My birthday…Part 3

Last night, I was fortunate enough to celebrate my birthday for the 3rd time in a month. The first official celebration took place in Ping Pong, one of my favourite places to eat in the whole of London, so it seemed like the perfect place to celebrate the big 2-5. There were a couple of incidents which really ruined the evening though. After a blog post and a few tweets, the incident came to the attention of senior management, much to my surprise. I was promised a second birthday meal to make up for the first. And boy, did they deliver! 

I chose to visit the flagship restaurant on Great Malborough St, just a stone’s throw from Libertys. I was joined by fellow bloggers Ozzy, Fiona and Frankie among non-blogger friends, we were seated at the bar initially, and enjoyed a few cocktails and more that a bit of gossiping. I highly recommend the goji berry energising drink. We were then seated downstairs at a slightly secluded table laden with an abundance of drinks and snacks. We ate, giggled, ate some more, laughed, ate more, gossiped and drank. It was the most perfect evening. The manager Lucy was an absolute doll, it just seemed like food and drinks appeared at our table without us even asking. 

Here are my ‘must order’ dishes, they must be ordered at least twice 😉

  • Spicy Chicken Dumplings
  • Hoi Sin Duck Spring Rolls
  • Vegetarian Sticky Rice
  • Chicken Beggar’s Purse
  • Chocolate and Wasabi Mousse
  • Chocolate and Banana Spring Rolls

I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Tina and Lucy for an utterly fabulous evening. To my wonderful friends, lots of love, hugs and kisses to you all, just for being amazing. 


Me & my homies


Frankie and I…she has a natural pout, I dont! 




 Fiona & Frankie getting stuck in

Ozzy & his beloved sauce!

Nom nom nom



Ozzy, the amazing Lucy and me

PS – To my Twitter followers, yes The Swede is cleverly concealed in a pic or two. He doesn’t look Swedish!

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Tiffany
    February 8, 2010 / 9:48 pm

    I reckon that the swede is dressed in a pale pink shirt!? 🙂 – from one of your twitter followers

  2. LJ
    February 8, 2010 / 9:55 pm

    aw the photos are lovely and it sounds like a really fun night. pingpong is so delicious, must go there again next time im in london town! ehem, the swede aint looking swede at all (if its who i think it is…..)happy birthday again darling!xx-LJ from SOS!

  3. heart charlie
    February 9, 2010 / 12:05 am

    Awesome! 3 birthday celebrations in one month! That is so fun, these pictures are lovely, it really looks like you are surrounded by people who truly love you 😉

  4. E
    February 9, 2010 / 5:27 am

    Oh this looks like so much fun! Happy birthday!

  5. SR@MyStyle
    February 9, 2010 / 7:37 am

    Hi there-it looks like you had such a wonderful time, belated birthday wishes too!!

  6. daisychain
    February 9, 2010 / 9:23 am

    that looks like so much fun x

  7. Couture Carrie
    February 9, 2010 / 6:07 pm

    So fun, darling!Happy (belated) birthday!xoxox,CC

  8. Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥
    February 9, 2010 / 6:59 pm

    aww looks like such a lovely meal, and so much fun! I love what you're wearing! lace = yes yes yes!LONDON–ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM ♥ xx

  9. Style Eyes
    February 9, 2010 / 9:07 pm

    Looks like you had a great time. Nothing better than good friends and good food.

  10. tasha latif
    February 9, 2010 / 9:25 pm

    awww Reena just saw the blog, bless you, i am glad you enjoyed yourself. love you loads mmmwah

  11. roxybelle
    February 10, 2010 / 2:48 am

    Primarily…3 birthday celebrations in a month! You're serious about birthdays! That's okay. So am I. Secondly, this post made me hungry. :)

  12. Juliet
    February 10, 2010 / 6:34 am

    Looks so great! One can never celebrate too much herself!juliet xxx

    February 11, 2010 / 7:47 pm

    Congratulations!!!There is nothing better than be with friends!!

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    February 13, 2010 / 5:38 pm

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  15. Join the Gossip
    February 16, 2010 / 5:55 am

    Fun! You look beautiful =)

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