Already had the best Spanish Tapas in London? A new menu makes Iberica Victoria worth revisiting. James Lawrence takes a look. Again.

Ten years ago, the suggestion of a Dry January would have been met with gargantuan guffaws in London bars; the very concept was alien to the majority of us, starved of sunlight in a post-Christmas malaise. Yet increasingly, abstinence is becoming a very fashionable concept, particularly among the young. Today,Continue Reading

The Devonshire Fell might play second fiddle to its sister hotel, but James Lawrence finds it’s anything but second best.

“Don’t talk to me about sophistication, I’ve been to Leeds.” That famous line from a classic Harry Enfield sketch – involving an unsophisticated, boorish Yorkshireman – was referenced on more than one occasion during a recent trip to the county’s largest city to explore the Leeds food scene.

“Compromise is not about losing. It is about deciding that the other person has just as much right to be happy with the end result as you do,” observed author Donna Martini.

Roast Restaurant be thy name, in Borough Market they flock, give us rib-eye steak and Rioja, on earth as it is in heaven, for despite any financial meltdown, they will come. James Lawrence seeks comfort food in London.

A weekend break in Germany’s breathtaking Baden-Württemberg region, taking in Heidelberg and Freiburg, makes a pleasant change from the usual tourist traps.

With Valentine’s Day approaching you will need to get that special someone a bottle of rosé sparkling wine worthy of their love. James Lawrence picks out some of his favourites.