Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas is for eating

When you are little Christmas is all about the presents and seeing Father Christmas.  When you are a 'grown up' it's all about the food and I have certainly been making the most of the food this Christmas.

This time last year I was in Australia, so I had been on a permanent diet of healthy food with no carbs for a fair few months before I left.

At the moment I think I am averaging around 3 Christmas meals a week and with the addition of alcohol I am definitely going to be needing a new gym membership before the month is out...

Today I went to The Ivy's little sister in Covent Garden and it was beautiful, amazing and wonderful.  Can you tell I enjoyed it?

A few years ago I had the pleasure of being taken to the Ivy by my wonderful boss at the time and it was everything I had hoped it would be and more.  So today, I had pretty high expectations.

I highly recommend taking a trip to the The Ivy Market Grill though.  The food is amazing, the service is impeccable and the venue is stunning.

When we arrived we were seated on the corner of the bar while we had a cup of tea and waited for our table to become available, which was actually just behind us.

Once our table was available the waiter took our coats and transferred our tea to our new table seamlessly.  We then ordered lunch, steak, egg and chips for me and a steak sandwich with chips for Holly and the portions were immense.

Lunch was delicious and we definitely had our fill, so unfortunately dessert wasn't part of our trip today.  However, I plan to make another trip between Christmas and New Year for afternoon tea with my mum.

Have you been yet or are you planning to take a trip soon?  Let me know what you thought...


  1. I love the photo of the bar. What a wonderful place to have a drink and spend an hour or so.

    1. It was so lovely Jodi, you should go and see it :) xo