Monday, 2 November 2015

Film & Fizz @ One Aldwych

Last Friday the hubby and I attended Film & Fizz at One Aldwych. On arrival at the hotel we were guided to the private screening room in the basement. The room had thirty wide leather armchairs with drinks holders. Seats had been allocated so there was no fighting and as the cinema wasn't full guests had been really well spaced out.

We were handed a large box of salty or sweet popcorn each and could have taken more if we wanted to. We were also offered a glass of Lallier champagne or could have opted for the Halloween cocktail of vodka, peach and pumpkin. They also had carved, lit pumpkins decorating the screening room ready for the Halloween special movie; Scream.

After the movie we were swiftly escorted upstairs to the Indigo Restaurant and were given a glorious table for two over looking the lobby with it's beautiful Autumnal flower arrangements. We were presented with a three course dinner menu with suggested wine pairings as well as access to the full drinks and wine list.

The homemade bread with garlic oil was delicious and we had a second round to soak up the starters!

The hubby went for the smoked salmon, which as you can see was beautifully presented and tasted delicious! I chose the partridge. I really enjoyed my dish, although it was a little chewy in places and am pleased I opted to try something completely different.

For the main course I chose the gilt head bream with mussels and the boy went for the large pork chop. Both mains were devoured and thoroughly enjoyed.

For dessert we shared a chocolate parfait and the spiced pumpkin cake with salted caramel and pecan ice cream both of which come highly recommended from us! For an extra charge you could have had a cheese course if you didn't fancy any of the three desserts.

Film and Fizz is priced at £55 per head and includes the film, unlimited popcorn, a glass of champagne and a three course meal. Wine and service charge (12.5%) will be added to your final bill at dinner. One Aldwych will also take your credit card details when booking as there is a penalty for late cancellations. Pre booking is essential and the schedule for the season can be found on the hotel website. Therefore this is definitely not a cheap date night, however, to watch a movie in style, taste some delicious food and to try something completely different and luxurious I would recommend the experience. This is definitely an idea to impress a date! For those that want to really splash out they have a package, which includes an overnight stay and full English Breakfast!