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Bar Boulud – Mandarin Oriental Knightsbridge

Bar Boulud, Knightsbridge

Had a girly Friday evening at Bar Boulud. Located in the heart of Knightsbridge with its own private entrance at ground level of the prestigious Mandarin Oriental hotel, it’s as one would expect, very classy bar/restaurant. I arrived at about 8pm, and there was a nice atmosphere, not too overly crowded, we all managed to get seats at the bar. Dress-wise, there was a mix of people in suits to those more casually dressed. I came smart/casual – skinny jeans and high heels, but my friends braved the cold in their little black dresses. It’s a really nice place to catch up with friends or go out on a date, and conveniently moments from Knightsbridge underground station. Would like to go back and try the food next time…


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


Zuma Restaurant in Knightsbridge

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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