A “cheesy” date with Barnaby

My date with Barnaby was supposed to start at La Fromagerie on Moxon Street on Marylebone

but they rudely closed early for some private function. Left with no place for Mummy and Julie to have a glass of vino, we wandered along Marylebone Street, waiting for the Christmas lights to go on.  It was very crowded, for some reprieve from the crowds, we wandered into Daunt Books and I showed Barnaby the section that is for us.Isn’t that nice that they had it at eye-level for us?

It was nearing six o’clock and the lights were about to come on – so we joined the crowds and joined in the countdown for the moment the Christmas lights came on.There we were as the lights went on along Marylebone High Street!  Christmas had arrived in that part of London.

It was way too crowded and Mummy carried me, and Julie carried Barnaby – but it was time to get out of there and onto our dinner reservation at the other La Fromagerie in Bloomsbury. The space is small and we were asked to stay under the table – which we did. Barnaby was starving because his mummy forgot to give him his supper! Unbelievable! But the staff kindly gotBarnaby some delicious Shepherd’s Pie – well, dare I say, lucky dog! I didn’t get any!

It was all too dark to take photos inside so we waited till the hoomans were done before we did our obligatory photo outside – it was hardly any brighter.

And then the hoomans spotted some barrels across the street and thought it would be funny to put us both on the barrel.Barnaby, you know those Western movies where they blow up barrels of gunpowder – I’m a little concerned about that canister of gas next to the barrels. What is it doing there?  

May’s comment: La Fromagerie on Moxon Street in Marylebone is well known for it’s cheeses!  They have recently started to allow dogs into their small dining area for cheese and deli snacks but not in the food market. Fair enough.

When speaking to them, I found out there’s a La Fromagerie in Bloomsbury – where the artisan cheesemonger serves Modern European cuisine in a relaxed space with a bar, café and store – they open till 10pm and they take reservations.
52 Lamb’s Conduit St, London WC1N 3LL. And yes, well-behaved dogs are allowed. The space is small.


  1. Jacky Taylor

    I feel very down tonight but reading about Darcy and Barnaby has brought a smile to my face. Thankyou jx

  2. Elizabeth Burman

    You and Barnaby make such a handsome couple Miss D.💕😄

  3. Cheryl

    You are such a handsome couple! Where was George? He does seem to get left out of so many excursions.

  4. Julie James

    So proud of our pooches! They were just not bothered by the crowds or the noise! Less proud of myself for forgetting to defrost Barnaby’s supper but I think he thought that shepherds pie was the best thing ever!

  5. Kathy Shoulders

    Darcy and Barnaby look so cute together.

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