The Smart Restaurants Guide to Boiling Eggs to Perfection

By | August 20th, 2014|Food, Smart Ideas, Vegetarian|

Eggs can be one of those things that you can boil for too long or not long enough, so the key is to getting it just right. With all boiled eggs, simply put warm water into a saucepan and place it onto the hob to boil. Sprinkle some salt into the water, as this will [...]

National Picnic Week – 16th – 22nd June 2014

By | June 18th, 2014|Food, Seasonal|

At Smart Restaurants we often look at national days or weeks and like to look into what they are about. This week is National Picnic Week and with the weather getting warmer and the sun is making more of an appearance, therefore it is the perfect week to go out for a picnic. Picnic's are [...]

The Perfect Father’s Day – 15th June 2014

By | June 13th, 2014|Food, Pubs, Restaurants, Seasonal, Vegetarian|

Father's Day is one day of the year that you can spoil your father with lots of presents and show how much your appreciate all the many things that he does for you. This year we have the World Cup, so he may want a day of watching the various football matches that are on, [...]

England vs Italy – World Cup – 14th June 2014

By | June 13th, 2014|Food, Pubs, Seasonal, Takeaway|

The first Brazilian World Cup game for England starts on Saturday 14th June at 11pm. This is the start of the contest for our home team and many will be supporting the team around the country. Many people have already decorated their homes with England flags as well as having England flags on their cars. [...]

What to Eat when Watching the Brazilian World Cup 2014

By | June 12th, 2014|Food, Pubs, Restaurants, Takeaway|

Today the 2014 World Cup officially starts in Brazil, with an opening ceremony starting at 7pm and then the first World Cup 2014 game commencing at 10pm with Brazil against Croatia. Why not get in the World Cup mood and join in the with the celebrations tonight. Many restaurants and pubs will be showing the [...]

National Vegetarian Week 19th – 25th May 2014

By | May 19th, 2014|Food, Meat Free Monday, Vegetarian|

Between the 19th and 25th May 2014 it is National Vegetarian Week. National Vegetarian Week is organised by the Vegetarian Society and sponsored by Tesco. The aim of National Vegetarian Week is to raise awareness about the importance of being a vegetarian and challenging people to get involved and cut meat out of their diet for the whole [...]

British Sandwich Week 11th – 17th May 2014

By | May 15th, 2014|Food, Seasonal|

British Sandwich Week runs from the 11th-17th May 2014. In association with British Sandwich Week there is a charity event running under the name of "Good for Everyone", raising money for various charities such as MacMillan Cancer Support and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. With this many retailers can get involved and raise money through sandwiches that they sell [...]

National Doughnut Week 10th – 17th May 2014

By | May 14th, 2014|Food, Seasonal|

National Doughnut Week National Doughnut Week is an organised charity event in the UK, to raise money towards The Children's Trust. The Children's Trust is a charity that supports children with brain injury as well as multiple disabilities. For National Doughnut Week many local bakeries and cafés will be selling doughnuts and will donate the [...]

Meat Free Monday 5th May 2014

By | May 5th, 2014|Food, Meat Free Monday, Vegetarian|

Meat Free Bank Holiday Not every meal that you eat has to contain meat, it is easy to have a day where you don't eat any meat at all. The meat free Monday campaign advises people to cut out meat for just one day of the week, which will then help the planet and [...]

Allergy Awareness Week 28th April – 4th May 2014

By | May 2nd, 2014|Food|

Allergy Awareness Week Allergy awareness week comes about each year to raise awareness of the different allergies that people suffer from. Some suffer from allergies in different ways and some can suffer worse than others. Allergies can be anything from hay fever to being lactose intolerant. For allergy awareness week we have had a look [...]