All posts tagged: bloody mary

A Sunday Roast of epic proportions at Blacklock, Soho

I’m always in search of fabulous Sunday roasts. We normally visit local restaurants to us rather than travelling into Central London, but a couple of Sundays ago I was tasked with finding somewhere for a group of friends and I to go. Turns out trying to find fairly last minute availability for eight people for a Sunday roast in Central London isn’t easy – some of them couldn’t actually accommodate groups of this size! Eventually I struck gold with Blacklock in Soho. I’d seen some incredible instagram photos of their food and couldn’t wait to experience it with my friends. The only availability was at midday (it’s a very popular place!) and when we arrived at 11.45am, people were already waiting outside for their reservations. There’s nothing to see from the street – you go through the door and straight down the stairs to the underground den of meaty goodness. It feels like a nice secret! We were seated on stools around a long wooden table, with another group of people down the other end …

A Rock N Roll Brunch at Hard Rock Cafe, London

As I’m sure most of you will know, brunch is one of my very favourite things to do at the weekend. I can often spend my working week daydreaming about a good helping of eggs and toast at one of my fave brunch spots. I tend to go somewhere fairly close to where we live (and there are a lot of great places, such as Mud and Brickwood) but when I was invited to the launch of the new brunch menu at Hard Rock Cafe, I ventured further into central London, early on a Sunday morning. I’d never been to Hard Rock Cafe in London. The only one I’d previously visited was in Hollywood, after a long flight from London. While I remember the food being good, I couldn’t really take advantage of the atmosphere and surroundings, as the impending jet lag was dragging me towards my bed. The impression I got, and had generally always had about the Hard Rock Cafe, was that it was more for the tourists than the locals. However, situated …

Brunch at Brickwood, Tooting

I’m sure you all know by now that I bloody love a good brunch, and if that includes a bloody good Bloody Mary, even better! We’ve been trying out some of the cafes and restaurants near where we live, the latest of which was Brickwood in Tooting Market. We’d visited it a few weeks before when we were looking for a quick coffee (and a cheeky slice of cake, ssshhhh!) which was when we realised they do a pretty amazing brunch, and knew we’d have to return soon! It was pretty packed on the Sunday morning we visited, but the staff were still really attentive and we were served quickly. We ordered a couple of flat whites to kick start the day, along with a Bloody Mary each. We were both seriously impressed with the latter – it was one of the best I’ve had, largely due to the cute extras it came with – bacon, a quail egg and what I took to be a mini hash brown. It was only around £4.00 and …