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Kinoya Ramen – Harrods dining hall review

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Kinoya Ramen harrods dining hall review

I have recently had another wonderful experience in Harrods dining hall. My friend suggested to try this ramen restaurant for lunch as she heard great things. And she was not wrong. I am so happy she suggested this place as I have never tried it before and I already know I want to come back.

The atmosphere

The space as you may know just when passing by is stunning. The whole dining hall looks classy and chic and each restaurant has a dedicated space with staff. The atmosphere is always buzzing and I love that. I also recommend to book but you can always try your luck as walk in. However the place got busier and busier. They were so professional and so accommodating for us despite having two toddlers. They provided high chairs and also gave us table where we could comfortably park our push chairs.

The menu and the food

The menu is very simple with some starters and choice of the ramens. I opted for the chicken ramen with no extras and that costs 30 £. Yes definitely much more expensive than most ramens I had in the past. However the taste is not comparable. The flavours of this were beyond. We ordered some rice and beef for children which I tried and also so well flavoured and stunning quality. If you come here they have beyond delicious starter with Aubergine and the flavours were out of this world. I am still thinking of it today. I wish I knew the recipe so I could recreate it at home.

The price and what to expect

As I mentioned before this is not a budget dining experience however you get what you pay for. Our bill for 2 starters, 2 ramen, 1 meal for children and soft drinks was 180 £ with service charge included.

However it is an incredible treat so if you are a Ramen lover I highly recommend.

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Cafe Laperouse London – Review

Set in the most charming building of the old War office Cafe Laperouse could not pick better spot for their chic restaurant with incredible ambience. The iconic Parisian restaurant is finally in London and as soon as you enter it feels like you are in Paris without actually jumping on Eurostar. Especially this time of the year you can feel the Christmas magic tingling on your skin. The restaurant in Paris was the first one ever to receive three Michelin Stars and was favourite of many famous people and also carries very long tradition.

The London restaurant has two parts and that is stunning salon inside of the OWO building. You can enjoy dinners here with candles on and ambience to die for. It has very sexy and boudoir atmosphere and I can see many couples enjoying their dates here. However I chose to dine in the Pavillon which is in the courtyard and it was the most magical experience. As soon as I entered I knew it was good choice to dine here with my husband and our friends.

We got lovely table with the view of the courtyard and I totally fell in love with the luxury chic interior. It was a perfect match for my white Chanel bag :) I believe you can come here for breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst the salon is only open for dinners and no children allowed there. I feel that the courtyard part has more relaxed atmosphere for sure. It makes it a perfect destination for girls night out or dressed up lunches.

We ordered our starters and I have to give shoutout to our Oysters platter as it was out of this world. I also loved my traditional onion soup and would come back there just for this. The wine list is impressive and bottles of wine range from 70 £ to 3000 £ plus. In general if you decide to drink you have to count with very minimum 150 £ per head if you go for three course meal however it is worth it.

Sadly on our night the restaurant had some gas issues which was uncomfortable for everybody however they handled it so well. Our main courses let us down a lot after the exquisite starters and the restaurant did not ask us to pay for the main and neither the dessert that was on the house as apology. The staff is top class with extremely professional attitude and I also got a follow up email offering us another dinner experience and free dessert. I was a bit upset about being so unlucky that evening however the service really made up for it and I would come back here in a heartbeat.

I had steak tartare which was delicious as my main so i was happy with my choice however my dinner party went for warm options that due to the issues were a let down but given how good the starters were I am sure on any other night it would be a hit. The desserts were top class and to be honest I find it difficult to decide which one was the best. I really hope this place will become one of the most iconic London hotspots.

We truly had wonderful night despite the issue and I can highly recommend and cannot wait to come back.

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Relaunched Dining Hall in Harrods – The Grill Review

The Grill in the recently relaunched Dining Hall in Harrods is a classic. This is Harrods’ own labelled restaurant and such a good spot for lunch or dinner whether you are shopping or simply you just come here to enjoy their menu that includes lot of classic steak cuts as well as Japanese Wagyu or braised beef croquets. I absolutely adore Studio Frantzen which is also to be found in this department store but if you love a good steak this is a must.

I was curious about this well known steakhouse after the reopening and have no regrets about our delicious dinner. We had a wonderful weekday day night and left fully satisfied after a scrumptious dinner. I love the whole atmosphere of Harrods and the Dining Hall is no different. Shoppers or simply restaurant visitors (if you do not want to take the shopping part) eat and enjoy drinks in stunning environment and we also got fantastic service. We started to chat to our fabulous waiter who was originally from Hungary but lived here for many years. As an immigrant I am always curious about people’s background. He was very professional and helpful and despite of the restaurant being very busy the staff provided very efficient service.

If there is a steak tartare on the menu I am pretty much always strong on the starter option and as expected I loved it. It was slightly different to what I am used to but divine and my husband and I went traditional on Rib Eye medium rare and lot of additional sides like chips, mash, macaroni cheese and creamy spinach. And let me tell you the macaroni cheese were the best I have ever tried. I would come back just for those. During colder season I prefer to drink red wine and we just went for house red Bourgogne Pinot Noir which mark my words I said after tasting – I cannot believe this is your house red.

The Grill really is such a key place to Harrods and I will be coming back. I would love to bring my parents here as I know they would love it. They appreciate good quality food and wine as well as service and this was spot on for us.

You can explore more from the menu or make booking here for the Grill.

Feel to explore my other Tips of the week and where to eat. Watch mini vlog from The Grill.

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Tip of the week: ESKA PRAGUE

Eska is a hot spot in Karlin Prague which I have heard so much about from my two friends Katerina and Iva. So I knew I had to try this place as soon as I arrive in Prague.

Eska was exactly what I expected and the whole atmosphere reminds me many places you find in East London. It has got cool vibes of Shoreditch and delicious food. The business sources good quality ingredients and also offers their customers to buy fresh products like bread and pastry in the downstairs bakery. You can also get hands on many organic products and those are honestly top quality. Yes I had to try it myself.

I feel the deco and the menu as well are such a fabulous combinations of traditional and new and they create a great whole. I heard it can get very busy during weekend brunch so we decided to book a table for something smaller around 3 pm and the restaurant wasn’t that busy which was great for a nice chat, glass of their organic wine and one of their open sandwiches. What a great afternoon siesta with friend.

The menu really has got interesting dishes to offer and the bread is to die for. I love Czech bread and really miss it in London but this one is on another level. I wish I could bring at least three loafs to London with me. I ordered beef on their delicious bread and it had such great flavour combinations that I can highly recommend it. What I also loved was their open kitchen as I firmly believe it is a good sign of any restaurant when you can see in the kitchen. Nobody or nothing can hide behind closed doors. LOL

And I could not leave without something sweet from their downstairs bakery which was super delicious. If you ever get a chance to visit I can highly recommend.

Eska v Karline v Praze je misto o kterem jsem slysela hodne od svych kamaradek Ivus a Katky. A tak pri me posledni navsteve v Praze byl vyber mista, kde si urcite musime neco dat jasny.

Eska byla presne podle mych predstav a pusobila na me jako mista, ktera najdete v Londyne spise ve vychodni casti v oblasti Shoreditch apod. Industrialni a zajimavy interier a kvalitni suroviny tvori vyborny celek a tak i lakaji mnohe milovniky dobreho jidla. Jak menu tak i vnitrek restaurace je pro me spojenim tradicniho a moderniho. Menu nabizi klasiky, ktere maji vzdy neco navic a take chleba, ktery tato restaurace serviruje je bezkonkurencni. Mam chut si tam zajet ho koupit a zmrazit si alespon tri bochniky a odvezt si je sebou do Londyna. Cesky chleba mi v Londyne hodne chybi, ale ten jejich je opravdu o level vys. 

Jelikoz jsem slysela, ze napriklad v dobe brunche a obeda muze byt restaurace plna, rozhodla jsem se jit do Esky asi kolem treti, kde nas cekala prijemna atmosfera, zadny hluk a vubec jsem si to uzila. Byla to idealni doba na to si dat jeden z jejich oblozenych chlebu a pokecat nad vinem. Serviruji organicka vina, ktera ja osobne moc nemusim, ale nebylo vubec spatne, takze se nebojte. Menu je opravdu zajimave a prestoze pusobi tradicne, cekaji na vas zajimave chute a take prekvapive kombinace. Ja jsem si dala chleba s hovezim, krenem a jablky a muzu jenom doporucit.

Jestli budete moznost si sem zajit, tak urcite bezte. A jak se dalo cekat, musela jsem si koupit i neco sladkeho na zub v jejich pekarne.

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