Friday, 31 August 2012

Orbital view of Olympic Park...

During one of my trips to the Olympic Park I was fortunate enough to secure a ticket to the Orbit, love it or loath it the Orbit is now an iconic image of the London 2012 Olympics... although the day was warm it was a little overcast, however this did not distract from the view across the park and London.
Once the lift has ascended to the top the semi panoramic views around are stunning, and look forward to returning when it re-opens in 2014. I chose to walk down the structure, but can honestly say that half way down I wish that I had opted for the lift!
As well as an iconic structure one of the other lasting legacy's of the park will be its nature areas. With many walkways off the main promenade in the park taking you through wild meadows and waterways you could see that a huge amount of natural landscaping had taken place to create a park wetlands for future generations. With strawberry plants growing alongside heather and daisy's it really was quintessentially British!
I have had an amazing summer at the Olympics & Paralympics it really has been a magical moment on my doorstep.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The Bake-off has begun...

so easing us into the Autumn TV schedule is the Great British Bake Off... so lovely to see Mary, Paul, Sue & Mel back on our screens. I am hooked already along with 4 million others according to the ratings. Twitter feeds on a tuesday night are full of #GBBO ad #bakeoff tweets...
For my birthday I received a Great British Bake Off bag of treats, comprising of the new book to accompany the series, a Bake-off "Tea & Cake" tea pot and British cookie cutter (both from the GBBO range  at M&S) along with a Cupcake mug & sugar bowl (loft living)
 It seems that its not just M&S that have woken upto the GBBO success... GBBO have launched their own website and App which are fab!...
I used the shopping list on the App at the weekend... it's great, perfect for bakers... the App comes with 50 recipes from past and prsent shows, including some of mary and Paul's classics.
The big yellow shop has also jumped on the GBBO frenzy featuring a huge display of the books, along with the new baking range from Hope & Greenwood... two british classics alongside each other... love the oven gloves, look just like stripy paper sweet bags!... delicious.
there are a few bits & pieces here which are going on my kitchen wish list...... off now to watch episode 3... enjoy!!

Monday, 27 August 2012

London Cakes....

whilst rushing through the bookstore in work Friday lunchtime my eye was caught by this book!..... think is was something about is saying Cake, London and being Pink!.. Great Cake Places London 2012
this is the Michelin star guide to cake places... rating are given to Cupcake & Bakery, Coffee & Cake and Afternoon Tea venues only.
Each venue has a cake rating and an overall rating appointed. Along with a guide to cakes in London the book also has small chapters on the history of cupcakes, wedding cakes & chocolates & sweets along with a chapter of recipes.
The book is a treat full of lovely photos and some hidden gems... I'm sure that some of the ratings will not please everyone, but its a great guide for all us cake lovers in London to work our way through!...
lovely to see so many Twitter cake chums in it:
Molly Bakes sitting alongside Ms Cupcake, Lorraine Pascals lovely Ella's bakehouse and Peggy's Parlour... along with the big yellow shops Dolly's! and the gorgeous Berkeley's pret-a-portea... all favourite's of mine...
a lovely book, prefect for the coffee table or afternoon tea!.... complete with cake!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Cakes & recent Bakes...

so along with the Olympics, work and life I have had a few family gatherings which have required cake in recent weeks...
July saw my God-daughter hit 18 and the request was " don't mind as long as it has pink, purple & black on it"... think I delivered...
a fun and funky cake for a 18 year old... chocolate & strawberry flavours inside....
August saw my Mum celebrate her Silver wedding anniversary.... she has 2 requests, cupcakes to take along to her social club and then a cake for her garden party....
Bottom tier cake was fruit and the top 2 were chocolate, appealing to a wide range of gusts!... cupcakes were a mixture of lemon and chocolate with silver 25's, hearts and balls... flowers were hand made then wired to sit on the cake, with a diamante 25.
Inbetween both events saw myself and my best friend celebrate birthdays within a week of each other... she is 6 days younger and for the last 30 years has reminded me annually!!!... as it was in the middle of the Olympics ... red velvet Olympic cupcakes were made!
all were a hit and everyone was happy..... job done!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Summer Reads....

It feels like I've been doing a lot of reading and not a lot of blogging!... my read pile is huge and I'm slowly working my way through blogging about the books that I have read this summer... here are a few that kept me entertained through the Olympic commute and summer holidays...
Carole Matthews ~ Summer daydreams ( this is the 3rd cover for this book and my favourite for this summer!) Nell Mcnamara is a mum to Petal and girlfriend to Olly and spends her life working in the local fish & chip shop. When she gets the opportunity to let her creative flair makeover the chip shop nothing can prepare her for whats to come next & can dreams really come true!...ad it features handbags!!!!
Lindsey Kelk ~ I heart London ...I'm a huge fan of Lindsey's I Heart series and this didn't disappoint, starting in New York we meet Angela again, who has a Visa issue which sees her returning to London and facing all the things that she ran away from before New York, Paris & Vegas!... its time to face the past! full of chaos in true Angela style.. a great summer read. The travel tips at the back are an added bonus!
James Patterson ~ Private Games .. every now and then I have to dip into a thriller and JP is one of my chosen authors, this book is full of intrigue, suspense. With key personnel from the London Olympic Committee found dead on the eve of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics the hunt is on to find the assassin and save the games. A thrilling read,... thankfully not real life!
Kate Lace ~ Cox ... a romp of a read following the exploits of Dan. Amy and Rollo members of St George's rowing club as they compete for places in the London 2012 Olympic rowing squad... loved this book and Kate Lace is the Jilly Cooper of the rowing world... if you were gripped like me daily watching the fun at Eton Dorney during the summer then this a must read for you.
happy reading x

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Top Hat...

Friday evening saw me take a trip to the theatre to see the musical Top Hat and it was always going to be a little bit emotional. The movie and songs a favourite from childhood, my Nan loved Fred & Ginger and I have fond  memories of my Gramps waltzing my Nan round the kitchen, dancing cheek to cheek.
London on Friday night was sweltering, but thankfully the beautiful Aldwych theatre has very good air con, aiding comfortable viewing!
Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen head the cast assisted by a fabulous ensemble who transport you back to the 1930's with effortless style and glamour. Packed full of Irving Berlins classics's, Let's face the music and dance, Cheek to Cheek, Top Hat and White Tie and tails you cannot fail to tap and sing along.

This musical comedy is full of fun, romance and glamour... it will have you tapping in your seats. Tom Chambers showcases his dancing skills which bought him legions of fans in Strictly, but also what a versatile actor he is. Summer Strallon is effortless as "Ginger" and is made for this role... the supporting actors and ensemble are fabulous, the dancing is amazing.... I cannot rave about this musical enough....can you tell that I loved it!
Here is a snippet of this fabulous musical....
a fabulous night out.... made me want to dig my tap shoes out the back of the cupboard!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

My Olympic adventure..part3

Thursday evening after work of the first week of the games I was fortunate to have a ticket for the Olympic Park... much sort after and as rare as a Willy Wonka Golden ticket! I held onto it tightly and along with the masses headed East to Stratford. On entry with the sun shining, which again was seamless, friendly and stress free, the Olympic bubble blew bigger! It really did feel like I was walking up main street towards the magic castle, with the castle being transformed into a majestic stadium.
The park is stunning, from the wild flower planting to the water canals running through, it really will be an amazing space for future generations.
Sitting on the bank of the canal watching the big screen I watched GB cycling team take the Gold in the sprint. The noise was phenomenal and thought that the roof of the velodrome would lift off! along with the jumping up and down of the 1000's of people in the park you could feel the rumbling underfoot. Amazing...
Everywhere is clearly signposted and is bright and funky... even the container stack of media & tv studios had the urban feel. Queueing to enter the 2012 megastore had the feel and vibe of queueing for a ride in Disney, magical and full of anticipation.... although on entry it looked like a swarm of locusts had descended!
From venue to venue as you walk through the park the landscaping and scenery is stunning...
I had an amazing evening in the Park and look forward to going back for the Paralympics and getting to see inside the magical athletic stadium....
With the Olympic rings perched high on a hill top, easily giving the Hollywood sign a run for most popular, Queue snaking down the hill  to get your picture taken under the rings, visible across the park its the unsung icon of the park!...

My Olympic adventure part2

After an afternoon at the Archery and a Birthday dinner at Burger and Lobster it was time for me to head to Horseguards for an evening of Beach Volleyball. Outside of the Olympic park, these have been some of the most sort after tickets during the Olympics and having spent an evening there I understand why.
With much of the afternoon overcast and showery the evening was a burst of sunshine allowing for a rain free fun night at the top of the Mall.
The surroundings and backdrop to this venue are majestic which just added to the magic. Gaining entry halfway down St James park, led you into an area which was of festival feel and nature. Food & drinks areas alongside areas for fun and relaxation. The volleyball icon statues created lots of opportunities for fun photos, and everyone who passed gazed in wonder at the epic sand sculptures!
If I thought there was lots of fun in the sun in the grounds, that was definitely just the warm-up for the main stage which was just fabulous. From the party atmosphere to the beach cheerleaders to the fantastic crowd, it seems that the more noise the better the play!
First game of the evening for me was the women's preliminaries featuring Russia Federation and Canada, many men muttering when the Canadian ladies appeared in their leggings, however think the Russian ladies may have made up for that!.
With Russia beating Canada by 2 sets to ! it was then time for the men to play... USA 'v' Spain, up until this game USA had not dropped a set, however Spain upset the party by stealing the 1st set! before USA came back to steal the game!
I thoroughly enjoyed my beach volleyball evening and learnt lots about the tactics, from when to block, dig, set & spike it was tremendous fun. Huge crowd participation, It was great to see the standing ovation given when some of the military boys were marched in on shift completion to take up some empty seats in the dignitary block. The Legacy from this games is that the sand used at Horseguards during this event will make 80 beach volleyball courts across the UK.... so if one pops up near you, go along its soooo much fun!

My Olympic adventure.. part1

Life for me over the past 16 days has been taken over by the Olympic bubble.... London is fantastic, atmosphere is amazing and everyone is happy! its like being in a Sporting Disneyland..  instead of "its a small world" on repeat in your brain its "chariots of fire"!.... i think that the success of the London 2012 Olympics and Team GB has surpassed all of the nations expectations and has been a truly magical experience...
I was lucky enough to get tickets for a couple of events and to the Park so will share my adventures with you over a couple of posts....
As previously blogged my Olympic adventures started on my birthday where I had tickets for Archery at Lords and Beach Volleyball at Horseguards...
Due to a traffic free journey I disembarked at Baker street and decided to stroll through Regents park to Lords. The day started as overcast with a threat for rain in the afternoon ( not surprised as I have yet to celebrate a birthday without it raining!)... The park was a bloom of patriotic planting, and the Sherlock Holmes Wenlock was a hidden treat!...
With time on my side I stopped for a bench picnic under a weeping willow sheltering from the drizzle, before crossing the road to Lords cricket ground where the Archery was being played....
With the Que snaking around the perimeter of the cricket ground, 30 minutes before the session started I did feel that I wasn't going to see any of the sets, but was overwhelmed by how organised it all was. The Gamesmakers were so friendly and helpful and the Military who were securing and processing the entry and airport scanners were exemplary (if only they worked at our airports - passport control & screening would be seamless).
On arrival into Lords the venue had been transformed and took my seat to enjoy a couple of hours of modern Robin Hood ... shooting over 70 metres at targets 122cm diameter, aiming for a gold circle just 12.2cm wide is a remarkable skill. 
With bursts of short sharp showers during play the stands were awash with poncho's & brollies, but remained packed. The commentator assuring us that rain does not stop play,only lightening! Sets from both the womens and mens competitors in the preliminary rounds.
I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon of archery, which was far more exciting live than watching on the TV.


Friday, 3 August 2012

Birthday Burger & Lobster

With a couple of hours to spare between Olympic events, Food & a celebratory Birthday drink were required!... disembarking at Green Park before my stroll through the parks I remember that situated down one of the side streets was Burger & Lobster. Decision made I headed down Clarges street to the restaurant, and due to it being quite early no Q for dinner.

Burger and Lobster serves exactly what the title depicts!.... no menu only 3 options and no reservations. Lobster, fries & salad or Burger fries & salad for a £20 prix fixe. The quality is outstanding and the portion sizes huge.... supported by a fantastic cocktail list & bar its definitely worth the Q and a visit.
*****

Friday, 31 August 2012

Orbital view of Olympic Park...

During one of my trips to the Olympic Park I was fortunate enough to secure a ticket to the Orbit, love it or loath it the Orbit is now an iconic image of the London 2012 Olympics... although the day was warm it was a little overcast, however this did not distract from the view across the park and London.
Once the lift has ascended to the top the semi panoramic views around are stunning, and look forward to returning when it re-opens in 2014. I chose to walk down the structure, but can honestly say that half way down I wish that I had opted for the lift!
As well as an iconic structure one of the other lasting legacy's of the park will be its nature areas. With many walkways off the main promenade in the park taking you through wild meadows and waterways you could see that a huge amount of natural landscaping had taken place to create a park wetlands for future generations. With strawberry plants growing alongside heather and daisy's it really was quintessentially British!
I have had an amazing summer at the Olympics & Paralympics it really has been a magical moment on my doorstep.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The Bake-off has begun...

so easing us into the Autumn TV schedule is the Great British Bake Off... so lovely to see Mary, Paul, Sue & Mel back on our screens. I am hooked already along with 4 million others according to the ratings. Twitter feeds on a tuesday night are full of #GBBO ad #bakeoff tweets...
For my birthday I received a Great British Bake Off bag of treats, comprising of the new book to accompany the series, a Bake-off "Tea & Cake" tea pot and British cookie cutter (both from the GBBO range  at M&S) along with a Cupcake mug & sugar bowl (loft living)
 It seems that its not just M&S that have woken upto the GBBO success... GBBO have launched their own website and App which are fab!...
I used the shopping list on the App at the weekend... it's great, perfect for bakers... the App comes with 50 recipes from past and prsent shows, including some of mary and Paul's classics.
The big yellow shop has also jumped on the GBBO frenzy featuring a huge display of the books, along with the new baking range from Hope & Greenwood... two british classics alongside each other... love the oven gloves, look just like stripy paper sweet bags!... delicious.
there are a few bits & pieces here which are going on my kitchen wish list...... off now to watch episode 3... enjoy!!

Monday, 27 August 2012

London Cakes....

whilst rushing through the bookstore in work Friday lunchtime my eye was caught by this book!..... think is was something about is saying Cake, London and being Pink!.. Great Cake Places London 2012
this is the Michelin star guide to cake places... rating are given to Cupcake & Bakery, Coffee & Cake and Afternoon Tea venues only.
Each venue has a cake rating and an overall rating appointed. Along with a guide to cakes in London the book also has small chapters on the history of cupcakes, wedding cakes & chocolates & sweets along with a chapter of recipes.
The book is a treat full of lovely photos and some hidden gems... I'm sure that some of the ratings will not please everyone, but its a great guide for all us cake lovers in London to work our way through!...
lovely to see so many Twitter cake chums in it:
Molly Bakes sitting alongside Ms Cupcake, Lorraine Pascals lovely Ella's bakehouse and Peggy's Parlour... along with the big yellow shops Dolly's! and the gorgeous Berkeley's pret-a-portea... all favourite's of mine...
a lovely book, prefect for the coffee table or afternoon tea!.... complete with cake!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Cakes & recent Bakes...

so along with the Olympics, work and life I have had a few family gatherings which have required cake in recent weeks...
July saw my God-daughter hit 18 and the request was " don't mind as long as it has pink, purple & black on it"... think I delivered...
a fun and funky cake for a 18 year old... chocolate & strawberry flavours inside....
August saw my Mum celebrate her Silver wedding anniversary.... she has 2 requests, cupcakes to take along to her social club and then a cake for her garden party....
Bottom tier cake was fruit and the top 2 were chocolate, appealing to a wide range of gusts!... cupcakes were a mixture of lemon and chocolate with silver 25's, hearts and balls... flowers were hand made then wired to sit on the cake, with a diamante 25.
Inbetween both events saw myself and my best friend celebrate birthdays within a week of each other... she is 6 days younger and for the last 30 years has reminded me annually!!!... as it was in the middle of the Olympics ... red velvet Olympic cupcakes were made!
all were a hit and everyone was happy..... job done!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Summer Reads....

It feels like I've been doing a lot of reading and not a lot of blogging!... my read pile is huge and I'm slowly working my way through blogging about the books that I have read this summer... here are a few that kept me entertained through the Olympic commute and summer holidays...
Carole Matthews ~ Summer daydreams ( this is the 3rd cover for this book and my favourite for this summer!) Nell Mcnamara is a mum to Petal and girlfriend to Olly and spends her life working in the local fish & chip shop. When she gets the opportunity to let her creative flair makeover the chip shop nothing can prepare her for whats to come next & can dreams really come true!...ad it features handbags!!!!
Lindsey Kelk ~ I heart London ...I'm a huge fan of Lindsey's I Heart series and this didn't disappoint, starting in New York we meet Angela again, who has a Visa issue which sees her returning to London and facing all the things that she ran away from before New York, Paris & Vegas!... its time to face the past! full of chaos in true Angela style.. a great summer read. The travel tips at the back are an added bonus!
James Patterson ~ Private Games .. every now and then I have to dip into a thriller and JP is one of my chosen authors, this book is full of intrigue, suspense. With key personnel from the London Olympic Committee found dead on the eve of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics the hunt is on to find the assassin and save the games. A thrilling read,... thankfully not real life!
Kate Lace ~ Cox ... a romp of a read following the exploits of Dan. Amy and Rollo members of St George's rowing club as they compete for places in the London 2012 Olympic rowing squad... loved this book and Kate Lace is the Jilly Cooper of the rowing world... if you were gripped like me daily watching the fun at Eton Dorney during the summer then this a must read for you.
happy reading x

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Top Hat...

Friday evening saw me take a trip to the theatre to see the musical Top Hat and it was always going to be a little bit emotional. The movie and songs a favourite from childhood, my Nan loved Fred & Ginger and I have fond  memories of my Gramps waltzing my Nan round the kitchen, dancing cheek to cheek.
London on Friday night was sweltering, but thankfully the beautiful Aldwych theatre has very good air con, aiding comfortable viewing!
Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen head the cast assisted by a fabulous ensemble who transport you back to the 1930's with effortless style and glamour. Packed full of Irving Berlins classics's, Let's face the music and dance, Cheek to Cheek, Top Hat and White Tie and tails you cannot fail to tap and sing along.

This musical comedy is full of fun, romance and glamour... it will have you tapping in your seats. Tom Chambers showcases his dancing skills which bought him legions of fans in Strictly, but also what a versatile actor he is. Summer Strallon is effortless as "Ginger" and is made for this role... the supporting actors and ensemble are fabulous, the dancing is amazing.... I cannot rave about this musical enough....can you tell that I loved it!
Here is a snippet of this fabulous musical....
a fabulous night out.... made me want to dig my tap shoes out the back of the cupboard!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

My Olympic adventure..part3

Thursday evening after work of the first week of the games I was fortunate to have a ticket for the Olympic Park... much sort after and as rare as a Willy Wonka Golden ticket! I held onto it tightly and along with the masses headed East to Stratford. On entry with the sun shining, which again was seamless, friendly and stress free, the Olympic bubble blew bigger! It really did feel like I was walking up main street towards the magic castle, with the castle being transformed into a majestic stadium.
The park is stunning, from the wild flower planting to the water canals running through, it really will be an amazing space for future generations.
Sitting on the bank of the canal watching the big screen I watched GB cycling team take the Gold in the sprint. The noise was phenomenal and thought that the roof of the velodrome would lift off! along with the jumping up and down of the 1000's of people in the park you could feel the rumbling underfoot. Amazing...
Everywhere is clearly signposted and is bright and funky... even the container stack of media & tv studios had the urban feel. Queueing to enter the 2012 megastore had the feel and vibe of queueing for a ride in Disney, magical and full of anticipation.... although on entry it looked like a swarm of locusts had descended!
From venue to venue as you walk through the park the landscaping and scenery is stunning...
I had an amazing evening in the Park and look forward to going back for the Paralympics and getting to see inside the magical athletic stadium....
With the Olympic rings perched high on a hill top, easily giving the Hollywood sign a run for most popular, Queue snaking down the hill  to get your picture taken under the rings, visible across the park its the unsung icon of the park!...

My Olympic adventure part2

After an afternoon at the Archery and a Birthday dinner at Burger and Lobster it was time for me to head to Horseguards for an evening of Beach Volleyball. Outside of the Olympic park, these have been some of the most sort after tickets during the Olympics and having spent an evening there I understand why.
With much of the afternoon overcast and showery the evening was a burst of sunshine allowing for a rain free fun night at the top of the Mall.
The surroundings and backdrop to this venue are majestic which just added to the magic. Gaining entry halfway down St James park, led you into an area which was of festival feel and nature. Food & drinks areas alongside areas for fun and relaxation. The volleyball icon statues created lots of opportunities for fun photos, and everyone who passed gazed in wonder at the epic sand sculptures!
If I thought there was lots of fun in the sun in the grounds, that was definitely just the warm-up for the main stage which was just fabulous. From the party atmosphere to the beach cheerleaders to the fantastic crowd, it seems that the more noise the better the play!
First game of the evening for me was the women's preliminaries featuring Russia Federation and Canada, many men muttering when the Canadian ladies appeared in their leggings, however think the Russian ladies may have made up for that!.
With Russia beating Canada by 2 sets to ! it was then time for the men to play... USA 'v' Spain, up until this game USA had not dropped a set, however Spain upset the party by stealing the 1st set! before USA came back to steal the game!
I thoroughly enjoyed my beach volleyball evening and learnt lots about the tactics, from when to block, dig, set & spike it was tremendous fun. Huge crowd participation, It was great to see the standing ovation given when some of the military boys were marched in on shift completion to take up some empty seats in the dignitary block. The Legacy from this games is that the sand used at Horseguards during this event will make 80 beach volleyball courts across the UK.... so if one pops up near you, go along its soooo much fun!

My Olympic adventure.. part1

Life for me over the past 16 days has been taken over by the Olympic bubble.... London is fantastic, atmosphere is amazing and everyone is happy! its like being in a Sporting Disneyland..  instead of "its a small world" on repeat in your brain its "chariots of fire"!.... i think that the success of the London 2012 Olympics and Team GB has surpassed all of the nations expectations and has been a truly magical experience...
I was lucky enough to get tickets for a couple of events and to the Park so will share my adventures with you over a couple of posts....
As previously blogged my Olympic adventures started on my birthday where I had tickets for Archery at Lords and Beach Volleyball at Horseguards...
Due to a traffic free journey I disembarked at Baker street and decided to stroll through Regents park to Lords. The day started as overcast with a threat for rain in the afternoon ( not surprised as I have yet to celebrate a birthday without it raining!)... The park was a bloom of patriotic planting, and the Sherlock Holmes Wenlock was a hidden treat!...
With time on my side I stopped for a bench picnic under a weeping willow sheltering from the drizzle, before crossing the road to Lords cricket ground where the Archery was being played....
With the Que snaking around the perimeter of the cricket ground, 30 minutes before the session started I did feel that I wasn't going to see any of the sets, but was overwhelmed by how organised it all was. The Gamesmakers were so friendly and helpful and the Military who were securing and processing the entry and airport scanners were exemplary (if only they worked at our airports - passport control & screening would be seamless).
On arrival into Lords the venue had been transformed and took my seat to enjoy a couple of hours of modern Robin Hood ... shooting over 70 metres at targets 122cm diameter, aiming for a gold circle just 12.2cm wide is a remarkable skill. 
With bursts of short sharp showers during play the stands were awash with poncho's & brollies, but remained packed. The commentator assuring us that rain does not stop play,only lightening! Sets from both the womens and mens competitors in the preliminary rounds.
I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon of archery, which was far more exciting live than watching on the TV.


Friday, 3 August 2012

Birthday Burger & Lobster

With a couple of hours to spare between Olympic events, Food & a celebratory Birthday drink were required!... disembarking at Green Park before my stroll through the parks I remember that situated down one of the side streets was Burger & Lobster. Decision made I headed down Clarges street to the restaurant, and due to it being quite early no Q for dinner.

Burger and Lobster serves exactly what the title depicts!.... no menu only 3 options and no reservations. Lobster, fries & salad or Burger fries & salad for a £20 prix fixe. The quality is outstanding and the portion sizes huge.... supported by a fantastic cocktail list & bar its definitely worth the Q and a visit.
*****