I passed my theory test! Driving is something that's never really interested me but I know it's about time I got my finger out and got on with it, so a few weeks ago I sat my theory test for the first time and passed - thank God! My sister Laura had taken me through to Aberdeen for it so afterwards we treated ourselves to a celebratory ladies lunch...
It was my first visit to Cafe 52 down on the Green and I loved it. The restaurant has a bit of a French bistro feel to it with dark furniture, curtains lining the walls and a gorgeous checkered floor that reminds me of my wedding venue! The outdoor seating area is quite pretty with all the flowers and definitely somewhere I'd choose to sit in the warmer weather.
As I was trying to be good I opted for the hot smoked mackerel with a minted pea and feta salad. I was a little worried about the salad as I'm not a huge fan of mint but the flavouring was subtle and I really enjoyed it. We shared some delicious honey flavoured sweet potato chips and Laura had an amazing looking vegetarian lasagne full of kale and blue cheese. I think I'd actually choose this next time!
F+F top // Mango leather skirt // River Island boots // Primark jacket
After a wee mooch around the shops it was time for round 2... dessert!
We stopped off at Cocoa Ooze on Belmont Street for some chocolatey treats. Another first time visit for me but unfortunately this time I wasn't so enamoured. Laura enjoyed a caramel hot chocolate and I had a green tea with a chocolate crunch slice. There was nothing wrong with it, it was just average and unimpressive. Nothing to write home about. Perhaps the afternoon teas or chocolate making sessions are worth a visit, but if you're just after a cuppa and fine piece I'd head to Cup instead girls!
Have you tried anywhere new recently?