We spent the day at landmarc , ( central ) to do some window shopping , inspiration shopping and personal shopping. Lunch at Harvey nicks cafe. Look at this giant sub with seafood plus avocado , papaya and mango !
Some pics of the area.
Dinner was at Aqua – it was nice to be able to pick from 2 menu options. ( Italian and Japanese). The views of the harbor were great. We saw a couple get engaged. He was wearing a hello kitty head and gave his girlfriend like 5 dozen roses , then he took that off and went down on one knee to propose! Lucky for him- she said “Yes!” . The entire restaurant was cheering!!
There was another couple who also got engaged the same night.
Did after dinner drinks there and came back to the hotel.
A fun day!
Today was our last day in London ( till we are back !). We decided to head to covent gardens for breakfast.
I had read about Kopapa and decided to try it. It was delicious!
A beautiful day to be out and about.
We both had eggs. Mine were Turkish with chili butter!
We walked around thereafter admiring the new shops.
Happy to see London was getting Shaje Shack! Laduree is here too!
This entertainer had us baffled. How is he doing this ??
I went to the Tate modern. It was a beautiful walk.
Pre departure drinks at the Savoy. Love the Art Deco bar.
Bye bye London. Till we see you again.
Hand made by Louise Russell Millinary, UK.
My hubby’s co- worker invited us to Polpo for lunch. It reminded me of Malatesta in NYC.
Great home made, fresh , tasty food! We ordered 3-4 dishes each and shared. Highly recommend it.
41 beak street
After a wonderful lunch we did a little bit of shopping and I ogled at the beautiful diamond stores on New Bond Street.
For dinner we were recommended ” Arbutus” a 1 Michelin Star restaurant.
Highly recommend it.
For appetizers I got the Sicilian tomato salad with ricotta cheese. Hubby got the squid with razor clams.
Main course we both got the cod. Absolutely great.
We got some cheese afterwards.
it was super busy for a Monday night. I would eat here again for sure !
Thank you Sabir for the recommendation. It was really great.
Arrived at the Savoy after our friends wedding in Cambridge.
It’s truly a grand hotel, great relationship managers and top notch service. Location is superb – just off covent gardens and embankment , tons of tube access to trains and a popular bar ” Bar American”.
The tea shop had a pastry chef that was always preparing delicious treats !
The coffee shop does a wonderful afternoon tea service and also, there is a champagne bar.
Gordon Ramsey has a restaurant – Savoy Grill.
The rooms are spacious. We were in a deluxe king. We were in the Art Deco part of the building. The hotel was redone in 2010.
Hubby enjoyed it!!
Drinks at Bar American with friends was a wonderful treat. We did dinner at “the Delaunay”. Great food and service. The company made it even better !
We were invited to our dear friends wedding in Cambridge.
It was so fantastic to be a part of their special day, that my friend and I got head pieces made. ( thank you Loiuse Russell Millinary). It was our first English wedding and it was a great evening.
Dinner was highly recommended at Roganic by London foodie friends. So I booked it 2 months prior to our trip and roped in some friends to come with us.
Overall , it was absolutely amazing. Small, intimate tables , 1 seating per night ( which was brilliant ) and just 12 seats or so.
It’s an outpost of the restaurant in Lake District.
Some yummy live butter.
Choice of breads
The meal was just outstanding. Interesting layers, so complex!
This is the crowd that went to eat this meal.
Due to the budget cuts , there has been a significant reduction in the number of air traffic controllers. Our flight was delayed by 1 hour. I wonder if the airlines( thus indirectly the passengers ) are going to have to pay for this too! It’s ridiculous. A congressional bill will pass soon to end this madness.
Anyway – had a comfortable flight , though 6 hours is really quite short to be well rested. I slept for 3 and watched “silver lining play book” as well. Friendly cabin crew as always.
Got into LHR and was whisked away by the chauffeur. We thought to try the small intimate 88 room Bulgari hotel as its been open just under a year.
Got here , just to find out that due to a human error , our reservations were made for Sunday night vs. Friday night. Oops. The hotel was busy looking for a room with a king bed , but to no avail.
We decided to way breakfast while they sorted this out. The hotel is modern, clean , gorgeous.
Eggs Florentine for me and a baked egg dish for hubby. Totally amazing.
We checked into a room with 2 queen beds. For a city with small rooms – this space is huge!!
Loved the location. Minutes to Hyde park.
Minutes to Harrods ( for those of you who like to shop here!)
Did a little retail therapy and now looking forward to dinner at Roganic with friends.