Beach Blanket Babylon

I’ve known these two since we were kiddies in school, we’ve grown up together through good times and bad and I’ve relied upon them for reassuringly smiley times and clothes-borrowing for many many years now! They’re relaxed, fun and don’t take themselves too seriously. Separately we are pretty sensible, relatively chilled and pretty much normal but put us together and things tend to get just a liddddle bit crazy! Usually we end up having the kind of nights that are random and unplanned, last-minute, at places that aren’t particularly grown up – which is lucky because together we aren’t all that grown up either!

Not too long ago was Monica’s birthday, and in an attempt to do something different from our usual last-minute madness, we booked in at Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill for a post-birthday catch up supper.

Beach Blanket Babylon is a converted mansion and ooh boy is it beautiful. A very pretty, decadent entrance greets you once you’ve walked in. It’s very magical-fairytale-house themed. We were taken down to the bottom floor to a gorgeous candlelit room with a toasty fire and beautiful architecture and lots of cushions to get comfy with.

I took a few snaps to take you readers along with us… the ambience and service is fantastic but the lighting is impressively dark so apologies for the poor photography!

Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill

 

The decor is absolutely gorgeous.

 

Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill - Dinner Settings

 

Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill - Fireplace

And so are my girlfriends:

Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill - Dinner with girlfriends
Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill - Dinner with friends

 

Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill - Dinner with friends

 

Gifts and hugs were exchanged.

Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill - Dinner with friends
Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill - Dinner with friends
Then we settled into our feast.
Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill - Rigatoni

Rigatoni

Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill - Braised Lamb Shank with Sweet Potato

Braised lamb shank with sweet potato

Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill - Pan Seared Scallops with Crispy Parma Ham

and my favourite… pan seared scallops with crispy parma ham

Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill - Enjoying Pan Seared Scallops and Crispy Parma Ham

 

 

Lifestyle Enthusiast - Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill - Good food and great company

Decent food, good service, great ambiance and the best company!

Beach Blanket Babylon West
45 Ledbury Road
Notting Hill
London
W11 2AA

Tel. 020 7229 2907

bookings@beachblanket.co.uk

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Beach Blanket Babylon is located at 45 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London. Website here: http://www.beachblanket.co.uk/nottinghill/

Beach Blanket Babylon West
45 Ledbury Road
Notting Hill
London
W11 2AA

Tel. 020 7229 2907

bookings@beachblanket.co.uk

– See more at: http://thelondonintruder.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/beach-blanket-babylon-what.html#sthash.HW2NyeEj.dpuf

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