23rd July 2013
Down in Dorset a couple of weeks ago, I visited a very nice pub called The Stapleton Arms with O and his family.
We started with strawberry mojitos…
while snacking on fantastic pork pies…
and home-made pork scratchings… (which came in little bags tied up with string).
They brought us an amuse-bouche of asparagus soup in tiny teacups.
O had a very photogenic burger –
F had fish and chips (which looked beautiful as well).
And I… had sausages. Don’t get me wrong, they were great. But I suddenly realised I’d had three helpings of pig.
Or as O’s sister described it – Triple Pig. Dangerous.
I’d recommend the pub, the food is really good and the mojitos were excellent. It’s tucked away in the countryside, so look it up if you happen to be passing nearby.
29th April 2013
On Friday night my parents were in London, so I met them for a drink.
We had cocktails in the sunshine on the rooftop terrace at Aqua – a perfect start to the weekend.
Aqua is a great place to meet people centrally, as it’s so easy to get to. It’s less than a minute walk from Oxford Circus tube station (not too far to carry your shopping…)!
Mama and I went for Mojitos which were yummy, and not too tart. Our very friendly waitress recommended them.
When Padre arrived, he chose a Margarita (sin sal, of course).
Cheers! It’s almost warm enough to drink icy drinks outside without getting cold…
You can visit Aqua just for drinks, either on the terrace or inside the 5th floor bar. Or, you can eat in one of the restaurants. There’s Aqua Kyoto which does amazing sushi and Aqua Nueva, specialising in Spanish tapas.
Aqua Kyoto has a Sunday sushi brunch with unlimited champagne for £55 – a good treat if you fancy spoiling somebody. It’s called ‘Infinity Sunday’ for when you ring up and book.
Hope everybody had a lovely weekend.