There are many people in life that we take for granted at times, at least i do, particularly when life gets busy and you’re rushing around at a million miles an hour.
So on Tuesday I took the day off (kind of) and treated my mum to a day out in London. We started with an awesome Pilates inspired class at Ten Health and Fitness and then continued onto a meditation class in Covent Garden at Inner Space.
Both of these classes I got through my So Much More membership which is an AWESOME pass that allows you access to unique classes all over London.
If you fancy giving it a go you can get two weeks FREE with the code ‘MOREMOLLIE’.
Everything about the hotel is exquisite and sings elegance from the moment you walk through the big glass doors. Definitely somewhere you could dress up to the nines to make a special night of it.
The interior is edgy in it’s paintings, subtle with it’s lighting yet makes a statement with its choices and furniture combinations. Unique to say the least.
We continued on through the hotel reception (yes you can stay if you find you’ve eaten too much and need bed asap), to the restaurant where our table was perfectly prepared and the waiter was immediately on hand to quench our thirst…
… with Porn star martinis of course.
Oh, and an extra glass of Red for my mum because it’s her treat day 🙂
We begun with a selection of starters from the menu:
Steak Tartare with quail eggs and marmite butter on sourdough croutes… I mean what an unexpected combination.
I’ve literally never tasted anything like it. In a flippin’ good way.
Admittedly I was a bit hesitant on the raw meat and egg combo but it’s always the combinations you don’t think will work – that do.
ALWAYS a favourite of mine… when it’s done properly. And I can assure you Sophie has perfected this dish. I love starting a meal with something light and easy on the stomach & this dish does exactly that whilst still setting alight your taste buds with flavour.
I cannot explain to you how good this was. My mouth is watering right now, just at the thought of it.
I think it was the dip. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and it was like a sticky, garlicy sweet dip which complimented the squid just PERFECTLY and left you wanting more and more and more after each bite.
Free Range Chicken Paillard
Honey and lemon dressing with roasted squash and tender stem brocolli
Dorset crab Raviolis
Peas, pea shoots, chive butter
THE yummiest Truffle mash…
some Spinach with extra virgin coconut oil, chilli and garlic & Truffle and parmesan hand cut chips.
with rhubarb jelly and poached rhubarb
filled with passionfruit goodness & a mini vanilla milkshake
Even though the starter and main had COMPLETELY filled our tummies, life is too short to not have the pudding and my sweet tooth caved in to the temptation…
Were these doughnuts good I hear you ask?
I swear this spread of food has to be some of the yummiest and most beautifully created pieces of art i’ve ever let my taste buds experience.
On average, a Starter Main and dessert here will cost you around £45 a head (without drinks), slightly more expensive than your average meal our but you’re in London and it’s for very good reason.
You can read the incredible background and talents of the chef in question Sophie Michell here and see just why.
My recommended dishes?
Dorset crab raviolis
Mum and I had an absolutely perfect early evening dinner here before we headed of to the theatre and i would highly recommend it.
(Rumour has it they do an amazing roast dinner here. I’m thinking i will have to return because I can only imagine how good that will be based on this experience!)
Pont St is perrrrrfect for a special occasion dinner to celebrate those exam results, or just an excuse or dress up and eat some incredible food!