On saturday, I met up with a close friend to tell her some good news. We skipped to Dover Street in Mayfair, to have a late lunch at Aubaine, a french restaurant.
I made reservations just in case it got pretty busy, as we were going on a Saturday.
As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by two very cheeky chaps Adrian and Matt, who nearly gave me a heart attack as he said, they dont make reservations. For a second I thought I arrived at the wrong location, as they have a few in London, which I'll tell you more about. Goodness me Mr. dont do that to me lol, I dont react well to situations like that looool.
The atmosphere was really lovely, and classy but not pretentious. I'd say its more on the relaxed side than anything.
Although we went for afternoon tea, we were told that the chef is now preparing Lunch therefore the waiter quickly introduced us to the champagne called Mignardises Salées et Sucrées, Tea et Champagne (Champagne "T" at Aubaine). In light of our celebration, I hesitantly said yes, as it was quite late in the day. (I promise I'm not an alcoholic...honest!)
Afternoon tea, turned into a full fledged three course meal. We began our meal with a selection of delicious canapés. My friend and I are not lovers of this, but we became canapés converts, rapidly.
Loved the decorative shot glass, t'was pleasant on the eye. Layering of foie Gras, maple syrup, praline, roast almond and sugar. perfect for someone who has a sweet tooth like me lol.
We moved on to the main, where I wanted to be good, and not get anything carb-y so I agreed on the Sea Bass, accompanied with a selection of mussels, artichoke and tomato. I instagrammed this, and mentioned that the Sea Bass was divine, with the right amount of flavour. I added a little black pepper, because I love my food to have a little spice.
Wasn't sure if this would fill my growling stomach, so added a portion of brocolli, I was totally stuffed! I actually couldnt believe it.
On the other hand, my friend choose the Halibut, to be honest I was concentrating so much at my plate, that I just about had a glance at hers lol. She too added an extra portion, but she decided to go with the roasted fennels.
The waiter suggested we accompany our dish with another glass of champagne. As the first glass was based on waiters recommendation, we took his word the second time round, and Chablis, Domaine Laroche it was.
The banter with waiter and my friend and I, was great! More with the my friend than me, at one point it was more flirting than banter, and had us both giggling like schoolgirls. Might I add we actually had two waiters, and one was pretty fine, if you asked me haha.
Although, I did good in terms of healthy eating, but then I was sooo spoilt for choice with the mini selection of patisserie treats, our desert. We were offered another tray of desserts, but we had to decline, we couldn't eat another thing.
To finish the evening, we chatted over a pot of teas, my guest had The Vert Fuji- Yama and I went for the safe option of mint tea.
Overall the day was fabulous, and definitely will be going for breakfast the next time I attend.
Aubaine is dotted around London, and recently opened in Selfridges. Although they are scattered around London, I will be going to this location, I promise its not because of the cute waiters, ok maybe a little haha.
Do check out Aubaine for a non-pretentious spot of french lunch!
Waddling out of the restaurant wasnt a good look so I headed to Berkerley Square Gardens, for my chatting before we headed to New Bond Street for a spot of shopping. We walk pretty from Green Park to Bond Street, to Oxford Circus for last bit of shopping at Liberty of London.
A few of you asked to see what I was wearing, so hear ya go :)