All posts tagged: Mayfair

My Birthday Dinner at Fera at Claridge’s, Mayfair

As I’m sure you know, Tim and I love to go to nice restaurants together, but the past few months have mostly been taken up with house admin and my new job. Luckily we had a special occasion in October which was the perfect excuse for a gourmet night out – my birthday! Tim had booked a table at a restaurant as a surprise, and I was over the moon to discover on the morning of the big day that we were going to Fera at Claridge’s – we’d both been wanting to go for some time. It was a Wednesday night and we headed into Mayfair after work, a short walk from my office on Oxford Street. Claridge’s really is such a glorious hotel, with opulent decor and impeccable service as you would expect. We started with cocktails in the Fumoir – a dimly lit and cosy bar, we pondered over how many cigarettes had been lit in there over the years, and who it had been host to? We then moved over to Fera …

Gourmet Sandwiches & Salads at Aline Restaurant, Mayfair

Last week, I was invited to dinner at a new restaurant called Aline in Mayfair by PocketHighStreet, and it was without a doubt, the most food I’ve ever eaten in one sitting (and I grew up in Cyprus!) I thought I was going to explode on the way home, but it was an incredibly satisfied feeling. As many of you may know, I love a sandwich (I seem to have written quite a few sandwich related posts recently!) so when PocketHighStreet told me that Aline specialises in ‘gourmet sandwiches,’ I couldn’t have been more excited.  When myself and some fellow food bloggers visited the restaurant, it hadn’t even opened its doors yet, so we really were getting the VIP treatment. As soon as I walked in, I loved the style and decor. Modern but rustic and traditional.     We were told that we would be trying a ‘tasting menu’ of the salads, sandwiches and desserts on offer at Aline. What we didn’t quite realise was that many of the courses would be the full …