The Royal Croquet Club = bloody fabulous in every conceivable way! If I was to say there was a place that was perfectly designed, perfectly positioned, perfectly styled, with THE best branding and mix of food and drink with THE most delicious dessert with quite simply THE best presentation possible, filled with interesting and quirky people would you believe me? Possibly not…but it's all true. F*cking marvellous.
First stop Pimms. Cute as hell cup packed with cucumber, orange, lemon, fresh mint, Pimms, soda and ginger ale. Yum! Second stop food. We went for DOC. Always a big fan but not so much on this occasion. My order was taken by the cutest Italian of them all, but even his supreme hotness didn't distract me from the very average rice salad, but the lamb did come to the rescue to up the overall enjoyment Third stop Messina ice-cream. Oh my god. Honestly blew my mind. For someone who is a rare ice-cream eater this trumped all previous ice-cream experiences ever. One mouthful in I decided I would go in and get some every day until it ends at the end of the month. I haven't done that, but the joy remains, and I have the adorable tin it came in sitting on my desk.
In summary you really have to go!
Images: Royal Croquet Club website and Google images (APL Photography, Broadsheet, Melb hot or not, Fun date ideas)