The Pharmacia restaurant, Lisbon.

Our foodie highlights from 2014

It’s been a great year for trying out delicious food in quirky places! We may love travelling, but we also have a passion for food and try to merge these interests as much as possible.

So, with that in mind, here’s our rundown of our favourite foodie experiences from 2014…

The Pharmacia restaurant, Lisbon.
The Pharmacia restaurant, Lisbon.

Eating in a pharmacy

Well, Pharmacia is not really a chemist, but it sure as hellfire is designed like one! Always on the look out for somewhere ‘different’ try out when we travel, we absolutely adored this quirky restaurant.

Not only was the setting ace, with medicine water bottles and first aid kits as ice buckets, but the food didn’t disappoint either. It was a great way to celebrate a birthday in Lisbon!

Read the Pharmacia review.

mad hatters tea party
A wonderful retro jewellery box now stores sugar!

Taking part in a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

We have to say, you really do enter Wonderland when you take part in the Sanderson Hotel’s Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea! All the little touches come together to offer you a wonderfully crazy experience.

The menu comes in a storybook, the sugar pot is a ballerina-topped jewellery case and your quirky tea choices come in king or queen teapots. Even the food is ‘unique’ – just to give you a taster, you’ll be offered everything from e carrot meringues and ‘drink me’ potions through to marshmallow mushrooms and chocolate teacups.

Ending with a jelly tray of epic scale, this is one afternoon tea experience you really shouldn’t miss.

Find out more about our Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea experience.

afternoon tea milestone hotel london

Going along to our first blogger’s tea

As you’ve probably already worked out, we’re real lovers of afternoon tea here at Ladies what…travel, but one trip that really stood out in 2014 was our first London Blogger’s Afternoon Tea.

This group meets up every couple of months to have a natter over a scone and a glass of Prosecco, and review a new afternoon tea venue. We were kindly invited by the lovely Selena from Oh! The places we will go and met some wonderful ladies with similar passions to our own. We look forward to going along to some more events in 2015, but if you’d like to read more about our first blogger tea experience then check out our review of Afternoon tea at the Milestone Hotel.

Testing the cheeses of Catalonia

While on a skiing trip to the Catalonia region of Spain, we took time out from the piste to visit a local cheese factory. Founded in 1995, the factory specialises in making artisan cheeses from the milk of their own cows. They use traditional methods as far as possible to make cheeses that are truly unique the area.

Josep at Tros de Sort

They are also one of the few places that specialise in producing Tupi, an ancient Catalan cheese making method that involved refermenting leftover cheese and rinds in liquor and olive oil to give a very strong, distinctive cheese with a spreadable texture.

You can read more about our visit to Tros de Sort here.

We’re already making big plans for 2015 and hope you’ll join us on our food-filled travels!


  • Keri

    I bet you’ll love both Shikha – they’re so much fun! If you ever want someone to go along to the Mad Hatter’s with you just give me a shout – I’d happily go again! 😉

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