Honestly Foodie | @ Daylesford

Daylesford Organic Farm, Kingham, Gloucestershire

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word:  Heavenly
Food:   Organic, succulent and seasonal. Inspired flavour combinations create a lasting impression
Service:  Lacking a little finesse in their communication
Presentation:  Stunning- food, location, interiors, exteriors
Ambience:  Just perfect; quiet enough for a romantic meal, busy enough to not be over heard whispering sweet nothings!
Location:   We visited the farm and HQ in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds
Value for money: £50 a head for a three course meal with a few glasses of booze
Worth a visit?: Yes. Go now, flee the city and lap up the beautiful English countryside and the fantastic food on offer

This place is beautiful, I mean really stunning.  And the food…just delicious.  And organic.  And I had possibly the best dish I’ve tasted since our visit to La Chassagnette in the South of France in 2010.  BIG call!  The combination of the baked fig starter, company ethos, beautiful farm and the location made for one winning combination!

Need I say more?

I will.

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Glo, Laugavegur, Reykjavik, Iceland

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word:  Glowing
Food:  Just a joy to find somewhere without puffin or whale on the menu in Iceland…just kidding (kind of), seriously delicious healthy food here
Service:  Short but sweet, it’s a canteen-style set up, so there isn’t much interaction, however, what you do have is friendly and efficient!
Presentation:  Food on a plate in a warm and relaxed cafe away from the arctic winds
Ambiance:  Bright, sleek, warm, and busy – but never too loud or rawkus
Location:  Several in town: one just off the main strip in central Reykjavik, with the entrance hidden down a side street, another across from the Hilton and a third by the art museum
Value for money:  Definitely, one of the cheapest and nicest in my opinion in the whole of Iceland!
Worth a visit?:  Definitely, It’s hard to find tasty healthy food in Reykjavik, Glo serves this up by the plateful!

This one is an oldy dating back to January 2014, but definitely a goodie…in fact, it’s a must-do when in Iceland and i’m not why I haven’t posted this earlier.  I think we were travelling so much at the time I never got around to singing the praises of Glo…and I now I realise why: no photos!  I forgot to take my camera battery, not just to the restaurant, but to Iceland!

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Sunday, Barnsbury, London

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word:  Hidden-gem
Food: Exceeds expectations for a little local cafe
Service:  Generally good, but sometimes suffers when it’s busy at weekends
Presentation:  Love it; simple, old school charm; wood, flowers, paperweights
Ambience:  Weekends = buzzy.  Weekdays = relaxed.
Location: Snug in the heart of Barnsbury a few minutes walk from Caledonian Road & Liverpool Road and a few more from Upper Street
Value for money:  Portion and quality are spot on for the prices
Worth a visit?:  Absolutely, it’s become a go-to weekender for us

I’ve spent so long procrastinating and distracting myself from writing this post.  I’m not quite sure why, it should be one of the easiest posts to write as I absolutely adore Sunday.  Maybe a part of me doesn’t want to share the foodie love…

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