The start to the new year has been rather exciting to say the least and rather a lot has happened. Below are some of the highlights:
My birthday is in January and this means that the family has to spoil me! So, with this in mind, I ended up being taken to lunch at the Charlotte Street Hotel and dinner at Chai Ki.
The Charlotte Street Hotel has an amazing set menu which is not only very reasonable, but also is far too difficult to choose from just because everything sounds just so yummy.
Look at how good it all looks!
The Hotel's restaurant is also such a lovely environment - light and bright with colourful walls and, most importantly, delicious cocktails.
Chai Ki in Canary Wharf has a very different vibe to the Charlotte Street Hotel. It serves modern Indian food which I love and so I was quite excited to try new dishes outside of the usual dishes I'd order.
We tried a pear and tandoori chicken salad, grilled aubergine steaks and a number of different curries. Safe to say, the plates were essentially licked clean!
I was also rather spoilt by the boyfriend too!
Once all of the birthday celebrations were out of the way, it was back to normal life.
One day, my Mum came to visit me and so we headed to Sticks'n''Sushi in Wimbledon for a light (but tasty) lunch.
Sticks'n'Sushi is a successful restaurant group which started in Denmark and is well known for having some of the best Japanese food around! Therefore, I was somewhat excited to try what they had on offer.
We were not disappointed! We shared some beef tataki and dug into two large salads.
Not only was everything delicious, all the food just looks beautiful!
Finally, some good friends took us to try out the roof bar at Selfridges - Forest on the Roof.
After speeding up in the express lift, you step out into a tunnel of fairy lights and tangled branches before walking into a magical grotto of a bar.
Happily for us, the cocktails were equally magical!
All in all, it's been a lovely start to the year - bring on the rest of it!