Dinner at Daphne's, London

Guess who’s back in town! The basically-still-on-their-honeymoon couple (my parents) arrived for their extremely short stay in the UK, so I planned to spend as much time with them as I could. I met them straight after work at Daphne’s, a gorgeous Italian restaurant, which was Daddy Bridges’ choice of venue for the evening. 

I can’t tell you how nice it was spending some quality time with these two.

The walls were decorated with heart templates that have been personalised by different big-names in aid of Great Ormand Street Hospital Charity.

I don’t know if it was the excitement of seeing my parents or the fact that I had a long day at work. My hands reached straight for that bread basket. They had a nice variation of bread, which is always good than just normal rolls.

We had a sad, empty chair at the table, where little Mingy should have been sat. Instead, we replaced her with half a bottle of red.

For starters, mum ordered the Beef Carpaccio. It was nice, but I always think I like it more than I actually do.

Dad’s Tuna Tartare with Avocado & Chargrilled Focaccia was absolutely spot-on.

I also really enjoyed the scallops, which was obviously my starter of choice. It was coated in chilli and parsley.

As you can probably tell, I’m pretty tired writing this post, so my descriptions are fairly minimum. Sorry.
ANYWAY Mum and I both ordered fish – she went for the sea bass, whereas I went for the lemon sole. We asked for the bones to be removed, so they presented us with the fish then took it apart in front of us.

They were men on a mission.

Dad’s required much less effort – the Chargrilled Tuna. It was good, but much more thick and heavier than my delicious lemon sole.

We got our health on and I ordered various green sides – broccoli, spinach and green beans. The parmesan with the beans was delicious.

Flaked almonds and chilli were also a really good way to make normal broccoli a little more exciting.

Mum’s sea bass was actually very, very good. Probably the best out of all of our meals.

I was extremely happy with my lemon sole though. It was so nice not having to fiddle around with the fish and taking bones out of my mouth.

My lemon sole came with shrimp and samphire, which was reallyyy nice.

After our very healthy mains, things went downhill. I know looking at dessert menu’s is the worst idea ever as you always think that it’s okay just to have a peak, but you always (or I always) end up ordering something, no matter how full I am. Look at me perking up and typing away as soon as dessert comes up.
We ordered the tiramisu to share, recommended by the waiter. It was rightly recommended as it was light and delicious.

I also got a scoop of elderflower ice cream and salted caramel ice cream. Come on, it was the first time I’d ever heard somewhere serve elderflower ice cream, so I had to order it. Both proved to be an insanely good decision.

Dad also got a cheeky sticky, which came with a side of biscotti.

Where did it all go wrong?

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