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It Was Only A Stone Throw Away From Home, So Under The Cover Of Darkness I Plucked Up The Courage To Venture Out.
Boy It Was Definitely A Worthy Excursion Away From My Hideout.
Thai Thai Just Exudes Opulence, With Its Impressive Stained-Glass Ceiling, High Ceilings, Carved Wooden Artefacts, And Crimson Walls...
The Reach is set in an old grade II listed building, so has that Old English vibe.
It's warm, dark and cosy inside; I nestled myself on the cushioned seating next to the window where you can gaze out to the Thames.
I was invited to the launch of The Reach Bar & Kitchen, and had the pleasure to sample teasers of the whole menu.
To be perfectly honest, I didn't really know what to expect as once you walk in, The Reach is essentially a pub; and normally for me pub food is to be enjoyed whilst nursing a hangover :P
So I was really impressed with the bounty presented before me...
I used to be a regular at the Bloomsbury - Hare and Tortoise branch.
It had that canteen feel, you know with the light birch effect furniture, & being alittle cramped inside.
It was very student-y, but I loved it.
After graduating, I upgraded to the Blackfriars branch; purely because it's closer to me since I moved flats...
The surest way to my heart is through a steak.
A badass steak, that is.
Any tiffs & arguments amongst friends and lovers can be resolved with steak.
That is why choosing your steakhouse is so god damn important.
If you get it wrong; you're probably going to end up in the dog house for a week.
This is no joke.,,
Sometimes all I want to do is escape.
Just run off to a secret hiding place, where no one can find me.
Living in the city can be abit too much at times.
It can often leave me with that strong urge to just disappear or teleport somewhere. Anywhere.
Thankfully, one fateful night Obika invited me into his lair.
He was warm, dark, and the best part?
He led me underground.. ;]
Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and into a quiet safe haven with dim, sultry lighting, and soft wooden furnishings...
When you're heart broken nothing tastes good.
But Bone Daddies really knows how to soothe a wounded soul.
He know's exactly what to do to cheer you up.
A) he blasts classic rock at you, it's so loud that you have to raise your voice to be heard; and it's too loud to even hear yourself think. Perfect.
B) he feeds you a huge, stonking bowl of steaming tonkotsu ramen - everything tastes better when it's bad for you...