31/12/2015

NYE Lunch in the Cotswolds.


Ahh 2015 - you've been a good one! Finishing school with good A levels, travelling to gorgeous places and having some truly wonderful experiences. Of course with the highs there have been a few lows which I'm not going to go into today. With 2016 right around the corner, I'm praying for a equally successful year and I'm particularly excited to see the directions in which my blog is taken. Starting Life According to Lily was 100% one of my best decisions of the year - I'm so glad I bit the bullet! 

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This year to celebrate NYE my family and I headed to a gorgeous hotel in the Cotswolds for lunch. For once the sun was shining and the champagne flowing - naturally I wanted to share a few pictures with you guys all taken with my new 50mm f 1.8 lens.




To start we were led into the bright airy restaurant with lovely views of the grounds. We'd already ordered food whilst treated with lovely canap├ęs and champagne so we were free to relax. It was very quiet (as I imagine most people would be going for dinner later) so the service was very fast and attentive.


To start my mum and sister both had a salmon mousse, complete with beetroot flavoured foam balls. One of the things I would say about this restaurant is that the food is presented with such care and attention to detail. All of the dishes were so beautiful - they almost looked too good to eat!


As opposed to the mousse - my dad and I had the crispy egg and mushroom. A perfectly poached egg, battered in light breadcrumbs, with salty mushrooms and cream... Er perfection?!



For the main course we all had the same thing: Sea bass with fresh green vegetables and a delectable sauce. The only thing this was missing was a carb of some sort... It definitely had me reaching for the bread basket a couple of times! 


I didn't have desert but my sister and mum both indulged in a gorgeous raspberry parfait which if I still had any appetite I would definitely have enjoyed. All in all the food was lovely and we're definitely considering coming back next year!




Outfit wise I'm wearing my new black Ugg boots which are so warm and lovely. My skirt and jacket are from River Island, my top is Oasis and my necklace is from Michael Kors. 

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Okay I hope you guys enjoyed this post and have a lovely New Years Eve! All the best for 2016 my lovelies! 

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  1. Happy New Year!


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  2. This looked like the perfect afternoon, looks so lovely there! - not going to lie my mouth did start watering a little seeing all the amazing food you had!!
    Happy New Year xx

    http://lisablog18.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It was so lovely! And yeah the food was amazing, I'm getting hungry thinking about it haha xx

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  3. Looks so beautiful there!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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