Thursday, 15 January 2015

The Brunch Series: Tulip Bistro



Bondi: If you're an avid Instagram user, chances are you follow Tulip Bistro and have come across their mouth watering dishes on their account or other's. I've always wanted to come try it first hand for myself (at the time I was still in London). So of course it was no surprise that Tulip made it to the cut for our Brunch spots and I was quite impressed. It has such a relaxing ambience that you hardly notice the wait time for the food, except you're really hungry. The food was delicious and I was just happy to be eating blueberries after a really long time. I liked that the strawberries were sweet rather than sour.

And if you really want to make an experience out of it, how about heading next door to Fashion Cafe to pick yourself an elegant dress before lunch or the opposite way for tea at the Tea Room to finish off a wonderful day. Luckily for us there was an event at Fashion Cafe, so it made a nice brunch experience for us.



Habibah: Sunday was a quiet evening and we chose to kick it off at Tulip- a good opportunity to step into Fashion Cafe for the "See & Sip" shopping event. 

Not all the time do the staff/host notice another party joining a table which is an err on their customer service. The food was fast and that changed the mood in the table to happy rather than usual as we are accustomed to waiting a while for our food. It was delicious I must say, but we only got asked how our food was at the end rather than half way through. Overall the service was just okay and the food also, because they can do better- especially without the VAT.



Samira: It was a nice Saturday afternoon, surprisingly not very busy at the restaurant. The music added a nice ambience to the restaurant (they had a good playlist on). 

I ordered the anadariya baby chicken and mashed potatoes and to drink I had watermelon juice. The waiters seemed confused at first as to who was taking our order but later found their way. I thought the waiters could be more professional in their conduct. The food came in under 30 minutes which was commendable. The mashed potatoes were perfectly creamy and smooth, and the grilled chicken was grilled just right with no burnt bits. The meal on a whole was really good. 

Generally, it was a good experience, but could have been better if the waiters acted in a more organized professional way i.e. welcome you when you come in, seat you, bring menus immediately, in general be more responsive and attentive. 

Location: 7 Atakpame Street, opposite Ascon filling station, off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2
Contact092914833
Must Order: The Anadariya Baby Chicken with Mashed Potatoes. Very divine, I tell you. 
Brunch Budget: N3500 - N5000
Next stop: The Quarter Cafe















The Brunch Series




Hello lovelies, this series is for the foodies out there, the 'Abujites' and those who wish to visit Abuja in the near future. My friends, Samira and Habibah and I are teaming up to review our top five brunch spots in Abuja. Kinda makes it easier for you to pick where to eat, doesn't it?

Our five options are (and in no particular order)
Tulip Bistro
Q Cafe
Nouveau
Signature and
Pastries at Patachoux

Join us in the series and feel free to leave your own review if you've ever eaten at any of these places. And I hope this inspires you to make a brunch date with friends, family or a lover xxx

Monday, 5 January 2015

Motivational Monday

Bit of a late post as the day is almost over but better late than never. For some, today was more dreadful than the usual monday cause the holiday was over and it's back to work. Came across a video of Chigul's story at the TEDxEuston, which I found very inspiring and funny too and thought I should share with you guys.

Moral of her story: it doesn't matter how many times you've failed or how long it takes, when you find your calling, you will find yourself excelling effortlessly. Enjoy the video xxx

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Song Dedication: I'll Be There


This is a simple appreciation post. I recently started watching 'Mistresses' and you know when you hear a song that you immediately connect to, which prompts you to pull out your phone and shazam it? Well, watching S1E5 I heard 'I will be there' by Odessa and I fell in love immediately.

It's such a simple piece of art depicting raw emotions and true gratitude, I fell in love with every line and it made me think of people I could easily dedicate this song to. People who have in  one way or another really shown up for me. And I'm sure you would because everyone should have someone who makes them feel this way. Someone you can always count on and who can always count on you too.

I don't even have to think this through, off the top of my head I could easily list out ten people or more I would really like to appreciate. People like Janada, Aisha Usman, Amira Idris, Zara Dilli, Keesha, Abubakar Jada, Ahmed Lawal, Zayyad, Jatau, Sally, Zara Dogo, Domi, among others. These are people who have really been there for me especially the past two years, which were really trying for me. And because you were there, if you ever need me, I'll be there. Always.

Hope you like the song xoxo

Love,
Bondi

Ps.
This is my first post this year so you better feel extra damn special. LoL Love you guys.