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The Ivy

29 Apr

I always feel Sunday has its place for a big dinner and usually I don’t do myself wrong. Tonight I went to one of my favourite places to have dinner, The Ivy near Covent Garden.

It is known for its prestigious food and ambience, not to mention the celebrity clientale that frequent.

From the outset it has mosaic glass panelled coloured windows. The window below the The Ivy lettering has a beautiful moon and stars night scene set in coloured glass.

Moon and stars

Inside the lady at the door takes your coat and escorts you through to the dining room.

Every waiter is male and attends to you like you are the queen, VERY attentive.

Our table tonight was lovely, a nice booth with lots of space. The place was packed, the busiest I have ever seen it. Surrounding me is a set of paintings and prints of old film stars.

I ordered the Deep-fried haddock with minted pea purée, chips and tartare sauce.

Haddock @ The Ivy

Dessert was amazing! Wild strawberry & prosecco jelly with gold flakes within the jelly and ripple ice cream which came with strawberries on top in perfect heart shapes. A very girly dessert.
My boyfriend ordered the chocolate pudding and peppermint ice cream, with mint chocolate on top, tasted like After Eights in a bowl, delish!

Jelly and Prosecco

Chocolate pudding

To finish, I went all Carrie Bradshaw and had a Cosmopolitan.

I do love The Ivy and the food and service is always spectacular. If you are in London I highly recommend visiting. Bookings are essential.



If Narnia had a bar

28 Apr

It would look a little something like this.

Last night I was out with the girls for my good friend Anna’s leaving drinks. The night started off a bit strange, when this happens I just know it is going to be a crazy night. My taxi was arranged to come pick me up at my flat. No idea who this taxi was (an experience) but was one of the most ghetto taxis I’ve ever been in. No sat nav just a map and him, that’s all he needs, oh and some top rated ghetto music! TUNES

When I finally got to my destination Callooh Callay bar in Shoreditch all was good.

The minute I walked through the door there was such a great atmosphere, everyone was having a great time and drinks were flowing, although where were all my friends?…

I had received a text earlier that night to say go through the wardrobe when you got in!? I completely forgot about this and wandered around aimlessly till I saw a girl walk from… THE WARDROBE! Through the wardrobe I go and AH HA here we are…


What was in front of me was one of the most coolest bars I have ever been to.

My friends had already ordered what to me could only be described as a MASSIVE fish bowl, with gnomes and long long long straws! Where am i!?

Look at these little dudes

Gnome 1 is a cool dude

Turning behind me was only a metal sculptured giant palm tree with lights.

Now what to drink? So many choices, all in your own Now 65 Cocktails cassette tape menu.

I opted for the Golden Ticket, a mixture of Tequila, passion fruit and other things that are both strong and sweet, VERY good.

Music is a mixture of everything, from George Micheal to The Game, sheer brilliance. Enough to get you going that’s for sure.

They also provide you with water at your table and some extra special treats….

It was getting better and better….I also discovered there is a members only section which leads to another bar. Now I just need a membership or someone who has one, as I want to see this part of Narnia!

Throughout the walls in the corridor it is covered in cassette tapes,a really cool effect.There is also cherubs fixed to the walls in the booths holding vodka bottles, clever.

P-Ho recordings

Callooh Callay is a great find and I will definitely be going back.

But as the night was not over the next stop was Maddox nightclub, which can only be described as messy.

Table was set

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The music in Maddox ROCKS. This tune stands out from last night….ENJOY!