It has been a while since our last date night out, which means our date night posts have taken a back seat for a bit. As we are now both at uni with very busy schedules, movie nights and a pizza delivery are as romantic as we are getting at the minute.
Yesterday I was looking over photos from this year, because I can’t believe how fast it’s gone, and I came across photos from our first Valentine’s Day. This sparked an idea to write a blog post about one of our first proper date nights at Restaurant Ours in Knightsbridge.
I want to start by saying that there is no other restaurant like it, and it really is a whole experience. I really appreciate how much thought and effort has been put into the restaurant, which is evident not only through its decor but the menu and the overall atmosphere. The beautifully lit hallway to the reception desk was a feature I loved from the start, it really gave off an elegant and sophisticated feel. The staff at the reception desk right through to the bar were absolutely amazing, and really went above and beyond to make our evening the best it could be.
For Valentine’s Day the restaurant had a special set menu based off of a couple sharing, and so we were served kale chips, smoked saggy beef tartare with quail egg and horseradish cream and wild sea bass sashimi with a raw crunch salad for starters. The kale chips were definitely our favourite, I could’ve eaten that all night with a few cocktails and been very happy. For mains we then had buratta aubergine caviar, truffle tagliatelle with shaved black truffle, blackened miso salmon with ginger and cucumber and peppered beef fillet with sweet soy and sesame seeds with sides of seasonal greens and skinny truffle and parmesan chips. The tagliatelle was unreal as well as the skinny chips, Damian and I both love truffle and so we demolished both in no time. The miso salmon was also made to perfection and went so well with the seasonal greens. Lastly we shared a hazelnut and orange marquise cake for dessert which we both struggled with, but it was a lovely finish to our meal.
Before leaving we had to get some photos for our scrapbook, and so we rushed to the flower wall while it was empty and grabbed a few shots on the Polaroid. I initially put Restaurant Ours on my date list because of the beautiful flower wall, and so there was no way I was leaving without a photo by it.
After our experience for Valentine’s Day I would absolutely love to go back again and see what’s on their menu now, as I know it’s always changing. I also would highly recommend it for those of you looking for an intimate date night setting.