Chiltern Firehouse, once the Marylebone Fire Station built in 1889, has been transformed into a luxury hotel and restaurant by André Balazs (The Mercer, Chateau Marmont) and is favored by celebs and posh Londoners.
The proper doorman will guide you past the gates, through the patio and into the plush dining room with red leather booths, cream and red patterned fabric ceiling and bustling wait staff attending to all of the beautiful people’s needs.
Go for the scene and drinks. For food, breakfast or lunch is your best bet price-wise – sit at the bar along side the kitchen to see all of the action.
Chiltern Firehouse London Patio
Chiltern Firehouse London Bar
Chiltern Firehouse London Dining Room
Chiltern Firehouse London Kitchen
My favorite part of lunch: Dark Chocolate Tart with clementines and whipped ricotta.
Rest of lunch:
Chiltern Firehouse London Steak Tartare
Chiltern Firehouse London Mixing The Steak Tartare
Chiltern Firehouse London Roast Heritage Carrots
If cocktails served in a secret-ish underground station with a 1940s vibe in London sounds intriguing – stay tuned for more on this hush-hush experience.
For now I leave you with the Gracie Fields: Vodka, rose liqueur, homemade rhubarb-rose-pepper syrup with Prosecco foam. Cheers!
Spending New Year’s Eve on a plane wasn’t that bad – traveling west gave me an opportunity to see an extended sunset over the ocean with the sun dipping below the horizon as we hit beautiful Greenland.
Minutes before this picture was taken the plane was filled with gorgeous violet light.
Dark Sugars on Brick Lane is one of the coolest chocolate shops around. The sweet aromas hit your nose before you reach the door where you will find beautifully displayed truffles with flavors like flambéed cognac, ginger & honey and gin & lime, lots of samples and great West African music.