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Christmas Lights, London
With the countdown to Christmas beginning, the festivities are underway in London. The Christmas lights are being switched on across the city in readiness for the the festive season. Carnaby Street is always one of our favourites at Christmas. This year Carnaby Street is adorned with lovely, giant, funky, multicoloured disco balls and the side streets have oversized light bulbs. Taking a stroll towards Regent Street we were lucky to catch the switching on of the Regent Street Christmas lights. Classic FM’s, Myleene Klass and Aled Jones hosted the event, transforming Regent Street into a pedestrianized street. With several stages dotted along the stretch and giant screens there was a great vibe. Live jazz music by The Little Big Band spread Christmas cheer followed by some great classics from Elle and the Pocket Bells. Thousands of people packed into Regent Street to catch festive performances by Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, trumpeter Alison Balsom, soprano Laura Wright, and the Philharmonic Orchestra. Strictly Come Dancing’s judge, Darcy Bussel switched on the lights. The lights sponsored by Jo Malone took a ‘Timeless Elegance,” watch making theme, intricately designed by Belgium-based ACT Lighting Design. They were sophisticated with an understated elegance.
Lecher Stube at Hotel Gotthard, Lech
The Lecher Stube is a quaint, family run restaurant at Hotel Gotthard. The traditional Alpine restaurant is charming, with views looking out to surrounding snow capped mountains. It’s the ideal place to savour Austrian cuisine, made with the finest, locally sourced ingredients from the Vorarlberg region. The baskets of homemade breads, accompanied with an assortment of butter and Pâté, whet the appetite. It’s always exciting to discover new local specialities when travelling, especially when the savoury soups unexpectedly include pancakes. The Frittaten oder Grießnockerlsupp, is a cleverly concocted pancake soup. A clear broth with thinly sliced crepe. It’s deliciously heart-warming, and there’s really no need to wait for a snowy day to have it. If only we had known about this sooner. The extensive Lecher Stube menu includes a wide array of international dishes as well as great Austrian classics. The traditional beef goulash had a sweet aroma, and the tender stewed beef was served in a rich, smooth sauce topped perfectly with pickled gherkins. The Spargelrisotto is served as a stylish skewer of veal, wrapped in swirls with air dried ham, gently infused with sage. Served on a bed of risotto laced with basil pesto and asparagus, it’s quite a feast. The service is swift and friendly, and the portions are rather satisfying, especially after a day hiking in Lech. […]
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is a multi award winning Michelin star restaurant in the heart of London’s theatreland. The food is created theatrically in front of you at the bar. It is great to watch the chefs at work, meticulously presenting the dishes. Each meal is magnificent and the service is rather impeccable. It’s all foams and jus as you would expect. Three courses is interspersed with intermediary courses and amuse bouche. It’s perfect for a romantic evening or a celebratory birthday or anniversary. Set over three floors you can indulge in an afternoon tea by the terrace and then go downstairs for dinner. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
The Wedding Reception, London
Interactive Theatre International present a unique, theatrical dining experience at the lovely Kingsway Hall Hotel, in the heart of London’s theatre district. The moment you walk in you are cleverly immersed, as a guest, into Kate and Will’s big day. A wedding reception neither of them wanted. It is hilariously scripted, with the cast of four actors swiftly transitioning, seamlessly into multiple roles. The nightmare pseudo-wedding is witty and far fetched, full of surprises and mishaps. Imagine an intoxicated best man running around, jumping on tables, catching bread rolls in his underwear. A bride losing her locks, getting her hair caught in her father-in-laws crotch. A strange Aunty making a toast with a glass full of Grandma’s ashes, before the family break out into a rendition of “Thriller.” It’s a light hearted, laugh out loud performance. “The Wedding Reception” makes for an entertaining evening, whilst tucking into a delicious three course meal. The fabulously fun performance will make most weddings seem rather dull. Be sure to catch this show whilst it’s touring UK & Australia. The Wedding Reception, Kingsway Hall Hotel, Covent Garden, London. **This is sponsored post, however views are our own.
Magical Walk in the Enchanted Woodland of Syon Park
Syon Park is stunning all year round, but the colours from the Autumnal trees is just glorious. Annually, as the days get shorter and the nights draw in, Syon Park is transformed into an Enchanted Woodland. It’s an immersive, magical trail through the lush gardens, by nightfall. Wrap up warm, as there’s over a mile of fairy lights, and light projections bringing the woodland to life. The reflection of the multi-coloured illuminations onto the water, is just majestic. There are interesting sculptures to be found between the installations. There are mystical fairy doors, and lamp shades swaying from the trees. With giant sweets amongst the shrubs, one can’t help but feel like you have arrived in Wonderland. After all, Syon Park is where “Alice Through the Looking Glass” was filmed. There’s a touch of Christmas spirit, with baubles and snow flakes blowing in the wind. As the mist meanders, the rumblings of a dragon can be heard. And amidst the waters lurks Syon’s very own monster. It’s all rather surreal. The rotating disco ball hanging high up in the trees is dazzling and twinkling, as you walk through the woods. There’s plenty of fun to be had making shadows in the darkness of the […]
The Wolseley, London
The Wolesley has a lovely, grand European Café style, in the heart of London. There are small Chinese embellishments; remnants of the former restaurant China House. The food is delightful and there is a lovely buzz. It’s always busy, no matter what time you get there. And it’s clear why. It’s in a great spot, adjacent to The Ritz and is just as fancy yet unpretencious. The European menu is just lovely for a special brunch, lunch or dinner in the heart of London. The Wolesley,160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB
Chambers_ Immersive Dining Experience
Gingerline’s legendary, multi-dimensional dining adventure is back. Formerly known as The Chambers of Flavour, Chambers_ is the fourth adventure through the multiverse, combining culinary creations with madcap storytelling. Ever-popular and always unexpected, each of the previous chapters has combined art, performance, food, drink and design, transporting diners beyond their wildest dreams into magically imaginative alternative realities. It’s all rather top secret, however if you are adventurous and hungry be sure to check it out. There are some surreal moments, which are both weird and wonderful, in this latest adventure. But it’s all hush hush so we can’t really tell you much. You have to just expect the unexpected and that’s really all part of the charm. Taking place in a hidden Hoxton location, intrepid diners only receive a text message with directions on the day of the adventure. The vague directions of left turns and right turns, it’s a wonder we made it on time. On arrival, we entered the gastronomic world of Chambers_ to join forces with a rag-tag crew of culinary cartographers. It’s sure to keep you on your toes (and taste buds), for beyond each portal sinister forces could well be at play. You work as a team […]
Monday Social Club at Marina Social Dubai
Jason Atherton and his trusted team are clearly pulling out all the stops at Marina Social Dubai. The trendy waterfront restaurant in the five star, Intercontinental Dubai Marina Hotel, is ideal for any celebration. Boasting floor to ceiling windows overlooking, the marina, there’s a real buzz in the restaurant, even on a Monday evening. Getting a table overlooking the marina, clearly requires a bit of pre booking. Although the view of the bustling kitchen can be quite fun for the avid foodie, the impressive wine collection entirely blocks the marina view and the entertainment. Fortunately the saxophone can be heard throughout the restaurant. We’d recommended booking the main restaurant with a view over the marina as that’s where it all seems to be going on. Dubai is renowned for over indulgent brunches which seem to be extending into the evenings. The Monday Social Club is a great concept, with endless amazing food and drink. The refreshing mojitos are the perfect start to a phenomenal dinner. With bottomless starters and desserts and a choice of starter, this is all served generously to the table and presented beautifully. There’s a feeling of being at a rather posh picnic, as a hamper is unpacked onto the Gingham throw. The hamper is full of […]
May The Fourth Be With You at the Star Wars Exhibition, Madame Tussauds, London
If you are a die hard Star Wars fan or you just happen to be at Madame Tussauds, London, this immersive exhibition is fabulous. Sensational scenes have been recreated in waxwork. The wax work heroes are detailed and rather impressive. Get up close to Luke Skywalker as he takes on Darth Vader, and take a selfie with Yoda. It’s definitely worth checking out this special exhibition for a great day out in London. Star Wars Exhibition, Madame Tussauds, London
Coombe Abbey Hotel, Warwickshire
Set amongst 500 acres of woodland, Coombe Abbey is a fascinating, historic country hotel in Warwickshire. It’s the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding. From the moment you walk in you feel like you are in the 12th century. Meeting and conference rooms are tucked away along long, dimly candlelit corridors lined with statues. There’s an ere of royal, medieval oppulence. The Garden Bar adorned with gold damask is luxurious and the sticky toffee pudding was indulgent and perfectly sweet. Buffet breakfast served in the bright conservatory Garden Restaurant was delightful. The well appointed rooms are comfortable and spacious, overlooking manicured lawns and a lake. The afternoon tea is splendid. With an assortment of decadent cakes and scrumptious scones and sandwiches it is not to be missed. Coombe Abbey was perfectly romantic for Valentine’s Day. It is so stunning and unique, it’s perfect for weddings, special birthday or anniversary celebrations or even conferences. Coombe Abbey Hotel, Brinklow Road, Binley, Warwickshire, CV3 2ABCoo
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The Most Beautiful Restaurant in the World – Halazsbastya, Budapest
It’s always rather exciting to discover an amazingly unique restaurant, rather unsuspectingly. The bar has been set high in the restaurant world, but Halazsbastya Restaurant is officially our favourite restaurant in the world. Fit for a princess it proudly resides in a beautiful tower of Fisherman Bastion in Buda. The mystical fairy-tale castle, that is so enchanting one can almost imagine Rapunzel waiting at the top of the tower. With a bar in the spire, a restaurant terrace overlooking the Danube river for al fresco dining and an extravagant fine dining room, this is perfect for any special occasion. It’s an idylic venue for a wedding and the most romantic setting for an anniversary. The views of Parliament are unprecedented. The dining room looks medieval and it evokes memories of childhood fairy-tales. With beautiful arches and splendid chandeliers overlooking views of the river, it’s really rather special. With dining rooms fit for a King’s banquet. Each course is served with a cloche, swiftly and immaculately presented. Starting with warm breads and an amuse bouche of pumpkin soup was delicious. The lamb rump with vegetables was tender and delightful. The chicken served on a bed of warm apple salad was brilliantly refreshing. Dessert was a delicious trio of chocolate and […]
Dasheene Restaurant at Ladera Resort, St Lucia
The Ladera Resort, St Lucia is set on a UNESCO world heritage site on Soufriere Volcano. It boasts a unique concept, with each private suite having just three walls. There is no wall on the outer side of the rooms, leaving you at one with nature. Merely with nets around the four poster bed it’s an experience like no other. With plunge pools in each suite overlooking the Caribbean Sea and panoramic views of the iconic Pitons of St Lucia. It really is a phenomenal place to stay. Being at one with nature is perhaps not a good idea if you’re a bit of screamer. However, in theory it sounds absolutely amazing. The thought of geckos and birds flying in freely in the room was the deciding factor for us not to stay here. It’s not for the faint hearted, but for those not afraid of the great outdoors it really would be spectacular. Imagine lying in a bed looking out into the wilderness of the rainforest and the immense Caribbean Sea, watching sunsets. We almost wish we could desensitise to just have this experience. Instead we visited the Ladera Resort for dinner, at the Dasheene Restaurant. As the light breeze blows from the […]
The Pottery Tapas Bar, Kingston
Spanish tapas are best enjoyed as a group. Small tapas plates are great for sharing and exploring a menu. The Pottery Tapas Bar is all twinkly with fairy lights which gives it a festive feeling. Chairs topped with Santa Clause covers gives it a quirky, fun feel. We savoured a few of the mouthwatering dishes from the extensive menu and they were all delicious. From the hearty portion of nachos smothered in guacamole, the crispy white bait, to the the flavoursome seafood paella. The lamb with mint gravy was succulent and well seasoned, the calamari in a garlic sauce was lovely too. The chorizo was great and the meatballs in a tangy tomato sauce were moreish. The moist chocolate cake topped with glacé cherries and a crown of a sweet spun sugar, was rather impressive. The service is excellent and although great for a group, the candlelit setting is quite romantic too.
A Night at the Opera at TWID
Constantly in search of the next novel experience in London, we just found the first of its kind at TWID, in Battersea.”That’s What I do,” is a fun, dining experience that sees you immersed in live opera. Behind the facade of a converted pub, a peek through the curtains, and you are transported into what appears to be an almost, traditional theatre. There’s something rather exciting about going up the small set of stairs to the private opera boxes. There are interesting stone statues scattered around the restaurant, and clearly a lot of thought has gone into the décor, at first glance. By light of day, the décor is a bit rough around the edges, but as night falls it’s easier to look past the chipboard ceiling and appreciate the romantic booths, and the atmosphere that’s been created. The menu has a nice selection of small plates to choose from, that are ideal to share. They are actually far from small, and rather substantial dishes, and probably no more than five would suffice for two. There’s a call bell on the table, which is genius- if only every restaurant had this. It allows the experience to be private and intimate whilst maintaining attentive service. Sipping on a mojito is always the best way to start the evening. Following the a […]