It Rocked my sole!

On my way to Hampton Court the other day I stumbled on this beauty. The ‘Rock N Sole’ fish and chip shop and it really made me giggle… so much so I had to stop the car on a busy road and take some pictures.

2014-07-06 15.39.30
Rock n Sole fascia
2014-07-06 15.39.14
Menu board and window

The name ‘Rock N Sole’ and idea of the  Elvis style fish its a stoke of creative genius. Its a shame the design couldn’t have been pushed harder to make something truely amazing.


2014-07-06 15.39.38
A Frame

The idea did rock my sole  but the design left me wishing for a little more!

I didn’t get chance to eat there as it was closed! Maybe next time ‘Rock N Sole’… Keep Rocking!

Staines Rd W, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 1RP

Take a look at some other Rock and Soles restaurants and see how they have creatively executed the same name:


Delish coffee?

2014-08-23 14.16.28I had 30 minutes to kill after doing some speed shopping and I was in need of a relaxing coffee so I popped into a little independent cafe today in Rugby, Delish.

It’s never really been on my radar but was pleasantly surprised. They served a great range of homemade food such as quiches, fish cakes, hearty salads and a fab cake selection, you can even purchase homemade breads to take away.

2014-08-23 14.02.30

The design of the interiors, layout and atmoshpere was what stood out for me. It was nice and chilled yet with modern twists and a place I could spend an Saturday afternoon reading a book or writing this blog!2014-08-23 14.01.05

But what I got really excited about, sad but true, was the use
of the syrup tins for sugar pots …cute!

2014-08-23 14.03.52
Sugar pots

I will go back and try out their dishes so watch this space. Oh and I nearly forgot, the coffee was Delish.2014-08-23 14.03.47

Contact details:
11a Bank St, Rugby CV21 2QE

01788 578060

There website seems to be down at the mo so keep trying:


Dirty Bird … ruffles a few feathers!

I can’t actually work out wether this is a stroke of genius or time for a rebrand.  Dirty Bird  food company are now defending its controversial new logo after customers complained about its phallic design.

The food company has also produced saucy giant posters telling customers to “Touch My Thigh” and “Touch My Breast”.


Dirty bird logo
Dirty bird logo

My only initial concern was children’s thoughts but to honest I think all the cleaver innuendoes will go straight above there heads and Dirty Birds actual food is getting really good comments.   A review tweeted by Michelin star chef Stephen Terry who obviously supports there food called it ‘top notch tucker’.


Dirty Bird told ‘The identity is based on the lowercase initials ‘d’ and ‘b’ of Dirty Bird. The loops forming the wings, then linked together at the top to form the shape of a rooster. To some, it could look phallic, but that wasn’t the intention when we started the design process.’

Visit logo designer Mark James’  website to see his other works of art.

So I say well done Mark James,  good luck Dirty Bird and enjoy the PR circus, they say there is no bad press!

Keep cock-a-doodle-doing!!! (sorry just couldn’t resist it)


Burger Me! Have I found the best veggie burger in the Midlands?

Franks Hamburger House, Northampton is deserving of its of one of my first burger blog posts as it delivers a cracking veggie burger experience (meat and fish options available). 

The home made falafel burger was served in a fresh Ciabatta bun with salad and I added the toppings mushrooms and grilled halloumi – delicious. They’ve got bottomless (yes, bottomless I hear you say)  salted fries as well – but its unlikely you’ll order more as the burger is huge and you’re not left hungry!

Franks Hamburger Houseopened in 2012 and have a sister restaurant Franks Steakhouse House  and I think they’ve nailed it with their restaurant concepts; they are chilled, modern and serve great fresh food with a good atmosphere.10497411_10152719110112317_4554951186019206041_o




I will be heading back very soon …

VISIT:  157-159 Wellingborough Rd, Northampton NN1 4DX

CALL: 01604 948904

EAT: Menu