Living in London and working for myself- I'm pretty lucky that I get to try a few different lovely places to eat now and again. A lot of the time, however, the biggest mention they get is on Instagram (over-the-table-foot-shots-FTW)- meaning I often forget about them until I have a scroll through my iPhone photo stream, or walk past them probably in a rush to some place or another. Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that I thought I'd start sharing some of my favourite foodie hide-outs in London. Some of them are certainly more well known than others, and I'm certainly no 'foodie' (despite what the title says), but I thought I'd make an effort to document all of the lovely places to get nosh in the UK- as hopefully some of you will get to enjoy them too! Bon appetit! (oh, and if you have anywhere lovely to recommend too, do let me know- sharing is caring)!

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea - The Sanderson
The Sanderson Afternoon Tea The Sanderson Afternoon Tea The Sanderson Afternoon Tea
For my birthday, Joe's lovely little sister Molly kindly booked the pair of us in to The Sanderson, to indulge in their amazing Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea- a spectacle inspired by the wonderful Alice in Wonderland, and one that tasted blooming magical too. Not only was the attention to detail enough to have you staring at the food for longer than you'd be eating it (when it's that tasty, it's gone before you know it), but it's a welcome twist from something more traditional, plus the hotel is awesome too. Good job, Mole!

Fortnum & Mason - The Parlour
Fortnum & Mason Parlor Fortnum & Mason Parlor
If you've ever fancied feeling like K-Middy for the afternoon (minus the L.K Bennett) then I'm probably sure The Parlour at Fortnum & Mason is the place to head to- the ultimate Princess style place for ice cream and all things sweet. Not only do they have your traditional scone and jam combination (I see a theme appearing here), but a menu bursting with more Sundaes than the coolest American Diner, with perfect pastel interiors to match, pretty dreamy- right?

Dishoom
Dishoom Covent Garden Dishoom Covent Garden
Now, if you know me you'll know I can be a bit of a fussy eater. I'm happy to try most things, but let's just say I'm a bit Ben Stiller in Along Came Polly with spicy food (ok, not that bad)- but you get the idea, and I tend to stick to what I know- which is blooming boring if you ask me (and how I wish I didn't). Either way, visiting Dishoom tucked away in St Martins Courtyard was certainly a step away from my go-to Pizza Express, safe Italian style hide-outs, but I couldn't have loved it more. With a range of treats to suit all taste buds (even you mild-Myrtles like me), they nail the family Bombay cafe style feel, and I'm just planning my next visit pack to sample more of the menu- mmm!

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Living in London and working for myself- I'm pretty lucky that I get to try a few different lovely places to eat now and again. A lot of the time, however, the biggest mention they get is on Instagram (over-the-table-foot-shots-FTW)- meaning I often forget about them until I have a scroll through my iPhone photo stream, or walk past them probably in a rush to some place or another. Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that I thought I'd start sharing some of my favourite foodie hide-outs in London. Some of them are certainly more well known than others, and I'm certainly no 'foodie' (despite what the title says), but I thought I'd make an effort to document all of the lovely places to get nosh in the UK- as hopefully some of you will get to enjoy them too! Bon appetit! (oh, and if you have anywhere lovely to recommend too, do let me know- sharing is caring)!

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea - The Sanderson
The Sanderson Afternoon Tea The Sanderson Afternoon Tea The Sanderson Afternoon Tea
For my birthday, Joe's lovely little sister Molly kindly booked the pair of us in to The Sanderson, to indulge in their amazing Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea- a spectacle inspired by the wonderful Alice in Wonderland, and one that tasted blooming magical too. Not only was the attention to detail enough to have you staring at the food for longer than you'd be eating it (when it's that tasty, it's gone before you know it), but it's a welcome twist from something more traditional, plus the hotel is awesome too. Good job, Mole!

Fortnum & Mason - The Parlour
Fortnum & Mason Parlor Fortnum & Mason Parlor
If you've ever fancied feeling like K-Middy for the afternoon (minus the L.K Bennett) then I'm probably sure The Parlour at Fortnum & Mason is the place to head to- the ultimate Princess style place for ice cream and all things sweet. Not only do they have your traditional scone and jam combination (I see a theme appearing here), but a menu bursting with more Sundaes than the coolest American Diner, with perfect pastel interiors to match, pretty dreamy- right?

Dishoom
Dishoom Covent Garden Dishoom Covent Garden
Now, if you know me you'll know I can be a bit of a fussy eater. I'm happy to try most things, but let's just say I'm a bit Ben Stiller in Along Came Polly with spicy food (ok, not that bad)- but you get the idea, and I tend to stick to what I know- which is blooming boring if you ask me (and how I wish I didn't). Either way, visiting Dishoom tucked away in St Martins Courtyard was certainly a step away from my go-to Pizza Express, safe Italian style hide-outs, but I couldn't have loved it more. With a range of treats to suit all taste buds (even you mild-Myrtles like me), they nail the family Bombay cafe style feel, and I'm just planning my next visit pack to sample more of the menu- mmm!

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  1. Food. Food everywhere. *-*

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  2. I've been meaning to try out Dishoom for ages! The decor is just to die for, and I love Indian food! Also completely echoing your sentiments regarding Fortnum and Mason. Have they pulled the scaffolding down yet though? I've seen so many tourists looking disappointedly at the scaffolding-clad building!

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  3. Cute post - defo putting The Sanderson's Mad Hatter afternoon tea on my must try list x

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  4. The mad hatters tea party looks so yummy!

    Fashion Tale

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  5. That food looks so amazing! Definitely need to add these to my 'to try' list next time I'm in London :)

    Bramble & Thorn

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  6. Wow - the Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea looks incredible. I love that they displayed the menus like books. Such a cute detail.

    Technicolour Dreamer

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  7. Oh, the mad hatter's tea party in Sanderson is the one I'm dying to try as well. Hopefully soon.

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  8. It all looks so amazing!

    xx
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  9. Oh my, that mad hatter's afternoon tea looks amazing!

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  10. Those all look so good! I love the pastel cupcake stands in Fortnum & mason, and the little ice cream dish. That looks like such a light and airy place to be at, I'm definately putting it on my bucketlist for the next time I go to London! This was a reallt great post!

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  11. Dishoom has been on my list for ages! Dying to try it out!
    Sophie
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  12. So. Hungry. Right now. Beautiful photography as ever Liv, Dishoom is on my hit list for the next time I'm in town!

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  13. Ooo these all look gorgeous! I have this Cake & Tea London book which is the best handbag sized book a gal could have when deciding on where to pop in for a slice and a brew! It would be amazing to have a little (or rather big) bloggy gathering with cake and tea in London! Immy X

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  14. Yum! All of this looks amazing
    xo
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  15. Oh my! I loved this post and now I'm already hungry even if I've just finished eating! The mad hatter's afternoon tea looks so beautiful and ingenious!
    Please keep these coming because I need a food itinerary for my next London trip, ah! x

    Giada | Miel Café

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  16. The pictures are amazing and the food looks delicious.

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  17. What a lovely post, The Sanderson looks really nice! All the photos look so good Liv!

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  18. Oooh, this post is mouth-watering! The Sanderson looks so lovely :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  19. I have been for afternoon tea at The Sanderson for my birthday too and it was amazing! xx

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  20. I LOVE The Sanderson's Mad Hatter's Tea Party too! If anyone is interested, I blogged about it here: http://www.stephstyle.com/2012/07/17/fabulous-and-fifty/) Steph x

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  21. Interesting post! Dishoom is on my list, too.
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  22. Gorgeous pics! (I'm with you on the Ben Stiller thing...)

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  23. wow all these places look lovely, I will definitely have to visit some of them!

    Blankets Of Roses xx

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  24. Oh the food - the Mad Hatter's looks so so good!! What a tasty treat, thanks for showing us these lovely London haunts
    Lauren x
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  25. You absolutely have to try the Parlour at the restaurant Sketch, it's in London just off of Regent St. You will absolutely love it! xxx

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  26. all of these look amazing..especially the mad hatter's! one day, I'll move to the uk and I'll totally eat there ;) thanks for sharing, olivia!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  27. this place must be great!

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  28. omg waou. Looking like you had an amazing time ! The food is looking delicious!!


    Love from France, Victoria
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  29. all so great!


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  30. I loveee Dishoom. And I've been wanting to try out the Mad Hatter's afternoon tea in a while!

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  31. The Mad Hatters afternoon tea looks insane!! I am an afternon tea addict and that actually drooled when I sa those pics!!

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  32. Those photos are beautiful!

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