Thrill Grill Amsterdam

This is the last Amsterdam post and I would be sad if it weren’t for all of the other travel posts on the queue.

On our last day in Amsterdam, right a few hours before we took our flight back to London, we made sure we had a decent meal in a nice place, just like all of the other days in the city.

So that’s when I read about Thrill Grill and its Michelin-starred chef Robert Kranenborg who is known for his many experiments in the culinary field. The restaurant has an amazing wood-fire oven and the food was unquestionably one of my top 10 meals.

I must say the only thing I didn’t enjoy about the restaurant was how cold it was! They really need to get some heaters turned on, especially during these cold months in Amsterdam. I would definitely enjoy the meal even more if I was warmer.

We’ve ordered the classic beef thriller with gouda cheese and André went for the Steak and Fries, the best he has ever had, he said.

The food was so delicious we had to go and compliment the chef before leaving the restaurant.

You can check prices and opening times at Thrill Grill on TripAdvisor

And with this post I say goodbye to Amsterdam, hope to see you very soon but with warmer weather. Next time I’ll take the risk and hope on a bike. It’s a promise.

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Searching for Italian Cuisine in London |Vapiano review

You’re spending the day in London and you want to have something quick for lunch, but not so quick that it will lose the quality and taste. You still want the restaurant to be nice and cool, even though you’re not spending too much time in there, after all, you’re in London.

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So here’s my suggestion – Vapiano restaurant in Great Portland Street ticked all the boxes.

My sister and I are big fans of Italian Cuisine, so Vapiano has been on our list for a few months now and we finally had the chance to try it!

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The service was great and quick, and the prices are extremely affordable compared to the quality of the food.

You get to see the pasta being made right in front of you and the options are endless. I’ve ordered the Gamberetti e spinaci pasta that consists of king prawns, cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, onions, spinach, cream and Grana Padano. My sister went for the bolognese pasta with homemade classic beef sauce with onions and carrots.

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We ended up having more than we should, so instead of going straight back to our walk in London, we just stayed a few more minutes in the restaurant taking pictures at their nice decoration.

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Visit Vapiano on TripAdvisor  for a full menu, opening hours and more information.

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Oblix Restaurant Review

For me, The Shard, is one of the most beautiful buildings in London and I’ve always been curious about the views from up there. So on my boyfriend’s and my second year anniversary, we’ve decided to have dinner at one of the Shard’s restaurants, The Oblix.

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You have the option to have dinner at the restaurant or at the Lounge, where you can still order from the menu a la carte, but the ambience is slightly different.

We’ve chosen the lounge with live music and the same amazing views from the city of London. It’s when you are up there that you realise how big and energetic this city can be. In a way it makes me feel good about the fact that I have the privilege to work in such an amazing city. But I also loved the thought of every day being able to go back home to a calmer area such as Kent. It’s great to have the best of both worlds.

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But enough with the views and let’s talk about food!

I ordered the lobster & scallop ceviche, jalapeno, coriander & sweet pepper. I haven’t eaten lobster in quite a while because not every chef knows how to cook a proper one. But I trusted the chef this time and, good thing I did because it was simply delicious. As a side, I went for the green beans, pancetta & truffled ricotta. Let me tell you, it was a match made in heaven.

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My boyfriend ordered the sea bass, fennel & olives and for a meat lover, he had to confess he enjoyed it a lot. As a side, he had the mashed potatoes, garlic crisps, which, of course, I had to steal and I recommend it 100%.

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For dessert, we both have very similar tastes and we both chose the pecan nut & chocolate bar, crunchy bourbon ice cream. One for each, because desserts were not made to share. We both agreed that it was delicious but we wouldn’t add as much pecan nut. It’s a bit overwhelming.

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Overall, it was a great experience, and even though you might look at the prices and think it’s too expensive, I would recommend it at least once in your life. You will not feel sorry.

Visit Oblix on Tripdavisor.

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