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    Monday, 31 July 2017


    Since Tom and I bought our cottage (and started spending every waking hour doing the renovation work) we haven't really had any proper time together.

    I mean, obviously, we've spent quality time amongst the dust, ripping plasterboard from the walls BUT in terms of 'date nights' - they've been a bit non-existent.

    So a few weeks ago, we decided to have a night away from the DIY, get ourselves dressed up and head off into town to Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa.
    What I'm Wearing: Jumpsuit - / Handbag - Mulberry / Shoes - Missguided

    It's one of those restaurants that's been on my list for a while but I've never really got round to. I don't know why - perhaps because it's on the opposite side of London to where we live - or because I always either end up in Madison's or Burger & Lobster when I'm near St.Pauls - but either way, this time there was only one choice and I'm SO glad we finally went!
    The restaurant is located on the second floor of the One New Change development - tucked away round the corner opposite Gordon Ramsey's Bread Street Kitchen. 

    It's a sophisticated affair, with a bright, airy dining room - styled out like a New York steakhouse and some of the most incredible views of St Paul's Cathedral.
    Almost every seat in the house has a breath-taking view of the dome making it the perfect location for a date night or a special occasion with the girls.
    The food and drink are equally as impressive. There's an extensive wine list with reds, whites and roses from all across the globe - plus some brilliant cocktails and craft beers. 
    In terms of food though - you'll want to start off with a loaf of the clay-oven baked bread. 
    It comes with the most incredible, whipped butter and crispy chicken skin.
    Perfect before tucking into a portion of the hot, sticky chicken wings. They're lathered in hot, buffalo sauce, blue cheese, chives and roasted peanuts for that extra bite. 
    For mains, there's options including lemon sole and wood-roasted artichoke - but for me, there's only really one choice; the steak.

    The 8oz fillet is served with a smoked béarnaise sauce, herb salad and the most incredible bone marrow...
    while the Rib Eye weighs in at an impressive 14oz, served with a anchovy, caper and summer herb dressing. 
    For sides, you'll want to order a portion of chips - chunky, crisp and fluffy in the middle
    Get yourself a portion of the greens too - topped with crispy shallots and swimming in a gorgeous creamy sauce
    Oh - and you can't forget the roasted carrots. They're lightly spiced, cooked to perfection, (almost caramelised on the outsides) and packed with flavour. 
    By this point, I had to surrender but it's worth taking a peek at the dessert menu if you've room. There's creme brûlée, eton mess and the decadent 'Snickersphere' combining layers of peanut, praline and chocolate parfait - I've made a note to head straight back there for one ASAP. 

    We really loved our evening at Barbecoa - the food is top-notch and the service is impeccable. I highly recommend you book yourself a table for dinner then head up to Madison's for a drink and more of those incredible views over St.Pauls! 

    20 New Change, London EC4M 9AG

    * We were guests of Barbecoa
    Barbecoa Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    1 comment:

    1. 1) You look so preeeeeetttttyyyy!
      2) I need to go back to Barbecoa, I have loved the views and the space!