Christmas is slowly approaching and a lot of restaurants are starting to take bookings, including Provenance Restaurant and Bar in Westhoughton. Downstairs, there is an amazing food hall which is open during the day with local delicacies and upstairs is the restaurant serving a lot of produce from the food hall. Provenance has been featured in the Good Food Guide 2017 with Head Chef, Lewis Gallagher, winning Lancashire Young Chef of the Year twice! With such an amazing introduction, I joined others at their Press Night one evening.*
Whilst I was in Stockholm, I popped into this amazing cafe recommended to me by a friend. We actually popped in twice during the 3 days we were in Stockholm as the cafe was close to where we were staying. I recommend you come early if you want to eat something specific, though.
I went to Stockholm in October but I’m only just getting round to writing up about the places I ate at. If you are still interested in one of those places, read on!
After a long day walking around the Vasa Museum (I recommend visiting it!), we needed somewhere to eat. Meatballs were already on our agenda of things to eat, so a quick Google brought us to the nearby Ulla Winbladh.
When I went to visit Helsinki, Kotipizza was on my list as a recommendation by a Finnish friend. They are THE pizza chain in Finland with over 280 restaurants and after our rather expensive meal at Aino the night before, we felt a cheaper option was appreciated!
We popped into the branch closest to where we were staying, the one in Kruununhaka.
I was made aware of Fazer as a chocolate brand by a Finnish friend set about trying to find their chocolates. I was pretty ecstatic to discover the Karl Fazer cafe as we were walking around! We actually ended up visiting a few times!
This post will document one visit I made.
My sister and I visited the markets in Helsinki after spending half the day on Suomenlinna Island. I highly recommend visiting the island if you like historic walks. We would have been there longer had it been during the Summer months, but some buildings are closed outside Summer.
As the port was right next to the markets, we decided to explore them. We walked to the Market Square and then headed down to the Old Market Hall.