As mentioned in my review of On the Bab, Michael & I took my mum & step-dad Ollie out for a celebratory birthday dinner at Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack a few Friday’s back.
For my final day in the glorious city of New York, I planned to have a wonderfully relaxing day filled with slow wandering, a spot of shopping, and some healthy munching, before meeting Michael for drinks at The Peninsula rooftop bar and dinner at my all-time favourite NYC restaurant.
I am incredibly lucky to have friends living all over the world. Not because I am ultra cool, but because I attended The Danish Summer School from the ages of 9-16 every summer for 3 weeks, where only kids of Danish heritage, living outside of Denmark, can attend.
Post delicious brunch in Central Park, Michael and I worked off our food comas with a spot of retail therapy. We walked through the park to the start of 5th Avenue, taking in all of the tall, glossy buildings and heaving intersections.
I took Michael to Yauatcha for his birthday dinner two years ago and, since he hasn’t stopped raving about it since, I thought it would be an excellent place to take him for a surprise goodbye meal before he headed off to New York for 5 weeks.
To round up my birthday celebrations, Michael took me for dinner at Galvin la Chapelle, a Michelin-starred restaurant housed in a seriously stunning former Victorian chapel.
For the past 3 years my ‘family’ birthday night has meant drinks at Oscar Bar & Restaurant in the Charlotte Street Hotel, followed by dinner at Roka, which, if you are a regular reader, you will know is my favourite restaurant in the whole wide world, and is just a few metres walk away.
A few Sunday’s back, Michael, William, Hash, and I, decided to have a ‘Sunday Fun Day’ at an old favourite of Michael’s & mine, Eight over Eight.
I have tried to book a table at Bob Bob Ricard many-a-time since first hearing about the infamous ‘Press for Champagne’ button positioned at every table. Yes, EVERY table.
Last weekend Michael and I enjoyed an impromptu date night at my all-time, hands-down, a-million-times-over, favourite restaurant in London, Roka Restaurant on Charlotte Street. But this time, it was different.
I was a little slow on the ‘advance booking’ of Mother’s Day celebrations this year, so despite trying to find a suitably fitting option to celebrate my favourite lady two weeks before the big day, I was coming up empty.
Northbank is a restaurant that I have frequented in the past and, although excellent, it was on the more expensive side of things. Hence, when I came across an Opentable offer for 50% off food, I jumped at the chance of a more purse-friendly revisit!
Homeslice is ultimate pizza heaven for me. Their pizzas are enormous & extraordinarily thin with a doughy crust; the toppings are creative and delicious; the staff are energetic and friendly; the place has a great buzz; and it’s totally affordable. You can’t really ask for more from pizza or eating out in central London!