27 November 2014

A Warm Winter Cabin

As the festive season steadily approaches, I've been on the lookout for some really Christmassy things to do. At this time of year, there's not much I love more than a plethora of fairy lights, Slade on the radio and a nice warming glass of mulled wine.

Yes, I am a big Christmas fan. Even in November!

This week I believe I hit the festive jackpot when I booked The Winter Cabin at the York & Albany. Four of us were coming together for a catch up so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to see what this game lodge getaway was all about. I put on my cosiest winter jumper (Lipsy) and my gorgeous patterned tights (thank you UK Tights!) for winter warmth and headed to Camden.

You'll find the cabin tucked away round the back of the restaurant, brightly adorned in pretty lights and lanterns. We were so impressed when we walked inside! It was cosy yet very indulgent, furnished as it is with faux fur rugs, tartan blankets and big comfy cushions. The seating is around the outside and a little bar is in the corner. It's big enough to comfortably fit six to eight people - any more than that and you might be stretching the definition of 'cosy'!

I was in love with it as soon as I was through those doors! I plugged in my iPod to the dock (Christmas playlist, obviously), grabbed one of the warm blankets and settled in for a wonderfully snug evening. 

We had our very own barman to make us cocktails too. Oh yes.

The drinks menu features cocktails such as a warm buttered rum hot chocolate with marshmallows and a vodka creation made with gingerbread liqueur. 

Could this little place get any lovelier?

And the answer is yes, it could. The food was to die for.

Introducing the duck liver pate with whiskey jelly on country toast, the venison and juniper burgers with beetroot relish and the game Scotch eggs with English mustard.

Delicious. I'd forgotten how much I love a Scotch egg.

That wasn't all; there were the sweets too. Homemade marshmallows, gingerbread men, pumpkin cookies, popcorn and the most incredible egg nog and chestnut truffles!

What a wonderful and unique way to spend a Tuesday night in London! Who'd have thought a little chalet retreat in the middle of Camden Town would work so well! The cocktails were great and the food was stunning (what more could you expect from the Gordon Ramsay empire?). Our own personal barman was always on hand with whatever we wanted and we felt well and truly spoilt.

At this point I feel like I should wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Ho ho ho! 

Too early, still? 

To make a reservation to hire the Winter Cabin call 020 7592 1226


  1. This looks amazing! I love cosy nights in and the lovely food and drink on nights out. This is just the perfect mix of both! x


    1. Exactly! So my kind of thing! I love being in control of the music too ;)

  2. This place looks gorgeous. So cute for a perfect snuggly winter night. The food looks incredible especially those homemade marshmallows Mmm! This sounds like my cup of tea x


  3. what a lovely cosy place to have a nice evening! Love your jumper! x

    I've got a mac lipstick giveaway over on my blog if you want to take a look :)

  4. OMG I love the look of this, I want to book it now! I adore your jewelled jumpers, so nice

  5. oh wow, that is such an unique christmas get-together!. you always manage to find great things!


  6. I cannot believe that this is in the middle of crazy Camden, looks like the perfect winter escape.


  7. This looks bl**dy amazing!!! The perfect festive outing.

    Victoria x

  8. Love, love, love this!! So cute! Your jumper is so pretty and festive. The blankets, the food, the decor everything is just so perfectly Chrismassy!

    I wish I had time to try out all these Christmas pop-ups!
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

  9. Hi Caroline! What a great pre-Xmas look! And what a lovely place to celebrate the festive season, too! Both you and the place look astonishing.
    Looking forward to read more! Cheers,
    Marta, UK Tights

  10. It looks amazing Caroline. That would be an amazing place to celebrate Christmas. The ambiance makes my soul feel at ease, just looking at the pictures!

    Fresh And Fearless

  11. This is just too amazingly festive! I love it. So romantic if you go along with a partner too. Ben and I are trying Le Chalet this weekend, so I'm hoping it will be as festive and cosy!

    Katie <3


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