Saturday 8 February 2014

Hippodrome London

I have been really looking forward to sharing this post, mainly because I had such a great night out last Saturday. Our destination was The Hippodrome in London Leicester Square for dinner, a little bit of gambling followed by a show. 

As a foodie I was looking forward to sampling the food on offer at Heliot's Steak House

Heliot Steak House

Every good meal has to start with a few cocktails. 
The one on the right is Adam's apple (£9.50) vodka, shaken with peach, black raspberry lacquer, fresh lemon and apple. 

The cocktail on the left Hammersmith Cobler, Gin, orange, lemon, lime and watermelon (£9.50). 

Adam's apple cocktail

I wasn't quite prepared for how good the food would be, high quality, tasty and reasonably priced.

For starters we opted to share Beef Carpaccio, rocket, Parmesan and aged balsamic (£4)

Beef Carpaccio

Tuna Tartare, pickled ginger, wasabi, soy and mirin (£6) 

Tuna Tartare

Both starters were excellent, the beef carpaccio was wafer thin just how I like it and with the rocket and balsamic was a good choice as a lite starter. The tuna was yummy too but easily could have been half the size and with less wasabi cream. 

For mains it was an easy choice I opted for surf and turf (£19.50). Succulent steak, scallop and huge prawns. 

surf and turf

I mean huge prawns.

Heliot Steak House

Chunky Chips

Onion Rings

The dessert menu is also offers lots of choice and priced at £5 good value.

I opt for Cherry Bakewell with milk ice cream an oldie but a goodie. 

Cherry Bakewell

My eyes definitely are bigger than my belly, after dinner to say I was stuffed would be an understatement. The Heliot's Steak House was a great suprise, wonderful food and service.

Afterwards we headed for the gaming tables to try our luck at roulette. With some tables at £2 a go on the main floor and £1 in the basement to play roulette, it's a great way to learn without loosing lots of money. 

Sorry no pics of the tables this wasn't allowed. 

I did however get some pics of their amazing toilets check this out...

Hippodrome London

Inside they had wonderful comfy sofas, huge mirrors to do your makeup and GHD straightners. Each toilet has its own friend. 

Hippodrome London

We managed to make our money last for ages, perfect timing to join The Soho Burlesque Club starring Miss Polly Rae.

This was a first for me having not been to a Burlesque show before. For those of you also unsure what it entails you can have a sneak peak here:

Miss Polly Rae is a phenomenal entertainer striking the balance perfectly between naughtiness, comedy and an engaging show to watch. 

Overall a brilliant night and one that I cannot recommend more highly. 

42-43 Cranbourn Street, 
Leicester Square, 

020 3641 8326

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  1. Thanks for your lovely comment hun. I will have to try this place out when I'm back in London that steak looks AMAZING

    Hannah xxx

  2. Yummm...cocktails - always start the night well. Your main course looks delicious! We would definitely choose the same. What a brilliant night; glad you had a lovely time :-)

    x Roch & Tash x

  3. Oh wow, that steak is making my mouth water. GIVE IT TO ME! Glad you had just a great time =)

    Corinne x