Monday, 11 February 2013

Tell me on a Sunday: Tom's Deli

Once upon a time, there was a girl. 
A girl who loved tea on rainy afternoons.
And taking pictures. And hats.
And warm rooms 
with steamy windows.









And it was on one such afternoon that we found ourself in Tom's Deli in Notting Hill. A.A  hadn't been back in years. I was a newbie, undergoing my initiation in his local 'hood', yo.

Tom's Deli made me think of The Emerald City and is almost a throwback to the imaginary childhood we all crave. Where glittering eyes look up at stacks of mouthwatering confectionary. Where the colours of the rainbow plaster every surface and if you close your eyes you can almost taste it. Plus the place offers a mean selection of brunch & breakfast faves, cakes, drinks, yummy mummies ...along with a delicatessen and a salad bar in the basement.

The Guinness Chocolate cake looked nondescript and not particularly appetising. But as your mother always told you, "looks aren't everything". And she is right- the cake was rich and boozy, with the perfect amount of cream cheese frosting. 

She probably also said "sharing is caring". We tried that.. but NAH... just goes to show, she doesn't always know best.

Tom's Deli
226 Westbourne Grove
London
W11 2RH
020 7221 8818






THE CAKE




HAPPY FACES ALL ROUND







Inevitably we fought over who would nail the last piece. Underhand tactics preponderated and I came out on top.  Goodbye was a tense affair- luckily A.A. was going home to a basket of brownies baked by our favourite mister Pablo H (let me at 'em..let me at 'em).

I headed over to China Tang at the Dorchester for a Chinese dinner and a chin-wag with one of my best friends Fi- btw Happy Year of The Snake everyone! Incidentally, the food at China Tang was terrible and we pretty much left the lot, instead moving onto afternoon tea, more cake and scones. 






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16 comments:

  1. FINALLY a peek at your man and omg your both sickeningly hot.

    http://www.lifeaccordingtocelia.com/

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    1. 1. monochrome hides a multitude of sins- but I'm sure A will be pleased to hear he's 'sickeningly hot'

      2. not an item- never have you met a more earnest pair of friends!

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    2. You look fab, I love the hat!
      Just started my own blog, I'll have to try the recipe for Guinness cake soon!
      xxxxx
      http://beautyandacookbook.blogspot.co.uk/

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    3. i dont buy it

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  2. where is the hat from?

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    1. I'd like to say I got in some New York thrift store... but actually it's Topshop.

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  3. LOVE the look of Tom's Deli - MUST check it out! Also thank you for letting us know about China Tang!
    x
    www.caraward.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! And save your money with china tang- totally meh. Better Kai (pricey) or Four Seasons (soho/bayswater) cheap but just as good xxx

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  4. That cake looks divine, another cafe/deli/restaurant I need to sample. Also your hair is just gorgeous, major hair envy!

    http://lottiekerr.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you doll! beautiful blog btw - wish I were in Edinburgh right now! xx

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  5. You look stunning, as ever. WHO is AA?! I'd like a slice please! xx

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    1. Since I stole the abbreviating boys' names idea from you... well, I GUESSS..... you can borrow AA, he's terribly lovely! xx

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  6. The cake looks fab! Love your hat :)

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  7. cool post! http://katefashionstyle.blogspot.cz/

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  8. Sounds like an awesome Sunday! And a Guinness Chocolate Cake sounds amazing!

    xo,
    Jamie

    www.inspirationlush.com

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  9. what camera do you use? you've found such vivid colors!

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