ppp IMG_9305p IMG_9339p IMG_9310p When it comes to places to eat, I am an incredibly samey person. No, I'm not proud I've probably eaten in Pizza Express more than I have at home- and if I could bring myself to venture further than a Zizzi every time I fancied a good salad or pasta dish I definitely would (you guessed it, I'm an Italian girl). Perhaps I'm lazy, or perhaps I'm in love. Who knows. However, if somewhere sounds good enough, I will venture out of this comfort zone, and this year I have vowed to try more interesting restaurants and broaden my small and routinely pallet- this my friends, is where Bond & Brook comes in...

Situated in a cosy corner of the Fenwick's womenswear department, Bond & Brook is modest yet sophisticated- and upon entering I already felt one hundred percent more glamorous despite my just-come-out-of-work-sweaty-chic-look (yes, I will take a champers- thank you dah-ling). Oozing sassiness, and the kind of unquestionable simplicity associated with incredibly expensive restaurants, it's safe to say this place had me at hello. Although namely a day-time restaurant, we paid a visit early evening, and were still presented with a level of service that definitely made us feel more than welcome. With afternoon teas and a brunch menu to put you off Shreddies for life, the options were endless- and the range satisfied everything from a light lunch to a just-filling enough dinner (and additionally offered options to 'Fashion your own meal'- geddit, fashion).
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With Joe and I both being pretty different eaters it was a good opportunity to sample different aspects of the menu, with me opting for a healthy Tuna Niçoise salad option (and erm, hummus and warm flat bread and chips on the side) and Joe going for the steak. Now, I'm no steak expert- but this chap knows his meat and he was incredibly impressed by the excellent quality ('it was sealed perfectly') for such a reasonable price- which definitely meant all the less washing up for the kitchen. But we didn't stop there. With pudding coming in the form of ice cream (yeah, watch out Ben and Jezza) to some mini rainbow macaroons delicately wrapped for the way home, I felt thoroughly spoilt (and full). Additionally, just in case you wanted some let-your-dinner-go-down reading or Pin-spiration for your money, the interior walls were decorated with some of the most covetable fashion books and stacks of Vogue- leaving you feeling completely inspired (and making passing the women's fashion on the way out ten times harder, you clever people...) IMG_9329p IMG_9335p IMG_9349p
Overall we had a completely wonderful evening and I will definitely be back soon to sample the Afternoon Tea (surely it'd be rude not to?) and you know what, maybe I won't be going back to Zizzi's after all.

Bond & Brook, Fenwick, 63 New Bond St, London W1A 3BS

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ppp IMG_9305p IMG_9339p IMG_9310p When it comes to places to eat, I am an incredibly samey person. No, I'm not proud I've probably eaten in Pizza Express more than I have at home- and if I could bring myself to venture further than a Zizzi every time I fancied a good salad or pasta dish I definitely would (you guessed it, I'm an Italian girl). Perhaps I'm lazy, or perhaps I'm in love. Who knows. However, if somewhere sounds good enough, I will venture out of this comfort zone, and this year I have vowed to try more interesting restaurants and broaden my small and routinely pallet- this my friends, is where Bond & Brook comes in...

Situated in a cosy corner of the Fenwick's womenswear department, Bond & Brook is modest yet sophisticated- and upon entering I already felt one hundred percent more glamorous despite my just-come-out-of-work-sweaty-chic-look (yes, I will take a champers- thank you dah-ling). Oozing sassiness, and the kind of unquestionable simplicity associated with incredibly expensive restaurants, it's safe to say this place had me at hello. Although namely a day-time restaurant, we paid a visit early evening, and were still presented with a level of service that definitely made us feel more than welcome. With afternoon teas and a brunch menu to put you off Shreddies for life, the options were endless- and the range satisfied everything from a light lunch to a just-filling enough dinner (and additionally offered options to 'Fashion your own meal'- geddit, fashion).
IMG_9314p IMG_9321p IMG_9324p IMG_9320p
With Joe and I both being pretty different eaters it was a good opportunity to sample different aspects of the menu, with me opting for a healthy Tuna Niçoise salad option (and erm, hummus and warm flat bread and chips on the side) and Joe going for the steak. Now, I'm no steak expert- but this chap knows his meat and he was incredibly impressed by the excellent quality ('it was sealed perfectly') for such a reasonable price- which definitely meant all the less washing up for the kitchen. But we didn't stop there. With pudding coming in the form of ice cream (yeah, watch out Ben and Jezza) to some mini rainbow macaroons delicately wrapped for the way home, I felt thoroughly spoilt (and full). Additionally, just in case you wanted some let-your-dinner-go-down reading or Pin-spiration for your money, the interior walls were decorated with some of the most covetable fashion books and stacks of Vogue- leaving you feeling completely inspired (and making passing the women's fashion on the way out ten times harder, you clever people...) IMG_9329p IMG_9335p IMG_9349p
Overall we had a completely wonderful evening and I will definitely be back soon to sample the Afternoon Tea (surely it'd be rude not to?) and you know what, maybe I won't be going back to Zizzi's after all.

Bond & Brook, Fenwick, 63 New Bond St, London W1A 3BS

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40 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious! I'm also one to rarely venture from my usual eating places, but this looks amazing!

    L x

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  2. wow this looks absolutely delicious! i've also made a new years resolution to try more interesting and different restaurants and this looks like something i'd love :) your photographs are lovely as ever :) x

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  3. these pictures are so beautiful.
    this place looks amazing.

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  4. lovely post!

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  5. Cute post!
    Food looks so yummy
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    S xx

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  6. such a great place. many savory foods there :p

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  7. ah this place looks and sounds amazing, lovely review :) ox

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  8. This looks like the cutest place! I'm pretty routine with my food too lol

    xo Jennifer

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  9. This place looks amazing, especially the decoration with the vogue issuesxx

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  10. It looks so nice, and the I love the look of the food!
    Katie xx
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  11. I love these pictures and the food in this post! YUM :D

    Great post!

    XO
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  12. Lovely pictures. The afternoon tea is really great, I would recommend it!

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  13. eeee I can't wait to go again!! So glad you enjoyed yourself! and the afternoon tea IS fab - orange flavoured scones dude!

    Might go for that steak when I'm there next ;)

    LOVE xx

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  14. This looks like the most beautiful place! xx

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  15. this look so lovely! it's making me reconsider birthday tea at the ritz! it looks so cosy but yummy at the same time!

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  16. Wow, that looks like perfection! You´ve found somewhere that does a good salad AND macarons! And the Vogue decor is very modern chic ;) xx

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  17. I'm exactly the same, i'm far too loyal to Pizza Express and Ask for my own good! This looks amazing though, might have to broaden my horizons!

    Sophs xx
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  18. That looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  19. Wow, so pretty, I want to go there.

    - Keyta

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  20. Your photos are gorgeous and make me salivate! :)

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  21. Oh my it doesn't even look like a restaurant! It's like living in Pinterest! x

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  22. Looks like some seriously yummy food! Wish the Canterbury Fenwick had this in it's store, glad you had a lovely time :) xxx

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  23. yay this place is amazing. you are lucky one to be there:)
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  24. I also reviewed Bond & Brook and loved it

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  25. Before I even read what you'd written about the steak I thought it looked delish!! This place looks really lovely

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  26. Your life always looks so pretty! The food looks really yummy as well

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  27. This place sounds great! Your photo's make it look incredibly delicious too! xx

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  28. My goodness, that place looks divine! You've left me pining for a meal out now :( I live in Suffolk and there is a lack of nice resturaunts. Though I do reccommend a place called Pea Porridge if you're ever in the area! (You never know!) :)
    Ellie xo

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  29. Looks lovely! Reminds me of Cafe Royal in Newcastle- white, pristine and pretty!

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  30. I'm very similar, I always like to stick to what I know I like cause then you know what to expect! The food here looks amazing thank you for sharing it!
    Sophie xx
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  31. Oh my gosh that steak...those fries.... the macarons... I have to go here! Looks so lovely! :)

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  32. I love it, it's too beautiful. * ___ *

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

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  33. Your photos are beautiful! So talented!

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  34. you always seem to find the best places with the tastiest looking food!
    the photography is lovely olivia
    xx
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  35. mmmm everything looks so appetising!

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  36. Oh my goodness the food looks delicious and the photos are gorgeous!

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  37. OH MY GOD OLIVIA ! I was in this place there are 2 or 3 weeks, i have loved that so i'm really enjoy to see that again but in your blog for this time :)

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