Last Saturday night my husband and I were invited to Jamie’s Pizzeria* in Victoria as part of our weekly date night. Date nights are something we have both valued as important on a weekly basis, to really just take some time off from our daily stresses of our jobs, and to make time for ourselves. We both love Italian food – so much so that we’ve actually booked a long weekend trip away to Naples, for our wedding anniversary in a few weeks time – so heading to Jamie’s Pizzeria last weekend was an easy decision to make.

Although it was typical British weather over the weekend, we didn’t let the weather ruin our evening and looked forward to some great food – and amazing cocktails. View Post

Last Saturday I treated my hubby to a day to in London for his birthday. Although we have lived in London all our lives, there are so many places we haven’t been. I thought it was a perfect excuse to head out in Central London for some afternoon tea – though it can be questioned whether this was more for me than him.

After spending a few days researching the best places for afternoon tea within Central London, we ultimately decided upon afternoon tea at Grosnevor House. The reviews for afternoon tea here were shining, so we relied on these to make our first afternoon tea experience one to remember.

There were so many places we had shortlisted, including Harrods, The Dorchester and Sanderson. Unfortunately the first two were fully booked, and The Sanderson didn’t actually have great reviews, which put us off. View Post

The Cinnamon club

Indian food is something that I hold quite close to my heart. Every time I scroll through Bookatable, there’s always one restaurant that stands out to me as somewhere that should be high up on my list of restaurants to go to. That exact restaurant was The Cinnamon Club.

With an etching of a single gold leaf as it’s branding, it upheld the majestic aurora about it through being situated in a historic Grade II listed building, which used to be the Westminster Library. I have always thought of The Cinammon Club as somewhere to visit to have a fine dining experience through eating Indian dishes, and it was an experience I would much rather forget to be honest.

Now, I’m not gong to sit here and bash The Cinnamon Club because I’ll admit, the food is exquisite. It’s really made to test your taste-buds as each dish is full of flavours that compliment and contrast each other in a way no other chef can really do. Well presented and innovative dishes laid out with such care, the flaws of The Cinnamon Club really don’t do the chef any justice here. It’s a shame that these flaws really do let down a restaurant that I could easily have seen as one of my new favourites.  View Post