Okonomiyaki, Soho Fire and A Late Night Out
Posted on 2009/07/12 17:57:13 (July 2009).
[Friday 10th July]
Chie went to see Hamlet again this evening, but this time went with a friend, leaving me free for the evening. We met up for a quick dinner (Okonomiyaki at Abeno Too) and then the girls headed off to the theatre, whilst I decided to head into Soho for a drink or two.
It was somewhat timely, as this was the evening of the Soho Fire. Although I couldn't actually see any fire from where I was, just a lot of closed roads and police.
There were a few pubs which I hadn't yet been to in Soho and had heard good things about (see here for the list). So my initial plan for the evening was just to poke my nose into each of these.
However, it turned into more of a proper night out thanks to my friend Gav also being at a loose end this evening: we met in the second pub, and the evening progressed from there.
The French House was a definite highlight of tonight's pubs - that said I'm not really sure if it counts as a pub - but anyway, it had quite a unique atmosphere and it rather appealed to me.
We also fit in a trip to Bincho which is is rather great too - I've been looking for some time for a Japanese bar in London which you can go to for Japanese beers and sake without having to order food. Whilst Bincho is predominately a yakitori place, they have a bar area out the back where they're more than happy for people to just drink. Which is great.
It turned into a rather late night - Gav proposed going to a club - something I haven't done in some time now - and I thought I might as well give it a go. Thankfully no dancing was required, we just stood at the bar, chewing the cud into the wee small hours, which was actually rather good.
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