26 April 2014

Easter In Chelsea

It was Easter Sunday. I'd been over at Mary's house in Woking that afternoon, sipping a glass of champagne and watching The Hangover for the millionth time, all in celebration of next week's trip to Sin City ('Hangover Day', as we call it, has become a bit of a tradition).

But later on, we headed back into London. I'd heard about the 'Easter Bunny Blackout Party' at Maggie's - an 80's boutique nightclub in Chelsea that I've been meaning to visit for ages. I'd got us on the guest list, put on my dancing shoes and a night of classic tunes from my childhood awaited.

But first, it was over to The Jam Tree on King's Road for a cocktail or two.

I'd heard good things about The Jam Tree. It's popular with the locals and I think it's appeared on Made In Chelsea a few times (not that that necessarily makes it good!). I liked it there instantly. It's bright, buzzy but relaxed at the same time. And they allow dogs! I love a pub that allows dogs! If only I'd known I could have treated Jimmy Chew to a gin and tonic.

The cocktails are pretty awesome. Reading down the list is a bit like choosing your sweets at a Pick 'n' Mix. I fell in love with the naughty but nice Jammy Dodger (top picture) which is butterscotch Schnapps, Frangelico and Chambord shaken with double cream and raspberry jam. But even more importantly, they have a cocktail menu that boasts nine different types of Bloody Mary! Nine! The devil in me wants to test them all.

This dog's drink of choice must be apple cider.

It may have gone 9pm but we decided it wasn't too late for a bit of food. Mary had the cod and prawn fish cakes with a perfectly runny poached egg and parsley sauce.

I had the vegetarian tart of Devon blue (when do I ever resist blue cheese?), wild mushroom purée, spinach, rocket and cobnut salad. I was impressed; it tasted fresh and was really very tasty. Good pub grub indeed!

I don't go to nightclubs particularly often these days (well, unless I'm on holiday) but if I do, I like to get there early - when they're a little bit empty. We had arrived at Maggie's by 10.30pm. 

By 10.45pm, our faces were painted and we were covered from head to toe in glow sticks. Embrace the retro fun! We danced to the likes of Rick Astley and Spandau Ballet until our feet couldn't take much more.

This had been one happy Easter!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

The Jam Tree
541 King's Road
London SW6 2EB

329 Fulham Road
London SW10 9QL

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  1. I'm the same .. get to a club nice and early whilst there's still room to dance and then leave as everyone else is arriving :) I didn't know what to do with myself at my little sister's hen do when all these young 20 somethings wanted to dance the night away, I was seriously lagging by midnight!

    The Jammy Dodger looks seriously yummy!


    1. Exactly! I even like clubs that stay quite empty all night! Haha - must be my age :)

  2. The cocktail looks like a work of art. Did it taste as good as it looked? I'm with you Caroline and Chloe if I go to a club it has to be early. The pub food looks yummy and I will have to try Maggie looks like good fun. Have a lovely weekend x

    1. Isn't it a beautiful cocktail? It tasted gorgeous - very creamy and jammy. Can't go wrong with that really!

  3. I absolutely love the cocktails in the Jam Tree! So scrumptious :) I think the one I usually go for is called 'Wham Bam Thank You Jam' and it has popping candy on it - A-May-Jing! We have a Jam Tree in Clapham now too which is dangerous ;)
    Looks like you had a fab evening!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

    1. I preferred A-May-Jing! ;) The menu was so delectable. I seriously want to try all those bloody Mary's... x

  4. those drinks look so cool, can't believe you're off to vegas again, jealous!! http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11875549

  5. Those cod fishcakes with the poached egg look utterly divine. Literally my perfect meal on a plate!
    Beautiful first shot of you with the fluro rings!
    Such pretty looking cocktails too, knowing me, I'd just HAVE to try the whole menu...
    Emily xx
    My GingerBread Journey

  6. Great post! I just stumbled across your blog for the first time and it's great.

    Beth x


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