A feasting through France kind of catch-up in Cafe des Amis, Covent Garden…

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Cafe des Amis is one of the first places I picked for an early date with J and since then I have to admit, I’ve taken more than one girlfriend there on a ladies date night as well. Well the good news is, both J and the girlfriends are still around so it’s clearly the kind of place that works well regardless of the company or the situation. Read More

Festive dining at Boulevard Brasserie, Covent Garden…

I love, love, love Christmas. Everything about it…carols and presents and mince pies and tinsel and the Nutcracker and Slade…everything. Last year the lovely C and I put into place the first annual Christmas date. Matthew Bourne at Sadlers Wells followed by dinner at the Petrichor made for such a gorgeous time we decided after several glasses of bubbles that it would become a festive tradition. Well, isn’t that the way all the best decisions of the world are made…?

Scarily, a year has passed and the time has rolled around to do it again. Decidedly less scary that means woo hoo, it’s time to pop on a frock and drink some more bubbles together and so it was we found ourselves getting cultured at the BFI with a big screen viewing of the epic and perfect ‘Gone With The Wind’ and then getting ourselves fed at Boulevard Brasserie…

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Blissful brunch at Salvation Jane’s…

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Reading about a restaurant I’ve never been to before and reading that it’s worth visiting gets me more excited than I should probably say out loud. Such was the feeling when I read about Salvation Jane in Old St last year.

Brunch has become¬†massively popular over the last few years and frankly, it deserves all the respect it gets and then some. It’s the perfect time of day – you get your lie in but it doesn’t take over your whole afternoon in the way that lunch sometimes can – and it genuinely allows you, in fact it actively encourages you to pick and choose from breakfast and lunch menus and the best places even throw extra choices in just for the hell of it. Yep. Brunch and I? We’re old, super delicious friends.

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