The Alchemist

The Alchemist

So last Tuesday, I went to a restaurant and bar called The Alchemist for a cute little date night. I had already been to the restaurant last summer so I was very familiar with the place and because of my familiarity I already knew that I wasn’t going to be eating at the restaurant again because the food was not amazing.

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But baby let me tell you tell drinks… THE DRINKS!!!

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The drinks are not your typical every day cocktails because they are unique with cool, smoky effects coming out of them. My date was celebrating his birthday and I wanted him to have a good time which is why I suggested we go out for drinks instead of a regular dinner.

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The Alchemist definitely is a great spot to go to for cocktails. The cocktails are creative and cool to watch/snapchat and they taste pretty good.

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Below I’ve inserted clips from my night which shows the cocktails and their interesting effects.

The Mad Hatter: Rating 7/10

Contains: Ketel One vodka, citrus, St. Germain, Cointreau and summer fruits

 

 

 

 

Dead Red Zombie: Rating 8/10

Contains: Bacardi Carta Blanca rum, Wray and Nephew, Grand Marnier, lime, pineapple, cranberry, zombie mix, smoke.

 

 

Colour Changing One: Rating 8.5/10.

Cointains: Reyka vodka, apple, soda, citrus, magic.

 

 

Overall I would definitely recommend this cocktail bar! Definitely a place to visit.

Until next time,

Jo xo

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I finally found a Seafood Boil restaurant in London!

I finally found a Seafood Boil restaurant in London!

I don’t think anyone understands how over the moon I currently am. I tried a seafood boil for the first time in my entire life yesterday night and baby when I tell you it was amazingggggg. I almost cried at how delicious the meal was.

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I know seafood boil to be an American dish so I believed that the only way that I could try it was by getting on a flight to the US. However I was finally proved wrong and I’m glad I was!

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So the restaurant was called The Fat Crab and despite the meal being absolutely amazing the only con was the size of the restaurant. It was so small! I was afraid my friend and I weren’t going to get a seat but thankfully we did.

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The way the restaurant’s menu is set up, there are a few steps that you have to choose while ordering: your apetizer, then a main, sides to add to the bag, the flavour and the spice level you want. Now one thing I will say about this restaurant is that it wasn’t cheap. But the food was sooooo worth it! So I was willing to spend all my coins here.

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Anyway what my friend and I decided to do was choose the ‘meals for two’ option and we got the fat lobster feast and a bottle of white wine. We also got prawns as an extra side. I chose the flavour cajun and the spice hot. It definitely was not hot enough for me though.

 

 

I honestly think this was the best seafood restaurant in London. (Not gonna lie… I think it’s the only one because I’ve not been able to find another restaurant that does seafood boil.) And the owners are going to personally know me by my name because I will be making regular trips to this place! Like seriously I will be here ALL the time. I love seafood so much… I think I love it more than I love chicken at this point. Plus seafood is much healthier than chicken.

Everything about the meal was amazing. The seafood was cooked thoroughly well and seasoned perfectly. I actually have no complaints. Like none and that’s a first.

Overall I rate this restaurant a 10/10 and I’m obsessed with it!

Until next time,

Jo xo

P.S: Here’s my final bill. This includes what my friend and I got together. (Excuse the food stains lol!)

P.S.S: I’m still very much planning to get on a flight to the US because I know that trying a seafood boil from America is the authentic way to do things and I also know that no seafood boil will ever compare to the American one!!!

Angus Steakhouse Leicester Square

Angus Steakhouse Leicester Square

So yesterday I went out for a lovely date night with one of my closest girlfriends. We visited a restaurant called Angus Steakhouse located in Leicester Square, London, UK.

Overall I liked the restaurant. It wasn’t one of the best London restaurants I’ve been to but the food was good and extremely filling.

I ordered The American as a starter because Lord knows how much I was truly starving. I hadn’t eaten a single thing all day because I wanted to save as much stomach space as possible for this dinner. For drinks, my friend and I both ordered Bailey’s salted caramel cocktail which I wasn’t the biggest fan of, so I had to wash it down with a coca-cola. My main course was chicken Alfredo with macaroni cheese as a side.

Jen’s Ratings & Reasons

Starter: The American – 8.5 /10

The starter was truly delicious, however, I felt that the potato skins were a bit overdone and the grilled corn would have been greater with some butter. I loved the BBQ Buffalo chicken wings and the BBQ pork ribs were divine. In my opinion, the starter was much better than my main.

Main: Chicken Alfredo – 6/10

 

The chicken alfredo I gave a 6 out of 10 because I felt that there were way too many potatoes and not enough chicken. I did love the white wine cream sauce that the chicken came with. I wouldn’t recommend this main dish because you’ll definitely get sick of the potatoes. The macaroni cheese I ordered as a side was tasty, a bit bland but I enjoyed it enough to finish it completely.

Final Thoughts

The restaurant had decent service. At times I felt that my friend and I had been forgotten about because we weren’t served until fifteen minutes after sitting down. But because we were so excited to see each other and catch up, we didn’t even really notice that we hadn’t been served yet until we noticed the table next to us had been served with food. To be fair, the restaurant was extremely busy and packed with people that we had to wait a few minutes for an available table.

Out of 10 overall, I would rate the restaurant an 8. It had a well-designed exterior and really clean bathrooms. I had a good time there despite my main not being the greatest. I spent £50.70 in total (bearing in mind I chose the starter for both my friend and I so I paid for it). It’s not an extremely pricey restaurant but if you plan to visit then just come prepared.

Until next time,

– Jo xo