A candlelight dinner for three

Mummy’s friend Eric from New York is back in London and he took us to a lovely candlelight dinner near his hotel in Soho.IMG_4248It’s not easy to find dog-friendly restaurants in Soho but thankfully Andrew Edmunds is close to his hotel.

But the cosy restaurant was too small to bring both George and I – and as usual George is easier to leave with another lucky neighbour who asked to have George. Phew! I would have been upset if she wanted me instead.IMG_4259I happily sat on Mummy’s bench seat and waited till the end when she gave me her bacon bits that she didn’t want any more.

May’s comment: Not too many dog friendly restaurants (not pubs) in Soho. Don’t get us wrong, there are plenty of great restaurants in this area of NYC, but finding dog-friendly ones isn’t always easy. So this lovely little restaurant in an 18thc. town house, Andrew Edmunds, considered one of the last bastions of ‘old Soho’ was rather convenient as Eric was staying just around the corner. A relaxed atmosphere – good for meeting up with old friends for a quiet catch-up … but apparently also very good for date-nights. πŸ˜‰

Eric’s a friend and ex-colleague from NYC – one of those people who always has a smile and a positive attitude towards life. Being with him always reminds me that life is good. We had so much to talk about – catching up since a year ago when he came to visit. Much had happened and sometimes it felt like nothing had happened. When we are impatient and wish for things to happen, Eric said a quote that had helped him along many of those moments is a line from a Garth Brooks song – “Sometimes God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers” – and as another lovely friend, Meg always reminds me – “God’s train is always on time.”

Thankful for these interludes when friends pop into your life to help put things in perspective. They are truly god’s gift for keeping our heads above all the stuff we find ourselves immerse in daily and all that negativity that surrounds us that thwarts our best intention to be positive.

So thank you Andrew Edmunds for a lovely ambiance that allowed us to share and enjoy an evening with friends.

Address: 46 Lexington Street, SoHo, London W1 – “Small to medium-sized, well-behaved dogs welcome. Please mention when booking.”

Yes, Darcy is medium-sized and well-behaved! She sat curled up next to me the entire meal.

And for the first time, George was upset that I was leaving him. He was really upset he was left. πŸ™ But he soon settled after we left, but as soon as we walked through the gate into the courtyard, he was at the door. And Darcy ran straight to the neighbour’s door to greet George! πŸ™‚ When they saw each other, they started to tumble and play. πŸ™‚ They missed each other. What a lovely way to end the evening – altogether again!


  1. Jocelyn

    Sounded lovely, almost felt we were there

  2. Rowena

    Your comments about friends and keeping positive has so uplifted me, thank you May! Bless you!

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