Food | Anniversary dinner at Room Restaurant, Manchester

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Checking online where to eat and reading all the reviews must be a god-send for all of us, well for me it is. If you’re like me, I want to check the reviews before going to any restaurant and maybe have a look at some customers’ photos – usually on TripAdvisor. I find it really helpful to know what are the best dishes to order and if the price is quite reasonable. For our 8th year anniversary dinner, we went out and tried Room Restaurant, Manchester.  An extract from their website,

“Our menu is based on classic dishes all produced with a contemporary Room twist. Think Prawn Cocktail, Liver and Onions and Black Forest Gateau all recreated the Room way. Our modern, British, unpretentious style and the attitude of our friendly and knowledgeable team of ‘table hosts’ will make your time with us an enjoyable and memorable treat. Always leave enough Room in your life…”

We checked online and liked their set menu offers – for the price of 3-course meal £16.50, it was a good deal! However, when we arrived there, we forgot that it’s actually the weekend and their dinner offers run Monday-Friday. Oops. So A la Carte Menu it is then! The restaurant has an amazing interior and great atmosphere. Upon arriving, we were quickly greeted by lovely staff members. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. We also loved the music and the bar!

We ordered the exact same dishes. We’re not in the mood to explore and experiment new dishes that night. Their cocktails were also very good eventhough a little expensive. Lastly, a 5-star customer experience from our ‘table host’. She explained all the dishes to us and she was definitely very attentive and friendly.

Here are the cocktails;

£3.50 Elderflower & Apple cordial – Apple, lime, soda and mint (non-alcoholic)

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£7.95 Coffee Martini – Vanilla vodka, butterscotch, fresh espresso, pistachio and salt

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£3.50 Virgin Porn Star – Pineapple, passion fruit, butterscotch, lemon and vanilla shot (non-alcoholic)

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***** We loved all the drinks! But for £7.95? Don’t you think that’s a bit overpriced? I definitely recommend the non-alcoholic drinks. For £3.50 – it’s a win-win situation!

For starters;

£7.50 Which came first? – Crispy chicken wing, quails egg, chicken paté, chicken leg

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***** It was fresh, tasty and definitely loved the plating of the dish. Quail eggs were cooked to perfection. Chicken paté was tasty and perfect accompaniment to the bread. As you can see, personally, the portion was not enough to justify the £7.50

For mains;

£14.95 Short rib of beef – Slow cooked, Deep South rub, Chipotle peppers – All served with hand cut chunky chips, house salad

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One word: HEAVEN. The beef was tender, juicy and very very tasty. Fall-off-the-bone goodness! The chips were homemade and freshly cooked. Highly recommend this dish!

For dessert;

£7.50 Fererro – Chocolate brûlée, hazelnut & white chocolate

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***** Sweet-tooth you say? Here’s the perfect dessert for you! It was chocolatey, tasty and rich! My fiancé loved it! I loved the creme brûlée eventhough it was too sweet for my liking.

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Overall, it was an amazing dining experience. For the two of us, we spent £80.

I’d give it a score of 7 / 10

Would we go back? Maybe. We’ll try their set menu offers.

Do you have any questions / concerns about this post? Please don’t hesitate to send me an email : camerashake09@gmail.com

***Disclaimer: We paid for our meal. All views are my own honest opinions and experience.***

Related links:

Room Restaurant Manchester

Set Menu Offers – Room Restaurant

A la Carte Menu – Room Restaurant

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Fashion | Winning the Laundry Boutique Styling Competition

Apologies for the lack of updates on my blog. Last time, I did admit I’m terrible at updating, this is such a late post.

My last post was the Laundry Boutique Blogger Event – where I joined a styling competition. I’m so grateful for all the people who helped me win the competition. Thank you to all my lovely friends in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I really appreciate everything. Thank you. ♡♡♡

I emailed Mariela (Laundry Boutique) and asked her if I could pop in the store to get all the items. Weekend came and my fiancé and I droppped by their cute store to get everything. There’s a little bit of a mixed-up when I came but it got sorted at the end. I must say, Lauren (Online Director of Laundry Boutique) was amazing. She’s been emailing me and making sure that I received everything. What a gem! Such excellent service.

Thank you to Laundry Boutique for this fab outfit! 

Here are all the lovely items that I won – you can also check all of these items (hopefully not sold-out) in their website.

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My fiancé and I decided to go out yesterday to enjoy the bright and sunny weather! Here’s my OOTD taken from my iPhone. It was so hot yesterday so paired the top with a grey skirt from H&M. I love my black platforms! It’s my go-to this summer. It’s not too high and so comfortable!

What’s your favourite this summer?

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top and necklace – Laundry Boutique / skirt – H&M / bag – DKNY / watch – Michael Kors / bangles – Cartier / platforms – No Doubt 

Related Links:

Click here to see how I styled my winning outfit.

Check out there awesome website – Laundry Boutique

What’s new?

Long time no blog! If you’re here now, in my blog, scanning and looking through recipes, entries, photography etc. THANK YOU! I can’t believe how many people visit my blog, even though, I rarely update it. I can see that a lot of you likes, loves my recipes. Thank you for all your wonderful comments.

My Dukbokki entry has been one of the most popular recipes here in my blog. With that being said, I’ll try to update my blog with recipes that I find easy, straightforward and of course, delicious!

Dukbokki, Tteokbokki, Easy dukbokki

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So what’s new? I’m engaged to my wonderful partner. My bestfriend. My happiness.

Hubby to be

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We’ve started a healthy journey together, 6 weeks now and we’ll keep going. We’re not stopping. We’ve been working out 5x a week. It was hard but it needed to be done. We love our healthy meals! I love cooking and trying new healthy dishes. I’m hoping to share it all with you guys!

All of these photos were uploaded in my Instagram feed, add me: @sarahlalala

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We’ve spent a lovely weekend with our families. We celebrated our engagement with them and it was a fun-filled weekend! We’re very grateful to have them in our lives. We love you guys!

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Big congratulations to my lovely husband-to-be for his university offers. He’ll be starting his Doctorate this September 2014. I’m not even surprised. I knew it! He deserves it! I’m a one proud fiancée!

I will also be attending part-time evening classes in college (after work). I know that this year will be tough but I need to do it. It has be done. I just can’t wait for the new challenges.

I say, BRING IT ON!

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Art + Design| In Black and White: The First Cut at Manchester Art Gallery

The photos I took from this outstanding exhibition have been resting in my photo library for 2 months so I apologise for the delay. Unfortunately, the last day of this exhibition is today. You still have time to visit later in the afternoon to check out how

"31 international artists who cut, sculpt and manipulate paper, transform this humble material into fantastical works of art". 

I was truly amazed of all the paper art in this exhibition! It’s definitely one of my favourites.

Have you seen this exhibition? I’d love to hear your comments!

For more information visit the Manchester Art Gallery website.

This year – what Autumn feels like in Manchester | 2012

This year, Autumn in Manchester is a bit chilly, wet and gloomy compared from last year. |see post: Autumn in Manchester | 2011| But that didn’t stop me from loving and capturing all the colours and scenery that surrounds me.

This year, what does Autumn feels like in Manchester?

Let me show it to you.

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Solitude

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Bookworm

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Family day out

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Walking partner

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Astounding colours

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Love

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Lately in Instagram

I’ve been in hiatus so I do apologise. So what’s been happening to me?

Here are the photos ~~~

I’m learning how to crochet – so far I’ve made 2 beanie hats for winter, some scrunchies and at the moment, an ongoing winter scarf.

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Bowling at the Trafford Centre with my partner

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Reading books again – need to buy more this week

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Icy cold nights are coming.

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A nocturnal bird at the Lowry Outlet Mall

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LomoWall Manchester – more of this in a different entry

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I miss Boracay but this will do.

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Chichi stayed in our flat for a couple of days. He’s becoming more at ease and comfortable here. We miss him dearly.

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76 months with my love – my bestfriend for life!

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Lately in Instagram: Series #2

What Made Me Smile

Hi there! I’m back to blogging. So sorry for the lack of updates in this blog. I really appreciate that you’ve been checking my website for new updates ♡ I’ve been gone for 9 days and went to Cardiff to see my family. I missed them already! Now I’m back here in Manchester – in the comfort of our living room, back to my blogging zone.

What made you smile lately?

Here’s mine

This russian doll from my Grandmother

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Slash measuring cups! So easy to bring for travels and those impromptu bake for friends and family. How awesome right?

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So much more than ice cream

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British Gas Great Manchester Swim at Salford Quays – for the brave ones!

Just imagine, a one-mile outdoor swim with strong winds and heavy rain.

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 m & m’s world in London – all the colours you could think of!

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The awesome’s

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And this guy, who waited for me patiently for 9 days with homecooked meals and lots of hugs and kisses. The best partner in the world!

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See more like this: What Made Me Smile

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