Visit London Blog » dinner http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Win! Day 19: Dinner for Two in Tate Modern’s Exclusive Seventh-Floor Restaurant http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/12/win-day-19-dinner-for-two-in-tate-moderns-exclusive-seventh-floor-restaurant/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/12/win-day-19-dinner-for-two-in-tate-moderns-exclusive-seventh-floor-restaurant/#comments Sun, 19 Dec 2010 10:00:37 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=17256

Look at that wonderful view!

Now imagine sitting there, with a glass of chilled champagne in your hand, anticipating a wonderful meal for two, enjoying the sparkling London skyline…

That’s what’s on offer for one lucky winner today! Enter this competition, and you and a guest can enjoy dinner for two in Tate Modern’s seventh-floor restaurant, plus a complimentary glass of champers before you begin.

Enter Day 19: Dinner for two in the Tate Modern Restaurant here

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Windsor and the runnymede-on-thames http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/05/windsor-and-the-runnymede-hotel-spa/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/05/windsor-and-the-runnymede-hotel-spa/#comments Wed, 19 May 2010 13:00:28 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=9401 Windsor Castle Windsor Castle Eton College Eton College Chapel The Runnymede Hotel & Spa, leftbank Restaurant The Runnymede Hotel & Spa

Windsor is only 50 minutes away from London Waterloo and perfect for a short break so the first bank holiday weekend in May seemed just right.

Most of the weekend was freezing cold all over the country, so we only managed to see a couple of sights, including Windsor Castle, which boasts 900 years of Royal history and Eton College.

Shopping was a great alternative: Windsor is a charming town with high street shops, some smaller boutiques and many restaurants and cafés.

Our fabulous hotel really made up for the bad weather. the runnymede-on-thames is just 10 minutes from Windsor by cab, has spacious rooms and a spa offering pampering massages and a number of treatments.

It was very relaxing to get up in the morning to swim a few lanes in the pool before taking in an extensive breakfast – either sweet or savoury, with the option of a full English. The buffet offered such an incredible choice that we really didn’t need to go out for lunch. Maybe only for afternoon tea in the lounge – yummy!

The buffet-style dinner in the hotel’s leftbank restaurant was an amazing experience, accompanied by champagne and some nice wines.

We started with the salad buffet, sushi and seafood (freshly prepared by the chefs – you can actually watch them at work behind the buffet). The selection of main courses changes every day with several dishes on offer, ranging from roast beef with Yorkshire pudding to chicken, lamb, deliciously prepared vegetables and much more. We couldn’t stop ourselves going back to the buffet to discover all the culinary delights!

Dessert was a sweets heaven with a choice of crème brulée, berry coulis, strawberry mousse, chocolate brownies…  to mention just a few.

The hotel’s new dining space The Lock opened at the beginning of May, and we look forward to trying it very soon – and going back to Windsor in the summer for some outdoor activities such as kayaking or hiking the Thames trail.

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Dinner at 108 Marylebone Lane http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/04/dinner-at-108-marylebone-lane/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/04/dinner-at-108-marylebone-lane/#comments Tue, 06 Apr 2010 09:00:39 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=7807 Italian proscuitto ham celeriac and apple salad West Cornwall lemon sole goujons Plum, apple and hazelnut crumble

Last Wednesday night I dined at stylish eatery 108 Marylebone Lane. The restaurant has recently taken on Norman Farquharson as Executive Chef and has a new seasonal menu, which changes every few months and where possible uses ingredients from local producers.

The restaurant would be perfect for a special occasion, but it’s also laid back enough for a post-work catch-up. I felt comfortable and relaxed – perhaps because of the flattering low-lighting! By 9pm, the restaurant was almost full, which is a pretty good sign – especially as it was a Wednesday night.

The menu had a good range for meat-eaters with lots of fish and meat dishes. There were two vegetarian options. The restaurant staff were attentive and happy to give advice and recommendations about the menu and wine.

I had a delicious prosciutto ham starter followed by lemon sole for the main course. The lemon sole came in strips, in a light lemon-flavoured batter – very tasty. And I loved the presentation of the chips in a little silver bucket on the side. Dessert was just as good. I opted for the Rococo chocolate brownie – very chocolatey without being too rich.

In the name of research, I also tasted everything my date ordered! So I can confirm that the soup, lamb shank and crumble were up to the same standard as my meal.

I really enjoyed dinner at 108 Marylebone Lane and will definitely go back to try more of the menu. It took me less than five minutes to walk there from Selfridges (where I had been eyeing the Easter chocolate displays) and there’s a good cocktail menu, so it’s also perfect for shopping pit-stops.

108 Marylebone Lane

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Get Loved Up in London and Win a Luxury Weekend in the Capital! http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/01/loveinlondon/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/01/loveinlondon/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:51:25 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=5439

With its snug cafés, atmospheric bars, graceful bridges and historic buildings and streets, London is the perfect place for a romantic break. A smooch on top of a double-decker, sunset views from the London Eye, fragrant strolls through Kew Gardens – there are 100s of ways to find love in London.

And we want to know about yours! Tell us your London romantic moment in the comments below… and then enter our Love-In-London competition.

You could win a 5-star luxury weekend in London – including all transport, cocktails and dinner, two nights in a fabulous 5-star hotel and a trip to a West End show!

Even if you don’t have a story to share in the comments, you can still enter the competition. This fantastic prize includes:

  • Return train travel for two people to London
  • Return private transfers from the station to the hotel
  • Two nights’ accommodation at the Radisson Mayfair Hotel
  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant for two people each morning
  • Cocktails and a 3-course dinner at Quaglino’s
  • Two tickets to a West End theatre show of your choice
  • Return private transfers from the theatre back to the hotel

Click here to read the competition terms and conditions

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