Saturday night this week = Curry and cocktails.
It’s not very often that I get to see my old school friends, so when we’re all back in town, we try and pop out for a meal together. It’s great to have a catch-up; even though they all hate my relentless obsession with photographing everything and everyone… Sorry ’bout that.
Firstly, we went to The Elaichi restaurant in Belper. It’s an Indian restaurant (if you hadn’t already guessed) and it was absolutely packed.
In a nutshell, the food was lovely. Despite being absolutely rushed off their feet, the staff at The Elaichi were really accommodating, attentive and lovely; even going as far as to hold the door open for us when we left!
(They weren’t trying to get rid of us…)
After our meal at The Elaichi, we wandered a few doors down to Yardley’s, which is a Cocktail and Tapas bar. We’ve been there a couple of times before and really enjoyed it; mainly because it’s just far enough out of town not to get really busy.
A pitcher of Jessica Rabbit cost us £15, which we ended up getting about six or seven drinks out of.
I love the fact that you’ve got comfy leather sofas, candlelit tables and gorgeous cocktails. The atmosphere is so far removed from any raucous pub that you’d normally end up venturing into on a Saturday night out.
If you’re ever in the area, you know where to go to get penguin shaped ice cream and classy cocktails.