How is it that my new absolute favourite thing to do in London, was unknown to me just one week ago! And, that on that fateful day that I was told about it, not one, but TWO different friends told me about it on the same exact day! It was meant to be. It was fate. It was time for me to go to
Let me tell you, it is the coolest place in London!! Well, to someone who loves ice cream (check), loves Fortnum & Mason (check....so much so that I have proclaimed it to be my most favourite store of all), and for someone who loves celebrating milestones in a little bit of luxury (check).
We decided this warm weather was worth celebrating, and wanted to give Baby M her first taste of ice-cream (that's a milestone, no?), and so having heard only good things about The Parlour, knew it was the place to do it. Plus, F&M were having a sale and we wanted to stock up on some of the finer things in life, at a slightly lower price!!
Baby M was somewhat excited to try her first taste of ice-cream and was the centre of attention the entire time, as we went at noon on Sunday, (before most people consider to be an appropriate hour to have ice-cream), so we had the full attention of all the staff!
I told our waiter that it was going to be her first taste of ice-cream, and he was so sweet, and brought Baby M her very only little flight of flavours! It was the cutest thing ever!!
It was so so sweet.
But nothing on ours!!! Check out the size of our bowls! I had maple pecan, salted caramel, and vanilla bean. Mr M had strawberry shortcake, pistaccio and praline nocciola. Each of which were absolutely divine!
The entire experience was just so lovely and out of this world sweet! We loved the ambience of the pastel setting, the ice-cream itself was incredible, and everyone was so attentive and sweet towards us all. It was just perfect. We couldn't have been happier.
If you're ever in London and are looking for a little sanctuary from the hustle and bustle, or perhaps just want to feel a little spoilt for an hour, do yourself a favour and go to Fortnum & Mason and head upstairs, to The Parlour on the 1st floor.
But don't forget to allocate time to browsing the Lower Ground and Ground floors too, they are foodie heaven too!