London part 3
After our afternoon stroll around Regents Park we made our way back to the Hotel to get ready for our evening. I had a luxurious bath and we relaxed in our room watching Strictly whilst getting ready. There's nothing better than being able to have time to properly do your hair and make up with being interfered or hurried out the door!
We had dinner reservations at the twotwentytwo Restaurant & Bar located in the basement of the hotel, but before we were treated to some cocktails in the wonderful Mirror Bar. I think we underestimated how long pre-dinner cocktails take (we don't exactly do it often!) and arrived with only half an hour before our dinner, amateurs I know! The menu was full of delicious sounding cocktails, with infusions new to us and of course the classics. I opted for the Rooibos and ginger iced tea, with rooibos infused gin with honey and ginger topped with ginger ale and Rob had the Kentaro, with Japanese whiskey, bancha tea with sloe gin and blueberries. We were given nibbles and relaxed in the opulence of the lowly lit, comfortable bar. Our cocktails arrived just as it was time for our dinner, so were escorted to the restaurant by the waiter and shown to our table to enjoy our cocktails there.
We had the most fabulous three course dinner; roasted vegetables, crab salad, the most perfect burger, steak, cheesecake and bourbon creme brûlée. Each course was so packed with flavour and perfectly cooked, it really was such a treat. The waitress's attended our every need, filling glasses, advising us on dishes and folding our napkins. We certainly weren't used to service like this, I don't think we've ever been somewhere where we've been so well looked after. The whole hotel far exceeded our expectations, and I know we could definitely get used to being treated so well!