Just before Christmas, Groupon kindly gifted me some credit to buy anything I wanted. I originally wanted to use it towards something for Valentine's day but many restaurants and hotels were excluding any bookings for that weekend. So my account was credited for seven months but I finally found something!
21st May saw mine and my boyfriend's "half a year"
anniversary and whilst browsing on Groupon, I came across a really good deal... available for the 21st May! We booked a 12 course taster menu at 'The Crazy Bear' which is a posh, swanky restaurant in Central London (Goodge Street Station is the closest) which cooks modern Thai and Chinese food. We have a bit of a thing for oriental food; being regulars at Wagamamas so we just had to book this! This is the outfit I wore which I posted about yesterday.
12 plate tasting at crazy bear
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a lovely lady who signed us off the reservation book (we booked for 7pm) and we were shown to an area of the restaurant which only had one other couple in. However, it was near enough fully booked by 8pm. Leather sofas, wine glasses, mirrored lamps and dim lighting. It was something truly special. A waiter made sure to fill our glasses with water every now and then but we also got cocktails! Although little pricey at £15 PER cocktail; they were definitely something else! I went for an apple, grape and grey goose vodka one which was the strongest alcoholic drink I've ever had. I had to order a lemonade to dilute it down! Andrew ordered a strawberry one which he seemed to enjoy :)
The food consisted of a 12 course taster menu to share which was definitely filling and VERY yummy! I'm not a big sea food eater but I found myself eating prawns and shrimps without batting an eyelid. Pat on the back for me! Once settled down we were presented with shrimp crackers with a sweet chilli dipping sauce. We were then presented with steamed edamame with chilli powder and rock salt on top, alongside prawn toast and more chilli dipping sauce. Next we moved onto pork and prawn shuimai and soy, chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce (wasn't too keen on this!). The next dish was crispy vegetable spring rolls, chicken breast curry with Thai baby aubergines, crispy duck salad with pomegranate and roasted cashews. With this we had Thai noodles with tiger prawns, bean sprouts and spring onions and jasmine rice. And my personal favourite being dessert; vanilla cheesecake with Thai water chestnuts and sauteed blackberries. Yum!
You hungry yet? ;)
I had a lovely night and I really recommend The Crazy Bear! Although a little daunting at first, I would use Groupon in the future. They have some really good deals on there some days! Some better than others!
XO love, Ashleigh x
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