The Grill @ The Dorchester, London

London is full of classic, grand hotels that are renowned internationally.
The Dorchester falls in to this category and can be even described as one of the leaders of the pack.
Located on Park lane, Mayfair, overlooking Hyde Park, it is a favourite for celebrities and wealthy tourists living the jet set lifestyle.
As this is my last week living in London, where better to dine than in the opulent surroundings at The Grill at The Dorchester?
Look at the detail that has gone in to the flower arrangements – beautiful!

The Dorchester London - 01 The Dorchester London - 02 The Dorchester London - 03We started with a broccoli-flavoured Amuse Bouche…The Dorchester London - 04

Starter was delicious hake wrapped in lettuce with mussels and cucumber.  The little black dots are lime-flavoured meringues with charcoal colouring….The Dorchester London - 05

Main course was salmon washed down with a delicious Alsace Riesling.  The salmon was perfect and the flavours complemented each other amazingly.
The boys went for pork which looked impressive but none of us were willing to share with each other as it was so good!
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Dessert was a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and hazelnut Molineux.
Crack open the chocolate ball and it oozes with warm melted chocolate all over your plate….
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Surprisingly, the restaurant and the hotel as a whole was extremely quiet.  We’re putting this down to it being a Tuesday night in January because, quite simply, The Dorchester is lovely – the perfect place to take the parents of if you are celebrating something special!
Fantastic food and large portion sizes – we all left in massive food coma!
Fingers crossed I can find a menu as good in Singapore!!?


Date night: The Ivy, London

Friday night was date night…..The Ivy- 01……..So we put our glad rags on and headed for a delicious dinner at The Ivy to celebrate the confirmation of our move to Singapore at the end of this month -the best way to start the new year.
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 We ate lamb and venison with a delicious Rioja and finished off with The Ivy’s delicious melt-in-the-mouth Baked Alasksa

Unfortunately you can’t take photographs inside so I can’t show off all the scrumptious food but I managed to sneak these shots….The Ivy

So, as we start the next couple of weeks frantically planning and packing, do you have any tips and suggestions of what to do in Singapore?