A lovely Saturday afternoon visiting the National Gallery with my friend involved introducing her toddler to the wonderful painting of Whistlejacket. This huge oil on canvas painting of the young horse by George Stubbs is one of my favourites and always seems to impress me, no matter how many times I see it.
There is something truly comforting about a hot steaming bowl of pho. The combination of the thick rice noodles, the broth and the vegetables is perfect.
After a good but busy kind of a week, it felt fitting to take some time out and go out for dinner. The location of Pescatori was at the quieter end of Charlotte Street, away from the many other eateries.
January is here and it is one of my favourite months. A lovely way to start the new year was with an Afternoon Tea. Afternoon Tea at Amico Bio was something a little different as it was a vegetarian one with an Italian twist.
When a friend came over from Europe in December, I got to see her briefly for an early evening catch up. But it was so short as time was a real factor. So I was happy that the next day both of us and her friend were free to do a relaxed Indian lunch in Covent Garden.
The outside of Hotel Russell always reminds me of something that you would see in an American movie. There is something about the grandness of this hotel, especially at Christmas time when it is decorated with big red bows. The building overlooks Russell Square.
A close friend’s birthday gathering brought us all together for a tapas evening at Camino. Starting off in the bar area was a good way to start the birthday celebrations.
It is always nice to have family come visit. An added bonus is that it gives us a chance to explore and try new places to eat. This time, it was my cousin who had come over from LA. I was after a place near Oxford Circus as we needed to be close to the theatre, to get there in time for an evening show.
Vapiano is like an upmarket fast food pasta and pizza restaurant. They have been clever in the way that they have done their set out, which means minimum work for the staff and more work for the customer. You are given a card on entry and you use this to record your food and drink orders.