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Hakkasan Mayfair, a really fun place that I was delighted to visit recently. It is more like a cantine style dining albeit Michelin star. It is very buzzy and full of people having a great time. We had duck rolls..
amazing silver cod
and mille feuille (someone was very impatient to eat it)... I am hoping to go back soon (hint hint!)
Afterwards a glass or two of champagne at the Wellesley in Knightsbridge, luckily they are open till late. And yes I love, love the art deco bar with crystals, pink hues and mirrors. I can drink champagne there every day. I promised to keep it a secret but saw it at another blog already so the secret is out :-/ We just have to live with it, it will be the worst kept secret of Knightsbridge.
Walking into Corinthina Hotel to start the evening at the Bassoon Bar was amazing and left me gawping at the amazing Baccarat chandelier in the lobby. (first three photos from the website).
Then a glass of champagne at the Bassoon Bar which I have discovered later has live music on certain day so I will be definitely coming back soon as I love live music, you can check it here and also watch a little video about the bar which is very interesting and encouragea me to try the famous cocktails next time.
It was a bit dark...
Yes I took a touristy snap of the chandelier, sue me ;-)
Next stop- Kai the Michelin star Chinese restaurant in London which in itself intrigued me very much and I was not disappointed. You can check the website here.
I illustrated my attention to detail...
And then focused on devouring wasabi prawns and soft shell crab.
Crispy duck rolls
And already with celebrity status, Lobster George. Amazing!!!
One of my favourite places in Krakow especially in the summer is Chimera salad bar. Chimera.
They have a lovely outside space with lots of plants in a historical building just off the main Market Square, Anny Street. Huge choice of salads and small dishes from the hot counter is making it a vegetarian's paradise ;-) There is also a restaurant downstairs in the 14th century cellar.
Tarts and Potatoes. Sounds like a title of a a very naughty Victorian novel. ;-)
Yes I really ate all of this...
I also documented the famous Krakow pigeons at their favourite activity. Their second favourite activity is the reason why the authorities are considering banning them. Enjoy while you can ;-)
Shopaholic also spotted chocolate shoes at Chocolate Store at Slawkowska Street just off the Market Sq.
Another very exciting activity was visiting The Human Body exibition which you can see until the end of June. Photos are not allowed but it was really extraordinary experience. It is a temporary exhibition so maybe it will come to London one day if you miss it.
On a more artsy note, in Bunkier Sztuki you can see Borders of Fashion exhibition. It is very interesting and unfortunately they don't have descriptions online but it is all in English as well at the exhibition. It is not what you expect and it is more about the contexts and role of fashion in the West contrasted with Poland in historical and cultural background. I regret not taking photos as I thought it is just another fashion exhibition but as I was exploring it it got more and more interesting. It is on until 16th June so if you are visiting Krakow around this time it's worth seeing it too.
And now the grand finale of this post- fireworks that I saw out of my window, just a fragment of a very very long show :-)
If you are one of those people who have an itch to go out on a week day and have a little dance then you are onto a winner with this one. Archer Street Bar in Soho is lots of fun on any day of the week, weekends in particular but it is happening also on other days which can be unusual in other places. Great cocktails and music and on top of that live performance by the waiters/ singers, which is the best part for me. see the website
Casa Brindisa is a Spanish tapas restaurant which is short walk from South Kensington tube station. It has the atmosphere of a typical Spanish restaurant and of course the food is delicious. My favourite - polpo, octopus and of course all kinds of jamon and cured meats. The menu is full of things I want to try, so I have to come back a few more times, looking forward.