Portly Eats | Brunch at The Senate | Cambridge, UK

On a chilly and wet morning we made our way across market square in Cambridge to The Senate. A restaurant I have walked by thousands of times, tucked away next to St Mary’s in the city centre. The Senate is a small place with warm and welcoming staff that seated us and gave us our…

Portly Eats | Afternoon Tea | Fortnum and Mason, London, UK

Afternoon Tea is a British Tradition. We are famous for it around the world, and lets be honest who doesn’t like a brew and a bit of cake in the afternoon? Fortnum and Mason is probably one of the most famous department stores in London maybe the world.  On the fourth floor is the Diamond…

Portly Drinks | Bubble Tea @ Red Robe | Portland, OR

I wasn’t so sure the first time I heard the phrase; ‘Bubble Tea.’ I wasn’t sure what on earth people were talking about. Is it carbonated iced tea? Is it hot tea with bubbles in it? What’s wrong with a normal cup of tea to dunk biscuits in? I asked. I wasn’t right on my…

Cup of tea anyone?

I had a cup of this fantastic stuff recently; I was asked ‘would you like a cup of tea?’ To which being British, the answer is obviously YES! It turns out that this lovely tea is a special blend from Madrid, Spain. It was seriously fruity and just a complete delight. Unfortunately that’s all I…

Portly Eats @ The Corn Exchange, Bury St Edmunds @jdwtweet

The Corn Exchange in Bury St Edmunds. It’s light and airy and really rather pleasant to spend time in. The old architecture of The Corn Exchange has been kept and the glass ceiling really does make a difference especially when it’s sunny.  Today though, we were out of luck with that one.  The furniture too…

Portly Eats @ Nancy’s Vintage Teashop, Newmarket

Brunch is always a great thing to do on a weekend; Newmarket has plenty to offer if you are looking for a tasty brunch, Nancy’s Vintage Teashop is a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning.  The decor is cosy and quaint and I love the fact that the crockery looks as though…