On a warm Saturday in Belgravia (officially the first day of summer, solstice fans) a group of twenty food and lifestyle bloggers brunched together as the guests of PR and Everything Inbetween. Our venue was the amazing Salmontini, small but luxurious and incredibly friendly. There's a DJ playing the perfect background music, mixologists creating stunning cocktails, and decor that manages to be both smart and laid back.
When I was first invited I checked out the menu online and didn't think it looked all that vegetarian-friendly (though an utter paradise for lovers of fish, steaks, and sushi). I was persuaded to come by being told the restaurant are very accommodating, and boy are they! They specially prepared a whole tray of veggie-sushi for me (which I did share!), made with avocado, asparagus and rocket. The sushi-lovers were saying this was phenomenal, they especially loved the smoked salmon served with what appeared to be rice crispies. Some even called this pairing genius.
As you can imagine, with so many bloggers at one table, it took a while to tuck into any of the courses as we'd spend so long taking photographs. It's nice to be able to do this with absolutely no judgement, and no one daring to eat anything until the last photo had been snapped. As well as the veggie sushi, I enjoyed mouthwatering, salty edamame, and loved the smoky avocado salad; it had a really unusual but moreish taste.
Along with unlimited champagne refills, oh yes, a highlight was the dessert course. We were given several to share between us, including amazing tiramisu, the best macaron I've ever had (giant and pink, no less), a chocolate ice-cream bombe collapsing under hot fudge sauce, and the most resplendent apple pie known to man; each slice of apple folded into a delicate rose. Everything was spectacularly pretty and tasted so good.
I couldn't believe how quickly five hours flew past, but all good champagne-fuelled feasts must eventually come to an end, and we stepped back out onto the elegant streets of Belgravia. I cannot recommend this place enough for a classy brunch with friends or a romantic dinner for two, rest assured that vegetarians are well looked after! If you think you'd like to try Salmontini for yourself, I'm delighted to be giving away dinner and drinks for two. You can enter as many times as you like on the Rafflecopter below, the winner will be notified by email on Monday 29th June and must claim their prize before the end of August 2015. Good luck!