Kate’s London Restaurants ~ Part Two

Last week we posted Part One of Kate’s London Restaurants (click here for a refresher) and are delighted that so many of you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting it together (and testing out some of the restaurants).  In the spirit of all this good fun, let’s take a look at a few more!
Riccardo’s Italian Restaurant
Riccardo’s is on 126 Fulham Road in Chelsea. It’s a small, upscale/casual family type place, and the food is fresh and yummy. Kate was spotted there with a friend having dinner on March 3, 2011.
I went last month and had the goat’s cheese ravioli with butter and sage sauce and it was delicious. The plates are VERY small, so my only mistake was not ordering a starter as well, though I sure made up for it with the almond chocolate cake on the desert menu! In terms of atmosphere, it’s cozy and not fussy. We’ll definitely go back.
Back to Kate. At the time, it was reported that she was having dinner with Pippa. We think this was just a tactic to sell more stories because clearly that blonde head next to Kate in the picture above isn’t Pippa. It was reported that Kate had a plate of spaghetti.
We think it’s interesting that she chose a chair facing the outside, giving the paparazzi a good line of sight. Most likely she didn’t know the paps were there, and if she did she didn’t care. Good for her. We hope she can keep eating out like a ‘normal’ person for at least awhile longer!
Here they are heading back to the car:
The Ebury
The Ebury
The Ebury is located on 11 Pimlico Road, which is about a ten minute walk from Sloane Square. Kate was seen having lunch there several weeks before the wedding. It was reported that she was alone, flipping through wedding magazines while having a salad. This makes us go ‘Hmmmmmm’…There were no photos taken, so we don’t have proof that this actually took place, but Kate would at least have had police protection with her since she was a royal fiance at the time.
The Ebury does fit the profile of a Kate restaurant, though. It’s in Chelsea (or Belgravia if you want to be exact) and it has an upscale, but relaxed atmosphere. We had dinner there last spring, and the food was good but we made the mistake of making a reservation for 7:30pm, so we were the only patrons there until well after 8pm!
Since we don’t have any pictures of Kate, here’s what the interior of the restaurant looks like:
Koffman’s
Koffman’s is at the lovely Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge (if you’re in London they have a great afternoon tea called Pret-a-Portea – it’s one of our favourite afternoon tea places in London. And yes, designers like Burberry and Dior design the cakes) and is named for three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Koffman.
Kate had lunch there with Camilla back in February 2011. They were pictured leaving the restauarant, above. It was reported that Pippa Middleton (Kate’s sister) and Laura Lopes (Camilla’s daughter) joined them as well, but they were not pictured.  Kate wore a Whistles jacket, which has also been seen on Pippa (click here for more) and a DVF dress which she reportedly purchased at Bicester Village where Kate has been spotted on several occasions (we haven’t been to Bicester Village – pronounced ‘bis-ter’ yet, but are headed there in November. Can’t wait!).  She carried a Mulberry clutch and a Smythson notebook (for wedding notes, perhaps?).

So, what did they eat? The Daily Mail wrote that Kate had terrine of foie gras with a baguette, followed by roasted sea bass with fennel and black olive sauce, and a pistachio souffle with ice cream for dessert.

Hello magazine reported bits of their conversation that was overheard, including “…we can’t have trumpets, the ceiling is too high”. Love that detail! Also, as we mentioned in our post of our favourite royal wedding dresses, Kate was overheard mentioning that she loved Grace Kelly’s wedding dress. Well that sure turned out to be a big hint!

Do let us know if you’ve stopped in at any of these restaurants or have anything else to add. We’d love to hear your stories!

4 Replies to “Kate’s London Restaurants ~ Part Two”

  1. Love the insights into ‘Kate’s London’!! The Pret-a-Portea is certainly something to check out. Will make sure to visit Riccardo’s next time I am in London!

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