Back in May, the boyf and I celebrated our one year anniversary, by heading to Skylon, just a couple of doors down from work (ha), at the upstairs part of the South Bank Centre. I’d heard from both Lee and others that it was great food, and I was not disappointed.
To start we had a little amuse bouche – a tiny taster of some really delicious soup. Lets just say I could have eaten a LOT more of that stuff. I decided to be a bit risky and had smoked eel for starter, I don’t have a photo but it was surprisingly meaty and very well flavoured.
For mains I dived into pork belly, mash with cabbage and an apple ring, whilst Lee indulged in some chicken with mushrooms. I’ve tried to find the menus but naturally, places like this change their menu regularly to suit the season. So fancy.
As my friends will know, I’m all about the savoury so alas to disappoint, but I didn’t have any pudding. Following the meal however they brought us some lovely little chocolates that melted in your mouth, and I did enjoy that tasty little sweet number after what was a delicious couple of savoury courses.
In August, I had a lovely lunch at the Oxo tower, with some colleagues from work to celebrate a 50th birthday. A three course meal for about £30, not too shabby for the price.
To start; smoked mackerel with chorizo and watercress salad.
For mains; thai yellow curry with duck. The duck was on the bone – plenty of meat and really delicious.
Finally, I tried to sneak in a desert but was pretty full – blueberry bakewell slice with ice cream.
Definitely keen to try out some more spots along the South Bank – hopefully the restaurant at the Mondrian Hotel. They do fantastic cocktails as I’m sure many of my colleagues will know! I love that there are so many lovely places to eat on my daily doorstep – very lucky!