Top London Picks

So May was Birthday month and I celebrated nearly every weekend – it was a big Birthday, the big three-oh! i’ll take any excuse to celebrate too!

We’d originally planned a trip to Morocco but all plans got cancelled due Matt’s La-boot-on. That said (aside from Matt having to wear this boot) everything worked out for the best as my amazing friends and family surprised me over and over again and for that I couldn’t thank them enough because it made it super special! Here’s a few of my favourite picks:

Sushi Samba
I have always wanted to go here, I am a massive Sushi lover and I they really served some damn good sushi and with a view too – I loved how close it was to the Gherkin!
My favourite Sushi on the menu was actually warm California rolls topped with mozzarella – something I have never had but was oh so yummy!
It comes with a big recommendation. The only downside is (if you really have to pick one) is that you need to book way in advance, potentially even three months in advance, but it is worth the wait!! What is good news is that a Covent Garden Sushi Samba opening is imminent and due to be in the main market – I can’t wait!
Aubaine
This is a great lunch spot situated in Selfridges so a great stop on Oxford street mid-shop to rest those weary feet!
Not forgetting to mention it has one of my favourite flowers hanging from the ceiling (ok, it’s artificial, but how pretty is this Wysteria?), a lot of natural light, my kind of chair and some incredible tiles!!
They also serve yummy French food. I had Moules and Frites and I certainly didn’t regret it.
The thing I lovedmost about this picture is that you can see my two best friend’s chatting in the mirror’s reflection!!
Hutong @ The Shard
This was a family surprise booked by my mum and they serve pan asian food, which is possibly my favourite cuisine so she definitely knows me well!
I really loved this place, there was something that felt really authentic about the decor and the restaurant is said to have been designed to reflect the old streets of Beijing which were essentially a network of alleys – very clever!!
The food was delicious and if you turn right when you get to the top of the stairs when heading to your table, you will be sat in the perfect place to watch the sunset over London.  It was a pretty dreamy way to end a birthday.
We ordered lots as there was a few of us and all shared-and-shared-alike so I can highly recommend both the Duck (they cut it in front of you) and Crispy Shredded Beef.
The best bit is, because of the shape of the Shard, you pretty much can get an unparalleled 360 degree view over London and you can’t knock that!!
Radio Bar
I had never been here before either and little Em, my Sister-in-Law (a.k.a SIL) booked this and the Tipsy Tea (below) as a complete surprise, I had no idea where exactly we was going until I got to the door.
It was another beautifully sunny day, with a great food, and a great cocktail menu, just be sure to reserve a table in advance!
The Sanderson’s Tipsy Tea
 
Now I am a massive Alice in Wonderland fan and I have wanted to do this for as long as I can remember, and Em remembered! It is the most perfectly themed Alice tea that you could ever imagine – just look how pretty this looks in pictures too?
We had the tipsy tea which included cocktails instead of Tea, but it made a great end to the best of birthday celebrations and I’d also highly recommend this!! It was perfect, and a sweet-tooth lover’s dream – that’ll be me then!!
I’m sure I’ll visit them all again soon in a hurry!
Lucy xoxo

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