We had both promised that we were going to be good, but as soon as the smell of delicious fresh bread appeared, we couldn’t resist!
Becca ordered the pan fried seabass, served with buttered kale and a herb sauce. It was a very generous portion, but I felt the fish was a little overcooked and could have used more seasoning.
Although I’m not vegetarian, I really enjoy eating vegetarian dishes, especially mushroom wellington. Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed with this dish as I found the pastry overly crisp and dry and the filling, usually bursting full of flavour, to be a little bland.
Since I hadn’t seen Becca since I was in Jersey last summer we had a lot to catch up on and decided that dessert was necessary!
Always making excellent choices when it comes to dessert, Becca ordered the Valrhona chocolate mousse, served with a crème fraiche sorbet. We both loved the light texture and the gorgeous, dark chocolate.
Though I also would have chosen the chocolate dessert, my inner blogger wouldn’t allow me to have the same pudding. I mean, then I’d only have one photograph! I loved the sound of the blood orange semifreddo served with a white chocolate sauce; a lovely dish though it could have packed a bigger punch in terms of the flavour of the blood orange.
Not entirely finished chatting, catching up and giggling (we never are) we wandered along to the Mondrian Hotel, a gorgeous hotel that plays home to one of my favouite bars in London: Rumpus Room. A decadent bar at the top of the hotel that has truly incredible views of London.
Oh, and the cocktails are incredible; no matter what your favourite spirit or drink is, they’ll have a cocktail to amaze you. We both loved the Cucumber in Champagne as it was a light, refreshing drink that was perfect for celebrating being back in the same city.
Royal Festival Hall
Mondrian at Sea Containers
London, SE1 9PD
+44 (0)20 3747 1000