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A girls night out at Cinnamon Soho

Although I’m soon to be an ‘old-married’ I still love a big girls’ night out! After our lovely lunch at Polpo and a bit of shopping in town. My good friends, Traze and Jess came back to my flat to get the party started!!!
To celebrate our reunion I popped open a bottle of my favourite fizz.

I love Laurent Perrier ultra brut as it’s a very dry champagne. The best thing about it is there’s only 60 calories in a glass, making it the lowest calorie champers available. It’s Kate Moss’s favourite too!
I adore these cut glass champagne glasses as I think they’re so pretty and sophisticated!
Jess and I enjoying our tipple!!
A little disclaimer about this post. I apologise for the mess in the background of some of the photos. I don’t like messy photos but the girls and I were having so much we left our stuff everywhere!
After enjoying our dry champagne, perfectly complimented by salt and vinegar crisps, we went to get ready for the night ahead.


I hope you like my hair, I had it done by a lovely girl at the Hersheson’s Blow Dry Bar in TopShop in Oxford street.


Eek, sorry again for the mess!
My outfit for the night was by one of my favourite designers, Maje. I’m also wearing my trusty pink Louboutins.
And here we are already to go out into the bright lights of London!!
Our destination was Soho again.
I’d had a wonderful experience at Trishna a couple of weeks ago, which you can read about here, so I was looking forward to trying another high-end Indian.
However, as we walked into Cinnamon Soho we were immediately disappointed. Decor was drab and dingy and there was a distinct lack of atmosphere in the dining room.
The restaurant is the casual outpost of Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon trio. And for me it really was more somewhere to stumble in for lunch rather than a glamourous girls night out.
We soon got over our disappointment, as we ordered a bottle of wine to accompany our Indian feast.


The surroundings didn’t live up to expectations but the food was good, though not of the standard of Trishna.
Indo-Chinese style chicken with burnt chillies.


Tandoori chicken breast tikka, coriander chutney


Stir-fried shrimp with curry leaf and black pepper.
All were good interpretations of Indian classics but nothing particularly special.
But we were starting to feel the effects of the wine!
Luckily with so many carbs we weren’t feel too tipsy and we were ready for the mains!
Chettinad-style lamb curry with steamed rice for Traze.
I had pan seared sea bream with pearl barley kedgeree.


Seared duck breast with sesame tamarind sauce was Jess’s choice.
Again all were good versions of conventional Indian dishes and perfectly spiced. Perhaps I had been spoilt by Trishna because I had expected something more. I would have liked to see a twist on the classics but what we received was rather standard food.
Jess and I shared sticky ginger toffee pudding and some ice-cream but Traze virtuously refused to touch the sweet treats.
We had fun great together but we were disappointed by the ambience in Cinnamon Soho. The food was good but nothing amazing and I definitely wasn’t blown away.
Anyway, dinner done with it was time to party the night away with cocktails at Soho House where, unfortunately, photography is not allowed.
Cinnamon Soho
5 Kingly Street
020 7437 1664

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