Date Night: Boris Bikes

For this Date Night, we thought we'd take it easy, something simple, yet, something we both haven't done together! Although, the start of this day didn't go as smoothly, it started to rain, and who wants to go bike riding in the rain, so we created  Plan B, which then realised it was not needed because by the time we had dinner and left the house, it was actually sunny!

We have spoken about doing this for a while now, even before he started living here - but I guess we just never got round to it and maybe, just maybe because Jessica was putting it off due to the fact that she thinks she can't ride a bike (go on, laugh, you know you want to) She can, but she's not too big on riding on roads (which you have to here or bike lanes) and she's not too keen on doing sharp turns.

But regardless of that, we had to do it at least once and Thursday Date Night was the day! Before taking off, there of course, had to be some sort of plan, we're all for spontaneity, but we didn't want to ride aimlessly or get lost and end up way too far, so be decided to being our journey at Hyde Park corner and attempted to follow this route we found on this website here.

Hyde Park at Leisure average riding time 30mins
Hyde Park at Leisure

As you can see, it was basically going around the whole thing, but we didn't exactly go this way - actually, unless it was riding outside of the park, this route is not actually 'allowed' - you'd be surprised to know that there is A LOT of parts of the park that claims to be 'no cycling' - We never ended up by the Queensway side, but we did go through the middle, across the waters, going back on ourselves and just went with the wind!

We may or may not have accidentally went through some 'no cycling' parts - but no one was around and we promise it was an accident and it was getting dark in there!

It was definitely something different, worked out them legs, as James said it was relaxing, I on the other hand loved it, but started getting anxious with the amount of people there was around and then the darkness - but other than the minor panic I had, it was lovely and scenic, the weather was just right!

After this work out, we thought since we'd already had dinner, we'd go out for some well deserved dessert - but is dessert what we got? NO! Did we even get dessert? NO Gah, blame James! But regardless, the Jumbo Platter Starter has always been a main to share for two!

Overall, this has probably been the most relaxing Date night we've had and maybe we'll start making a habit of doing some cycling now and then :)




Dinner @ Bill's -The Bullring, Birmingham

Avacado, bacon and spinach salad - with croutons, Bills dressing and pecorino cheese - £8.95 - Jessica

Yes that's right, we've been in Birmingham today. Bit of an odd one we know, but we came here for the sole purpose of going to Cadbury World, which is in nearby Bournville. There will be a special post for our visit there going up on Tuesday, so I won't say much about it now. 

Bills fish pie - cod, salmon, smoked salmon, prawns, peas, roasted baby onions, mustard and cheddar mash - £12.95 - James

From there we came back into Birmingham, and conviniently next to New Street station, where our trains to and from London were, is The Bullring shopping centre. This is where we were able to do a bit of shopping and have our dinner before we departed. 

After a chocolate filled day, we only fancied something light and as we knew Bill's does great salads, although we've never had one, we came here. We luckily spotted it through the window of Forever 21! 

Warm cinnamon mini doughnuts - with fresh strawberries and warm chocolate sauce - £5.50

I, James ended up going for the all time favourite of fish pie, and Jessica went for the avacado and bacon salad - both very tasty and well presented! The staff were so friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was perfect for a relaxed  early Saturday evening - made even better by being able to sit outside with the sub shining!

Food: ★★★★
Customer service: ★★
Atmosphere: ★★★



Lifestyle: How We Organise Our Blog Schedule

As you should all be fully aware of by now, is that there are two people running this blog? (Oh gosh, I hope people knew that haha) Well, if you didn't, you learn something new everyday and so forth with this, we thought it would be nice to share some sort of insight on how we, as a couple, manage our blogging schedule and YouTube etc.


As you may notice and we may or may not have said many times on Twitter - ever since moving in, we've decided to dedicate 3 MAIN posts weekly, which are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays - as normal do and don't do, sometimes we eat at home, have Domino's pizza and have ready made meals and let's be honest, no one cares about those, so if there was to ever be some days, weeks, we don't post out a meal post, homemade or eating out - we would still have live content being active on our blog!

Also. on alternate Sundays we upload a challenge video and every Monday we post a Vlog!


In order to keep the duties fair between us, we have agreed that James does Tuesday post, Jessica does Thursday posts and we will alternate Sunday posts (as Sunday posts are Date Night posts), when it comes down to the day to day food/lifestyle posts - we try to make it as fair as possible, but I'd be lying if I didn't say James is the one who does most of it lately.

Although, some may argue that, I, Jessica do most of the social media, but every now and then, James leaves his mark. So all is fair right?

In regards to YouTube, this just fell into the way it did - James edits the Vlogs and I, edit the challenge videos!


From when we was living two hours apart, I found this calendar couple app (laugh all you like, jokes on you, we're so organised haha) well anyway, which we used to add in our daily schedule, so we would always know what each other is doing, for trust and just simple acknowledgement as we are both busy people. So, now living together, it only seemed right to use this for our blogging schedule, so even when we are apart, we both know our duties, for what date and for what time, and of course what it would be about (+ our regular daily schedule)


Well, this actually falls into the previous section, by using the app above, as well as being able to check the schedule on demand and set reminders for uploads and publishing, we are also able to organise when we have time to write posts and film our videos and how much time we have left to edit etc.

Not sure by how you've taken this post or if you know me personally, you may or may not be surprised that we have our blogging schedule schedule sorted for the rest of the year, currently have 11 posts scheduled (#FBbloggerseries) including this weeks posts and 5 in drafts and more plans (that inevitably will be blogged) in the making!

We love what we do and as much work as it is, we love it so much, as much as I love doing the planning for it. We always want to improve and give you what you'd want to see.

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Anything we missed out you'd like to know? Drop us a comment!
How do you organise your schedule or do you not have one at all?


How To: Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Pasta

 - 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 Tablespoon flour
- Pack of pasta
  1. In a large pan, add olive oil and cook the chicken on medium high heat until brown on each side and cooked until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.

2. Add the sliced mushrooms and garlic and cook for a few minutes until tender. Remove and set aside.

3. To make the sauce add the chicken broth, heavy cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat and whisk until smooth. Add the flour and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until it starts to thicken.

4. Add the mushrooms and garlic to the sauce followed by the chicken and coat in the creamy sauce.

5. Boil pasta via the instructions on packet. Combine with the creamy sauce. Heat for a couple of minutes and serve immediately.



How To: Salmon with Vegatables in Foil Bake

  • - 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • - 2 handfuls green beans, ends trimmed
  • - 3 tsp olive oil, divided
  • - Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • - 2 Tbsp pesto
  • - 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • - 2 handfuls grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cut two pieces of aluminum foil. Boil green beans 3 minutes, then carefully drain. 
  • 2. Toss green beans with 2 tsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste, divide into 2 servings and layer in center of each piece of foil. Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper.
  • 3. Layer salmon over green beans and then spread 1 Tbsp pesto over top.
  • Drizzle 1 tsp lemon juice over each fillet.
  • 4. Toss tomatoes with remaining 1 tsp olive oil and season lightly with salt.
  • Spread over each salmon fillet.
  • 5. Wrap sides of foil in and roll and crimp edge to seal, then wrap ends upward to seal
  • (don't wrap too tight)
  • 6. Place side by side on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven until salmon has cooked through, about 20 - 28 minutes (cook time will vary depending on thickness of salmon)
As you can see, we paired this dish with spinach and ricotta tor tortellini , random some may say, but we didn't have mashed potato haha


Top 3 Date Night Restaurants

As I'm sure you know, date night is an official, weekly thing now with us. We thought we'd share with you what we think would make our top 3 date night restaurants. We say that because we haven't necessarily been to these places for an occasion, but people definitely do!

Click on the links to read more about our visits!

1. The Grill On The Market - Farringdon, London

The perfect restaurant in our opinion - top quality steaks, great drinks, and a nice professional and relaxed atmosphere. Shout out to the chef (Jessica's cousin), who cooked us up some flavoursome and juicy steaks, which was followed by dessert as well. The cocktails were also to be remembered (mainly down as to how many we had!) We walked away discussing was that the best restaurant we've ever been to? Quite possibly it was!

2. Loch Fyne, London, Sheffield, and other cities across the UK

Originally we took a trip to their Sheffield restaurant as we had won a free dessert each through a competition on Twitter. With the plan of only having dessert, as soon as we walked through the door, we could see the food was absolute quality and the atmosphere was spot on what we were looking for for a relaxed Sunday lunch. So of course we ended up having 3 courses each. Every bite was savoured and we were looked after by our very friendly and chatty waiter. It stands out for us out of our restaurant outings in Sheffield, and we would definitely visit one of the London restaurants soon!

3. Piccolino - London, Sheffield, Chester and other cities across the UK

More well known than the others as they have restaurants up and down the country, but Piccolino defies the typical Italian chained restaurant in the UK. The food is consistently of a high standard, the atmosphere is quintessentially Italian and the whole experience screams quality - from hello to goodbye (which are always given very enthusiastically by the staff at the door!) 



Review: The Polish Bakery

Avocado & Tomato on Chai Seed Bread*

A few weeks ago, we were approached via email by a PR company, that offered us the opportunity to sample The Polish Bakery's Chai Seed Bread, I must say, we were very excited about this as we're already big fans of seeded bread and we've noticed that chai seed is becoming the recent food craze - so of course we had to accept!

Little did we know on the arrival of our package was 2 bags filled of delicious treats, which include of course the chai seed bread, two other breads, Vienna cheesecake and a apple cake, along with a catalogue, explaining each item and more that they sell, a branded pen and a cute red branded bread storage box type thing (which we thought was a lovely touch)

Here's a little background on them,
"The Polish Bakery was founded in 2003 and we are the oldest Polish bakery in the UK. We are a traditional company and attach a great importance to the quality of our bread. Just like we care about the family, we take care of our bread.
Our products are hand made freshly everyday using traditional Polish recipes and only the finest authentic ingredients, many still sourced direct from Poland."(source:http://www.thepolishbakery.co.uk/)

The Chai Seed Bread already has so much potential, we've both tried this bread toasted and although we thought the edges became a bit too hard, still really good - paired it with some avocado and tomatoes for breakfast one morning - so so good and super healthy I may add!

This bread is actually nice for making a sandwich with, the soft moist bread with a bit of crunch texture from the chai seeds, give it the perfect match for a nice chicken ham and salad filled sandwich for a picnic or even as a homemade packed lunch to bring to work!

Next is these two rounded breads - one is Rye Bread and the other is Rye Bread with Cranberries. The picture above, we used the normal Rye Bread, toasted, with chive cream cheese with some smoked salmon on top - so so delicious, could be made for appetisers, starters or even with a few more - as a main meal.

Now for the sweet stuff! The Vienna cheesecake and the apple cake! We were both so excited to try these, but we had to wait until after dinner, just to make it right. After cutting our fair share of each, we realised there was way too much left over for the both of us and it was only fair to share these amazing products with the family.

Vienna Cheesecake & Apple Cake*

James and I personally loved the apple cake more than the Vienna cheesecake - both so good, but one more loved than the other. James did say before tasting both, he thought he'd prefer the cheesecake more to the cake. I personally think it comes down to preference for me, I'm a texture person and I wan't a fan of the cheesecake texture if that makes any sense, but nevertheless, super moist and strong in flavour!

Twitter: @thepolishbakery
Instagram: @thepolishbakery

*Contains PR samples - views and photos are our own



Date Night: Up at the O2

Saturday afternoon was Date Night (okay day), and we we've had this one booked for a couple of weeks now. We've also wanted to do it for so long, so we were so excited for this day to finally come! 

But first of all, we arrived with about an hour to fill before our time slot, so decided to go into the Sky Studios which is part of the 02 complex. We spent most of the time vlogging in here so unfortunately didn't get any pics! :/ 

It was full of lots of fun little activities to go through, especially if you have an interest in sport - particularly cycling and football. You'll have to watch the vlog to see all the fun that was had in there! 

And then the main event... Up at the 02. This is basically climbing up the 02 arena, and when at the top you have your chances to take pictures and video, before taking the decline back down. 

We were first given a safety briefing where we received the devestating news that we wouldn't be allowed to record it on the GoPro. Technology was only allowed at the top viewing platform. 

We were handed out gilet, harness, and climbing shoes, and then after having our photo taken (which we got as a key ring at the end), we started the walk up! 

It was a lot of hard work, especially as it was a hot day. Things got a little sweaty but it was so worth it. The height of 52m doesn't compare to a lot of London landmarks, but you really wouldn't want it to if you're climbing to the top. The views were still fantastic and it was a great and unique experience. 




Dessert @ Dum Dum (JustEat Food Market), Shoreditch

The Crone - Banoffee (Jessica), and Very berry (James)

And from the 02, we came back here! Please see yesterday's post if you haven't already. 

If you've read, you'll know that Jessica was absolutely gutted to miss out on dessert yesterday, and now you know why! She's a lover of doughnuts, cronuts, but never have we had a crone! A tower of doughnuts topped with fruits and ice cream! They were ridiculously good! 

They proved to be extremely popular, so much so that by the time we got there at 5pm they were already restocking from one of their stores. There was a wait to be had so had to fill that time in eating a doughnut each of theirs. One was with almond and pistachio, and the other was chocolate and the other was the Yum Yum Dum Dum - their signature doughnut. 

They were as good as they look so if you're around Old Street tomorrow, or Shoreditch or Camden (where there other stores are) at any time, take a trip to Dum Dum Donutterie! They also have a concession at Harrods non the less. 


Lunch @ Ask Italian, The o2 Arena

Ravioli maritimi - ravioli stuffed with crayfish, crab, salmon and ricotta in a creamy tomato sauce. Topped with a king prawn in its shell - £11.95 - James

After conquering the o2 we were left rather hungry, and with the plethora of restaurants that are in and around the complex, we weren't going to not eat were we? 

As most of the restaurants there are large chains, and having been to most of them, we were looking for one that we haven't been to yet. And here was that place. We weren't expecting anything particularly special, but it turned out we were very wrong to be thinking that way! 

Jug of Pimm's - £22.95

Upon entrance the vibe and quintessential Italian atmosphere was immediately striking, and little details such as the style of the glasses (as above) made us feel that it wasn't just another large chain.  

The food was super tasty and the chips were perfect too, especially with the garlic mayonnaise - perfect! 

Chicken Caesar salad - pan fried chicken breast on cos lettuce with shaved Grana Padana cheese, Caesar dressing and baked Rosemary sea salt ciabatta sticks - £9.95 - Jessica

We were both feeling a cocktail or two when we arrived but Jessica has started a thing for Pimm's recently, and with it being such a beautiful summers day, it felt apt to go all out with a jug to share. 

                    Food: ★★★★
Customer service: ★★
Atmosphere: ★★★



JustEat Food Fest @ Red Market, Shoreditch

From Cereal Killer Cafe we took the short walk to this place which is on Old Street. We found an event that was happening here just yesterday, and was lasting until Sunday, and with it being conveniently close to my, James' work, we had to come! 

This was especially as we've never actually been to a food festival in London, so this was our chance. It was by JustEat as all the stalls are on their website. As well as the food there was a bar, DJ, giant connect 4 and table football's and a pretty massive area for people to relax and socialise. Pretty cool! 

For the food stalls you had to buy tokens on the way in, and each dish was one token. Each token was £4 and it was 3 for £8. We ended up buying 6 tokens but we came home with two. 

We're not as daft as we seem though as the place we bought extra tokens for had sold out! But we will come back tomorrow! And you will have to come back to the blog to find out what it was! 

Back to the beginning, we started at Red Dog Saloon, Jessica choosing the Buffalo wings and I had the Cajun chicken wings. Jessica went straight for dessert after this, well she tried to, but I wasn't content so had a calzone pizza. 

All of the action from tonight will be on the vlog which will be up on Monday morning, so tune in to catch the great food and great vibes! 

Stacked Hot Chocolate @ Cereal Killer Cafe, Brick Lane

James - Salted Caramel Stacked Hot Chocolate - £5.40
Jessica - Strawberry White Choclate Stacked Hot Choclate - £5.40

I know what you're thinking, a hot chocolate in this weather!? Well, to be fair, this wasn't a part of our original plan, but we all know by now, if Jessica wants, Jessica gets (within reason) and why would James say no this this beauty.

We've seen this stacked hot chocolate all over Instagram for ages now, and we have attempted to try get one before but the Camden branch closed at 6, so that didn't exactly go to plan considering I finish work at 6, anyway, so you can imagine this has been long overdue. No regrets.

Our original plan which brought us to Shoreditch was something we found on Twitter, after a few tweets about what bad food bloggers we are for not having been to a food festival ever - we jumped at the chance to go to the JustEat Food Fest (look out in our next post) 



Homemade Breakfasts

Personally I'm really sad that we don't seem to make breakfasts anymore. Obviously during the week we definitely don't have time for anything more than a quick bowl of cereal or piece of toast before work, and the majority of our weekends are packed as well. But back in Sheffield, we did always seem to make the effort to look for new things to do - even if they're super simple. So here are our top 3 favourite breakfasts which we have made ourselves.

1. Symmetry Breakfast 

We made this soon after discovering @symmetrybreakfast on Instagram. Their account is full of amazing breakfasts with ingredients which wouldn't even cross the mind of most to have for breakfast. For our first attempt at making our morning meal symmetrical, we chose probably the simplest one from there. But I think we did it very well! We're still hoping to get back into making breakfast at weekends and we'll never be short of ideas thanks to @symmetrybreakfast!

Salad with tomatoes and avocado, bacon, poached eggs and toast, along with fresh orange juice.

2. Scrambled egg, smoked salmon and spinach on a toasted muffin

This breakfast will always bring back fond memories as it was the first that I made for Jessica right at the beginning of our relationship. I was clearly trying to impress her but most of all, I impressed myself to be honest! I was really lazy back at home when it came to cooking and making food, but now I had the incentive to sort that out and start making an effort! I always used to make my Friday afternoon trip to Sainsbury's ready for Jessica's arrival that evening, with every meal planned for the weekend. Oh the days! And little did I think I'd be writing about it nearly two years later.

3. Avocado Rose and Poached Egg on Toast

A more recent making is this one, and what we think is Jessica's debut in terms of making breakfast just for me! I always use to do it in the beginning, and then we started to make everything together. But I'll hold my hands up and say if I tried to do this, it would not go well! I'm not a creative person at all! If you've kept any sort of tabs on our blog you'll know Jessica is avocado crazy and we've included it in a lot of meals now. 

If you would like to see our other breakfasts click on the breakfast label or give it a search in the box to the right of each post! We'll try our best to get back underway with our morning efforts very soon!



Dinner @ Bintang, Camden

Rochelle - Bintang (signature sauce of concur cream, Lebanon grass, tamarind, lime leaf and galangal) with Duck - £9.50

We seem to be extremely busy recently after work, and just as we thought we didn't have anything to do tonight, there was an incoming text from Rochelle asking us to come out for dinner - and of course the answer was yes!

Joseph - Twelve Korean Chicken Wings - Crispy wings coated in sweet adobo sauce - £10.95

Myself and Joseph also had the pleasure of joining tonight, so I guess it's a double date! However this wasn't clear to Joseph, so he would like it to be known as 'friends hanging out' from now on! 

Salt & Pepper Squid - £6

Rochelle came across this place on Twitter a few weeks back, so suggested we came. It's just a few doors down from  Guanabana in Camden, where we came a little while back. 

Sweet Potato Nori Fries - Coriander Aioli - £5

James decided to be brave and get the extra strong curry, with Jessica choosing the same. Of course it was no problem for her, I on the other hand had to declare towards the end - I couldn't take it any more! It was seriously good though!  

Ulek (a spicy and hot red curry sauce, made with mixed spices, scotch bonnet, chilli and coconut milk) with Chicken - James £8.50 / with Duck - Jessica £9.50

Although we were super full we still felt like we had to have dessert, so Jessica and I shared the Churros with coconut icecream. It may look more like cream but the waitress did apologise, saying the kitchen was like a sauna - much like everywhere today! But she did bring out some extra later on to apologise. 

Suman Churros, Coconut Ice Cream, Dulce De Leche - £6.00

It's always great to go out with Rochelle and Joseph, especially with it being so spontaneous! I'm sure it won't be long until the next time. 

                   Food: ★★★★
Customer service: ★★
Atmosphere: ★★★

Afternoon Tea Experiences

We have become great fans of Afternoon Tea overtime. We seem to be going with the recent trend, particularly in London, that Afternoon Tea isn't just something for the middle class, but it can in fact be enjoyed by any one of any age. In fairness however, we have learnt the hard way that if you want quality, you'll have to pay for it. So from our 8 experiences of Afternoon Tea, here are our top 3.

If you would like to see the original posts from these experiences, please click on the links in the titles.

1. Fortnum & Mason - Piccadilly, London

Fortnum & Mason is renowned for pretty much everything it offers. Restaurants, ice cream, hampers,   your everyday groceries, you name it. One of the most exclusive department stores in London, and we had the pleasure of Afternoon Tea in their Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. Not exactly your everyday meal out, but we were celebrating moving in together. It certainly matched and exceeded every expectation. Food, service and atmosphere were faultless. Click on the link to read more!


2. Hello Kitty Cutter & Squidge - Soho, London

Our most recent Afternoon Tea outing, and it unarguably stands out from the rest for being something different. This was the first Hello Kitty pop-up in Europe, and it was at one of our already favourite places for cake, tea, and their famous biskie creations. Downstairs was a 'secret garden' which epitomised quirkiness and creativity. Each item on the menu was delicious, and there was so much of it! It's only in London until next month, so if you have the chance to go, please do. Click on the link to read more!

3. The Grosvenor Hotel, Chester

And this is where the craze began, back in March 2015 after being bought a voucher for here by the Queen of Afternoon Tea herself, Grandma Baker. Famous in Chester for the quality of their restaurants and hotel, again high expectations were set, and they were exceeded without question. Back in the day we didn't have Food & Baker, but we did create a whole back catalogue of pictures, so if you would like to see that, click on the link!

This definitely won't be the last time you hear the words 'Afternoon Tea' from us - we are always looking to go again and again, and maybe something with a little twist next time? We'll have to wait and find out!



This giveaway had now ended!
WINNER: @jennymarston_xo

As promised when we hit a milestone with our Twitter (500 followers) we wanted to do a giveaway!

For this giveaway, we wanted to give something food related, so we gave across this very different recipe book by Zach Golden - which I hope most of you views/followers will find amusing - we promise it does contain 50 recipes for you to cook at home with the humour of swearing! 

This giveaway will run for exactly a week today (26 July 2016) and the winner will be announced via Twitter, followed by a Direct Message asking for your details and explaining how long it will take to deliver etc, at 8PM.

The winner will be picked at random by ourselves, as we don't want to use a system which you would have to fill out a form for. 

Please find below the terms and conditions to be able to enter this giveaway. 

Terms & conditions:

1. To enter this giveaway it is compulsory to Follow our Twitter (@foodandbaker) & Retweet our Pinned Tweet - Following our Instagram allows you more entries (@foodandbaker)

2. Open internationally.

3. If under the age of 18, you must ask your parents permission to give your address to us, if you have are the chosen winner. 

Thank you so much to everyone who supports us, follows us and reads our blog - we hope we can give more to you in the future. Good luck and get retweeting! :D



Dinner @ Nando's - White City Westfield

Fino Platter - Share a whole flame-grilled spatchcock PERi-PERi Chicken, served with Sweet Potato Wedges, Fino Coleslaw, Supergrain, Chargrilled Veg and PERi-buttered Corn - For 2 £23.95

This evening, we decided to come holiday shopping, well actually, the real story is, while trying on lipsticks at Mac in Covent Garden yesterday, I fell in love with a colour but wasn't sure to buy it - now I'm ready to take the plunge and purchase it today, so why not do some holiday shopping, extra bits for our giveaway and of course the first stop had to be some cheeky Nandos. 

Supergrain Salad - A fresh mix of grains, greens and beans with avocado chunks and an avocado & buttermilk dressing, served on mixed salad leaves - £6.25

We thought we'd try the new menu and that we did - got both new dishes and how healthy it sounded - it may not be completely healthy, but I'm sure much healthier than the normal meal in Nandos. 

James ended up eating 3/4 of the whole chicken as I did offer it but good thing I did - I am stuffed and ready to conquere the stores!

Food: ★★★★
Customer service: ★★
Atmosphere: ★★★



HELLO KITTY Afternoon Tea @ Cutter & Squidge

Where do I even begin, for the love of Hello Kitty, this has been a seriously long awaited experience. From the moment Jessica found out there was going to be a hello kitty afternoon tea pop up - there was no chance we was going to miss it - of course with something like this you had to book in advance - and that we did, about 2 months ago! 

This pop up, as far as I know is only available until August and started in June - please believe that I booked this date within a few days of knowing, why in July you may ask - well it was the earliest available date on the weekend we could get. Crazy right? But so understandable, Hello Kitty is simply a classic and will never go old and I'll never be too old for Hello Kitty. 

Our booking was at 5pm, but we arrived a tad bit early and was told to take a seat while they get our table ready - that was not a problem as the place itself is so visually pretty and with all the HelloKitty  merchandise, I was not bored.

Just before seating, we were welcomed with the start of our afternoon tea experience, pink lemonade with a cute straw with the hello kitty bow. 

As you go down the stairs, you are to pass a few instagramable pictures: Hello Kitty changing light, a tree out of Hello Kitty teddies and the whole wall of London Hello Kitty, not to mention the Hello Kitty shaped bush, all of that before entering an indoor secret garden, decorated with more hello kitty and garden looking vines. 

As we were seated, we were explained the menu on the table and what teas were available at the back: I, Jessica chose the Limited Hello Kitty apple pie tea, of course and James chose the Lychee and peach tea (which I've had before in previous visit here) which was topped up regularly. 

As you can see from the pictures, this afternoon tea was presented in a Chinese dim sum type of way. There was 5 sections to this, you can find everything listed in the second picture above! All which you can top up and order more - we even took some to take away, as there was one piece I didn't eat and ordered extra because you can't leave without a biskie!!

Overall, this has been one of the best and different afternoon tea experiences we've had, there is no fault to mention, the service was amazing and the food was outstanding! If you have a sweet tooth, this is for you! Love hello kitty? This is defiantly for you!

Food: ★★★★★
Customer service: ★★★★★
Atmosphere: ★★★★
Toilets: ★★

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