Walking the catwalk to Restaurant Ours

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Restaurant Ours is Tom Sellers’ new restaurant in Knightsbridge. It is the “it” restaurant in London right now and with its 30-metre catwalk entrance, blooming flower wall and trees strung with fairy lights, it’s not hard to guess why. It is a place for the Chelsea crowds to see and be seen. So, if you’re in the mood for posing and a night of celeb spotting, dust off your glad rags and get yourself booked in…

Tom’s incredible Restaurant Story is up there as one of the best food experiences I’ve ever had (if you haven’t read that blog post yet, read it here and I’ll guarantee it’ll go to the top of your wish list). So you can imagine how excited I was to try his new restaurant on our side of town.

It’s hard to miss the gleaming, white entrance, beckoning you in to Restaurant Ours’ enchanted forest and promising “what’s ours is yours”…

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It was the perfect opportunity to crack out my beloved onesie…

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If you need a red jumpsuit in your life, which you probably do, get this one here. Looks like you’ve made a huge effort when really, you’ve just slipped your pyjamas on.

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And you can let these beauties steal the show…

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Jimmy Choo champagne Lottie sandals. Go on….treat yourself. They’re in the sale and so they’re practically free. Although, having worn these on my wedding day, your feet won’t thank you.

Enough posing, let’s go in…

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Step into Tom’s hidden garden…

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With fairy lights twinkling from the numerous trees dotted throughout, this really is a magical place to spend your night. Or just pop in for one of the delicious seasonal cocktails and perch at the bar under the softly lit branches.

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We were shown to our table, nestled amongst the trees…

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Armed with a glass of bubbles, we got stuck into the menu. We’d booked the “3 courses for £28 plus a glass of prosecco” offer and so I was prepared for the cheapy, disappointing menu you often get with these deals…

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We were very pleasantly surprised – an abundance of foie gras and sirloin steak – things were looking good…

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Mr Kelly opted for the house smoked salmon, which arrived paddling in a light horseradish cream and decorated with discs of radish and fresh dill…

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Light and refreshing, with a gentle kick from the horseradish. A classic dish to get your tastebuds tingling.

After a crazy Barry’s Bootcamp class earlier in the day, I went for the least-healthy option: foie gras, apple and brioche…

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A rich, silky-smooth mound of foie gras pâté, sitting on a bed of tangy, apple purée and lightly-toasted, homemade brioche.

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Absolute perfection.

We ordered a bottle of the house red which, for £25, slipped down very easily.

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And soaked up this romantic oasis whilst we waited for the mains to arrive.

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It was sirloin steak, served with beetroot and rye, for Mr Kelly…

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With a side of sweet potato mac and cheese, with a crispy cheddar lid…

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After the rich foie gras I went for the lighter option for round two. Sea bream, turnip and roasted shallot…

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The crispy skin of the sea bream, topped with lightly fried onions, and the chargrilled shallots were the perfect balance to the rich pool of creamed turnip that they were nestled on.

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Then it was time for the sweet stuff.

Pears, pistachio and chocolate saffron for Mr Kelly…

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A scatter of soft pistachio sponge, cubes of poached pear, crispy pistachio biscuits and pear crisps, topped with a scoop of creamy pistachio ice-cream and flecked with grains of chocolate saffron. A medley of different textures, an absolute must for any pistachio fan.

My desert had that Tom Sellers’ playful twist that I’d been waiting for…

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Steamy, hot, salted-caramel doughnuts wrapped up in a striped paper bag, fresh from the fryer…

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A little nest of sugar-dusted bites…

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With an oozing centre of delicious salted-caramel sauce…

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Mr Kelly was absolutely delighted to discover that there were more than enough to share…

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A sweet ending to a lovely date night.

I have to say, I’d read some pretty damning reviews of Restaurant Ours before our visit and so I was really curious to try it for myself. I think most people’s problem is that they go expected Story No. 2 and you’re just not going to get it. Story is absolutely out-of-this-world amazing but it’s a michelin star restaurant where the focus is all on the food. Restaurant Ours is not trying to be that. It’s a fun spot with a party-vibe in a idyllic setting, packed with beautiful people and serving delicious food. Take some friends, get glammed up, have a few cocktails and enjoy it for what it is. If you want Story No. 2, go back to Restaurant Story. Simple.

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After a essential flower wall shot…

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We hopped into our Uber and headed home.

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London-based foodie with a shopping addiction, a love for swanky interiors and an obsession with white sandy beaches.

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