31/08/2017

Review: Four To Eight - Covent Garden, London


What a way to start the weekend! We headed down to Four to Eight - a contemporary and independent Italian restaurant nestled in Covent Garden. With only a few tables joining us in the restaurant in our time there, we were treated like royalty and left not only with very happy bellies, but also feeling like we'd made friends with manager and waitress.



The first of our four rounds of cocktails comprised of a Tiramisu Martini - a perfect combination of caffeine and spirit, and Red Touch - a fruity explosion to arouse the taste buds of what was to come. The starters symbolised the restaurants strap line, which is "beautiful, simple dining." Both the chicken liver parfait with chutney and sourdough, and blowtorched mackerel packed punches of flavour, all of which was fantastically presented. 

Beautiful in flavour and simplicity of ingredients is the key here, as the name of the restaurant comes from the fact that each plate on the menu comprises of only four to eight ingredients. The high quality produce and twists on classic dishes ensures that this elegant restaurant stands out amongst the crowded dining scene in this part of the capital.



Our main courses were equally as impressive, with Jessica's carbonara tagliolini being slightly different than most with the streaky bacon and a poached egg placed on top instead of it being mixed through, providing a great yolk explosion video for Snapchat and Instagram. The sirloin tagliata was beautifully tender and as always, combined perfectly with mushrooms and rocket top. 



Despite both of our courses so far being very filling, they were even more delicious and we couldn't leave without a dessert. But not only did we get dessert, but two more rounds of cocktails! The manager, Gino, kindly asked if we'd help him out in training our waitress with making different drinks, and it's fair to say we were more than happy to lend a hand!

Round three comprised of an Espresso Martini and Pornstar Martini, both incredibly delicious and good looking, and round four was a Wild Cosmopolitan and Negroni. We attended a Negroni event a few months back, and have been dying to have it again since - it was as great as we remember it!



Four rounds of cocktails would normally leave us on the floor, but the fact that we were still sat on our seats is a testament to the amazing food that we were having to go alongside. On that note, the mascarpone affogato was creamy and light, just what was needed. The pineapple carpaccio had so many different aspects and flavours to it, all going so well together and with the coconut sorbet stealing the show.



Our meal and service was faultless. We'd fully recommend to anyone looking for a quality pre or post theatre meal, a quick lunch break from shopping, or a lengthy occasion venue with family and friends. A massive thank you to Gino at Four to Eight for taking care of us so well.

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

Disclaimer: we were invited to the restaurant for a complimentary meal in exchange for a review. But as always, all our opinions and photos are our own.



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27/08/2017

Afternoon Tea: The Tower Hotel - Tower Bridge, London


Hello beautiful people - we are back! As you should know, we have taken a couple of weeks off from blogging as we needed some time to recover and allow you lovely readers to catch up with our posts from our travels. If you are new to our blog, or have been gone completely missing from the face of the Earth (or maybe just our Twitter feed), you can catch up here.




If you also didn't know, it was Afternoon Tea Week last week, and of course we had to commemorate it with having Afternoon Tea last Thursday! We found this delightful deal on Groupon for £24.95 for two in Tower Bridge and we're excited to finally share it with you!


With amazing views of the Thames and Tower Bridge, we chose from a wide selection of teas to accompany our tower of food (literally!) We both went for the mango peach tea which went down perfectly with four different types of sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and the top deck of cakes, macaroons and panacotta.

No words can replicate the taste of the amazing food that we had - everything was perfect and we couldn't think of a better way to spend a sunny Thursday afternoon. We shall let the photos do the talking for us.






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



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24/08/2017

Lifestyle: Where Would You Eat If You Won The Lottery?

We've all thought about that one question or have at least been asked several times in our lives
"What would you do if you won the lottery?"

But before even thinking about winning, you have to play. I remember the last time I played on the day I turned 18, had no idea what I was doing but now there are so many other ways online to play online such as LottoLand as well as around the world with the Irish lottery and the US Powerball.

Playing is only part of the fun, winning is what it's all about! If you haven't thought about it before, then you're a liar! Of course you've thought about that dream house, dream car, travelling the world or if you're like us, all the high end places you'd like to eat at that you wouldn't be able to afford on a regular day.

Bob Bob Richard

(Source: website)

The Shard - Hutong
(Source: website)

Sushi Samba

(Source: website)

Benihana
(Source: website)

So what are you waiting for, place your bets now!
What would YOU do if you won the lottery? Let us know in the comments below.

Disclaimer: this is a sponsored collaboration post with Lottoland



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05/08/2017

Waffle Factory (finally) | Brussels Day 4

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Waffle Factory - Rue du Lombard 30

After practically telling ourselves and even sharing it with all of you that we'll be going to the Waffle Factory for the past 3 day, we have FINALLY done it!

Today is officially our last day in Brussels and the complete last day of our travels, so what better way to end it than with the ultimate waffle we have been waiting for.

This is the only place in Brussels that sell savoury filled waffles, our tour guide from yesterday mentioned it and that they're good, but she is planning to open up her own and sell better (oooh competition) so until then and until we return, we were very happy to settle for this place.


We basically agreed to skip breakfast just so we can save ourselves for a savoury waffle each to fill us until we arrive back to London around dinner time. We also wanted to share a sweet waffle, but honestly, with all that waiting and finally eating, we just got full too soon.

Personally, I wasn't a fan of my own waffle, it was lacking in taste if I'm honest. I preferred James' better as his was more filled with flavour! I got the Campagnarde: bacon, tomato, mozzarella and basil, while James got the Italienne: pesto, tomato, spinach and mozzarella.

Since this is our last stop on our travels, I guess it's our queue to say thank you so so much for joining our journey to the end! If you haven't already, catch up with our travel posts and we hope you continue to join our adventures when we're back in the UK.



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04/08/2017

The Brussels Journey's Beer and Chocolate Tour | Brussels Day 3

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It's our last full day of Interrailing and we couldn't think of a better way to end than filling our stomachs with chocolate and beer. That would be the case anywhere, but with being in Belgium, it's pretty much customary. We embarked on Brussels Journey's Beer and Chocolate Tour, full of amazing food and drink, great laughs, all in the company of an amazing guide and fellow tour members.
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03/08/2017

Cinnamon Swirl, Cup Pasta & Belgian Waffles | Brussels Day 2

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CafĂ© Capitale - Rue du Midi 45

It always feels like it's been a while since we've been to a proper little coffee shop, it doesn't seem like we've been to many on this trip. We found this little gem whist walking around yesterday and vouched we'd come here this morning.
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02/08/2017

Belgian Fries from Fritland | Brussels Day 1



Fritland - Rue Henri Maus 49

Our first day in Brussels and in all honesty, our timings have been all over the place. So a full warning that there is only one meal shared in this post but a very good one to be fair.

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01/08/2017

A La Soupe & Dancing Noodles | Luxembourg Day 2

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A La Soupe - 9 Rue Chimay

As you know we do try our hardest to find the cheap eats in each country, one because it's the sensible thing to do when travelling for 5 weeks and two, why spend more when you can get perfectly tasty food else where that is just as good?

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