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Late night & you want a snack and a drink – nothing too fancy, but nothing too boring either. Go to this place. Of you eat meat they do great looking burgers – including a wallaby one that sounded pretty great. If you’re me then have fries for dinner and save room for a luscious dessert.

Start with Moo Brew Porter. Dark beer for a dark night. If you are sharing the staff split it between two glasses which is just lovely.


Tuck into your crispy shoestring fries.


Then a glass of a gently sweet blushing moscato. Again lovely staff split one glass between two. I love sharing, and love places that make it enjoyable.


I wanted to order the ice cream slider on their menu but it was sadly out of stock. Instead they had a salted caramel and chocolate tart. This was really something, a very thick salty caramel and oodles of it on a chocolate short pastry base. Was glad I was sharing, oof!


There is no polite way to eat this.


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Sometimes you need to make a sweet treat for work or a picnic and you want something super simple, very easily portable (particularly if you live in a tiny apartment like me and have no cupboard space for cupcake carriers and their ilk) and delicious.

You could take fruit, and 90% of the time that would be my go-to, but sometimes fruit just ain’t going to cut it!

On such occasions I make chocolate spiders. They are like a better version of chocolate crackles and don’t involve copha, because frankly that stuff is creepy. The darker chocolate and pure PB make these a little healthier than they might otherwise be.. (though the ingredients in the noodles are a bit scary)

Chocolate spiders

You will need:


  1. Melt chocolate and PB in a bowl over a pot of hot water (or in a microwave if you have one).
  2. Add noodles and stir (you may also want to add some salt or chilli powder to spice things up).
  3. Spoon mix into patty pans or baking paper if preferred then refrigerate till set – about an hour at least.
  4. If you take them to a picnic make sure you are fast and have one before everyone else eats them!

I have no idea how long they would last but they have never ‘lasted’ longer than a day in my house.

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