Today you're in for a treat, Limeyard Ealing have a new menu - launching today - for me to tell you about AND I have my first ever blog competition for you to go and try it for yourself!
First and foremost though, I must tell you about the night I had at Limeyard last week.
Along with some of the great and good of Ealing (note to reader - I do not consider myself to be either of those things!) I was invited along to try the new menu that Limeyard are launching today.
Having been to Limeyard a few times (more about that here) I was pretty excited as I love the people there (special shout out to geordie waitress Sam who is pretty awesome!) and the food is always good, plus I was told we'd be trying the majority of the new menu...........including new cocktails. Unsurprisingly this sealed the deal and it was a date.
We turned up to be greeted by a lot of cocktails to taste including the Smokey Joe (mezcal, triple sec, lime, grapefruit bitters & ginger beer served in a funky metal…
This morning I had the pleasure of experiencing brunch at Soane's Kitchen, the new-ish restaurant, cafe, cocktail spot located in our beloved Walpole Park. Despite quite a few dinners there, this was my first brunch and it was rather excellent! As someone in their 8th month of pregnancy, I naturally avoided the bottomless Prosecco option (additional £20 for 2 hours) but compensated by having extra bacon (it's allowed!). The shakshuka was really good, very fresh with lots of seasoning and perfect poached eggs - I also had a flat white, pineapple juice (much to the terror of my companion who was convinced I'd go into labour immediately) and sourdough toast. Additionally, we picked up a few cakes - initially intended for later on this afternoon, that actually got eaten with tea as soon as we returned from our walk around the park. So good to have another strong brunch option in Ealing and I cannot wait for Pitzhanger Manor to reopen next door with the utterly brilliant Anish Ka…
I've written about Kew Gardens before (post here if you'd like to read it) and if you haven't heeded my advice to get yourself down there, then this post should help seal the deal.
At the moment, Kew have their Alluring Orchids exhibit on, and it is truly a sight to behold!
It is a riot of colour with a vast range of orchids all displayed in mesmirising, gravity defying ways.
Also it is only on until 8th March, so hurry up!
Now, I know virtually nothing about orchids, but I like pretty things and I do have a few growing at home, so you don't need to be into your flora to enjoy this - it really is a visual feast so go and tuck in!