My Europe Trip 2019 Part XVII – London Best Restaurant and Marie Kondo

London Day 3

Today we had lunch at Core, a 2 Star Michelin Restauran where my youngest daughter made reservations 3 months ago! I tell you, the food was not only delicious but the presentation was fabulous plus the service just simply amazing. Yes, if you are in London you must try this restaurant.

And today I learned a new phrase… by Marie Kondo… do whatever that sparks joy…. i.e. shiok sendiri, hahaha

Before I proceed any further, below are my previous reports on my current Europe adventure:

My Europe Trip 2019 Part 1 – Thai Airways Business Class Boeing 777-300ER KL to Bangkok and Royal Silk 

My Europe Trip 2019 Part II – Thai Airways Business Class Bangkok To Copenhagen & 1st Day In Copenhagen

My Europe Trip 2019 Part III – Day 2 In Copenhagen And What You Must Do

My Europe Trip 2019 Part III+ – Rome Here I Come

My Europe Trip 2019 Part V – I Conquered Rome In A Day

My Europe Trip 2019 Part VI – Roaming Free & Easy In Rome

My Europe Trip 2019 Part VII – Vatican City, Michelangelo and The Most Beautiful Girl In Rome

My Europe Trip 2019 Part VIII – Florence Cathedral & Dome, Another Wonder Of Italy

My Europe Trip 2019 Part IX – Italy XXX

My Europe Trip 2019 Part X – Girls’ Day At The Mall

My Europe Trip 2019 Part XII – Venice City Of Water

My Europe Trip 2019 Part XIII – Venice Free & Easy.

My Europe Trip 2019 Part XIII+ – Islands Murano, Burano and Torcello Plus Gondola Ride

My Europe Trip 2019 Part XV – London Duck Here I Come

My Europe Trip 2019 Part XVI – Girls’ Day Out Again

We headed to Oxford Street at about 10am and the first place we stopped was & Other Stories where my daughter bought a few clothes. FYI, & Other Stories is a sister company of H&M where the clothes cost much more.



Next stop was Selfridges to check out Chanel new season collection which they launched yesterday only.

However, this time there was no new Coco Handle line handbag that my wife was looking for.

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We were running late plus it was raining, so we took the taxi to Core and it cost me about GBP17.

Core – 2 Star Michelin Restaurant

Like I mentioned at the start, the experience at Core was wonderful. The service is second to none and the food skillfully prepared and presented. It was the best meal I had during this Europe Trip.

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Entrance from another view

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Must order this – their signature potato

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Duck! I had this for my main meal.


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Must order this dessert- the other carrot.

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Red and White wine jelly

We were seated at the table right in front of the full glass kitchen and therefore were given privilege to see the cooks and chef in action.

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All the service staff wore suit

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On the left is the owner and renowned chef Clare Smyth

I love this restaurant, it even has a dedicated place for smokers like me!

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Portobello Road

After lunch we headed to the famous Portobello Street.

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Chanel Boutique New Bond Street

From Protobello, we took the Underground Tube Train to Bond Station and walked to Chanel Boutique at New Bond Street where my wife finally found something she liked.

She had a hard time deciding which hand bag she liked and I was just grateful she finally made up her mind as I was scheduled to have dinner with my uncle and his wife and it was already 6pm which is also peak period.



We then rushed to Canary Wharf to meet up with my uncle for dinner. He knows I love London Duck and lobsters and ordered then for me 🙂




London Roast Duck again 😉


To be continued…