When I was a little girl nearly every Saturday my mum, my older sister and I would stroll into town and do a spot of shopping before ending the day by meeting up with my dad at Cafe Mamma for dinner. It was a family hang out spot and I was super sad when it closed down; but much to my delight this gorgeous Italian restaurant has re-opened in Kew. The parents and I couldn’t wait to re-visit and we were not disappointed.
It still had the washing hanging up like it used to all those years ago and that true Italian spirit.
I kicked my meal off with a good old cocktail a San Petro – Gin, sweet vermouth, campari and triple sec with orange juice.
I had my first ever taste of calamari at the old Cafe Mamma so it only seemed right to have it as my starter at the new place.
Linguine tutto mare for my mains and oh my this was crammed full of seafood not just a few prawns and mussels with pasta this was chockerblock with seafood yummies.
Somehow I managed to cram in a tiramisu for dessert not sure how I did it but I am glad I did.
Dress – ASOS|Hat – H&M|Shoes – Primark.
For more details on my outfit check out the OOTD I posted.
If you want good honest Italian food in England then this is the place to go I couldn’t be happier that this little gem is back.
For bookings and menu’s click here.
Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO
I’ve been wanting to tell you all about this gem since I discovered it but I also want to keep it my little secret because table space is limited! WARNING if you don’t like seafood then don’t go here because its literally seafood and more seafood.
A and I hadn’t seen each other for a good month so decided it was time for a good old chit chat before she jets off on holiday, both of us were craving seafood and whilst trawling the internet discovered this little gem SeaWise in Camden. Now normally I am a Central London type of a girl – you know Covent Garden, Picadilly etc but I was excited to go a little further a field.
We arrived after getting a little lost-it’s within Camden stables and were welcomed into a little wooden shack of wonder that was bustling with people and mouth watering food. I suggest booking you can do so online. We were seated and after a few giggles with the waiter were left to peruse the menu which was filled with promise.
We shared starters which although they look plain were so tasty. Calamari with tartar sauce and Bang Bang prawns. The Bang Bang prawns were new to us and omgosh I could have eaten a whole platter to myself; the perfect mix of spices, crunchy batter and meaty prawns and the calamari well you can’t really go wrong with calamari.
Again we shared main courses because we just couldn’t decide on just one dish each. A picked the dressed crab with salad and I picked garlic lobster tail with chips. Everything is fresh, its bought that morning at the market and you can really tell when you taste the food; it’s simple but delicious. The crab was fantastic, it’s a cold dish and really refreshing in the summer with its colourful salad. The lobster tail was, well I really have no words it was so good. Just meaty, lobstery yumminess, like I said no words.
After paying our very reasonable tab -I don’t like discussing money but two courses of fresh seafood and two alcoholic drinks was around £25.00 each BARGAIN. We bumped into this little fellow outside the restaurant his name is Rascal and he is a French Bulldog and Pug cross. SeaWise is the perfect place for either a quick snack or a full on dinner, everything is fresh and cooked to order but what makes this place is the staff literally the friendliest people I have ever met in a restaurant.
Skirt – H&M|Vest- ASOS|Cardigan – H&M|Sunglasses – H&M|Shoes – Lacoste
For those of you more interested in fashion than food here is what I wore its a pretty non fussy outfit but I am just in love with the blue of the skirt its perfect for summer.
Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO