Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Graduation Dinner: The Brunswick, Cambridge

Last week, after three years of hard work, I finally finished my university career, graduating with a 2:1 in Law! It was a day of celebration and of saying goodbye to some of my good friends.

Earlier that morning, we'd donned our gowns and caps, transforming us into giant, smiling bats. We'd then sat through a two hour (fairly boring) ceremony, where each of the many graduates made their way onto the stage to receive congratulations from the chancellor of the university. After, we'd posed for countless photos, before entering a marquee to tuck into Pimms with strawberries and cream, little sandwiches and other rather tasty nibbles.

Jossi and I then attacked the photo-booth...

...and found balloons!

Before long however, it was nearing feeding time and so my mother and I went to find The Boyfriend and go to dinner. I'd picked The Brunswick, a restaurant in Cambridge which I'd never been to before.

We arrived around six and started with a round of mojitos in the jungle of a garden out back, while perusing the menu.

Then, we headed inside to settled down at our table and were shortly joined by our beautifully presented starters.

Don't you just want to gobble them up?

Then onto mains, where half way through my little sister called saying that she'd finally escaped the train (she's had a nightmare journey of delays and cancellations, the like of which, thanks to Sod's law, are never seen unless you need to get somewhere important, quickly!). So after I dictated the menu down the phone to her, the waiter kindly took her order and had her food on the table barely ten minutes later, just as she walked in the door!

Upon arrival, my sister entertained us with her jibs about the British public transport system while I snorted with laughter into my burger.

Before long, we were all browsing the pudding menu. My lemon tart was delicious but by the end I was struggling to munch my way through it all. Eventually, it defeated me!

The Brunswick was lovely. The staff were incredibly attentive, accommodating and, as my boyfriend pointed out to me, struck the balance well between being helpful and intrusive. The food was also all tasty and beautifully presented. On top of that, it was apparently all sourced within a rough ten mile radius of the restaurant! All in all, I really enjoyed our experience there- it rounded off my graduation day perfectly and I would be more than happy to return!


  1. Congratulations Katie! I've been reading your blog for a while and just got round to commenting but I love your blog and it provided me with some inspiration to start my own. Keep doing what you're doing! xxxx


  2. I love the shoes you are wearing! Where did you get them?

  3. Congrats!!! That's amazing...the meal looked lovely too! I'm new to your blog and in love with it! You have gained a new regular reader...:) Tash x

  4. Thank you so much Geena!
    And really? That's fantastic news (and makes me feel all warm and bubbly!). I will be sure to check out your new blog!


  5. Thank you very much. My mum actually picked them up from a shop in Italy some time ago so I'm afraid I couldn't tell you exactly where they're from!


  6. Thank you so much Tashiana! That means an awful lot to hear!


  7. Ahh well considering America is just a wee distance from Italy, I guess that is ok. :) Moms truly do the best shopping.

  8. Congrats! Love the way you were dressed! Those shoes just bring it all together :)