Sheraton Park Lane was one of the 4 hotels I got to visit during Afternoon Tea Week with Starwood hotels. After an Instagram vote, you guys wanted a full review of the pretty Dalmatian Tea so I went back for another visit on a surprisingly sunny Sunday afternoon.
Sheraton Park Lane is a dog friendly hotel that celebrated the 55 year anniversary of the 101 Dalmatians movie release by creating the Dotted Dalmatian Tea. The tea is served in their beautiful Palm Court lounge with dimmed lights, comfortable furniture and a harp playing in the background. Its really one of those places that makes you feel at home and relaxed as soon as you walk in.
A few weeks ago I visited Plum + Split Milk at the beautiful Great Northern Hotel in King’s Cross to try the new Saturday Champagne Brunch menu, designed by Chef Director Mark Sergeant. It had been a while since I had gotten up earlier on a Saturday morning to go for brunch on the other side of town. Who can say no to champagne though and no, 11AM is never too early!
Great Northern Hotel is located literally right outside of King’s Cross station yet its quite hidden. Make sure you look online for the exterior of the hotel, otherwise you may have trouble. The first impression you’ll get is that its very cosy and homely, which is an amazing change considering it’s hectic location.
Last week I visited Victory Mansion in Stoke Newington. In all honesty it’s the first time I ever visited the area but its very up and coming. We went there for an evening of cocktail and food tasting.
What I love about this place is that it’s co-owned by 6 friends who completely renovated and built up the place themselves from scratch, using their own recourses and skills to build it up to the cosy place it is! The place is really intimate with a cool, chilled out vibe.
A while ago my mom and I visited Lisbon for a short weekend trip. It’s amazing how the place you stay in can make or break your trip. In this case, Sofitel Lisbon completely made our holiday. We fell in love with the city and also with the hotel.
First of all – location, location, location. The hotel is well placed right in the city centre on Avenida da Liberdade. It is a prime shopping district and is very close to the Barrio Alto and most major Lisbon attractions. We didn’t have to use public transport much at all. The front desk staff were so lovely, knowledgable and helpful from the very moment we walked in until the moment we left.
Dishoom has grown rapidly in the last few years since they first opened their doors in 2010. With a unique twist of Indian and Iranian food, Dishoom definitely stands out. A very important thing to note is that the food is Halal so it caters to a wider community too.
I went for a lunch at the Carnaby Street branch a while back during their soft launch and we hadn’t booked a table. Although the queue looked very long we were inside in 35 minutes. Whilst a bunch of us were waiting in the cold they brought out some of their lovely signature spicy chai to keep us warm.
The interior is quite similar to the other branches with dimmed lighting, wooden decor and generally very welcoming. There’s definitely a touch of India and Iran. The food is served on a preparation basis and just comes as it’s ready. This wasn’t a problem at all as we shared everything anyway.