The very lovely Sarah of the Prosecco Diaries was kind enough to invite me along to a bloggers brunch event at Salmontini – a fabulous fish and fizz focused restaurant in Belgravia. Being in the heat of final wedding preparations I agreed – what better way to have a well earned break than with bloggers, brunch and bubbles!
I walked down from Knightsbridge and it was such a gorgeous day that I went completely the wrong way so was rushing by the time I reached Salmontini. Luckily I was greeted with a cold glass of fizz and some great company.
Once we sat down we were presented with an enormous bowl of delicious edamame – I don’t want to harp on about the edamame but they were so incredible I honestly could have eaten the whole bowl myself! Luckily – to stop me embarrassing myself by following through – more food started to arrive to satiate my tastebuds. From salads to sushi to delicious spicy fish dishes I was highly impressed with each course. My highlights were the showstopping spicy salmon and spicy tuna bites – I’ve never though myself much of a tuna fan but I can say wholeheartedly that I am converted.
The array of sushi was particularly impressive – the tempura prawn and spicy tuna (again! see? Converted!) were two of my favourites. Sarah is veggie so they also created a whole tray of beautiful vegetarian sushi for her specially with avocado, asparagus and rocket – delicious.
A whole variety of puddings came out and like the eager bloggers we were everyone dug in – I really loved the beautiful delicate apple pie (apples in desserts always have a really delicious nostalgic feel for me because my grandma used to make amazing strudels and pies) and the decadent chocolate bomb was a huge hit.
Throughout the meal we had bottomless fizz and the waiters were very generous with their pouring. As I write this I’m sitting on a train out of London – still bubbling away – and I hold the wonderful service and subtle refills completely accountable.
Sitting with Sarah and I was the lovely Angela from The Awkward Blog, and Angie from Silver Spoon London was also there – it was so lovely to meet them both and Angela and I basically geeked out on our wedding plans (mine’s just 2 weeks away and hers is 8!!) – hopefully we didn’t bore Sarah too much with the details. The problem for me is that I genuinely love hearing about weddings! Whether they happened a year ago, was a wedding where you barely knew the newlyweds or is in the throes of being planned I never bore of hearing about the gorgeous details people dream up for their big days.
It was a glorious afternoon and the pretty Belgravia setting added to the charm of this sumptuous spot. To any bride-to-be’s out there I’d also highly recommend a little decadence a few weeks before your wedding – just for a day, throw the diet away and drink champagne and eat delicious food and while away the hours with chit chat while doing zero ‘wedmin’ – it’s an amazingly restorative venture!