What a rare treat to be invited along for an indulgent Friday lunch at Beluga! I’d been there before and loved it, and was so looking forward to heading back for a ladies lunch.
We kicked off with cocktails (well, sparkling water with lemon for me!) which were gorgeously colourful and set the tone for a fun afternoon full of travel tales, fashion, beauty, babies, loads of laughs and truly fabulous food.
Beluga have a special Winter menu called Piccolo dining which is a series of delicious Mediterranean tasting plates. It’s such a clever way to relax and enjoy catching up with friends. Often when you head out to eat, you get so caught up chatting that it’s a mad scramble for everyone to have a look at the menu, and then there’s always someone who needs five more minutes to decide (usually me) – while everyone is becoming more and more ravenous! With the Piccolo dining approach, everything is shared and there’s no chance of food envy, it makes the whole dining experience effortless and enjoyable – which is exactly what it should be.
Top : L-R: New Norcia Ciabatta with Truffle butter and Beluga black salt / Leek and Truffle soup
Bottom : L-R: Quail Scotch Eggs with Spanna Crab / Leek Pernod Mussels
All of our dishes were insanely delicious, warm, comforting and bursting with flavour. I have to say that I’d go back for the New Norcia ciabatta with truffle butter and Beluga black salt alone! YUM!
Top: L-R: Nero Risotto Grilled Cuttlefish / Slow Cooked Osso Bucco with Seasonal Vegetables
Bottom: L -R: French Beans with Mint and Labneh / Honey Glazed Duck with Cabbage Slaw and Truffle
There’s so much love in this food, and amazing attention to detail with presentation and beautiful finishing touches. The service was also impeccable, which makes for a truly memorable dining experience.
If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion, a romantic date night or even just a fun catch up with friends – Beluga won’t disappoint.
For more info or to make a booking head to the Beluga website.
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