The London Series Pt 3: The Duck and Waffle

Saturday, 19 September 2015

The Duck and Waffle was somewhere I'd always wanted to go since coming across it on a blog, which I would link you to, but it seems to have vanished! (It was the Brunch Diaries)

It's located on the 40th floor of a mahoosively tall building!

You walk in through the doors and are greeted by the staff which point you in the direction of a glass elevator which whizzes all the way up to the top! 

The doors opened and we found ourselves in this funky looking bar which was playing trendy music I'd never heard of before. It wasn't what I expected at a good way!

The views were spectacular! We were really lucky to be seated right next to the window. The menu is quite expensive because of the gorgeous views so I'd be a bit peeved off if  I was sat in the centre of the room!

There was a good selection of breakfast/brunch, including the classics and some less traditional options. 

Ice cream for breakfast anyone?

This was the calorific fest I went for. It was really nice but it was served cold and I think it would have been sooo much nicer hot!

Tom went for 'The Duck and Waffle' which was delicious. I'd go for this next time but then again, I am more of a savoury person.

This place would be ideal for a birthday brunch or any other type of celebration. My excuse was this was my first time ever in London ..that deserves celebrating doesn't it?

Where are your top recommendations for breakfast brunch? I like reading food posts so leave me any links in the comments :)

The London Series: pt 2. I pressed for champagne!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Eating out is most definitely high on my 'favourite activities' list..If you look at my instagram (@reils92this is pretty obvious! I'd say the majority of my money is spent on food and in Harrods  I picked going to the food hall over the ladies accessories department first...So I like food basically. A lot.

Which is why I just had to share my experience at Bob Bob Ricard with you as it was without a doubt the best meal I have ever had!

The whole night felt very luxurious, starting with our warm welcome by the staff who took our coats and walked us to the Red Dining Room (there's also a blue one) where we would dine. It felt like we were making such an entrance, walking down those steps over the dance floor and straight to the bar! 

This place is out of my usual price range so was a very special one off, meaning we could justify splashing out with pre-dinner cocktails at the bar!

BBR is known for its 'press for champagne' button which I immediately pressed when we were seated  and as you can see, I was very excited about!

Literally, within seconds, the head waiter appeared at our table to take our champagne order. The service here was something I have never experienced before. Even when I went to the Ladies to 'powder my nose...' the waiter neatly folded up my serviette, which I had not so gracefully thrown onto my seat, and put it back on the table. Impressed  by their attention to detail, Tom nipped to the Gents just after to test them and again the waiter came over.

BBR serves both English and Russian food. I had no idea what Russian food was so I went for the Truffled Potato and Mushroom Vareniki for starters; traditional Russian dumplings, served with little onion rings on the top. That creamy sauce was amaziiiingggg!! 

Tom made an even bolder choice of Venison Steak Tartare! If that's what you're into, I'm sure it tastes fab..

For the main I had Crispy Pork Belly with Truffled Mashed Potatoes. The pork melted in the mouth and the crackling was crisped and seasoned to perfection.

Tom went for a rather fancy Macaroni with Lobster.

If you're a bit of a foodie, I'm sure you'll have come across loads of pictures and videos of this Chocolate dessert. Another thing that BBR is known for. Honestly, google them and you'll see photos of this and the champagne button! 

And this is the Eton Mess en perle - fancy name ey?!

Chocoholic heaven!

If you're going to London and want to go somewhere extra extra special then I highly recommend it here! For a fancy restaurant, the portion sizes weren't all teeny tiny like they are in many places so I can assure you, you won't leave hungry...I actually felt sick after this as I was stuffed!

Despite me putting this under my 'lifestyle' posts, I can only wish that this was my daily lifestyle *sob sob*

The London Series: pt1 Where to stay

Saturday, 5 September 2015

I have now actually been to London. It only took me 22 years but I now no longer have to experience the look of absolute horror on peoples faces at having said I'd never been! 

It's a busy busy place and so I thought putting it all in one post would be too here's part 1 of the mini London series I plan to do!

Being a London virgin, I was taken aback at the cost of some of the hotels..especially for a half decent location for getting to places but we eventually found The Hub in Covent Garden which was so much cheaper and in the perfect spot! 

If you look closely at the art on the wall, it's actually a really cool map of London!

The reason for the cheaper price is that the rooms are very small but have everything you need and lots of clever storage space! We didn't spend that much time in the room anyway with the amount of sightseeing we did.

Other than being small, the room was really pleasant to stay in and had lots of little gadgets like this touch screen control pad.

The zesty colours remained a theme even for the toiletries!

Complimentary tea and coffee throughout your stay? Yes please! They had a great selection of different teas!

The lounge area had tablets which were free to use and meant planning the day could be done in a relaxed environment...whilst sipping on a glass of wine or two!

This was such cute idea and if I ever have my own business, I'll be sure to introduce this idea :) 

Most of the areas we visited were a short walk away. Buckingham Palace was about 15mins away so basically we were having a sleepover with Lizzie!

And for anything further, the tube was so quick and efficient and not as scary as I had thought!!!

If you're planning a trip to London, I would definitely have a look into staying here as it was such great value for money and the staff were superb!! :)

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