Lunching & Leaving | Dishoom & Bounce Ping Pong

Your first thought when you read this post may be ‘what an odd title’ but to me, it fits perfectly with how I spent my Friday.

I ate lunch at Dishoom (followed by a couple of drinks at the rather cool Bounce Ping Pong bar) and then left one of my best friends from uni for the whole year! As I prepare for my year abroad, I’m saying goodbye to more and more people and it’s all getting way too real far too quickly.

One silver lining to the fact I’m leaving, though, is that my friends and I are making the most of the few London days I have left.

By the time you’re reading this I will have moved to France (oo, how exciting!), but I thought I’d fill you in on what I got up to over my last couple of weeks in London.

IMG_7121One (rainy) Friday afternoon, I met up with two of my best friends from uni for two of my favourite things – lunch and drinks.

We went to Dishoom for lunch and as a drink I ordered the Bombay Colada. As I was still slightly fragile from the night before (whoops), I ordered for the non-rum version. However, it was still beautifully refreshing!

IMG_7120For starters, we then ordered the Bhel and the Okra Fries (to die for!). Definitely worth skipping my mid-morning snack for.

I particularly loved how authentic the place was – complete with a little snippet of the Dishoom story written at the top of the menu.

IMG_7111We then moved on to some Lamb Chops, Ramali Roti and Gunpowder Potatoes. I’m being 100% honest when I say I can’t fault a thing – it was all so mouth-wateringly good.

IMG_7112While my friends opted for the Kala Khatta Gola Ice for pudding (which I have to say is a rather acquired taste), I stuck to a good old-fashioned cup of House Chai. It definitely hit the spot.

After recovering from our food babies, we then headed off to Chancery Lane to check out London’s hip new ping-pong bar Bounce.


IMG_7113It seems quite expensive at £10 per table per 30 minutes, but if you split it between a group it’s really not that bad.

If you enjoy having a laugh with your mates and want to try something other than bowling, then Bounce is definitely worth a trip. Make sure you book if you’re going on a Friday night, though, as it was heaving by about 5pm with after work socials!

IMG_7116The bar was also particularly swish at Bounce and between 3 of us, it only cost £13 each for a cocktail & 30 minutes of Ping Pong.

Anywhere that serves Prosecco cocktails gets my vote & it would make the perfect first date venue!

All in all, it was a pretty successful adventure. Where are your favourite alternative places to go in London? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,

Sascha xo






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