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Sweet Treats

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Cup CakeFancy some deliciously tasty cupcakes? The Hummingbird Bakery has just the ticket.

A recent shopping trip on Old Brompton Road in London led me to pass some very noticeable and very delectable cup cakes that hung in the window. Other than an amazing bakery in New York (mentioned on our sister site blogyourtravels.com) I have yet to come across some tasty treats in the UK. 2 Minutes from South Kensington tube stop, you can pop in to take away or eat in the quant café-like bakery. The butter cream iced cakes are to die for and melt in your mouth!

Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes cost £1.55 and the red velvet cupcakes are £1.85. If South Kensington is out of your way, try the other Hummingbird Bakery nestled in Portobello Road. Visit the Hummingbird Bakery for more information.

The Gallery At Sketch

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

sketch-gallery.jpgAfter hearing so many good things about the fashionably, arty French restaurant and bar Sketch. I decided to try it for my birthday.

When I booked my reservation, I explained it was my birthday so the waitress suggested that I ate in the Gallery because it would more appropriate with a younger vibe, for a celebration. I gladly accepted and was very impressed by the colourful décor, furniture and lively spirit. Before my friend and I ate, we sat for a drink in the bar. The bar had a wonderful French café vibe with un-matching furniture which stood out because it was so antique. The food was lovely, I recommend the sea bass, but it was a pricey evening so prepare your self for the glamorous prices that come with the glamorous venue.

Book your reservation with Toptable online. Sketch is situated at 9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG, telephone: 0870 777 4488. Visit www.sketch.uk.com to view the full menu.

Babylon At The Kensington Roof Gardens

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

babylon-roof-gardens.jpgYou may have heard of the Kensington Roof Gardens, probably whilst reading the celebrity gossip pages in either newspapers or magazines. With a huge celebrity and business entrepreneur clientele it’s definitely worth a look.

With spectacular views of London, the Babylon restaurant sits 100 feet above Kensington high street displaying both elegance and luxury. The food is lovely, unique as you would expect and the décor is smart and sophisticated. I tried the smoked salmon fish cake … to start and then the fillet of plaice … for my main. They were both delectable and I would definitely eat there again.

You can find The Babylon restaurant at the Kensington Roof Gardens at 99 Kensington High Street (entrance on Derry Street), London, W8 5SA. Toptable, an online restaurant booking website is offering a 2 course lunch for £16 per person available Monday to Friday 12pm-2.30pm. Visit www.toptable.co.uk to register and book.