Lanes of London, Mayfair

The night before we went away to Switzerland, Phoebe came to stay.

There were two reasons for this;

One: Obviously it’s much more fun to share an Uber to the airport than to go alone.

Two: We could easily convince each other that going out for cocktails was much more important than packing.

With her boyfriend away at training, we decided we’d just have to share mine.

My optimistic chap suggested we get a nice, sisterly photo of us all spruced up in Mayfair.

You know the age old saying, “never work with children or animals?”

They really need to add us to that list.

^ a car drove by with “our song” thumping through the sunroof.

Ok, close enough!

Time for a well earned drink.

Oh hang on, did we get the shoes?!

Both of us in heels is a pretty momentous occasion.

Gorgeous yellow Louboutins for PW & black tie sandals for me.

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I have to say I’m quite pleased with mine. The point lengthens your legs and I think they look much more expensive than they really are. Delicious little bargains!

PW: Striped blazer // White playsuit // Pink clutch

Me: White shirt // Aztec skirt // Chanel bag // Silver May necklace

Both: PocketWatch watches

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Ok, now enough of the fashion stuff.

It’s time for cocktails!

We started with a pretty good bouquet of them.

We’d never been to Lanes of London before.

They invited us down to sample their sharing menu. It’s a fairly huge & amazingly varied menu of different cuisines and food to all nibble on together.

Green papaya salad with chilli, pork, prawns, peanuts, spicy lime sauce.

Marinated barbequed pork skewers, rice noodle salad, homemade sweet chilli sauce.

Beef brisket sliders, roasted bone marrow, horseradish cream.

These were really delicious! You already know I’m a big fan of bone marrow (have you tried this recipe yet?) and it was a nice touch to go with the burgers.

The pint ‘o’ prawns came swimming in sauce, which might have been over-kill for us… but I’m sure there are others who love it!

Duck hash, fried duck egg, hp sauce. Beautifully presented!

Samosa chat, chickpeas, yoghurt, pomegranate, tamarind, mint chutney.

See what I mean about a broad menu?!

Delicious scotch eggs.

Ribman pulled pork bun.

Delicious pork (as always from Ribman) but a really stale, horrible bun. Still worth ordering if you just discard the bread. Especially as it comes with his signature hot sauce!

We polished the meal off with three puddings.

Trifle.

Huuuuge jammy dodgers.

Chocolate tart.

And tea.

None of the food knocked us off our feet, but it was all pretty good.

The cocktails are great, the staff are very keen and the restaurant is beautiful.

I wouldn’t take anyone there as a date, but get a big group together for drinks and nibbles.

We had an absolute whale of a time! It was the perfect send off.

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  • Sam

    Phoebe’s blazer is killer! I also love both of your shoes πŸ™‚

    Sam
    That Curious Cat

  • I love reading your tips and reviews! I’m heading back to London in December, and I’ve added Bob Bob Richard to the list! I can’t believe I managed to live there for 3 years without hearing about that place! πŸ˜€

  • I love Lanes of London, and it was just that my photos came out horrid (evening in Winter) that I’ve never written about it. I think those giant Jammy Dodgers is one of the best biscuit type desserts in London.

  • You need to stop putting up these amazing places! I’m looking at booking a table here now for my friends and myself πŸ™‚ Great post πŸ™‚

  • Love the shoes.

    I’ve never been to Lanes of London but sometimes I think service and friendly staff can be more than enough to save the food! Shame about the stale bun – to be honest I normally prefer to eat pulled pork on it’s own anyway!

    Katie <3

  • Love your aztec skirt & heels Rosie. Going out last minute instead of packing is just the sort of thing I do!!

    Hugs xoxo

    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • looks lovely πŸ™‚ Need to add this to my list πŸ™‚

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  • Both you and Phoebe look stunning, I am especially in love with your shoes! Anything with bows on is a winner! Your boyfriend takes some brilliant pictures as well! You look like you had an amazing time the trifle looks delicious <3

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • Love the aztec print skirt Rosie.

    Your photos are so much fun as well. I always feel like I’m actually their crying-laughing right along with you guys! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

  • I love the skirt you’re wearing! The pattern on it is gorgeous. You both look lovely, hope you had a fun night!!

    Joanne | http://www.fashion-oh.blogspot.com

  • K Jefferies

    Hi Rosie,

    I couldn’t think of another way of getting in touch with you!
    I’m getting married in July and having a bit of bother finding bridesmaids dresses! You’ve posted that your sister recently got married, and as you seem to be a pretty stylish family do you know where she got her bridesmaids’ dresses from/is there anywhere she would recommend?

    Thanks!!!!
    Love reading the blog!

    Kate.

    • Zoe

      You could try tweeting her @Rosielondoner – possibly more likely to respond there!

  • love those shoes!

    xx
    intonavy.blogspot.co.uk

  • Alison

    Love the one of you both laughing !! Classic

  • Love the fashion and I absolutely love that photo of the two of you laughing! xx

  • Alison

    Love the one of where you are both laughing!! Best of friends

  • I love your outfit, it’s a perfect combo of sexy and chic, plus I always love your minimalistic approach to make-up. You look so fresh and happy!

    http://www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

  • Abi

    Rosie, please excuse me for being rude but I gotta ask… how are your breasts so perfect and perky!! Is there a secret bra/trick you’re keeping from us or is that just your insanely good genes coming into play again?

  • Michelle
  • What fun! Love both your shoes πŸ™‚

  • Geena

    I love those black heels Rosie, you’re right- they look so much more expensive than they are! All of this food was presented beautifully- now I’m hungry!
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  • Love this! What a fun night.

    Liz

    http://www.LizTheAustinite.com

  • This looks so amazing, and your boyfriend must be incredibly patient with the both of you πŸ™‚

    xx Cheyenne
    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

  • Shoes shoes shoes!! My heart’s racing for both pairs!!
    http://www.perpetuallycaroline.com

  • Great food photography as ever! Must try this place.

    – Nina
    Have You Heard Of It? London bar & restaurant blogger | HYHOI.com

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    first off, adore these shoes! gorgeousness. second, you’re so gorgeous. loving all of these photos πŸ™‚

    ladies in navy

  • Y’all must be having a lovely summer if you can still wear mini’s this time of year! Yay long British summers!

    Your hair is getting soooo long! Very pretty but have you ever had it cut short before?

    Can’t wait to see what you got up to in Morocco!

    V
    Life+1

  • Those photos are hysterical and I love your shoes!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Love those black heels! Also feeling ridiculously hungry after that post….

  • Hi_D

    Both of you look totally hot. I love your top. And that resto is making me feel hungry.

    http://kintsugioflife.blogspot.com

  • More photos of amazing looking food, will have to try this place out!

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  • You both look absolutely gorgeous!! And your pictures, per usual, make me want to hop on the first plane back to London and explore the city!

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  • Love both of your outfits πŸ™‚ amazing photography as usual Rosie! x
    http://www.lifeinthefashionlaneeblogspot.co.uk

  • Looks like such fun!! I love your outfits – gorgeous and bright in the (finally) nice london weather!

  • Punky Brewster

    OMG Rosie, you are such a vision! These pics are gorgeous

  • Looks amazing! xo, Hayley http://www.dailydoseofdarling.com

  • Samantha Bei

    I love the aztec skirt! Perfect twist on a black and white look.

    thefoxandtheclown.blogspot.com

  • The outfits are gorgeous, as usual! πŸ™‚

    Des
    theanti-tourist.blogspot.com

  • You & Phoebe both look amazing! I love your Aztec skirt & her bright Louboutins!

    http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

  • thunderlegz

    Love seeing you two having a ball! Damn, Miss Phoebe, you can pose!

  • PeonyandPeach

    Love your skirt and shoes, both have been added to my (ever growing) wish list!

    http://www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

  • Adore your heels, and what a bargain! Shame some of the food was a bit of a no-no but chocolate tart always wins πŸ˜‰

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • Imogen

    Ooh a stars bar! I’ve never noticed that – is it new? Lovely blog post, you all look so happy! πŸ™‚
    moseye.wordpress.com

  • Your posts always manage to leave me hungry and to go outside and try every single restaurant around the corner.
    I also love your skrit and shoes. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G

    Bisous, Marye

    http://www.niniiinjune.com

  • I love the white blouse! A fall shopping post would be most welcome! I already have an ASOS bag that needs a few more items! πŸ˜‰

  • I adore both of these outfits. And by the way, both of your legs are amazing…

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  • Now they are some posh Jammie Dodgers! Looks like you had a blast…. much more fun than packing πŸ™‚

    http://www.fitfoodfun81@blogspot.com

  • I adore your black heels with a bow! The food also looks wonderfully yum. x

    Louise
    http://louiseplace.com

  • Sara Barnes

    Love love love those shoes! I wish my feet could handle heels!!

    Sara
    http://www.506miles.wordpress.com

  • LOVE the bow shoes! and the food looks delish too. xxSienna
    http://www.rosecolorglass.com

  • Queenie Lee

    Lookin babin’ as always! xx

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  • Ahhh! I love those pointed toe shoes too! They make your legs look great!

    xo

    Kels
    http://www.excusemyblog.com

  • I’m head over heels in love with Phoebe’s blazer! *adds to wish list* x

  • Kirra Jayne

    I have to preface by saying, I absolutely love your writing, photography, etc. But, considering the majority of your readership would be female, the amount of bra-less, cleavage photos I see makes me at times feel like I am reading Playboy. I think you are a gorgeous, articulate woman, & I don’t think you need to always show off your assets in order to be a success, though props to you for always looking amazing while doing it.

  • lavinya royes

    All I saw was awesome legs! killer shoes! and glorious food! lol great post!xx

  • You both look so pretty! The food looks so good too, shame it was only ok!

  • Shade of Red Blog

    Seems nice enough for cocktails, will definitely try it out!
    http://shadeofredblog.com

  • The food looks amazing! Love your skirt.

    http://eliphi.blogspot.co.uk

  • Oh your shoes! I’m so in love.

  • Nika

    Hi Rosie! I absolutely adore your blog! Seeing as you’re a well seasoned traveler, do you have any advice for attempting to see as much of a new city as possible on short holidays?

  • I love your and Phoebe’s relationship! so cute!

    http://www.shegoeswear.com

  • Mhhh… I might get the exact pair of shoes you wear in these photos, I love them !
    Can I wear them even at the office? I’m not that sure..

  • You both look fab! πŸ™‚

    http://life15juicy.wordpress.com

  • Looking smart as always, but those smiles and grins and jaw dropping laughters are really your best accessories:) The kind of fun times you can only have with the best of friends! xx

    Gloria

    http://it-is-sweetchili.blogspot.co.uk/