Beach Blanket Babylon

Last weekend it was my brothers birthday and we all went into Notting Hill for dinner. As we headed down the street from the station to the restaurant we walked past lots of small quirky shops. There was a comic book swap store and lots of cute ice cream stores. I would definitely love to go back to look in all the small stores during the day as we didn’t have time before dinner. The outside of the restaurant isn’t much honestly. It looks fairly small and it has a small front garden with outside seating. The building is just plain white and fits in with all the other buildings on the street. However when you walk inside its a completely different story.

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As you walk in the door theres a bar in the centre of the room. It’s like any London bar really but as you begin to walk around the back it just gets more and more fascinating. There is a ginormous fireplace thats carved out to be a guy with a beard. It’s like something out of a movie. Walking further into the restaurant takes you up these stars and across a wooden bridge. The whole vibe of the restaurant changes. We sat in the back part if the restaurant that was set out to be like caves. It was quite dark but they had these tiny lamps on the tables that were cute. In the cave area there these LED lights. The crazy thing was that just off to the side from there was the toilets. The second you walked in it was like you had travelled to Paris. The themes and vibes of the entire place changed within a few feet of walking it was so weird but also very cool!

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I obviously have to talk about the food! I didn’t really eat that exotically honestly. For starter I ordered avocado sushi but i was actually disappointed with it because it was more avocado than sushi. However, they had these meatballs also on the starter menu which my brothers both ordered and I still regret to this day not ordering those. For mains i just had pasta. It was tomato linguini and it was really nice, but it was just pasta. Don’t get me wrong they had other more exciting items but I was just feeling pasta. Ground breaking for student to want to eat pasta! The dessert was my favourite part though! Chocolate Orange mouse! OH MY GOD! It was the best thing iv’e ever eaten quite possibly!

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I am definitely going to come back here! I absolutely love it and i feel theres even more to the place that i haven’t seen yet. This isĀ  a must if you’re ever in London. It’s just so weird and wonderful so I 100% recommend (just note theres no wifi or service in the restaurant so go with people you want to talk to!) Thanks for reading guys! Let me know your favourite places to eat in London because i’m always up for a quirky meal out!

Peace out guys x

 

Birthday Celebrations

January 24th is my birthday and this year I turned 19. Honestly, I wasn’t looking forward to it that much because (almost) everyone I usually spend my birthday with was busy or at university. However, I actually had a really lovely birthday.

I woke up on the 24th fairly early, around 7 am so I could open my presents with my family before everyone went off to school and work. I had a very chilled day because I am technically still on break from university. So once everyone had left I just sat around lazily and watched Friends on Netflix.

My mum had organised a dinner out for us all in Convent Garden. It was the coolest restaurant! We walked through Convent Garden down one of the cobbled back streets and there was this restaurant; Inamo. It’s a Japanese restaurant that works in a similar way to Tapas. You order the food on a tablet and it is served as soon as it is cooked. You can make as many orders as you like to share among the table. Although this is still cleaver, it’s not what made it so unique. Once seated we noticed a projector fitted above the table. On the table were these small clickers. All of this made the entire table like one of those interactive whiteboards you get at school! You could play games, set different table cloths and even draw on the table all with the use of the clicker.

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The food was also amazing! We ordered the wasabi fries which are ordinary fries with wasabi powder on the side, to be honest i just ate the fries; the Korean BBQ ribs; some vegetable spring rolls; Salmon tataki sushi, where my brother argued the fact that it was sushi because it was not in a roll; Spicy salmon maki sushi; half a crispy duck for duck pancakes and Singapore noodles which were my favourite! For desert we ordered this platter that had chocolate covered strawberries, marshmallows and brownie chunks that you could dip in popping candy! Just writing about it makes me hungry!

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I loved this restaurant not only for the interactive table, or the amazing food. But because the chilled environment! I am definitely gong to be going back here again and i would recommend it to everyone!!

After dinner we came back home and did birthday cake!I had told my mum i wanted a Collin the caterpillar cake so she bought one. However she also made one. It was a rocky road caterpillar, although it kind of looked like roadkill… It tasted amazing and thats all that really counts anyway!

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