I hope all the mum’s out there had a wonderful day….
We are very lucky to still have both our parents, so Mother’s day is spent with both families. Only problem is that one set live near Central London and the other in Hertfordshire.
We left the house just after 10am on our hour drive to London to meet the first set of parents at their local Cote Brasserie for brunch.
I had the Croissant complet (£6.95) which comes with a croissant, yoghurt pot, a small fruit salad and a pot of tea.
Image courtesy of: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g504171-d2338595-Reviews-Cote_Brasserie_Farnham-Farnham_Surrey_England.html
Okay, being completely honest I was skeptical at the price of the breakfast as I could have easily bought 4 croissants, 6 yoghurts, a punnet of strawberries, a pineapple and still had change…..
But, I was pleasantly surprised. The ambience in the restaurant was relaxed and not to busy. The croissant was warm and had a crisp crunch outer and warm buttery inner pastry. The yoghurt was fruity and creamy. I finished the the fruit salad which was refreshing. The portion was just right.
Was it worth £6.95? Not really, but once in awhile, it was a nice luxury to have.
The tea was okay, which as you know is my poison. It will do.
We then went to Regents Park to walk off our food and to let the boys play.
I can’t explain why, but I have always had an affinity with Regents Park and love going there.
The cost of parking is astronomical, but it’s worth it just to walk around the beautiful gardens. The boys love the playgrounds there.
We left to go to one of, if not the best Patisserie in North London – Wilton Patisserie in Southgate.
Image courtesy of:
Their cakes are sinful. It will probably take me a month to work off the calories but I really don’t care.
We took the cakes as an afternoon tea treat to the second set of parents in Hertfordshire.
I had the creme brulee in the with a cup of tea. The rest of the afternoon was pure heaven as I curled up on my sofa (I still consider my parents house to be my home!) and fell asleep for an hour or so.
Now, I never ever sleep during the day, so for me this was pure luxury.
All in all a busy, tiring but lovely day.