Indian Food Heaven at Cinnamon Soho

I headed down to Cinnamon Soho a few weeks ago for a lovely evening meal with a friend. We booked a special offer of 2 courses and a drink for less than £10, the quality of food far exceeds it’s cost that’s for sure!

This is a quick shout out to a lovely restaurant!

We received a warm welcome and the service was consistently good throughout. The food itself was delicious. I love curries but more often than not I’m let down by the quality of Indian food at some indian restaurants but Cinnamon Soho did not disappoint. They have maintained an ethos of quality food made with great quality ingredients.

My starter of Fat chilli filled with root vegetables and paneer was perfectly spiced with a hint of sweetness that just enhanced the overall flavour of the dish. It was scrumptious!

Fat Chilli

Fat Chilli

My main course of Old Delhi Style chicken curry with pilau rice was rich and full of flavour with generous chunks of chicken breast. The curry sauce maintained the traditional creamy texture that I expected, I didn’t even add any extra chilli pepper, it was delicious just as it was.

Old Delhi Curry

Old Delhi Curry

I would definitely recommend visiting this great restaurant, with the special offers you receive when you book on their site you will be spoilt for choice!

http://www.cinnamonsoho.com/

A Midweek Retreat at @BluestoneWales

Bluestone Wales recently invited me to visit their National Park Resort as a New Year’s Treat. They provided me with accommodation to review for the blog, so Mr WFD and I went on a little adventure to Wales. The self-catering cottage we were provided with was simple, stylish and modern. The bedroom and bathroom were both spacious, with high ceilings and good quality furniture. We stayed in the Fox Cottage which is perfect for a couple.

Fox Cottage

Fox Cottage

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Kitchen

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A glimpse at the bedroom

The resort is located on the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales and it boasts nearly 300 luxury lodges. If you’re feeling to lazy for self-catering there is even a bed and breakfast option.

My first night’s meal was traditional fish and chips in The Knight Tafarn Pub. Simple and wholesome it didn’t disappoint. I don’t have fish and chips too often so it was actually a nice treat. Sometimes it’s the “naughty” meals that are the nicest. The pub is one of a number of places to eat in The Resort’s Village.

Fish and Chips at Bluestone

Fish and Chips at Bluestone

If you get bored of making your own food in your cottage or lodge it’s good to have these options, there’s even a take away service available which I didn’t use but it was good know (at a cost for deliveries under £20 though so keep that in mind). There are a number of villages and towns near the resort including Haverfordwest which has supermarkets for you to stock up on any food. We stayed in our cottage and made our own food once or twice which was quite nice, as the cottage was really comfortable.

There are plenty of activities around the resort and the grounds are well kept, I particularly liked the lake which was a nice spot to chill out and relax.

Lake on The Bluestone Wales Resort

Lake on The Bluestone Wales Resort

We took a trip to the Pembrokeshire coast and discovered a beach called Saundersfoot and it was beautiful! We also discovered castles and rivers that just made for a perfect day out, Llawhaden castle was one of the highlights. I had a chance to visit Tenby which is a beautiful coastal area and discovered Roald Dahl’s family holiday home, as a big fan of all of his work I was super excited!

Llawhaden castle

Llawhaden castle

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View from Llawhaden castle

Saundserfoot beach

Saundserfoot beach

Roald Dahl Tenby

Roald Dahl’s family holiday home in Tenby

Tenby

Colourful Tenby

View Tenby

Tenby

On our final night at Bluestone we ate at the Farmhouse Grill, and enjoyed Pan Fried Duck breast with soy and chilli noodles and red cherry and orange sauce. It was a really yummy meal, The duck breast was perfectly cooked to my taste, I couldn’t taste the chilli though, the noodles were certainly more sweet than spicy. The eatery itself is aimed more for families and big groups rather than romantic dinners though which is what The Carrag Las Fine Dining restaurant is for.  We didn’t get a chance to eat there but if you go let me know what you think.

Duck Breast and noodles

Duck Breast and noodles

One of our favourite experiences was the Well Spa Thermal Experience in which we enjoyed a sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pool and more. It was so relaxing and a perfect atmosphere to really wind down and forget about the hustle and bustle of London.

All in all I throughly enjoyed my stay at Bluestone. It is very much a family friendly resort, but there’s something for everyone and given it’s idyllic location it is the perfect getaway. This was my very first time in Wales and it was a great introduction.

If you want to find out more about visiting Bluestone or want to book yourself a break visit: http://www.bluestonewales.com/