This Week We Have Been . . .

…wishing it could be Christmas every day! This week, our office lunchtime hotspot 5@10 treated us to a three course Christmas dinner, starting with spiced parsnip and apple soup, followed by a full on turkey dinner, and finishing with mince pies and pudding. Decked out with Christmas crackers, party hats and poppers, we are all well and truly in the Christmas spirit. Four days and counting!!

porterhouse

…spending a boozy Saturday afternoon in the festively decorated Porterhouse in Covent Garden. With beers from ALL over the world on the menu, it’s easy to spend hours on end in the cosy atmosphere.

TWPPP 2013 Dorothee Deiss

…checking out the entries at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. We saw a distinct trend for twin sisters and people holding animals this year (Andy Massaccesi’s picture of a man with a goat in his backpack was a comedic highlight). But the shortlist was as strong as ever – Spencer Murphy’s mud splattered jockey Katie Walsh was the deserved winner, though we also liked The Twins by Dorothee Deiss (pictured).

French Man Green Door

…swapping our Christmas dinner for ‘Noel nosh’ by indulging in French cuisine at Green Man and French Horn. The restaurant specialises in food and wine from the Loire Valley so we were able to enjoy snails, veal’s tongue and winemakers tart along with a few (too many!) glasses of Pouilly Fume. Yummy.

Gymkana

…having our final Christmas lunch of the season at the fabulous Gymkhana in Mayfair. This much prized restaurant I inspired by Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs, set up by the British Raj, where members of high society came to socialise, dine, drink and play sport. The five course tasting menu was to die for, served alongside house beer served in a chalice. Delish! We heartily recommend.

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