Hopgood’s & Co.

I had noted that this restaurant has received high praise from a Facebook friend and, on the strength of that, we dined there tonight. Because it’s at the others end of the street on which we’re staying, and it was a pleasant night, we walked. Our booking was for 7.30, and when we arrived, it…

The Tides

In Nelson with Jane for a few days holiday. Last night, we dined in the hotel restaurant where the officious, over-the-top hostess greeted with a frown because we hadn’t booked. Then she told us there was only a table for 4 available. I got the impression she was about to tell us that we would…

The Flaming Rabbit

This restaurant is in Lincoln which is about 25 to 30 minutes drive away for me. But the rate at which all the developments are taking place in and around the area, in 10 years’ time, it’s going to be part of the conurbation that is Christchurch’s future. Tonight, I had a salad (which is…

5th Street

Tonight, for the very first time, I dined at 5th Street. I’ve driven past it many times over the last couple of years, and always wanted to visit. So, as it was a special occasion, my friend / colleague and I dined there. The menu consists of sharing plates: small, medium and large. We decided…

Biohackers

Netflix Season: 1 (but there’s a second season being made) Episodes: 6  Rating: 3.5/5 This is a German series made for television. English is dubbed so there are no sub-titles. Mia Akerlund is a student studying medicine at the University of Freiburg where she meets Jasper, a talented biology student, and Niklas, his somewhat strange roommate….

Botanic

Botanic This is another of the restaurants on the Terraces which was warm and inviting. The menu is small and select for this restaurant which mentions that all food is locally sourced I chose the steak: Wakanui beef fillet, horseradish and parsnip puree, hand cut fries, steamed greens, lobster butter, red wine jus. It was…

Romantic Road

Rating: 2/5 From seeing a trailer, and reading about this movie, I expected a lot more scenery on the drive in India, and I also expected it to be more entertaining. A 1936 Rolls Royce car, an eccentric English corporate lawyer and his wife (Rupert and Jan Grey) set out on a road trip through…

Tenet

Rating: 4.5/5 This Sci-Fi movie (please note – if you’re not into SciFi you possibly won’t enjoy it) is amazing. Right from the opening scene before the introduction to the movie, it’s a breath-taking roller-coaster of action, ever so slightly mind challenging (slight understatement there in case you missed it). I’m still trying to come to…

Orleans

The last time we went to Orleans, the menu was French. This time it was Orleans – Louisiana style with fried chicken and the like. The service was slow – it took 45 minutes for my drink to arrive. Granted it was a great drink, but too slow. The food took a long time to…