Interview With Megan d’Ardenne – Exploring London’s Food Scene

19th July 2023

Interview With Megan d'Ardenne

Glass of Bubbly would like to take a moment and introduce Megan d’Ardenne, a food lover sharing her incredible experiences on Instagram, and a new writer for Glass of Bubbly, who’ll be writing about her adventures with food and sparkling wine in some of London’s finest locations.

Let’s find out a little about her life and how her Instagram, Come Dine With Megs, help expand her experiences with London’s rich tapestry of foods, cuisines and dishes.

Tell Us About Yourself

Hello! My name is Megan d’Ardenne and I am a 25-year-old living in the vibrant city of London. I have a deep passion for all things food, which led me to start a food blog on Instagram, @ComeDineWithMegs, where I showcase the best of London’s diverse food and drink scene. From hidden gems to renowned establishments, I love exploring the culinary delights that the city has to offer and sharing my delicious discoveries with my followers.

Aside from my foodie escapades, I have a love for fitness and sports. Running is a significant part of my life, and in 2022, I had the incredible opportunity to run in the London Marathon, in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. It was a challenging yet immensely rewarding experience, and being able to contribute to a meaningful cause made it even more special.

When I’m not out pounding the pavements, you can find me on the tennis court or more recently, learning how to roller skate (amit, very badly!)

Of course, my love for food extends beyond just exploring London’s culinary delights. Cooking is one of my creative outlets, and I absolutely adore experimenting in the kitchen, whipping up delicious and innovative dishes for myself and my loved ones.

Living in London has exposed me to an incredible mix of cultures, cuisines, and experiences, and I feel grateful to be able to share my journey through my food blog and various interests. So, whether it’s discovering mouth watering delicacies, lacing up my running shoes, watching an exhilarating tennis match, or creating a culinary masterpiece, I’m always up for an adventure, and I can’t wait to continue sharing it all with you, with a glass of bubbly in hand of course!

What Inspired You To Start Exploring London’s Food Scene And Sharing Your Experiences On Your Instagram Come Dine With Megs?

Come Dine With Megs was born during the first lockdown in 2020 when venturing out was restricted. My flatmates and I decided to make the most of it by trying out dishes from different parts of the world. We had Mexican nights, Indian nights, Thai nights – you name it! It was like taking a foodie trip without even leaving our front door. The joy and excitement we found in cooking and experimenting with new flavors were truly amazing.
As I created these delicious dishes, I wanted to capture and share the magic. So, I started posting pictures of our homemade creations on Instagram. It became a creative outlet for me, a way to express my love for food and photography.

When the lockdown restrictions eased and we could finally dine out again, I couldn’t wait to explore the food scene in London and share my experiences. So, I expanded my Instagram account to include pictures and reviews of the meals I enjoyed at restaurants across the city. To my surprise, people loved it! The account started gaining followers, and I was thrilled to connect with fellow food enthusiasts who appreciated the same things I did.

So, in a nutshell, the whole journey started with our kitchen adventures during lockdown, where we cooked up a storm and traveled the world through food. Sharing those experiences on Instagram became a way for me to express my passion and connect with others who shared the same love for food. And now, I’m on a mission to explore and showcase the best of London’s food scene, one delicious bite at a time.

While Exploring London, Have Any Cuisines, Dishes or Foods Surprised You And Stood Out As A Favourite?

Absolutely! The more I explore London’s vibrant food scene, the more I am blown away by all the different cuisines and dishes! It would be impossible to narrow it down to a few favourites!

What Can Our Readers Expect To See From You As You Start To Share Some Of Your Experiences On Glass of Bubbly?

Through my posts, you can expect me to showcase a diverse range of cuisines and highlight the best dishes the city has to offer. Whether it’s trendy food markets, cosy cafes, or upscale restaurants, I’ll provide an insider’s view through the lens of a passionate food blogger.

Of course, as the name Glass of Bubbly suggests, I’ll also delve into the world of sparkling wines and champagne. I’ll share my experiences and recommendations from sophisticated wine bars to bustling champagne brunch spots to the perfect bubbles to elevate dining experiences.

Where’s The Most Memorable Place You’ve Enjoyed A Glass of Bubbly With A Meal?

At the end of 2022, I surprised my partner with a little staycation to a charming Shepherd’s Hut in Salisbury. We were thrilled to have our own private hot tub, where we enjoyed a glass of Veuve Clicquot, while watching a breathtaking December sunset. It was a moment of pure bliss!

Thank you Megan, for sharing a little about yourself and your journey exploring London’s Food Scene and we at Glass of Bubbly can’t wait to publish your wonderful features with the Glass of Bubbly family!

Images belong to Megan d’Ardenne. Glass of Bubbly was granted permission to use them.

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.