I'm always up for trying new places in London, especially when they're newly open. It's exciting heading into somewhere that hasn't been open for long and seeing what it's all about and so when The Trading House* invited me along to try out their extensive food and drinks menus I happily obliged. We headed to Bank station and we were told we'd be picked up... Little did we know that was by an amazing horse and carriage and we'd get to see the area Bellini in hand. It was incredible and we felt like celebrities with so many people taking snaps of our ride!
On arrival at The Trading House we were sat at the bar for a cocktail or two, I went for the Blueberry and Passionfruit Martini to curb my passionfruit martini obsession, and it really didn't disappoint and my friend Michaela went for a gin and tonic from their incredible list. She went for The Botanist gin infused with Orange Zest and Mint with the Fever Tree tonic as recommended by the bar tender and it was great. We sat chatting at the bar and listening to the live music and just taking in the whole atmosphere, it's super fun and the place looks amazing.
After our drinks we headed to our table, and I got a Raspberry Amaretto Sour cocktail while we decided what food we wanted and Michaela finished her G&T. For starters we got the Salt and Pepper Onion Petals (as pictured first) and the Home Made Houmous board with crudités. Both were amazing but the Salt and Pepper Onion Petals won, they were incredible. The right amount of crispy deep fried goodness but still packed a punch with flavour. I'd go back just for these!
We then got one of their deli boards and went for the olives (Michaela loves them, me not so much - I wish I did though!), four bean salad, poached salmon fillet and the camembert. A bit of an odd mix but it was so yummy as we picked all of the things we loved. You need to try the four bean salad, I loved it!
For mains I was totally torn, there was so many that we both could have gone for. After a while deciding and sipping on ANOTHER cocktail, I went for the Pineapple and Coconut Mojito where as Michaela went for the Peach Melba Bellini, both incredible, we finally decided what we wanted to order for our mains. I went for the Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillets with Spinach, Tomato and Piri Piri dressing while Michaela went back to her northern roots with the Lamb Hot Pot Pie. We added a few sides and went for the Cheesy Chips (these were amazing and the cheese was layered throughout instead of being plonked on top, yum!) and the sugar snap peas which were actually my favourite thing of the whole meal, so so delicious.
As if we weren't already full and satisfied enough, we had to try their deserts and Michaela went for the Warm Chocolate Fudge Cake while I chose the Strawberry and Marshmallow Kebab as I just had to see what it would be like! They both tasted incredible and we'd totally have them again.
We both had the most incredible evening and spent so much longer there than we have done anywhere else. It's the perfect place to start your night with cocktails and dinner before moving onto somewhere else. Michaela is thinking of taking her family there for post-graduation dinner and drinks and I can totally see why, I'm definitely thinking of it too!