Archive for the ‘Knightsbridge’ Tag

The Nag’s Head And Wagamama- Knightsbridge

Last night I walked probably the furthest I have in a very long time. Unfortunately I’m well known to live my life either in and out of my car or hopping off trains, if anyone even suggests walking somewhere longer than the end of the street with me, they are usually greeted with a very dirty look!

However, I’ve realised this isn’t a good way to be and so I’ve started a little health kick and have vowed to walk as much as possible (we’ll see how long this one lasts!). I have now begun walking from Waterloo to Covent Garden each morning which is a really pretty walk across Waterloo Bridge where you can see all of the London landmarks and takes you through theatre land, a part of town I particularly love.

So in the spirit of keeping healthy, when my friend suggested we meet up for a drink and a bite to eat near Hyde Park Corner, I thought I would ditch the crowds of the Piccadilly line and walk to meet her. I’m so glad I did as I walked for nearly two miles, past many London places of interest including: Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, The Ritz and Green Park all of which I rarely see because I’m always underneath it!

Once we met, my friend took me to the cutest little pub I’ve ever seen, called the Nags Head (no not from ‘Only fools and horses!’) off Kinnerton Street, which is on the left if you’re walking towards Knightsbridge from Hyde park. The pub was smaller than a living room with gorgeous ornaments and wall hangings decorating it and had very friendly staff. We sat outside at the front of the pub and enjoyed a drink in the evening sunshine. Drinks were reasonably priced for the area at £2 for a Coke and about £3.50 for a glass of wine. The venue seems to be a regular haunt for business men wanting a drink after work. I thoroughly recommend this quaint pub which looks more like it belongs in a country lane rather than the middle of the capital!

We got a little hungry so headed towards Knightsbridge for some dinner and decided upon Wagamama which is in the basement of Harvey Nichols. The restaurant was very quiet to what I’ve seen at other wagamama restaurants, which was a definitely plus, meaning that we ate our dinner in peace without being squashed on a bench with all the other customers.

The service was very prompt and the food was delicious! My friend had yaki soba which is a chicken and seafood noodle stir fry, whilst I had chicken tama rice which is stir fried chicken, with onions, mushroom and spring onion on a bed of rice. We shared duck dumplings with a cherry sauce to start, which were very moreish!

Overall, I really enjoyed the evening catching up with my friend and finding a few little gems along the way, I’ll definitely be spending some more time in this area in future 🙂

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Marco Pierre White- Frankie’s

So last week I was searching the internet for somewhere for a friend and I to go on Friday night in central. Usually top table is perfect for these kinds of situations and I came across an absolute steal of an offer at Marco Pierre White and Frankie Detorri’s brain child, ‘Frankies’ in Knightsbridge (about 5min walk away from Harrods).

Frankie’s Knightsbridge is part of a chain of about 5 restaurants owned by the pair across London and it definitely wasn’t what we were expecting! Upon arriving at the door we were greeted by a dark staircase leading to a basement which looked like a bit of a seedy club where his Dad might go to! Haha.

After eventually getting inside and being shown to our table we looked around to see a room full of disco balls with a bar lounge and tables right at the back; I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this, we thought perhaps the tables might be pushed back at the end of the night to reveal a 70’s style underground disco!

The set menu was only £15 for three courses and the food was great, however it would’ve been nice to have the opportunity to look at the a la carte menu.  I had lentil soup (not a fan!) to start with then Spaghetti Bolognese which was really good, followed by a chocolate mousse to share which was presented very nicely in a martini glass. To wash all of this great food down, we ordered two bottles of the house red which was surprisingly good at just £15 per bottle.

Overall we had a very nice relaxed evening; however I don’t think I’d go back to this particular one as the service was very slow, the meal took about 3 hours and the whole place was a bit dated and dingey looking. Bit of a shame as I was looking forward to trying this one out a lot!