FOOD & EATERY, MY STYLE

Zig-a-zig-ah at The Gilbert Scott

29th August 2013

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Style Slicker and Park and Cube - The Gilbert Scott

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You know me being a typical Chinese and food lover, I love snapping my food and I rarely finish my plate, sorry chef! You would often see me re-aarange the plate/s and style it with fashion accessory or grab a prop from a nearby table, that would deemed fit for Instagram. That’s neo-food culture for you.

I recently had the opportunity to visit The Gilbert Scott restaurant at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel (formerly Midland Grand Hotel) not once but twice in two weeks, first was a splendid meal with a small party of online media editors and bloggers coincided with ever so engaging table talk, discussing about ‘stuff’, any sort of stuff hosted by the lovely Navaz of Disney Roller Girl, a week later I invited my buddy Shini along to sample their summer lunch menu. The hotel is truly a spectacle, majestic and romantic, it’s one of the finest gothic masterpiece ever built in Britain today, designed by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1866 who also designed the Albert Memorial and Victoria and Albert Museum. I can remember it was all boarded up for decades for pending demolition, the hotel’s exterior and presence was barely visible. However, saved by the bell, after an extensive renovation, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel opened its doors on 5th May 2011. Every angle has its finest details; the Victorian décor, gold leaf decoration, original Victorian tile flooring, ornate stencilling, elaborate ceilings, handcrafted stonework, and extravagant wallpaper. Don’t forget the infamous grandeur staircase featured in the Spice Girls’s ‘Wannabe’ video, it’s still there.  Zig-a-zig-ah!

We kicked off the afternoon with mocktails for us non-alcohol drinkers; elderflower blended with raspberry, tarragon and lemon. To start, I had the Dorset Crab with pickled cucumber, radish, nectarine – I’m a big fan of crab meat, it would be foolish not to order a delicacy as a starter. Followed by Chicken Schnitzel with fried egg, anchovy, mayonnaise, capers and Heirloom tomato salad, Brown butter mash as sides – Although the main looked basic, the chicken tasted delicious, tender and comforting to eat. For the pudding, Watermelon, Dandelion & burdock with milk ice cream, basil – love the unique flavour of refreshingly sweet and milky texture from the watermelon and milk ice cream.  Many thanks to The Gilbert Scott for the wonderful afternoon lunch, same goes to the waiting staff for their impeccable service and hospitality.

Style Slicker and Park and Cube were guests of The Gilbert Scott at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.


My outfit: Top from ZARA, leggings from UNIQLO, Mai Tai shoes from WHISTLES, Nuovo L tote bag courtesy of MCM, watch courtesy of FOLLI FOLLIE.  Outfit photos by SHINI


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23 Comments

  • Reply Pink Mink 29th August 2013 at 18:43

    Gorgeous photography Kit, hope you and your friend enjoyed your meal, they look delicious.

  • Reply Kade 29th August 2013 at 19:11

    Enticing and atmospheric photos, wish I could join two and discuss about food, life.
    Zigazigahh!

  • Reply Josephine Loves Vintage 29th August 2013 at 19:23

    Love this post <3

  • Reply faye 29th August 2013 at 19:30

    I would kill for crab meat right now.

  • Reply NicoleWitch_魔女 29th August 2013 at 21:52

    I vaguely remember the wannabe video, must look it up on youtube.
    Your photos are stunning.

  • Reply Sarah Lise 29th August 2013 at 23:48

    What a swanky restaurant!

  • Reply Near River 30th August 2013 at 00:46

    So nice.

  • Reply Miss Strawberry 30th August 2013 at 02:45

    哇,看起来好棒啊

  • Reply Ruth 30th August 2013 at 03:35

    Love your outfit. The interior is breathtakingly beautiful. Great photography as always.
    x

  • Reply Rainmermaid 30th August 2013 at 03:36

    TILE ENVY!

  • Reply Biarietrity 30th August 2013 at 10:59

    You look lovely Kit, thanks for sharing your wonderful world to us.
    Jel.

  • Reply TMF 30th August 2013 at 11:05

    The first picture is gorgeous and the interiors too.

  • Reply Apple Choi 30th August 2013 at 14:28

    I’m really hungry right now.

  • Reply Michelle Lee 30th August 2013 at 16:40

    love that bag

  • Reply Lola 1st September 2013 at 09:58

    The food looks delicious! and now I’m gonna have “wannabe” stuck in my head all day xx

  • Reply Jonelle 1st September 2013 at 19:37

    What an amazing hotel to have lunch!

  • Reply Darcee 1st September 2013 at 19:38

    Lovely post.

  • Reply Martel 2nd September 2013 at 01:01

    Gosh I really love your red bag!

  • Reply 豆豆 2nd September 2013 at 09:29

    养眼好看!

  • Reply Edwin 7th September 2013 at 12:26

    Beautiful post.

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