Sunday Lunch at The Ivy Tower Bridge

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Always having been a fan of The Ivy’s beautiful yet relaxed venues, sophisticated service and modern British food, it was a pleasure paying a visit to the Tower Bridge restaurant.

Welcomed with a glass of bubbles, we were seated with an amazing view over the river and the beautiful Tower Bridge. As a starter I choose the Smoked Salmon with Crab served with slices of freshly baked rye bread and my partner had the Crispy Duck salad. Both dishes were amazing, but having tasted the Crispy Salad I’m not doubting what I will be having at my next visit.

As main course I went with a dry aged British rib-eye served with zucchini, a green salad and béarnaise sauce. It was perfectly cooked medium rare and the sauce was to perfection.

I am very impressed with the complete experience provided by The Ivy and already excited for my next visit.

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– Mathias le Fèvre

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Sunday Lunch at The World’s End Market

I went for a Sunday lunch with my partner at The World’s End Market, famous for its meat.

Jose Gordon’s meat has been described as the World’s Best Meat according to Netflix Documentary “Steak Revolution, 2014”.

I started with a Tartar accompanied with 2 slices of toasted bread. As for the main dish I went for the Solomillo De Buey Steak which has been matured for 100 days.


Both dishes were exceptional. I won’t  hesitate with saying that it’s the best steak I ever had! The intense taste of spiced meat combined with tenderness making it melt on your tongue. WOW! I almost fell of my chair…

Between the meals we were given a tour. The venue is composed of two floors : the restaurant and a vintage bar upstairs specialized in whiskey. The bartender introduced us to the forgotten cocktail : La Louisiane.

A seductively named drink built on rye, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, Peychaud’s bitters, and absinthe, ‘La Louisiane’ shares similar DNA to other New Orleans classics, but never made the same leap into the cocktail mainstream. It is the secret cocktail of New Orleans, and these days it’s starting to get its due.

It was a well spent Sunday afternoon and an exceptional dining experience. We will definitely be back here.

– Mathias le Fèvre

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Afternoon tea at Fait Maison

I recently went to Fait Maison for lunch followed by a lovely afternoon tea with my partner. The place is know for its delicious cakes and authentic Mediterranean food. Stepping into the cafe was an amazing experience in it self. The venue is decorated with parts of different fairytales such as ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Snow White’, and being met by the most welcoming and smiling waiters the setting is truly set for a magical experience.

We started out with a two course lunch. I had a dish with salmon served with a nice portion of quinoa salad. And my partner had a traditional lamb dish that was prepared for more than 4 hours. The meat was as tender as butter and full of taste.

After having finished the lunch we stayed to talk with the staff that explained us about concept and history of the place. We also had some really nice stories form the waiters. The ambiance was so nice that we stayed for afternoon tea as well.

We are really happy having tried out Fait Maison. Excellent food and service. We will defiantly be back very soon!

– Mathias le Fèvre

 

 

 

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