Bakerbones Cupcakes

When I asked him to tell me his thoughts of it, I’m fairly sure he guessed I was going to write about it. But, nevertheless, he obliged - free food does usually do the trick. “It’s one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever eaten” he said.

Bourne For Desserts

Back in November, there was a buzz in Bourne End surrounding the newly opened desserts lounge – Bourne for Desserts. Recently, I paid them a visit to see if it really lived up to the hype given by my family and friends.

Brasserie Blanc, Beaconsfield

I have to admit having not eaten before at a Brasserie Blanc restaurant I had assumed that it may be somewhat formal and possibly even pretentious; I couldn't have been more wrong. On arrival I was immediately struck by the warm welcome and the pleasant atmosphere.

Chartridge Lodge, Chesham

Tucked away, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, but actually only a five minute drive from Chesham, is Chartridge Lodge. We only heard about this hotel and...

Chequers Inn

Much loved and steeped in local history, this 17th Century coaching inn has recently undergone a transformation, bringing together a fantastical blend of the old and the new.

Dolce All Star Italia

If you are looking to eat authentic Italian homemade food, then look no further than this little restaurant in Wooburn Green. Centrally located in the village, the restaurant looks very inviting with its inside/outside decking and sprawling grapevine over the entrance. The bi-folding doors give Dolce a...

Dukes Wine Bar, Princes Risborough

When we were out and about discovering somewhere for the “Our Beautiful Bucks …” feature we noticed this little wine bar at the end of the village. We popped in to arrange a review date and found Louise, the owner, in the back garden painting the fence, making the garden look perfect for the Easter weekend.

Giggling Squid

We had the pleasure of dining at the new Giggling Squid restaurant in Beaconsfield recently and we cannot complain! The interior of the restaurant is beautiful, everywhere has been designed with such care and it has a summery feel (something we definitely needed at the time of writing this review!).

Lussmanns Restaurant

Walking in, I was hit by the airy feel, noticing immediately the high ceiling, and felt as if I had been transported to the seaside. In fact, I was at Lussmanns in Tring, a fish and grill restaurant. Although it was lunchtime, there were still plenty of people in the restaurant.

Perkys Coffee House, Wooburn Green

If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a quick bite to eat on your lunch break, meet with friends for a catch up over an amazing coffee or even somewhere to cosy up with your laptop and do some work, then Perkys is the place.

Phoenix Tea Rooms

Located in Claydon Estate, we couldn’t help ourselves, we just had to return to the Phoenix Tea Rooms! Having previously visited on a dark, damp day...

Sunday Lunch at the King & Lamb, Stoke Place

We all love a roast Sunday lunch right? Certainly in our home it’s an occasion when the whole family come together.

The Black Cat, Lye Green

Before this month I hadn’t heard of Lye Green, despite living nearby in Amersham. It’s a small but characterful hamlet beyond Chesham on the way to Ashley Green.

The Black Horse Inn’s Vegan Evening

Imagine my excitement at being asked by Hiya Bucks Magazine to review a 100% vegan menu at an idyllic country pub right on my doorstep! Once a month, The Black Horse Inn turns itself over to the V side! And wow do they do it well!

The Fox & Hounds, Christmas Common

Now then, as most of you know, I always feature restaurants in Buckinghamshire. In fact, everything in Hiya Bucks magazines is Buckinghamshire based. However, this month,

The Garibaldi Pub, Bourne End

We visited The Garibaldi Pub in Bourne End, a community-owned traditional freehouse pub, on a Tuesday evening in March 2016 and were surprised to see how full it was

The Grange

The Grange Restaurant mixes colourful and fresh cuisine with traditional British favourites and is located at The Grange in Saunderton, near Princes Risborough. Every penny of profit from The Grange Restaurant and Gift Shop goes to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, which trains dogs that change the lives of deaf people.

The Ivy Marlow Garden

The Ivy Marlow Garden opened in May 2017. If you are familiar with The Ivy in London you will recognise the iconic ivy branding everywhere in this sister restaurant. When the opportunity arose recently to sample Afternoon Tea we didn’t hesitate in saying “yes please”.

The Jolly Cricketers, Seer Green

Popped into the The Jolly Cricketers for a spot of lunch. Despite the fact it was a Tuesday lunchtime it was quite busy with a lovely atmosphere. We ordered a burger and a ploughman's as we didn't have much time. Being cold I also ordered a cup of tea to thaw my fingers - I didn't fancy holding a cold glass!

The Old Royal Standard of England

Hailed as the oldest alehouse in England this pub is definitely worth a visit.  It has plenty of seating, both inside and out, and is full of oldie-worldie charm.  With extensive ales, wines

The Queen’s Head, Little Marlow

Hidden away at the end of a dark country lane, The Queen’s Head is certainly not one of those pub/restaurants you simply stumble upon while out and about. But it’s definitely worth discovering, oozing with the charm and individuality that many larger and chain pubs cannot offer.

The Red Lion, Coleshill

When we were invited to review The Red Lion in Coleshill it didn’t take us long to say “Yes”. Having followed Head Chef Laurentiu Samoila (Michelin Bib Gourmand, 2 AA Rosettes) on Instagram over the last few months we just knew we would love his food.

The Royal Oak - Bovingdon Green

“I’ll have the wobbly bottom please” - And I am so glad that I did. The Wobbly Bottom Goat’s Cheese and Fig Tart was an indulgent delight. Smooth, creamy, locally produced goats cheese from Wobbly Bottom Farm and freshly baked figs was definitely the correct choice of lunch for me at this traditional, yet glamorous, country pub.

The Russell Arms, Butlers Cross

Having walked to the monument at the top of Coombe Hill (Read our article in Beautiful Buckinghamshire) we were in need of a spot of lunch.

The Squirrel Pub

Tucked away in the quiet woodlands of Booker is this tiny pub/restaurant with an amazing atmosphere. The Squirrel boasts a traditional English country pub feel

The Squirrel, Penn Street

The month so far has felt more like January than March, and comfort food is still definitely on our agenda here at Hiya Bucks. Off we set on a cold and rainy evening to The Squirrel, Penn Street,

The Swan, Old Amersham

Part of the Mitchell’s and Butler chain, The Swan has just undergone a major refurbishment. It has been tastefully styled, with luxurious fixtures and fittings, providing a very pleasant dining experience.

The Works

I first discovered The Works when I walked past the Aylesbury branch last year, and I was instantly drawn in by the menu, branding and overall concept. I didn’t go in as we had already eaten that evening, so when the second branch in High Wycombe opened its doors at the end of last year, we simply had to book a table.