On Sunday, I was invited to The Lodge, Clapham to enjoy a 'Bottomless Bubbles Roast'. This basically means a roast dinner and as much Prosecco / Bellinis as I can drink. Can I get a hell yeah? I've never actually been out in Clapham before (I know, Kent girl) so wasn't sure what to expect but I've heard nothing but good things about this particular venue.
The interior is decorated with an 'Alpine Lodge' feel, transporting you from the bustle of London streets to a relaxed snowy mountain top. Even their outside terrace comes complete with cushions and skis. It's got that 'warm and homely' feel to it, where you can relax and enjoy the food and the company. I took my friend Ivan, renowned for his sarcasm and negging, so I am fully to blame for the quality of the company! But the food...well that was amazing.
The roast came out on a sharer board and everything was cooked to perfection. Ivan is one picky MF, and he loved it too. I was served flutes of Prosecco throughout the entire time, even when I was waiting for my date to turn up, so I definitely made use of the 'bottomless' aspect. For dessert we hit the coffee and shared this banana caramel cake thing. Amazing. I didn't even want a dessert and ended up eating half of it. The venue is also known for their fondue sharing platters too, which gave me food envy when I saw some friends dipping into the melted cheese. YUM.
You too can enjoy this lodge experience (perfect for dates) as I am giving away a meal for two! To enter, just follow @Nixalina and @jimmyspopup on Twitter and then tweet us with your perfect date idea!
But hurry - winner will get picked on Monday and the meal will need to be taken by 30th April 2016.