I have always wanted to blog about food, and having being lucky enough to sample many different restaurants in London, it seemed the perfect opportunity to start sharing my experiences about food, starting with The Ivy at Tower Bridge.
The restaurant has just opened to the public, and rivals all brassieres with its gorgeous interiors, glorious views and tasty bites to eat. Having never experienced The Ivy, I had high expectations – and it certainly lived up to these.
Apart from the incredible views of the river, the interiors of The Ivy Tower Bridge were amazing – a dinner a difference.
With every dinner date, there needs to be a partner in crime, and I had the pleasure of sharing this experience with The London Blogger.
Starting off the evening in style, we sipped two gin based cocktails in enormous glasses, whilst catching up at the same time, obviously.
Here is the recipe: Cucumber, Lime, Beefeater, Fever-Tree and Mediterranean tonic, served in a crystal glass with a flower.
Starters arrived, and they were gorgeous to look at – we just had to take a photo, (or 2)!
Being cheese lovers, naturally these were our starters of choice (and they were delicious):
The Goats Cheese salad: Caramelised hazelnuts, Belgian endive, mixed grapes and picked herbs.
The Mozzarella di Bufala: Sliced peaches with Nocellara olives, smoked almonds, pesto and picked mint.
The service is excellent at The Ivy Tower Bridge, and we felt very welcome there – our experience was made better with a doting attention.
Our main was spectacular, and it was documented (of course): A Fillet steak topped with foie gras and buttered spinach, with an incredible sauce. And a portion of truffle fries – which I mean, you have to have if you are ordering steak, right? (With a glass of red wine 😉 ).
I have a sweet tooth, and the dessert menu just screamed at me to try it – so we just thought, why not one more course for the road?! We were certainly not left disappointed!
My ‘Apple Tart Fine’ was a dessert worth waiting for, with its firey and dramatic arrival, it was a tasty finale to a wonderful meal ( lit alcohol being poured over the tart, giving it a gorgeous tasty finish, which complimented the ice cream very well).
The Crème Brulee – an old favourite, was divine, and went down very easily.
Stomachs full, having had a lovely evening with great company, we rolled out of The Ivy Tower Bridge with the full intent of coming back, very soon.
I fully recommend the Ivy, for the beautiful interiors, the drinks, food and of course the service which makes the experience, no matter what occasion you are there for.
Look out for a next food blog, coming soon!