an MBE for services to the hospitality industry.  He was described as “a caterer with a conscience” by the Independent, has over 20 years’ experience and has worked as a broadcaster appearing on Channel 4, The Good Food Channel, BBC and has published 6 cook books.

Henry’s expansive background includes being a commis chef with Michelin-starred chef Bruno Loubet, a gossip columnist for The Daily Telegraph, appears as a regular panellist on BBC R4’s Kitchen Cabinet, has written for the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Times and the Sun and worked at Bain & Company where he met John.

John did business trouble-shooting at Bain & Company, has created dance events with innocent drinks founder Richard Reed and has led the turnaround of various brands.  If it can be improved John is your man.  Leon was named after John’s Dad, inspired by his mum’s positivity and the “Sunshine that radiates from every LEON team member”

In 2013 Henry and John produced the School Food Plan, where school menus were given their biggest healthy overhaul in generations and due to their combined successes both Henry and John were awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to school food.

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Hoogly Tea and Lykke Happiness Book #Review

Hoogly Tea and Lykke Happiness Book Review: January 2018

Tina Gloggengieser, from Aarhus in Denmark, now living in Brighton, is a keen tea enthusiast and creator of the sensational Hoogly tea range.  Hoogly is the pronunciation of ‘hyggelig’.  ‘Hygge’ is all about the Danish way of life and having a feeling of well-being and warmth the whole year round.

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Craft & Crumb Celebration Carousel Cake #Review

Craft & Crumb Celebration Carousel Cake Review: December 2017

Company Founders and Friends, Kate and Louise both shared an important ethos that they at least attempt to make a home baked cake for their children’s birthdays.

With 5 children between them and the mix of motherhood and manic life’s this was no easy task.  Craft & Crumb was created to take away the stress and bring a burst of fun into home cake baking.

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THE UK BLOG AWARDS 2018…I am officially a finalist. NOW, I need your VOTE

Exciting News…I am a finalist for the Food & Drink category in the UK Blog Awards 2018. 

The next stage of the process is the PUBLIC VOTE, which begins today!  Everyone’s support and positive feedback has already been amazing and is much appreciated.  NOW is the time to have your SAY and if you like what you see kindly could you VOTE for ME!

Click the link below, scroll to the bottom of the screen, pop in your name and choose FOOD and DRINK the drop-down menu:

https://www.blogawardsuk.co.uk/ukba2018/entries/forkward-thinking-foodinista

“2014 was the first year in existence for the UK Blog Awards.  The UK Blog Awards recognise a multitude of industry social media talent across the UK.  The Awards are an exciting and uplifting time for the digital industry of Blogging professionals”

Thank you kindly in advance, feel free to tweet, facebook, reblog and share this post.

Best of luck to all the other entrants 🙂

Melanie xx

#UKBA18

Beech Hill Hotel and Spa Windermere #Review

Beech Hill Hotel and Spa Windermere Review: October 2017

The Beech Hill Hotel and spa located in an enviable postcode in the heart of Lake Windermere sets the scene for an exquisite atmospheric Cumbrian countryside break. The hotel has evolved over time, with the renovations being sympathetic to the original building to retain both its character and charm.

Warmly welcomed by The Beech Hill Hotel team and shown to our room which was fully appointed with two double beds, a spacious dining area, a snug sofa, a dressing table, a quality hairdryer, a generous tea tray, guest information and Lakes brochure guides, that were cram packed with ideas and suggestions of fun activities.  The hotel is no more than a ten minute drive to Bowness-on-Windermere, a town which is a hive of activity with attractions such as the Beatrix Potter Tea Rooms, Quaint English pubs and boat tours from the banks of Lake Windermere.

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Gosh Vegan Sausages #Review

Gosh Vegan Sausages Review: October 2017

Boom Brilliant Bangers by Gosh arrived at blogging HQ ready for the taste test. Gosh is all about goodness, they are dairy free, gluten free, soya free, nut free and are suitable for vegans too. Impressively, they are naturally free from the UK’s 14 top listed allergens; cereals containing gluten, eggs, milk, soya, nuts, peanuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, lupin, Sulphur dioxide, crustaceans, fish & molluscs.

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Côte Manchester Vegetarian Menu #Review

Côte Manchester Vegetarian Menu Review: October 2017

Magnificent Manchester Côte Brasserie, located on St Mary’s Street, is a fabulous family friendly French brasserie with all the elegance and charm of a quaint, rustic and rural, French village eatery with a twist of contemporary and classy city chic. Think Brittany meets Gers with a hint of Paris.

Awaiting our arrival, the amazing Ashleigh seated us in a light filled booth space, with wonderful windows opening onto the city streets. A homely hearty hub, from which to watch the world go by and observe the city dwellers eclectic tastes and styles. Carlos, our server, whom I have previously met, had no need to polish up his waiter skills, as he provided super slick, stress-free and sensational service as usual – a real pro!

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My Healthy Kitchen Vegetarian Meals #Review

My Healthy Kitchen Vegetarian Meals Review: October 2017

Being Happy and Healthy is a priority in my life and My Healthy Kitchen Meals contribute to me achieving this life balance, by offering a range of nutritious creative meals that are ready in minutes. Saving me both time and giving me a beneficial notorious health boost.

Blogging HQ transformed into My Healthy Kitchen with the delivery of some super scrummy fresh high-quality meals. Under 500 calories, no artificial preservatives, colourings or flavourings and contains at least 1 of your 5 a day, these meals are health focused.

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Miracle Matcha Chocolate Tea Infusions and Altitude Tea #Review

Miracle Matcha Chocolate Tea Infusions and Altitude Tea Review: September 2017

Miracle Matcha is sourced from the rift Valley in Kenya, as the white tea leaves are grown high within the fertile valley. Miracle Matcha is healthy, convenient, has 100% pure natural ingredients that are suitable for vegans and has been approved by the vegetarian society. It is also Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance certified, which means that both the environment and the farmers are protected.

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