As my blog has evolved from purely beauty to feature more lifey things and things I genuinely love and enjoy, food has become quite a heavy feature. Because I love food! Because of this i’ve also been given some great opportunities to review some fun restaurants, and quite often ones that weren’t on my radar but now most definitely are. It’s also really nice reviewing food and lifey bits as quite often it means I can share the opportunity with people I love, which is always a bonus. A few weeks ago my sisters and I popped up to London for the day for some quality sisterly bonding, cocktails and delicious food at the Mango Tree in Harrods. After a little confusion as we’d all read the more extensive menu that’s available at their large restaurant outside of Harrods, we got down to ordering some delightful dishes.
The staff were super knowledgeable, professional and really friendly, they all had a little personality and seemed like they genuinely enjoyed what they were doing, which is always refreshing. We were well looked after and promptly seated at the 24 seater bar within a matter of moments. We actually had a pretty long sitting at the restaurant as we were there for over 1.5 hours and during that time there was always a constant stream of people queuing to get a seat and people popping in for a bite and a drink. It was a really lovely atmosphere and I can imagine would be a really nice setting for a date night too!
My sisters enjoyed fresh orange and mango juices whilst looking over the menu, but of course I couldn’t help myself and enjoyed a delicious Moet Kir Royale (£18.50). As there were 3 of us, and 2 vegetarians we decided to order a selection of prawn and vegetable dishes as well as a seafood dish and the pork buns. Our spread included the Thai Prawn Crackers (£4.20), the Salt & Pepper Chilli Prawns (£22.80), Mushroom and Vegetable Spring Rolls (£11.80), Prawn Dim Sum with truffle oil (£12.80), BBQ Pork Buns (£10.80), Seafood Noodles (£29.80) and the Prawn & Chive Dim Sum (£11.80). It’s always surprising how when you have lots of picky plates how filling they really are, but we still had a little room left and finished off our feast with a Kir Royal each for desert.
I totally enjoyed all of the dishes that I tried and loved how fresh and crispy the spring rolls are, no soggy bottoms! The salt & pepper chilli prawns also definitely had a little heat to them but the batter was crunchy but also soft too, not too oily or soggy and really delicious. The prawns used in all the dishes I tried were also huge and super juicy, you could tell that really good quality ingredients were used in each dish. I wish I had better quality photos bu the Mango Tree area in the Harrods food hall is in a corner where the lighting is quite low, and I was also just totally enjoying the day out with my sisters too.
After having a mooch around Harrods we headed to Buddah Bar just round the corner for a cocktail before getting the train home. It was a lovely way to spend the day with my sisters and I’m sure I’ll pop back to the Mango Tree for more of their vegetable spring rolls (and more) in the future!