ICE ICE BABY
Who doesn’t love ice cream? When the Bournemouth Bloggers invited me to an event with The Ice Chef, how could I refuse? I was so excited to see what it was all about.
MOCKTAILS, DRY ICE, FRESH FURIT AND A LOT OF ICE
We started the night with yummy mocktails and cocktails. As a non-drinker I really welcomed the mocktail. It was apple based with fresh fruit, and was so refreshing and tasty. Lindsay who owns The Ice Chef then went on to show us how she makes her rolled ice cream on a machine that is minus 25 degrees! The whole making process was fascinating. Lindsay only uses fresh ingredients, with no preservatives. Seeing something made in front of you, then being able to eat it is amazing!
IF YOU GIVE, PEOPLE WILL GIVE BACK
What I liked about The Ice Chef in Lindsay’s back story. She has a 3 year old girl, and started from nothing. She went to Thailand and met a man who was making ice cream in a similar way. This inspired her to do it in the UK. Lindsay believes that if you give out, you will get back. As a business owner myself I totally agree, and loved her ethos.
WEDDINGS, CHILDREN’S PARTIES, FESTIVALS AND DELIVEROO
The ice chef takes their rolled ice cream making to all of the above. I think as an experience it is fab and I would highly recommend it. It is fun for both adults and children. For me I loved learning something new. It also satisfied my sweet tooth. Go check them out... Kxx
(this was a gifted experience. All opinions are my own, and the photos are my own)
If you are local to Bournemouth and love yummy food in the most relaxing atmosphere this review is for you! I was invited (via Bournemouth Bloggers) to check out Urban Beach’s two course “Jiffy Menu” with a friend. The menu is aimed at people looking for a quick and delicious lunch.
WARMING ATMOSPHERE AND COLOURFUL DECOR
Urban Beach is a stone’s throw away from the beach. It has a beach vibe, yet the style is classy. Despite visiting in gale force winds and rain, the bright decor and smiles from the staff warmed us up instantly. We were taken great care of from start to finish.
FRESH ORANGE JUICE, WARMING SOUP, TASTY FISH AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.
The "Jiffy Menu" is the perfect size, it has something on there for everyone. I chose the Curry and Butternut Squash soup, followed by Trout with a Garlic Risotto. The soup was so warming, (perfect on such a horrible day!) It came with Kay’s fresh homemade swizzle bread, which was warm and absolutely beautiful. The Trout with the Risotto was genuinely the best Risotto I have ever eaten. The flavours were incredible, and the texture of the rice was just right. My only criticism... there was too much, and I felt terrible for not finishing both courses!
TAKE A STROLL TO THE BEACH
If you live in the area I would definitely recommend a visit to try their "Jiffy Menu". It is the perfect venue to catch up with friends, go on a cheeky date, or head out with the family. If it had been a nice day we would have definitely finished off our lunch with a stroll along the beach. Thank you to Urban Beach for having us, I hope to visit again soon.
23 Argyll Rd, Bournemouth BH5 1EB
T- 01202 301509
Please note we were invited for a gifted meal. All words, opinions and images are my own.
Hi! I am Katie... a new mum trying to balance life, work and a beautiful baby girl! I love to take photos, travel, write, make art, and spend time with my family! xx