I am widening my horizons these days when it comes to restaurants, trying places in the city, shoreditch but still touching base in mayfair. I really should stop eating so I can fit in my dresses for the Christmas season (Hello, 11 Mondays left till Christmas) but here I am wining and dining because yolo- food makes me happy. See below where I have been gaining calories and enjoying every minute of it 🙂
Finally! a majestic place (a hotel) in the city for us ladies where we can chose from 9 restaurants to dine at, a rooftop bar to enjoy city views and even a private members club to kick back and relax. Located right opposite bank station, you can’t miss the grand building- I always struggle to find a place for a quick drink for a catch up during the week but I can’t help but force all my friends to meet me there for a naughty glass of G&T . Monday to Friday a very busy feel; whether it is lunch or dinner time, a very 1920’s feel, think Gatsby like! I am a massive fan of reservations and so are they but if they can accommodate you last minute, they surely will. A friend took me out to Cecconi’s (one of the restaurants) for a sophisticated lunch and it did NOT disappoint-the food and the atmosphere. Say bye bye to your usual sticky dark dingy pub and hello to champagne, well dressed men and good food. The cheese fries are to die for!
Address: 27 Poultry, London, EC2R 8AJ
Located in the heart of Mayfair, right opposite Maddox- offers grill, Asian, Hawaiian, Japanese food. Really well presented and something for everyone, for some reason I hadn’t been here before so was keen on trying it. A varied cocktail menu too, even a decent mock tail menu for you non alchys. I recommend the ‘a quiet storm’ which consists of coconut creme and passion fruit, some sweetness to along with your Poke dinner. The atmosphere is low lit, music and seems to be the place to have dinner to line up your stomach before a late night out…in our case we went straight to bed (sleepy dolls)
Address: 4 Mill St, Mayfair, London, W1S 2AX
I was introduced to this cute laid back place in Shoreditch for brunch. Like most ‘hip‘ places these days there is no concept of reservations so be prepared to queue up but like all good things, the wait is worth it! The roots of this restaurant come from New Zealand with a varied breakfast, brunch menu- I had the omelette of course alongside with a soft, hot, melt in my mouth chocolatey pancake. The portions are big (size matters of course) I had to have a nap after, no joke- A lot of big windows for natural light, lotsa’ Shoreditch locals, fresh cakes and delicious coffee for you caffeine addicts.
Address: 11 Leonard St, London, EC2A 4AQ