Quick Review: Wal restaurant in Caernarfon, Wales

Wal has a very modern exterior with subtle gold signage, grey front and orange umbrellas. It feels more like a bar/pub than a restaurant especially with the dark interior. This Italian restaurant was following Covid procedures via the installation of plastic screens, but the majority of diners were outside in the sun so we had the inside to ourselves. I […]

Quick Review: Olif in Betws-Y-Coed, Wales Review

I’d booked Olif, a Welsh tapas and gin bar, for dinner which was a compulsory requirement during the Covid pandemic.  The staff took the pandemic seriously and there were plastic barriers between all the tables. We ordered a few tapas including cockles (£6), squid (£7), cod bites (£7) and prawns (£7). I wanted to try the Taffy Apple Cider (£5) […]

Review: Y Capel Guesthouse in Conwy, Wales

Wales was a very last minute decision so when it came to selecting accommodation there were limited options left, especially in the small and traditional market town of Conwy. Originally I had booked a hotel in Llandudno, the much larger town next door to Conwy, but then the Y Capel Guest House in Conwy had a cancellation and I immediately […]

Review: Sketch Afternoon Tea, London

When I visited the famous pink dining room of the Gallery room at Sketch for afternoon tea it was in the middle of the Covid Pandemic. Specifically it was on 03/12/20 after London came out of complete lock-down and straight into tier 3. For any foreigners reading please note that tier 3 was meant to be a label for UK […]