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The weather has been better up in Harrogate!

After a woefully wet opening day at the Great Yorkshire Show, the weather has improved a bit! OK it’s not bright sunshine, but at least it’s bright’ish and the crowds are out and enjoying sampling the alfresco food & drink on offer. Aside from the excellent Birds Eye Chicken Dippers & Meat-free Burgers served up […]

Wow that was one wet RoadShow day!

Our first day at the Great Yorkshire Show started of with some absolutely torrential downpours, which pretty much lasted until mid-afternoon and although they’re a pretty tough lot ‘up North, even so most people were trying to dodge the rain rather than enjoying alfresco eating & entertaining! Still from about 15.00 the rain srated to […]

The Oyster Shack, Bigbury, South Devon

Nestling down a typically narrow Devon lane or, if you’re really brave by the River Avon tidal, Stakes road, the Oyster Shack is authentically rustic and quirky, but serves great freshly shucked Oyster’s. Certainly the place to go for a chilled fun meal with fantastic seafood! Pretty much unbeatable, espcially if you love Oysters!

Santos Winery – Santorini, Greece

With absolutely amazing views over the Caldera, Santos Winery has to be worth visit, not just for the stunning setting, but also to taste some great Greek wine and food and to just chill and watch the sunset over the bay!

Sunset Pier – Key West, Florida Keys

Somewhat touristy, and part of a large resort, but still a great venue with amazing views, so make sure you get close to the pier end especially for Sunset and they have live music. Cocktails are great, food not so much, but still an incredible place to chill.

The Mussel Shoal – Porthleven, Cornwall

No pretensions, just great fresh food, The Mussel Shoal café kiosk on the quay serves super French bistro-style food, including, obviously ‘Moules-frites’ and if you’re really lucky you can eat on a pontoon in the harbour with great harbour and sea views.

Canova, Baglioni Luna – Venice

Just a few minutes from St. Mark’s Square, the Canova offers a fantastic canal-side intimate terrace dining experience, innovatively offering tradition Venetian recipes, the Canova is a wonderful place to get away from all the buzz and simple enjoy Venice.

L’Auberge du Vieux Chateau – Cabris, Provence

Michelin starred and set on the French Rivera, what could be better, fantastic, panoramic views from the terrace across Place Mirabeau and the Med in the distance. From early morning, the Auberge du Vieux Château is a great place to chill!

The Nest, Treehouse – Fitzrovia, London

Don’t let being stuck on top of a trendy hotel, put you off, The Nest is a real alfresco oasis right in the middle of London, with posh seating, lots of foliage, plus great views across the rooftops, we found it a great place to unwind, after a tough day!

Hog Island Oyster Shack – Tamales Bay, California

On the old Highway 1 just past Point Reynes you come to Tamales Bay, where there is one of the finest alfresco Oyster venues, I’ve ever been to; the position, ambiance, sheer rustic charm and of course the ‘Pick your own oysters’ are simply amazing, in fact if you love Oysters, it’s simply got to […]