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Prezzo

After feeling pretty poorly over the last week, I decided to do something slightly less energetic than I usually would on a Saturday night to aid my recovery. So the girls and I decided to see what all the hype was about and of course swoon over Johnny Depp, in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

Before we saw the film, we needed to find somewhere nearby to the cinema where we could get a cheap bite to eat, alas a fantastic new voucher for Prezzo entered my inbox, just at the right time!

Prezzo is a chain of fantastic Italian restaurants which has expanded across the country in the last couple of years; similar restaurants include Zizzi and Ask.

Prezzo always have some offer or discount available, so it’s definitely worth checking their website regularly for the latest deal or signing up to their mailing list like I did. We visited Prezzo in Kingston upon Thames, which is upstairs inside the Rotunda. The restaurant was packed out by 7.00pm, when we arrived and considering the wide choice of restaurants in the local area, this had to be a good sign!

Our vouchers meant that we could have two courses and a drink for just £10 each, an absolute bargain! However, the menu is restricted for this reason but provided enough choice for us to still have a lovely meal and catered for all our tastes. To start you have a choice of breads that includes: bruschetta, garlic, mozzarella and garlic. Main meals consisted of a choice of about four pasta dishes, four pizzas and two salads. You have a choice of beer, wine or a soft drink to compliment the meal. I chose garlic bread to start with spaghetti and meatballs for my main with a red wine all of which I would highly recommend.

The service was very good and very prompt, which was a definite plus, as we only had an hour to eat our meal before the film began. The bustling atmosphere was great too; we particularly liked watching the chefs make the pizzas over in the corner of the restaurant!

If I were to go back to Prezzo again, I wouldn’t have such a rushed meal (entirely our fault) and would enjoy the restaurant experience more, perhaps over a bottle of wine rather than a glass or perhaps even with a cheeky dessert thrown in too!

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Wicked!

For one of the girl’s birthday’s  last week we thought we’d do something a little bit special as it was for a 21st . So five of us went out for dinner in Victoria at Prezzo (Check out the cake we bought her!) and then went off to the theatre to see Wicked!

We luckily managed to find tickets for just £20 from Lastminute.com and used our Taste London cards to receive 50% off at Prezzo, part of a chain of great Italian restaurants. So it wasn’t a particuarly expensive night out at all!

I’ll be honest, I’ve never really fancied seeing wicked in the past, despite hearing lots of good reviews from friends, however I’m never one to pass out on a good night out like this and I was pleasantly surprised!

The musical is based on the book Wicked by Gregory Maguire and is the pre story to the famous Wizard of Oz and tells the story of Oz pre Dorothy detailing the stories of the Good Witch Galinda and the wicked witch of the west, Elphaba.

Here’s a little summary of the story: the pair were sent to the same boarding school as teenagers and at first despised each other until they become unlikely friends despite Elphaba being a bit of an outcast due to the colour of her (green!) skin, in an atmosphere of political unrest and where diversity is silenced (as in the case of the goat). Throughout the show you learn more about the characters and who really is good and bad.

The sets and costumes are remarkable, lavish and impressive ensuring that the  story moves slickly and smoothly from scene to scene.

This show makes you show lots of emotions and has you laughing out loud and certainly left me in awe of Elphaba’s amazingly powerful voice, which tells the story of: the Emerald City, flying monkeys, levitating witches, with a touch of romance and the odd tear jerker, absolutely superbly.

My favourite performance in the whole show was Elphaba and Galinda’s ‘Defying Gravity’, which left me singing for a good few days after.

Wicked is perfect for the not- so- typical musical goer and is a great one for the boys as its not so ‘stage school’ and camp as some of the other musicals I’ve seen. An absolute must see!