Since the end of lockdown and the reopening of restaurants, pubs and cafes, I have taken full advantage of eating out! At first I was treading carefully and sticking closer to home but more recently, I have been going further afield and have had some gorgeous meals with friends in London and Kent too. I feel much more confident in dining out and have started a wishlist of places I want to try this winter. If you are feeling like you want to try some new places too, then keep reading to find out where I plan to go and also remember – you should always do some more research into lists people have put together, for example, the most Instagrammed restaurants.
A meal with a view!
There’s no doubt that London can be breathtaking at the best of times but eating out in London when you are sky high too, makes it even more exciting that normal. Choose somewhere you can book ahead for so you are guaranteed a table and think about the time of day you are planning to go, and whether you are likely to be able to see the view.
Madera Restaurant at Treehouse Hotel London is just divine. Although I have been there before it is somewhere I absolutely want to visit again. I tend to meet there with friends who are visiting London for the weekend as it is such a unique place with stunning views and the most spectacular cocktails, food and service.You have got to see it to believe it and I can tell you that you will not be disappointed.
Awesome afternoon tea
If you are going to meet someone in the daytime then afternoon tea in London is an absolute must. There are so many ways of doing it. Whether you fancy a luxurious hotel or afternoon tea with a twist there are some great options to choose from. There are afternoon teas with different themes – Christmas Afternoon Tea anyone? And Champagne afternoon tea too. The only tricky thing is deciding where to go. My personal favourites include The Palm Court at The Ritz Hotel as well as The Crystal Moon Lounge at Corinthia London. But really, there are so many to sample. My wishlist features The Wolesley in Mayfair as I haven’t been there yet and would love to have a browse around the shops in the area too….
Who doesn’t love a brunch! An all day meal which offers both sweet and savoury! I often meet friends for brunch as it means we can spin out the day but still be home and tucked up in bed at a reasonable hour. I’m told The Duck and Waffle is simply sublime and Bombay Bustle is like something you have never tasted before. Roka Canary Wharf has an enviable menu and if you are meeting fairly early in the day, why not be a culture vulture too? There are oodles of museums to wander around as well as strolling around the city of London, just taking it all in.
Whatever you choose to do, just make the most of your new found freedom and let us know if there are any places you would like to recommend too?