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Caroline Oldham

Caroline Oldham

So last week I was wedding dress shopping in London with my mum and sister and we were very successful, not only did we find a wedding dress but we also got to eat out at some amazing places. I do love London when it comes to eating out, there is so much choice, each area in London has a different vibe, so we ate out in the trendy Shoreditch the first night and then we ate at Zuma in Knightsbridge. These are both such different areas but fabulous in their own way.

Restaurant Hangout of the Week

This has to be Zuma, it is hands down one of my favourite restaurants of all time, not only is the food out of this world but the service is excellent too. The cocktails, mocktails depending on your preference are out of this world, the flavours and choice is overwhelming but in a good way, with a pregnant sister we managed to get through most of them together. Zuma has such a good vibe, it is lively, it is full of beautifully dress people and it just feels like a really special night when you go. When I lived in Dubai, Zuma was a regular hangout for me, it was located in DIFC just near to where I worked so we would always go for cocktails on a Thursday night after work and end up having a little bit of bar snack sushi.

So the food, well I do have an all time favourite, the staff are very attentive and will be able to tell you at the table what you can and can't eat if you have food allergies which is always helpful, they will also inform the chef. I have never had any issues here always had a very pleasant meal and always felt safe with what I am eating. My all time favourite dish is the crispy fried quid with chili and fresh lime, yes even though battered it is totally gluten free and it is so light too, I absolutely love this dish. We also had some pickled vegetables which were delicious, full of flavour and a great way to start the meal especially if you through some edamame beans into the mix, steamed and topped with rock salt. There is some sushi that is gluten free and some that isn't, I always have the crab and avocado maki, they do have to remove one ingredient but with the ginger, wasabi and gluten free soy sauce they have this dish is so fresh!

The one thing I must mention is that Zuma is fairly pricey, it is definitely a place to go for a treat with friends, family or loved ones.

The one thing that Zuma does is a chocolate fondant for pudding so with keeping in trend I am going to share my own version of this. Try and make it, it is really easy the tricky bit is making sure you get it out of the oven at the right time. https://www.biteappy.com/blog/blog/gluten-and-dairy-free-chocolate-fondant/

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