Author Gabrielle Sander

Travel Editor; a journalist with a penchant for Earl Grey tea and penny sweets, Gabrielle is known to partake in a spa day or two followed by a luxuriant meal somewhere on the French Riviera. She takes the business of travel journalism very seriously indeed.


Benares has a great reputation, for both its food and its owner and chef, Atul ‘Master of Spice’ Kochhar, so I didn’t expect to be disappointed. I didn’t expect, either, quite the culinary thrills that lay before me that evening…


What did Napoleon and the Queen Mother have in common? Besides an affinity for Cologne and Corgis, they both also stayed at the Royal Champagne in France. Gabrielle follows in their footsteps…


I’m not sure I’d ever tire of wine and food matching ‘masterclasses’. Yes, there’s the ‘how to taste wine correctly’ monotony, but if all else fails, it’s an evening of eating food and drinking wine, two of life’s most enjoyable pastimes.

Hotels The Zetter Townhouse (c) Juliet Murphy

Gabrielle Sander spends a night amidst stuffed animals and eccentric curios at the charmingly quirky Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, London’s latest boutique destination for discerning travellers and bar flies.


Dark tousled locks, carefully pruned beard and deep brown pools of kind-looking eyes, Omar Allibhoy…


Gabrielle embraces her water sign and bravely ventures into the depths of South London (well, Battersea) in search of fine seafood on the banks of the River Thames (well, in a restaurant).

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