A stunning birthday dinner at Boundary, Shoreditch…

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Having already had one fantastic birthday dinner this week, I have now been lucky enough to not only have another but to have one in a place with food so amazing that it now ranks as one of the top 3 meals I’ve had since moving to London. It’s hard to compare places against each other – how do you decide whether this portions-as-big-as-your-bathtub American style diner is better than that cosy-with-the-scent-of-garlic-lingering-around-you-for-days-afterwards Italian or if that impeccably-romantic-and-tastefully-muted French bistro tops that super-chilled-dig-in-with-your-fingers sushi place? It’s kind of impossible but actually sometimes a place comes along that simply can’t help knocking all other competitors out of the running, acsending to that gold medal podium and shaking it’s fists in euphoric victory.

Such a place is Boundary, Shoreditch.

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Birthday tap dancing at ‘Top Hat’ and tapas at Pix-Bar, Soho…

Tap dancing, ravishing frocks and timeless music followed by divine finger food and red wine in an tiny, intimate, candle lit tapas bar make for a very gorgeous birthday celebration in my mind…yep, J takes birthday celebrations to a whole new level.

Pix Bar in Soho has locations in Notting Hill, Soho, Covent Garden and Islington and although I can only comment on the Soho spot, I’d bet good money each one is as alluring and charming and lovely a find as anywhere you could imagine.

Combining the choice and ease of a smorgasbord with the quality of table service food, Pix invites you to help yourself to a multitude of savoury and sweet dishes laid out across their bar. Keep the skewer in each dish that represents the price and pay at the end. Simple. Different. Winning.

Tortilla. Croquetas. Meatballs. Fritters. Chorizo. Done. Done. Done. Done. Done. Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum.

If you’re looking for a different way of dining Spanish style, I urge you to give Pix a try…it’s the kind of place you won’t be able to wait another 365 days to go back to.