Who says you can’t do Venice gluten & dairy free?

\Yep, you better believe it – even in the land of all things gelato, pasta and pizza you can find gluten and dairy free options pretty much relatively available!

I recently spent two awe-inspiring nights in Venezia and it is so worth the trip. Is there LOADS to see and do? No, not really but is it one to tick off the bucket list? Definitely!

I have been dying to visit Venice for years and if rising sea waters weren’t enough to convince you (before it disappears!!) maybe the 40 million plus tourists per year can!

I felt two nights here was plenty for me as I’m an early-riser and like to spend the day exploring on foot.. or in this case on foot, gondolas and water taxis!

So down to the good stuff.. What did I do, what did I see & most importantly what did I EAT!

Arriving into Marco Polo airport you can grab a bus to board a ferry from the mainland to the main Venice area. Bus is by far the best option here, cheap and easy to use and taxis only have set rates. Once at the mainland you can buy a ticket for the water taxi (boat) and head for your destination. I stayed in a cheap and cheerful hostel called Bed & Venice just around the corner from the San Zacchaire water taxi stop. From here you are five minutes stroll from St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace – two of the city’s main attractions. This is ideal for getting there early and beating long queues as Venice can become extremely crowded and depending what line you take the water taxis can be really time consuming getting from one area to another.


The breakfast at the hostel leaves a huge amount to be desired (cornflakes and croissants only) for those eating like me but there is loads of cafés on the main street outside serving American style breakfasts. I decided instead to nip into Co-op supermarket and it turned out to be an absolute gem! I picked up dairy free Nutella, gluten & wheat free bread rolls, raspberries, bananas & rice milk and made myself a picnic on a nearby park bench – delizioso!

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For the most part of my two days I spent them wandering and taking in all the sights and scenes. There is beautiful coloured houses, gondolas passing under the bridges you walk across, gift shops (and some fab clothes shops), coffee houses and outdoor markets as well as beautiful churches, palaces, squares, museums and monuments!


Taking a long ride on the water taxi is advisable to get a good look at the entire island.

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All the walking around will be sure to build an appetite too and for lunch on my first day I ate at All’Aquilla restaurant near the train station. They have gluten free pizza and pasta on their menu as well as free wifi – and you can never go wrong with free wifi!

I chose the sea breem with potatoes and vegetables (all baked together in olive oil and herbs) and it was divine. Light but lip-lickingly tasty! Do expect to wait though if you arrive at lunch time like I did as they clearly prepare orders fresh and there was only one waiter running the show out front. Also another catch to be wary of is the menus often list prices per 100g however typical serving is 400g so be careful and don’t get caught paying €32 instead of €8 like me!! For as good as it was I didn’t expect or want to spend that much on a light lunch!

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Later that evening I met my tour guide (a Venetian herself) from Urban Adventures and a group of 12 of us set off on a wine and cichetti – Italian tapas – walking tour. Including in this tour is a short gondola ride to cross the Grand Canal, 5 glasses of wine & 5 tapas as well as lots of fun and info along the way. They catered really really well for everyone on the tour – myself with gluten free request (one cichetti bar we visited is a fully approved gluten free kitchen and our tour guide was also gluten intolerant so proved really useful in guiding me what I could/couldn’t eat) as well as any preferences for/against certain foods/wine types. Book this tour in advance as it sells out quickly.

Next day, after a small homemade breakfast at the hostel I set off in search of more hidden cichetti bars, fascinated by the ones I was shown last night! They tend to be off the main streets and range in price from 0.50c-€3. I had small plates of squid, octopus salad, potatoes with herbs, polenta cake with fish and onions, tomatoes with herbs and eggplant to name a few.

But the best spot I found was a gelateria SuSo selling vegan ice-cream and gluten free cones! I had two scoops – rice milk with cherries and a dark chocolate and they were!


Venice is a beautiful and fascinating city to spend just strolling about. Don’t be afraid to venture off the beaten track as there are so many alleys and small streets worth exploring. I stumbled upon some nice museums, galleries and picture-perfect scenes by doing this and you get a much more authentic feel for the city. Here is a snapshot of some those moments.





Belfast & Northern Ireland

Over the New Year’s weekend we took a trip to Belfast for two nights, stopping en route in Kildare Village for a coffee and some energy balls at Joe’s.


And later at Banbridge Outlet, where we shopped and then ate at Linen Hill. I had the green Thai chicken curry with rice and a side of sweet potato fries  (gluten free bread came with the dish). Fresh, tasty, lively restaurant with good meal deals for the cinema next door.


After checking into our hotel, Ibis Hotel Queens Quarter, we freshened up and made our way to the SSE Arena for our first ever ice hockey game! It felt like we had been transported to the States when we got inside – there were cheerleaders, flame machines, you name it! The entertainment before and during the game really contributed to the atmosphere as 3 periods of 20 minutes made for a pretty long game for newbies to the sport! Nonetheless – GO GIANTS!

By the time we got out of the parking and traffic (be warned – patience is essential here!) I was extremely hangry and it was now just after 10pm which meant most decent outlets were closed. By chance we took a drive and stumbled across Camile Thai on the Lisburn Road. After having one Thai curry already that day I looked for another option and the only gluten free one available was the Thai beef salad – which if I’m honest, I wasn’t that keen about. But I ate my words (and the salad!) when it arrived because it was really tasty! I also had a side of edamame and E had some noodles.



Next morning, I snuck out of the room early to indluge in my healthy-café-visiting addicion at Raw Food Rebellionalso on the Lisburn Road. A small, relaxed café with friendly and helpful staff (101 questions Emma!). I chose the Classic RFR Porridge made with gluten free oats cooked in coconut milk with swirls of peanut butter, topped with roasted peanuts, maple syrup, cinnamon and chopped banana. In other words – to die for! I also had a really good turmeric latte and I brought back a hazelnut milk latte to the sleeping beauty 🙂




Fueled up we headed off on our Black Cab Tour. This is a must-do! We learned a lot about our own history and the current day situation visiting various areas around the city and signing the Peace Wall.

After our cab tour we visited St. George’s Market later that day which was really nice for a short wander around. Live music and the natter from all the stands gave a fun, lively vibe to the big, open space. We shared some Indian vegan and gluten-free pakoras and I bought some Suki dark cocoa tea.

We ventured around the city for the rest of the day and drove out to see the Titanic museum, which is very costly to visit so we just took a stroll nearby.


We stopped by Bullitt Belfast for some tapas style snacks around 4pm and it was buzzing! (Taking into account it was New Year’s Eve). I liked it’s tucked away courtyard setting, their cocktail menu sounded delicious but we just stuck to food. I had the Cauliflower steaks with harissa and sunflower tahini while E had Beef short rib fritters also with sunflower tahini and a side of chips. Definitely just snack size and pricey snacks but I like the ingredients and imagination used for their dishes. Bar staff were unfortunately though a bit rude.



To cap off the night and to ring in the New Year we made a booking at Home Restaurant. They have a vast menu selection and cater really well to those eating with dietary requirements, be it gluten free, vegan, vegetarian or else wise. Service was seemless and the staff were superb. However it was a very expensive meal for the quantity and quality of food we got – £84 sterling for 2 starters, 2 mains and 1 dessert, no drinks? It was nice, they had some fabulous-sounding options but I definitely wasn’t leaving raving about it or dying to go back.I did very much so enjoy the vegan dessert though but even my partner commented how I must still be hungry after my main course as portion size was small.

Pictured below is a starter of tofu, another mango and beef salad starter, a curry and quinoa main (not pictured steak main) and a vegan panna cotta. (Dishes from a special New Year’s menu so I don’t have exact menu descriptions – must have been the free bubbly that had me distracted!) 😉


Finishing off a great trip to the North was a noteworthy brunch at Established Coffee  followed by a coastal road trip to Carrick-a-rede rope bridge and the Giant’s Causeway. Definitely a few bucket lists ticked that day!

If you haven’t been Belfast and the North of Ireland should definitely be put on your 2017 travel list. 

For more pics and to keep up with my travels, follow me on Instagram @thecinnamonfiend !


The Cinnamon Fiend Goodies Are Now On Sale!

For those that don’t know I am now selling my healthy snacks, desserts and goodies! 🙂

All products are wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and packed with superfoods. You can order by direct messaging me on one of my social media channels, email or telephone (link here) or you can now place orders in Le Studio gym Bohernanaeve, Thurles, every Tuesday/Thursday for delivery at your following week’s class.


A full list of products available along with prices will be available here soon but for now you can find all the details over on my Facebook page: 

Cakes, squares, slices, energy balls, cookies – you name it, I’ve got it! 😉


A few weeks back I flew to Manchester for a short but sweet over-night visit to get some Christmas shopping out of the way.

I was a bit disappointed in a busy city not to find more raw and vegan options but I did find some little treasures that I will share with you.

First stop on our trip was a stroll around the funky Northern Quarter – we came across a super cute cat café there but my other half refused to go in! So instead we had breakfast at Fig + Sparrow. A really quirky design shop and café with lots of healthy and food intolerance catered-for dishes.



We both chose the beetroot, caraway, fennel and split pea with wheat-free bread and an almond milk latte.



After some retail therapy we came across Mexican-joint Wahaca for lunch. I picked the Chicken Tinga tacos – poached and shredded chicken thigh in a sweet & smoky chipotle & tomato sauce; while E had a British Steak Burrito and we shared sides of Green Rice and Black Beans as well as Sweet Potato chunks (which we ended up ordering a second portion of because they were BOMB! love these!).

Mexican wouldn’t be my favourite cuisine but I actually really enjoyed this meal for a light but tasty mid-day filler, plus the outdoor seating was an added bonus, that although a chilly day, with the sun out it was just fab!

To round up our day in the city, that evening we stopped by Joe & The Juice situated in Debenhams in the city centre (and now also at Kildare Village, Ireland); to people watch and get over the 4 p.m. slump with some coffees and a Squirrel Sisters snack bar I had picked up in Boots. 


We went to the AMC cinema that night so dinner was skipped in favour of some major snackage (*tip: pick up bits in the grocery stores located just outside/across the road and you will save a fortune – they are ridiculously over-priced inside!)


Day two’s eating began with a late brunch in Giraffe, Trafford Centre. Both of us choosing the Pulled Beef Brisket Skillet served with peppers, skin-on potato cubes and a fried egg. I also had the Giddy Giraffe smoothie (minus the lime cordial) which had papaya, banana, mint and orange. So refreshing!


We wanted to enjoy a nice dinner before catching our evening flight so mid-day I grabbed a coffee at Pret-a-Manger and some raw bites in Selfridges. They stock well-known blogger Deliciously Ella’s new energy balls so I grabbed some varieties of these to try as well as stumbling across a fabulous lady from a cafe called The Garden Hale selling raw and cooked vegan/healthy cakes and snacks in their food hall. I took some energy balls for the energy home and a slice of banana bread which I had for breakfast the next day, warmed up and it was divine!

As we were in the Trafford Centre for the day shopping, we chose to dine at Bill’s for dinner. E had the vegan Wild Mushroom Soup for starters which he absolutely raved about and Steak for mains while I had the South Indian Fish Curry . Light and tasty with  basmati rice, prawns, cod and coconut.


Not a bad two days eating – maybe not as healthy as I would like or as I would normally eat but such is life and I think it’s great to realise that you still can enjoy trips like these and that there is always perfectly acceptable options to be had without feeling like crap at the end of it!



At the end of September  I decided to flee Ireland for a rejuvenating mini break to Bura Surfhouse in Lagos, Portugal for a four-day surf, yoga, wine  retreat.

With three of my favourite things rolled into one holiday I was boarding the plane to Faro airport before I knew it, where I was shuttled by a Greenbus transfer on arrival to the surfhouse (€30 return ticket for a 2 hour journey, organised by Bura).

Bura itself, I was surprised to find is more a modern villa rather than hostel with private rooms available or shared 6 bed dorms, a swimming pool, a bar, recreational areas, a spacious living area and a kitchen.


Just by reception was The Events Wall where daily meals were listed as well as the best bars, places to eat, see, party, surf, walk, etc.


As I had arrived on an early flight, I decided to go explore and check out Lagos town. Descending on the town from the coastal walkway I immediately noticed how historic it is.


Old ruins are free to walk around with art exhibitions on display inside and the town itself is made up of cobbled streets and colourful buildings.



As I had been up early travelling my belly was now calling and one of the first places I stumbled upon was a gorgeous little tapas restaurant called Meu Limao. On the waitress’ recommendation I chose the chickpeas, meatballs and coconut prawns – which were a hands down winner. A little pricey but very tasty.


I rambled around the cobbled streets a bit further before heading back to the surfhouse to lie by the pool and meet the other guests for a BBQ. Free beers were provided and it was a nice time to get to know everyone around the communal table outside.


The first 3 days of the retreat consisted of 8 a.m. starts and being picked up by our surf instructors from Extreme Algarve for the day. We would drive 45 minutes to Arrafina beach as at the time of our trip that was where the best waves were and we would spend the day at the beach surfing and tanning. The instructors are really fun and friendly and they cater for complete beginners to advanced surfers and the waves were huge when we were there!


Acaí bowls at the beach café
Lunch provided each day at the beach

We would get back to Bura around 5pm each day which gave us another hour by the pool and bar before freshening up for rooftop yoga at 7.30 p.m.



Our yoga teacher Miri was so sweet and by the time we would finish at 8.30/9 p.m. dinner would be served and we would spend the night chatting, playing music and just hanging out in the common areas.

Our last day was slightly different in that we had the morning free, so the girls and I went exploring, shopping and got our nails done as well as enjoying an authentic Portuguese lunch before meeting back at Bura for transport to a local organic vineyard for wine tasting.


Lunch at Al Forjna
Seabass with tomato rice

The vineyard is run by a Frenchman who gave us a personal tour before sampling their four different organic wines with cheese and nibbles. I loved the fresh fig trees – pity the season was already over though!

Monte de Casteleja organic wine


That night to finish off our trip a few of us went for dinner together in a local seafood restaurant at the marina called A Barrigada.



All in all it was such an invigorating and uplifting couple of days and I returned refreshed and with a renewed sense of mind, body and spirit. I also met some pretty cool people and I have to hand it to Bura and their staff who went above and beyond to cater for my food intolerances making sure no matter what the menu offered they made it suitable for me.

Breakfast consisted of fresh fruits, tea, coffee, toast, eggs, cereals and pancakes with soya milk and wheat free bread provided for me while below depicts the some of the dishes we ate over our four nights, including homemade burgers, risotto and chicken parmigiana.

If you’re thinking of a lone retreat or a getaway with other young, interesting, like-minded people I think one of the programmes on offer at Bura is right up your street.


Mexican Chili Burritos

My love affair with Mexican food started whilst working as a waitress in New York in the summer of 2013. The all-male Mexican kitchen staff where I worked would arrive every Sunday armed with their wives secret sauces and fresh ingredients to make the most delicious family meals for us.

This mightn’t quite live up to their cooking but it sure brings back some fond memories!


1 large onion, chopped

1 red chili, diced

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

500g minced beef

500ml tomato passata

200g tinned kidney beans, drained


For the guacamole:

2-3 avocados, mashed

1 red onion, fine chopped

2 tomatoes, diced

Salt & pepper

Squeeze of lemon/lime juice


For the burrito wraps I love to use a packet of BFree Gluten & Wheat Free wraps or alternatively, make your own green protein wraps using my recipe here.


Begin by heating some olive oil in a pot or large pan over a medium heat. Sauté the onion, chili, garlic and all spices for 5-8 minutes until the onions are soft and starting to lightly brown.

Add the minced meat, breaking it up so no large chunks remain and cooking until all meat is browned.

Add the passata and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, add the kidney beans and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

While the chili is simmering prepare the guacamole by mixing all ingredients and lightly warm the wraps.

Season to taste and serve in wraps with fresh guacamole and mixed leaves (grated cheese optional).

**This recipe also works really well in taco shells!

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Eating My Way Around London – Part II

Every time I visit London it grows on me a bit more. It’s fun, it’s lively and it’s awe-inspiring to see the number of young entrepreneurs, particularly women, running successful and exciting new businesses. Case in point – possibly my favourite café ever – 26 grains in Neal’s Yard. It’s no secret I’m a porridge lover and 26 grains is the holy grail of porridge. Now not to be misled, they also do pancakes, waffles, smoothie bowls, eggs and other savouries (all packed full of superfoods), but for me I’m always going to go there for the porridge passion!

Nordic Spice: Coconut milk oats, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, seeds, raisins, coconut yoghurt, banana & maple.

Left: Almond milk oats, blueberry compote, seeds, toasted coconut, strawberries, almond butter & amaranth. Right: Almond milk oats, matcha coconut ice-cream, cacao crumble, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, amaranth & popped quinoa.

A new arrival since my last visit to Neal’s Yard was Salad Pride, another healthy haven with Insta-perfect, edible flower embellished salads as well as a selection of sugar-free treats.



While you’re in the vicinity it would be a shame not to stop by Neal’s Yard Remedies. I love their huge wall of superfoods and neat little Tincture bar at the back of the shop.


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Venturing away from my Neal’s Yard Sanctuary I visited the beauitful Kensington area for the first time and sough out Juice Baby. Specialising in cold pressed juices, raw salads, smoothies and the reason why I was there – dairy-free Almond Crunch ice-cream 🙂

A short ten minute walk from Juice Baby is another café worthy of a visit, The Good Life Eatery. The only downside to this place is if you’re dining alone they have no wifi and no real view either so bring a book! I had their Lean Machine bowl with brown rice, baked sweet potato falafels, roasted vegetable ratatouille, kale and omega seeds. 


Ok so I wasn’t only eating my way around London – I also drank my way a bit too! 😛

As I was visiting for a friend’s birthday, in true ladies of leisure style, we booked a rooftop table at The Boundary in Shoreditch, tucking into a cold shellfish platter and sipping on some bubbles if you don’t mind! A cute place with nice good views and blankets and heaters provided on those cooler evenings.

Following said night of wine and some stronger liquids the following day we set out for the Saturday Broadway Market where my eyes definitely were bigger than my belly and I nearly had to be rolled home! The selection of delicious foods was over-whelming and there truly is something for all tastes. We chose Hanoi kitchen – be warned this has to be one of the most ungraceful bowls of food to eat on a public street with poor chopstick skills and a hangover!

Hanoi Kitchen; Bun Noodle Pots (gluten free on request) – Vermicelli noodles, lettuce, pickled carrots, beansprouts, fresh herbs, crispy shallots, peanuts and spicy tofu.
Quirky café Tiosk at Broadway Market and two of its just as quirky customers.
Muesli with poached pears, coconut yoghut, berries, seeds and coconut flakes from Tiosk café at Broadway market.

As we were making to leave the market we spotted a second vegan-packed market area that’s almost hidden in a small courtyard on the left hand side at the park entrance to the main market area.

And little did I know the best dish of the day by far was hidden in here, despite how unassuming it looked! I in fact had no intentions of buying this curry but once handed a free taster at Makatcha I was soon opening my purse and handing over my cash for a box of their chicken rendang. I would put it down as one of the tastiest things I have ever tried and I’ve tried a lot! The box consists of Pulled chicken in a Rendang base served with rice, veg, peanut sauce and achar but they also had beef and vegan options available.


As a long time follower of Deliciously Ella, the healthy food Instagrammer turned cookbook author, it was a no-brainer to check out her first café, The Mae Deli, located a short walk from Hyde Park.

On the day we visited it was jam packed and extremely hot and humid sitting downstairs which took away from the enjoyment of the experience a bit plus I was served a warm smoothie after they ran out of ice, which had to be sent back, but our lunch was hearty and tasty. My only critique on that front would be the soft, cold-served falafel – as a huge falafel fan they gotta be hot & crunchy!

Sun-dried tomato falafels, kale, sweet potato & chickpea curry, brown rice, lentils & curried cauliflower

After a number of days of healthy salad lunches and lots of trekking around I was craving a wholesome warming big bowl of something and Thai red curry always wins my heart for that so while in the Notting Hill area we dined at Market Thai and it ticked all those boxes. Honest, tasty food.

Thai red curries times two.


Then before bidding adieu to London and my dear friend we went for once last hurrah at Giraffe in Spitalfields. Always lots of options for every kind of diner.

The Classic burger & The Soul Bowl with chicken, brown rice and a fried egg (plus a sneaky side of sweet potato fries!)

If you’re a foodie and you haven’t been to London – you crazy. Get yo ass on a plane A-SAP! 


Peanut Butter Squares


Well these guys didn’t last long! Whipped up Saturday and devoured by Sunday. They’re light but filling and the perfect pre or post exercise pick-me-up snack.



50g melted dark chocolate

150g dates

200g almonds

Top layer:

150g coconut oil

200g smooth peanut butter

150g maple syrup

40g roasted and chopped unsalted peanuts

Begin by making the base. Pop all ingredients into a blender and mix until fully incorporated and resembling breadcrumbs.

Press the base layer evenly into a small lined baking tray then transfer to the fridge while you make the peanut layer.

First, pop the peanuts on a small tray and roast at 180-200’C for approx 8-10 minutes until starting to golden.

Melt the coconut oil in a small pan over medium-low heat, then stir in the peanut butter and maple syrup.

Remove the peanuts from the oven and using the flat-side of a large knife, press to crush and roughly chop the nuts before adding them to your melted peanut butter mixture.

Take the base layer from the fridge and pour the peanut butter top layer all over.

(Tip: If the brownie tin you are using is too big and you have only spread the base over a portion of the tin, make sure it is touching one end of the tin and fold the baking paper up to the edge of the other end to trap the melted peanut butter layer from over-flowing!)

Place your tray back in the fridge for another 2-3 hours until set, then slice into chunks and watch them disappear!

Nutella Pancakes

I’ve been playing around with coconut flour a lot lately and it’s definitely one of my favourites with it’s subtle but tantalising taste. Made from ground and dried coconut meat it is gluten and wheat free, high in fibre, protein and healthy fats and low in sugar, making it a delicious weekend brunch treat!

A little goes a long way with coconut flour and you can substitute it for white flour in any recipe with 1/4 to 1/3 cup of coconut flour for every 1 cup of white flour, but you will need to increase the number of eggs used.

In this recipe I used a vegan hazelnut and chocolate spread from Teo & Bia, from Organik in the U.A.E, who kindly sent me some free samples but any Nutella-style, chocolate hazelnut spread from your local health food store or a homemade  version will substitute perfectly.


4 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsps Teo&Bia vegan chocolate spread (or Cleantella/pick up a healthier Nutella alternative in your local health food store)
1 cup milk (I used Oatly oat milk)
1/2 cup coconut flour
Pinch of sea salt
Coconut oil for frying
2 bananas
1 punnet of blueberries
Maple syrup (optional)

Place the eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, chocolate spread, milk, coconut flour and salt in a food processor and blend to make a wet but thick brown batter.

Heat 1 tsp of coconut oil on a medium-high heat. (You will probably need to add a little more oil after the first 1-2 pancakes)

Using a large spoon or jug, pour your desired pancake size amount of batter onto the pan – bearing in mind that it does spread. I made mine smaller and thicker.

Place a few blueberries on top of the cooking pancake and once you can see bubbles forming on the surface (as seen below), then flip.


Remove the pancake from the pan once cooked on both sides to a plate and add another layer of chocolate spread and slices of banana .

Repeat with the next pancake until all the batter is used and you have your dreamy stack!


I decorated mine with a drizzle of maple syrup and some toasted coconut flakes to finish but you can add anything you like.

And there you go – Saturday morning breakfast sorted! ❤


Coppinger Row

A few weekends back a dear NYC friend of mine and major Beyoncé fan, was visiting Dublin for the first time so when I told her that Queen Bey & Jay-Z once dined in Coppinger Row back in 2014 it was a no-brainer where we were headed for our lunch reunion!

The restaurant is a small but busy spot just off of South William Street with a subtle laid-back atmosphere and if the weather permits it, I’d recommend to dine al fresco (glass of wine optional).

For starters we shared the smaller portion of the Garlic & Chili Prawns á la  Plancha,  which consisted of 5 juicy jumbo prawns.


For mains, Miss V (my dining amigo) had the gnocchi while I chose one of the daily specials which was a mackerel salad with rocket, orange segments, olives and tomatoes. The mackerel was so tasty and the portion size was perfect.


We both really enjoyed our time at Coppinger Row. Staff were friendly and there was no rush to clear our table. I think it’s an ideal place for a longer relaxed lunch or a date as many diners including us seemed to spend quite some time even after meals have been finished enjoying a drink or just chatting.