So – after running way low on my batteries yesterday (aka jet lag) I slept until 11 today. Gasp – I’m usually up around 5:30! Not to worry though we managed to cram a lot of things into one day. We started out by shopping at Harrod’s. Wow – what a store. Clothing racks with every hanger perfectly aligned, and even a shop area with <cough> dog stuff – including dogs and a doggie spa. Yes, you can take your dog into Harrod’s (hear that Niik? you would be a hit there!).
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Their food courts are amazing. So many awesome and wonderful things there. Even saw jars of truffles! Oh yes, that store especially the food area could be dangerous, verrry dangerous.
And what is a trip to London and Harrod’s without lunch?? Tragic. So of course we had a light lunch at Harrod’s (keeping in mind it was around 2 and we had 6:30 reservations at a one star Michelin restaurant ). We lunched at Harrod’s – splitting a bruschetta and a tuti-fruiti dome. Both were delightful and of course photo ops I couldn’t resist.

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Walking around London is a treat for the eyes. All the old buildings are amazing. I seem to be keying in on  windows lately.

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… and then of course there’s the old “I go to take a photo and animals just have to make appearances even when I don’t plan it…..
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On to food and very possibly, awe heck – for sure – the best meal I have ever eaten – BAR NONE! It all started out with reservations at a Michelin restaurant. We got there only to find the place closed! Yuppers the restaurant was closed up for remodeling —  our reservations were made with them and made in June – but they seem to have totally forgotten to tell us. Yes, they took the reservation and then never let us know it would be closed! Bad form for sure.
We managed to find a “sister” restaurant and with the emailed reservation in hand we walked in and asked if they could please squeeze us in. Squeeze us in they did and more. We ordered from  the prix fixe dinner -  which is what the original plan was. However – before the first course came they presented us with a marvelous starter of pork belly, snail and something else delicious.
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Wow is all I can say. What a fantastic start to the meal – and what a nice thing for them to do.
Next was the first course – I ordered chilled carrot soup and Charlie had the soft poached egg “Burford Brow”. lettuce, peas, Scottish girolles, and sweet onion.
This was just as good or better than the starter.
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The main course I ordered the Grilled bavette of beef, bone marrow gratin, swiss chard and beetroot, Charlie ordered the Cornish silver mullet, spiced carrot puree, sweet and sour beetroot.
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All through our time there our server and the restaurant manager kept checking in asking how everything was. Of course everything was fantastic we were loving every bite. The main course was absolutely marvelous – things just kept getting better.
On to desert – and this is usually where wonderful restaurants seem to just do OK. Not so here! We both had the Wild honey ice cream and crushed honey comb. Again this course was just as good or better than the first course! And they added a delicious plate of chocolates as well!

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A complete home run. Without a doubt – this restaurant Wild Honey is the best restaurant I have ever eaten at. Gordon Ramsey – if you are reading this – you have got to check them out if you haven’t already been there! Wild Honey is at 18 George St London.
So – the meal is finished and the manager comes to our table to tell us they are very sorry about the mix up at the original restaurant and that our entire meal and wine has been comp’d. Woah – unbelievable. Thank you Wild Honey for a wonderfully memorable meal.

To top the night off we hustled over to the Tower of London for the Ceremony of the Keys. This has been done every night for over 700 years. Wow. Amazing and very cool complete with the story of how parts of the ceremony evolved. No photos allowed at the ceremony though.

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Good night all! More England tomorrow.

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