A big birthday deserves a special celebration, which is why last weekend I spent the afternoon in London with my family to celebrate my step gran’s 80th.
The afternoon began as every afternoon should – with cocktails. We met in the 125 year old American Bar at The Savoy Hotel, where the cocktails are ranked among London’s finest. The retro-glamour style combined with an extensive list of cocktails, all organised by historical eras, made this a really special experience. I went for the ‘Punk Rock’ – a mix of Rum, grapefruit juice, sugar syrup and Peychaud’s bitters.
After a couple of drinks, we made our way to Simpson’s-in-the-Strand, just a short walk from The Savoy Hotel. The restaurant itself is beautiful and they really create the perfect atmosphere. Simpson’s is known for its Scottish beef which is carved in front of you from beautiful antique trolleys. The food was incredible and I would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion.
A snapshot of the dishes I enjoyed below…
Starters – Smooth chicken liver pate with grape chutney and toasted brioche.
Main – Stuffed pork tenderloin with parsley mash and confit garlic sauce.
Dessert – Sticky toffee pudding with Madagascan vanilla custard.
With full bellies, we finished off the day singing along to the hit musical Mamma Mia which was the perfect end to a great afternoon. As well as amazing food and drink, it was a really special day celebrating with family and one we will all remember.