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Archive for March, 2010

The Gore Hotel – Bar 190

Location: 190 Queen’s Gate, London, SW7 5EX

Even after living in the area for many years and my old university department being just round the corner from this bar, I only recently visited this place a couple of weeks ago.

The bar is part of the Gore Hotel – you enter via the main entrance and the bar is on your left. The interior has a classic feel, dark wood and low lights. I went on a Monday night, so it was reasonably quiet which was an added bonus.

It’s a lovely meet-up venue for a few casual drinks in a prestigious area – Kensington Gardens and The Royal Albert Hall are just moments away.

Click here for the Bar 190 website

Check out my review of 190 Bar – I am kensingtonabida – on Qype


Scott’s Restaurant in Mayfair

LondonEating & DrinkingRestaurantsSeafood

Scott’s is a renowned seafood restaurant in Mayfair. The decor evokes an old school glamour feel. I had the mixed beetroot salad for starters followed by fillet of cod (I wish I chose a different main course, didn’t enjoy it that much) but what really made the meal was the warm bramley apple pie with icecream – never tasted anything soo delicious…

Check out my review of Scott’s – I am kensingtonabida – on Qype

Zuma Restaurant in Knightsbridge

LondonEating & DrinkingRestaurantsJapanese & Sushi

I recently went out to this restaurant. I’d heard of Zuma mainly through magazines where celebs had been spotted.

On entry the interior is modern/plush and there is a bar section to the right, where apparently lots of hot women go to snag a wealthy man – you men are soo lucky 🙂

My partner knew the owner as a friend, so he managed to get seats in the section where the cooks are opposite cooking. I wasn’t too sure whether I would like the food, but boy was it amazing! I had crab and spinach for starters, steak (small pieces) and black cod (you have to try this), finished off with warm chocolate cake and icecream – heaven!

The service was excellent as the woman who served us was very friendly/approachable. Zuma is probably the best place I’ve tried so far. It is expensive but a very fashionable/trendy place and definitely worth a visit…

Check out my review of Zuma Restaurant – I am kensingtonabida – on Qype