Merchant Tavern, St. John’s, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Merchant Tavern, St. John’s, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Merchant Tavern, located in Downtown St. John’s is part of the Raymonds Restaurant Group which also owns the award winning Raymonds. Chef Jermey Charles is one of the masterminds behind both establishments. If you haven’t heard of him, I highly recommend googling him to take a look at his culinary journey. Chef Charles was featured [...]

Ship Pub, St. John’s, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ship Pub, St. John’s, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Ship Pub is a small hole in the wall off of Duckworth Street in Downtown St. John’s. Appearance wise, it is kind of creepy. To be honest, if I wasn’t told that the new chef there is amazing, I probably would not have gone in for lunch. It doesn’t give a welcoming image of [...]

The Grounds Cafe, Portugal Cove, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Grounds Cafe, Portugal Cove, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Grounds Cafe is located in Murray’s Premises on Portugal Cove Road, approximately 15 minutes from downtown St. John’s. It is a beautifully bright and vibrant room, filled with lots of plants of all sizes. I’m new to owning and caring for plants, and I quickly became obsessed. Whenever I walk into the cafe it [...]

Jack Astors, St. John’s, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jack Astors, St. John’s, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Classic Jack Astors experience for lunch on this day. Nothing really stood out which makes it both boring, and difficult to write a blog entry about so I’ll keep it quick and to the point. This location of Jacks is right downtown St. John’s backing onto the harbour. It offers nice views of the water [...]

Madrina Bar y Tapas, Toronto, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Madrina Bar y Tapas, Toronto, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I wish I could take credit for finding this restaurant, but that will have to go to my Mom! We were looking for a dinner option that was a little different, and she succeeded at finding a great spot. Madrina Bar y Tapas is located in The Distillery history district in Toronto. Our server was [...]

Trattoria Mercatto, Toronto, Canada ⭐️⭐️

Trattoria Mercatto, Toronto, Canada ⭐️⭐️

After a long day of shopping, my Mom and myself thought Trattoria Mercatto was a convenient spot to have dinner as it is located directly inside the Eaton Centre in Toronto. The 2 level interior of the restaurant is absolutely stunning! I am a sucker for exposed brick walls, concrete floors and extra high ceilings. [...]

The Wild Horses Pub & Eatery, St. John’s, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Wild Horses Pub & Eatery, St. John’s, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Located next to Bell Island Ferry in Portugal Cove, The Wild Horses Pub & Eatery is nothing fancy. The interior reminded me of a basement bar in someone’s house, aka tacky. Their menu consists of classic pub food, burgers, sandwiches, wings, fish and chips etc. Given their name, obviously this was no surprise. The lady [...]

The Salthouse, St.John’s, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Salthouse, St.John’s, Canada ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Salthouse is a fairly new restaurant to the Downtown St. John’s area. It opened back in March 2019, my partner and I stumbled across it while looking for a place to have lunch. Come to find out, we had been there a few days after they first opened. We were surprised that we hadn’t [...]

Hilton Paddington, London, England ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hilton Paddington, London, England ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Conveniently located in the Paddington Station, the Hilton Paddington is a perfect hotel for a one night stop over in London. The Heathrow Express takes away all of the worry and hassle of your transportation back to the airport. The hotel lobby is very old school with the wooden walls, and red carpet, but it [...]

Nipa Thai, London, England ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nipa Thai, London, England ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Located in the Royal Lancaster London, Nipa Thai delivers extraordinarily high levels of food and service. From the moment you enter the restaurant, the staff greets you with such care and attention. The dining room isn’t overly large, but they made very good use of the space. I loved the dining chairs, they were nice [...]