Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Eating London Part 1

A few weeks ago Doug and I set off back to England. We knew it was time to go back and see the family and friends that we have not seen in the nearly year we have been gone. I asked one thing of Doug for this trip......for us to spend at least two days in Central London. My darling agreed and booked us two nights in a hotel for us to do our own thing and catch up with my fav city.

There were two restaurants we had been dying too visit....Sushi Samba and Gordon Ramsays flagship restaurant on Royal Hospital road. 

Boy oh boy....let me tell you.....what an experience!!!!  You remember Duck and Waffle? one of my earlier blog posts. Well Sushi Samba is right underneath it. Lucky for us Doug met one of its investors here in Miami so he hooked us up with a table with a view! We invited Eddie along for a catch up. That evening we were having a London reunion, but we wanted him all to ourselves for a little while.

On our journey into London Town 

So.......Doug so kindly made a call ahead and asked if they could bring some bacon wrapped dates for me from Duck and Waffle as a surprise!!! He really knows the way to my heart. They are the best thing in the world. Hands down.

 Tuna Tartar

Wagyu Gyoza

When we arrived we went to the bar for a drink before our meal and the bartender told us they didn't have sparkling water. We thought this strange....so Ed ordered a beer. When we sat down we told the waiter and he as well thought that was very strange because they indeed have sparkling water (obviously). So the manager came and brought Dough this amazing rum and apologized for the bar tender. He told him to serve himself a couple  drinks. It was so smooth! Doug was in heaven. (how does he get so lucky?)

not bad eh?

Our steak came on hot stones that kept cooking it!

Sticky Pork Ribs

 Black Cod with big corn

 Spicy Tuna roll and another roll I cannot remember

Everything was phenomenal. The price was right, the vibe was great and the company was exceptional. We had such a great lunch that Ed booked a table for the following day to take his wife. I highly recommend Sushi Samba to anyone that visits London.

PS: The Sushi Samba here in Miami has a reputation for being very average so do not compare these two! they are worlds apart.

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