All posts tagged: Chapel Down

Taste of London 2015: Review

Wandering around a park filled as far as the eye could see with top London restaurants, the scent of meats and seafood filling the air, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Taste of London takes place at Regents Park every summer and last weekend, I got to visit for the first time, as I’d always been away when it was taking place before. This year it was held from 17th-21st June, and I went with Tim and our friends James and Clare on the Saturday. Clutching hold of a big wad of ‘Crowns’ (the Taste of London currency to purchase food dishes), we headed inside! There are so many restaurants and suppliers there, it’s hard to know where to begin! I’d picked up some hints and tips from press that had attended earlier in the week, so I had a few ideas. So I thought it would be easiest to list what we drank and ate at the show… What we drank Meantime Brewery Lager & Pale Ale This was our first stop …

A Spontaneous Dinner at Paternoster Chop House

On Friday night, Ceri and I decided to go for a spontaneous dinner. We’ve been trying out some of the restaurants around the St Paul’s area and this time, we tried Paternoster Chop House. For those of you who have been watching Channel 4’s hilariously entertaining ‘First Dates‘, you’ll know all about this place. I knew that their speciality was steak, so I always assumed it would be quite expensive, and more for special occasions. However, I came across the set menu on their website: Two courses for £19.50 or three for £24.50, which seemed very reasonable. Being a food blogger, I love a restaurant that’s on the ball with their social media. Just as I was leaving the office, I tweeted to say that Ceri and I would be visiting them that evening and within half an hour, I’d received a reply saying that there would be ‘two glasses of Chapel Down waiting for us on arrival‘. Fab customer service! I wasn’t sure if it would actually happen, but look what we were indeed …