Restaurant Reviews

Living Magazines Lussmans Berkhamsted

A Taste of Spring

Naomi MacKay and Alison Page stepped into the season as they tried the new spring menu at Berkhamsted High Street’s Lussmanns Sustainable Kitchen & Garden. We hadn’t visited the building since it was Bill’s so as soon as we entered we were taken with the decor – each of the Lussmanns restaurants has a different […]

Living Magazines Rose and Crown Kings Langley

Crowning Glory

The Rose and Crown in Kings Langley has recently reopened after a stunning refurbishment. Naomi MacKay and Alison Page dropped by for dinner… The latest in a line of local pubs taking a step up to become a destination for great dining in comfortable surroundings is the Rose and Crown in Kings Langley. The refurbishment […]

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Festive Thai Treat

The Festive Season Menu at Berkhamsted’s Giggling Squid has sugar, spice and all things nice… Christmas parties and meals out are lovely, but after a while, opting for the turkey dinner can become a little tedious. Luckily, Thai favourite The Giggling Squid, in Berkhamsted High Street, promises to spice up your Christmas meal with a […]

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A Warm Welcome at The Woolpack

Coming from the same stable as The Bell, which we reviewed a couple of months ago, we had high hopes for The Woolpack, in Stoke Mandeville, which has recently been refurbished – and we were not disappointed. Both are Premium Country Pubs, a collection of individual pubs located in some of the more beautiful locations […]

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Giggling Squid, Berkhamsted

The first surprise when we picked up our takeaway for two from Berkhamsted’s Giggling Squid restaurant was the pretty takeaway bags. I’m used to takeaways coming in brown, usually slightly greasy bags. But the flower-strewn designs on the bags from this restaurant in the High Street looked like they contained some beautiful high-end skincare or […]

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Inn-side and out

Living Magazine visits The Red Lion at Water End, to discover how it’s catering for post-lockdown visitors I have driven past The Red Lion on the Leighton Buzzard road so many times and wondered why its car park is always so full. Now that I have visited, to experience its latest menu and the safety […]

Living Magazines Afternoon Tea at Copper House Berkhamsted

Afternoon Tea at Copper House in Berkhamsted

Editor Clare Swatman took her Dad along to sample Afternoon Tea at Copper House, Berkhamsted It’s almost a year since Copper House opened its doors in the Town Hall building, and it’s been a roaring success. And now, they’ve started offering Afternoon Tea – so when I was invited along to try it, how could […]

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Rosanna’s in Berkhamsted

Editor Clare Swatman tried out the restaurant formerly known as I Love Food… When I Love Food on Lower Kings Road closed for refurbishment, I was looking forward to seeing what it would look like when it reopened. Well, I wasn’t expecting this! The newly-named Rosanna’s is still run by the same family, but this […]

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Coluco in Tring

Living Magazines’ Publisher, Alison, visited Coluco with a friend to try out their new menu My friend Jude and I visited Coluco on a very wet Saturday evening and, despite being quite quiet, the atmosphere was warm and friendly. We were served by the lovely Paige and Owen, and started off the evening with cocktails […]

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Thai Night at The Robin Hood, Tring

Chef JJ has been running the regular Sunday night Thai Night at The Robin Hood in Tring for six years, and it’s become a real success! We thought it was about time we went along to try it out. I took my husband and two kids. When we arrived, the pub was pleasantly busy but […]