I took our youngest Sweetie Girl to London, just the two of us the other day and there was much excitement. It seems my first destination is always to Hermès 🙂 but she was ok about that. Bond Street had a lot of scaffolding and cranes at regular intervals from New Bond Street right up to Green Park.One of the Hermès windows which appealed especially to my SG who loves gymnastics. I dropped off a bag for assessment and repair and afterwards looked around. The other times it place was quite busy so led by SG, we wandered into the Homeware section and noticed the terrace was open …. The suited Monsieur there beckoned us to have a seat and enjoy some complimentary refreshments. What was that about not accepting drinks from strangers we’re always telling the children?? The tables were all shaped like different animals and of course SG took an age deciding where she wanted to sit. There was a 4th mini madeleine in a chocolate orange flavour that SG disposed of too quickly.Looking back into the Homeware section. Re-introducing my K 28 box Vert Foncé from here. I chose a green tea. Fortunately SG was as happy to linger and enjoy the hospitality as much as me … by the end of which she announced that she liked this place! It was her first time there. We had to press on to the main focus of the day’s trip passing back through Homeware and these beautiful glasses.And back down into Old Bond Street. The Fendi window. I love that bag!A chic passer by. We were on our way to The Science Museum.A pit stop outside on a very convenient bench where SG had to have her packed lunch. This is the true green of the Kelly. We enjoyed a very good time in the museum and left just as it was getting really busy. By this time SG was very keen to sample Dim Sum in a restaurant in Chinatown. Dim Sum is a traditional kind of Chinese ‘breakfast’ of assorted steamed and fried foods mostly in small portions. I am not an expert by any means and enjoy only a few of the dozen or so different dishes. We went to Golden Dragon which is at the Wardour Street end of Gerrard Street. I last stepped into this restaurant in 1998! The reviews for it were good so I was hopeful we would get ok service and food. The restaurant was very full and we were politely directed upstairs – not ordered – sometimes the staff can appear abrupt but it’s usually nothing personal. There were mostly Oriental customers which is usually a good sign …. SG and I were directed to the smallest table they had which seated at least 4. The menus were clear and easy to follow in both Chinese and English with good photos and we had no trouble selecting our favourites. Above from the back are ha gao, cheung fun and chicken and sweetcorn soup which is a must for SG. She is not at all a fan of Afternoon Tea like her big sister. As for our Boy, well I’m afraid he is not a fan of London at all for a start …. but does enjoy most Food!I am sorry for the unappetising photos but our selection was very good! We stuck to steamed dishes, here are steamed glutinous rice packets and sieu mai. The staff were polite and friendly and didn’t insist on talking at me in Chinese when I obviously could not – this happens regularly. Our experience was better than expected. I wanted to keep to a central London but we enjoyed a great dim sum at Pearl Liang in Paddington some time ago (will add the post link when I can find it). Hmm I have a feeling this may be the start of a long tradition – Hermès and Dim Sum 🙂
We picked up some treats for the family on our way home from Patisserie Valerie.
Thanks for reading!