Today is my birthday and I am typing this on the train home (on my iphone) after a very long day in London.
We left home 8.30am and took a train and 2 tubes to rich/trendy Richmond with the main aim of having a top lunch. Although the day started a bit chilly, by the time we got there it was warm and sunny.
Everyone is labelled up in Richmond: Hollister, Jack Wills, Eden Park, Crew, etc. It's a very wealthy area - in fact, Mick Jagger lives on the hill. We walked along the Thames path for a while, grabbed a coffee then a Gin, before going for lunch. We selected Al Boccon Di' Vino for my birthday lunch based on the amazing scores on Tripadviser. It's not only a top Italian restaurant, it's also voted one if the best in London - and there are 6000 London restaurants and cafes on Tripadviser.
The restaurant has no menu. You sit and they feed you. From what we remember, this was lunch (each a separate course):
Bread and oil
Fried smoked cheese
Asparagus and egg
Veal and anchovies
Mozzarella and tomatoes
Beans and pasta
2 bottles of wine
You may guess that we were a little drunk by the end of our 3 hour epic meal! I won't tell you how much it was, but let's say that it was a treat that may not be repeated for a while.
We walked from Richmond to Kew before getting a bus then a tube to Tottenham Court Road. We walked to Kings Cross station and then home! Here are some pictures from the day, complete with an enhanced David mural...