Honeymoon Dining Diaries: Night Two Dinner in London

The Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Place: The Ebury Restaurant in Chelsea (London)

The Website: http://www.theebury.co.uk/

The Atmosphere: First off, it should be noted that we weren’t intending to go here. We had come to the Chelsea neighborhood with the intention of grabbing a quick bite to eat then joining up with an organized Pub Walk. We consulted the Zagat iPhone app for a place to dine and it directed us to what sounded like a fantastic Italian place. Unfortunately, they didn’t open until 6:30, and it was 6:00. And the pub walk was at 7. So, we expanded the search and Zagat also gave high marks to the Ebury. We were lucky to duck in when we did too, since the only downpour of our entire honeymoon struck while we dined!

Overall, the atmosphere was very upscale/casual/modern, the crowd was small (it was a rainy Sunday night, after all) and trended to roughly our age range. The menu was classy, and we were able to select a nice bottle of wine.

Kelley’s Main Course: Risotto primavera: peas, broadbeans, fresh mint, spring onions. This was really tasty, and Kelley has never met a risotto she didn’t like, so this was a hit.

Paul’s Main Course: Roast lamb rump, olive oil mash, olives and sundried tomato au jus. This was also quite delicious. The olive oil mash was a nice complement to the tangy sweetness of the au jus.

Dessert: Kelley got an espresso that she poured over a scoop of ice cream. She loved it. I got a glass of port wine. I loved it.

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