Kit’s starter, Crab Tian with avocado, tomato dressing and quail egg

Steak Tartare with toasted sourdough bread

Kit’s Moules Marinieres, mussels by the bucketload!

Veal Paillarde that melts in the mouth

Parfait Parfait and adorable Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Silk Jacket – Courtesy of Alpinestars by Denise Focil, Asymmetric Shirt + Pants – Gmarket, Shoes – Pierre Hardy for GAP, bag – Storets; Necklace - Ek Thongprasert courtesy of Olive Shoppe

Wobbled in, delirious with hunger – rolled out, saturated with endorphins and possibly pregnant. WITH FOOD, what are you thinking. That’s probably the simplest I can get to summarizing the experience at Café Luc, a dapper brasserie cached at the tip of bustling Marlebone High Street. Kit and I were so generously invited for dinner, and since we’re both notorious for neglecting eachother with a BRB hanging on Skype to go fish for pot noodles in the kitchen, there was no saying no. I do blame the severe hunger that had me order Steak tartare for starter and then the Veal Paillard – I think I’d have enquired for chicken drumsticks dipped in chocolate for dessert if not for the waiter’s timely confiscation of the menu; he’d sensed the meat binge. Bonus tip for that, because the Parfait he brought later was parfait. I figure I’d make a good T-Rex if not for my sweet tooth, which places me in the Pokémon category of species. Café Luc is the sort of place you lose track of time in, it was bright out when we met and pitch dark when we took off. Prices compensate for the hearty atmosphere and satisfying food, yet affordable enough for a quality date with a friend or sigoth. (3-course set menu for £15.90 during non-peak hours) A fun secret? Try spotting one of the owners of the restaurant: Laurant – or as I saw, a Hugh Grant clone. (proof captured by Alexxsia on her visit)

Thank you Alix of ME:MO Interactive for organizing the dinner; thank you Kit for outfit shots!

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  1. The food looks real good. Love your pierre hardy x gap shoes!

    Bisous, nana
    avecdeslunettes.blogspot.com

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  2. Great, staring at your foodie post makes me really hungry and hungry to go back to Cafe Luc for more Crab Tian. It was a lovely mouth-watering evening-datey, I believe we spent about 3 hours of non-stop eating and joking around.

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  3. this restaurant is so beautiful! & i love what you’re wearing – especially the necklace & shoes

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  4. Canary

    The cafe looks gorgeous. I will be checking that place out next week with my wife. Thank you for sharing.

    P.S. I don’t know if you did it on purpose but your attire very well suits the atmosphere of the alluring brasserie. Oh and my wife says your silk jacked looks amazing! :)

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  5. Fab as always :)

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  6. great photos!!! everything just looks so mouthwatering!

    http://revi-pinkillusions.blogspot.com/

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  7. delish shots! and your shoes are not bad either ;)

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  8. Demian Lee

    I LOVE your photos! =]

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  9. your photos are always absolutely gorgeous

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  10. Wonderful pics….
    Beautiful restaurant ;)

    Cannes by GARANCE DORE
    http://magmoiselle.fr

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  11. I’m totally in love with your shoes! Moreover the pics are wonderful!

    http://tinagfashionblog.blogspot.com/

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  12. what a stealth setup you have over there. somewhat jealous of the cool things that you do.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  13. Heehee my post is to come too. Cafe Luc – on blogs everywhere! The restaurant is so incredible, what a treat to be invited. I still have dreams about that steak tartar. Going back ASAP!

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  14. kim

    i LOVE those shoes!!

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  15. That all looks absolutely delicious, you’ve gotten my stomach rumbling!

    Love those Pierre Hardy shoes – going on the hunt for those now!

    http://www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

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  16. Spain loves Park&Cube, very nice pics.

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  17. Could you make me hungrier?!! I´ll definitely want to try that place next time I go to London! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday
    xx
    Emy

    http://sweetpromises.tumblr.com/

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  18. your new shoes are amazing! That looks like a pair of heels of my dreams :))

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  19. The Gap heels are amazing! The light turquoise and pink selection is also very pretty.

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  20. love those shoes!

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  21. those shoes! fantastic, love the photos as always!
    http://www.annawithlove.com

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  22. looks like a meat-induced, fun evening. I love your shirt, the detail is fab x

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  23. I always love your photography and your outfits! You look amazing.

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  24. awesome pictures!

    As always!!

    http://www.juliphotodiary.com

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  25. All the dishes at Cafe Luc look so savory and delectable. Your outfit is so classy and chic, I especially can’t get enough of your d’orsay heels!

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  26. Oh Shini, these pics encapsulate efforless, laid back luxury – everything looks soooo chic. Gorgeous. Sx (PS I rarely get time to comment these days, but I ALWAYS read!) xx.

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  27. this all looks so yummy!

    And I love the colours in your outfit and the shoes! argh! haha

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  28. Hey Shini, this looks like the sort of place where one has to pay their dry cleaners a visit for their tux to be taken care of, so as to adorn themselves with it later on in the evening to go to this establishment. I’m I right?

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    David, does the photos really suggest that kind of feel? It’s absolutely not like that haha it’s more like a chicer version of say…. All Bar One or Cafe Rouge? :P

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  29. oooh..those shoes!!

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  30. I think I just peed my pants. I wish that food could transport itself over the interwaves and onto my lap. Thanks for the food porn. You’re looking fly, as well!

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  31. Lizzy

    This is by far some of the best photography I’ve ever seen because you took note of things that would go unnoticed and presented them in a beautiful way…the lights, the carafe and glasses, the chairs! Great job!

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  32. looks so good
    and i love your outfit
    looking always so chic
    it’s natural in you :) love how you rolled your pants and that shoes match so perfectly with the jacket and pants
    beautiful colored outfit choice!

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  33. Oh myyy! The food looks so good (and must taste so good too… ) . Lucky you are! I think asian people we are are living for eating! ;-) xoxo!

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  34. Yummm. Looks so good! How come when we’re together we eat broccoli stuffed ‘Mexican’ food and sour sweets with weird consistencies? This looks a whole lot better…

    Love your food photos although they do always leave me feeling rather peckish. p.s. loving your prim and proper lady-like shoes. xx

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  35. Love it! Want to go there! Only not really in the neighbourhood any time soon :( Great look as well! XO Raspberry & Rouge

    http://raspberry-rouge.com

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  36. I love the interior of that place and all those meals look yummy! envy!!

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  37. Amazing shoes! Amazing restaurant! :)

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  38. you look AMAZING ;-))

    x
    bloo.
    http://bloo90fashion.blogspot.com

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  39. love the heels! :)

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  40. just discovered your blog via pinterest and I love yoru photos! I bought those same Gap shoes so I’m happy for some inspiration on how to wear them. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. …. hungry ….! & i love those shoes! they’re quite adorable, especially with the rolled up pants.

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  42. this outfit : my fave! :)

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  43. dammmn, it looks so yummy!

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  44. the lamp on the second picture is STUNNING!

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