With thousands of places to eat and drink in London, it is sometimes hard to keep up with what’s hot in the city. On Friday afternoon as we found ourselves shopping in the City of London after our visit to the Sky Garden, it was time for a well-deserved food break. I’ve used the Bookatable by Michelin app in the past and was very happy with their recommendations, thus to make our choice easier I selected the closest areas to our location.
From the streamline of overwhelming restaurant choices the Free-Flowing Deals popped-up and a Fizzy Friday at OXBO Bankside located on the ground floor of the Hilton London Bankside Hotel seemed like a fantastic option. Who can resist free flowing prosecco on a Friday afternoon, right? With a few simple steps through this user-friendly restaurants reservations app, we were set with our reservation.
We gave ourselves about an hour to get to the OXBO Bankside at our own leisure. We did arrive a little bit earlier but the lovely hostess showed us to our table.
Fizzy Friday at OXBO Bankside – 3 courses, bottomless bubbles & live music
We booked the Fizzy Friday — 3 courses, bottomless bubbles & live music package which is at £35 per person and includes 90 minutes of free-flowing prosecco. Some of the menu items had a supplement price but that is up to you what you would like to eat.
The OXBO Bankside is a spacious, urban-style restaurant with plenty of seating options. The elegant and modern William Morris-inspired design featuring brick walls, lush carpeting, and wooden fixtures make it a perfect place for family outings, business lunches as well as afternoons with friends.
Our Fizzy Friday experience at OXBO Bankside
My friend Elena and I enjoy chic dining options and hotel interiors therefore this was one of our top reasons for choosing a hotel-located restaurant.
For starters I opted for a warm cream of white onion soup served with caerphilly cheese dumpling. The presentation was very impressive as the waiter slowly poured the soup from a small-handed pot.
There was also a delicious warm, soft bread basket and fresh butter.
My friend who likes seafood decided to try salmon and crab starter which was made of refreshing kohlra bisalad, citrus soy and topped with a warm lobster cake.
For the main course we both decided to try the Caster Bridge Rib-eye steak and chips which was at a supplement of £12 per person. The portion was quite generous and the meat was cooked to perfection. I like mine well-done and it was delicious and very tender. You have a choice of béarnaise or peppercorn sauce, we had the peppercorn one. As a side dish the rib-eye is served with grilled cherry-tomatoes which go perfectly with the meat and the sauce.
Although we were quite full with the starter and main-course we did end our meal with two desserts which we decided to share. We had the cooleeney cheese made of Irish cow’s milk served with tasteful apple chutney and chestnut bread. As a second choice we ordered the white chocolate and praline dome which was beautifully decorated with cranberry compote and hazelnut croquant.
The service was very attentive and our flute glasses were constantly being topped up with bubbly prosecco. The ambience was very relaxing and we enjoyed our dining experience accompanied by soft tunes of piano music and singing.
You can find here more information about the Free Flowing Bubbles at the OXBO Bankside.
Do I recommend Free-Flowing Deals?
Yes highly. To be honest the choice was endless and there was a plethora of restaurants offering fantastic meal deals. From free-flowing bubbles to cocktails, high-tea, British and Italian cuisine, just to name a few.
Have you used a restaurant reservation app before? How was your experience?