Duck and Waffle is the highest restaurant in the UK, situated on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower. I had heard so many amazing things about the food and views, particularly their brunch menu so I booked a table for my mum for her mothers day present.We were hoping we would get a nice clear day so we could appreciate the London landscape at its best. Sadly the English weather wasn’t entirely on our side, but we weren’t disappointed. It definitely lived up to the hype.
This year has gone so fast. I know it is hideously clichéd to say but 2015 is flying by, we have one week left of April and it feels more like four minutes than 4 months since January. So I thought I would write a series of post summarising this year so far, more than anything to make sure I don’t forget just how incredible it has been so far. As my 21st birthday lead to the most memorable few weeks of my life I thought it would be a good place to start.
It is a fact universally acknowledge that the best way to start a Sunny Sunday in London is undoubtedly with a giant stack of pancakes, preferably with a side of bacon and an extra generous smoothing of maple syrup. As this weekend was extra sunny, it only seemed to visit My Old Dutch. is one of my favourite pancake haunts, as they offer a huge selection of savory and sweet pancakes, and is conveniently located a short walk from my house on Kensington Church Street, less than 5 minutes from High Street Kensington tube station. The interior is really, light, bright and fun making it the ideal spot for a sunny Sunday morning in the city.
If you read my post on Ffiona’s Restaurant, you might have seen my pledge to stop taking living in London for granted. It is one of the most exciting cities in the world, and you can end up going and doing the same things week-in week-out and overlook all the amazing things to do and see on your doorstep. It seemed however, that we weather was yet again set against us as we faced another rainy, Soggy Sunday. We decided to toughen up and after a short shopping spree on Oxford street we embarked on our afternoon walk through West London. We took (what was meant to be) a short cut through the Burlington Arcade down to Piccadilly, but ended up spending quite a long time ogling at the beautiful window displays and finding it very hard to tear ourselves away.
One of the worst and most common habits of people living in London, is forgetting they live in London. Or at least forgetting to make the most of living in one of the world’s most exciting and beautiful cities. This Sunday my flatmate and I decided we needed to break the habit and enjoy walking the streets of London and taking in a little more of what it has to offer. Unfortunately, in true British style, it decided to rain. And I mean REALLY rain so we took refuge in Ffiona’s, a restaurant on Kensington Church Street in Kensington that serves the best brunch in London.
2015 has been the best year of my life (so far). I’ve been so busy and had so many plans it seems to have flown by. This week was the first this year that I have not had something organised or pre-booked. I was expecting a quiet few days where I caught up on washing and finished the book I’m reading, but it turned out to be so much fun.On Friday night we went for dinner and drinks at Mason House on Argyll Street (Just off Regents street).
For my birthday i was lucky enough to be taken to see Swan Lake performed by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera house. Possibly one of the most famous ballets of all time, Swan Lake conveys the tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and Odette the Swan Princess. As Anthony Dowell’s production at the Royal Opera House draws on the opulence of Imperial Russia in the 1890s, the tantalisingly beautiful costumes and scenery are perfectly complimented the sumptuous setting of the Royal Opera House. Continue reading
Lunch-on-the-run can often means sacrificing healthy food for convenient, fatty, fast food. Muriel’s Kitchen manages to achieve the impossible by creating a menu of super healthy, super fast and delicious food. They update their menus every month to ensure that they deliver the freshest food made from seasonal ingredients. The essence of Muriel’s is home-cooked, authentic British food with a twist.
This weekend a I took a trip to Bath to visit a friend, we decided to visit a highly recommended 1940’s style tearoom (Which can be found on Saville Row next to the Assembly Rooms and Fashion Museum) Bea’s Vintage Tea Rooms
The phrase ‘transported back in time’ is often used and rarely deserved, Bea’s however merits nothing left. Its bright, clean and decorative interior is cosy and inviting. The patisserie cabinet is home to a collection of mouth-watering cakes including; victoria sponge, coffee and ginger, lemon meringue pie and a glorious chocolate and ginger.