Between breakfast and lunch we stopped to refuel in a log cabin in Camden Market listening to brilliant live music and sipping on mulled wine. We just needed it to snow and it would have been like a weekend away in an Austrian ski lodge! The camera on my phone decided to act up the night before in Mr. Fogg's so the pics from now on are courtesy of Chris & Rachel - thanks Ladies.
Day Two, Saturday. Lunch & Dinner & ClubNavigating London and the tube meant that we didn't fit in lunch until after 4. By that stage, as you can imagine, I had worked up an immense appetite. So off we trotted to Bluebird on the King's Road.
Wines and Prosecco were a good start.
My seared yellowfin tuna tortilla was served with crunchy iceberg lettuce, soft avocado, coriander, an unbelievably tasty wasabi mayonnaise and mango salsa on the side. All it needed was a squeeze of lime - divine. I'm definitely going to try this one at home.
Rachel ordered the haddock...
And Chris decided on mussels...
The Café & Courtyard at Bluebird was a perfect spot to recharge over tasty food and a glass of wine after trekking around the London streets. At the bar you can rub shoulders with the "Made in Chelsea" crowd, have a plush dinner in their restaurant upstairs, sip a chilled glass of wine on a warm spring day on their terrace, pick up a selection of fresh breads and pastries from their food store or do what we did and people watch from their café.
By 8.30 that evening, after some more wandering and a little bit of primping we arrived at Opera Tavern for dinner.
This charming restaurant opposite the Drury Lane Theatre, and seconds from the Opera House and Waterloo Bridge, still manages to retain an alluring neighbourhood feel. It also happens to be one of Chris's wonderful restaurants.
Specialising in Italian and Spanish small plates we tucked into an amazing selection of tapas.
Courgette flowers stuffed with goats cheese and drizzled with honey...
Hot crisp batter surrounding perfectly cooked courgette flowers, stuffed with creamy goats cheese and finished off with sticky honey. Delicate, velvety, sweet, stunning. One of the nicest things I've ever tasted - seriously.
And for dessert a cold chocolate fondant with salted caramel and espresso ice cream. Rich, dense chocolate fondant with a perfect hit of espresso, smooth salty caramel and a crunch to marry everything together. Absolutely perfect.
I really can't recommend a visit enough. A great spot for girly giggles over fine wine and superb food.
Then it was off to Dirty Martini for their delicious lychee martinis.
Before Chris managed to take a very respectable selfie of us on the tube home.
We must be getting good at this!