Fun at Fume

fumeA few weeks ago a lovely colleague of mine left the company to go and be a mum and we all went to wish her well at Jetty Lounge.  While I was there I got talking to some other colleagues I hadn’t previously met and one of the girls proposed dinner and drinks.  The two of us finally got round to going last night and after a long day at work we were both ready to have fun!

We met at Fume in Pier 7 to get to know each other better and catch up and we had a blast!  It was so fun to spend time with someone new who was very open to sharing and who has a great wit.  I will definitely be looking to go out with her again.  She’s recently divorced so is looking to make new friends and re-build her life, I think she would be a great addition to our crowd of friends as she’s very positive and seems to really know her own mind.  Qualities I really like in a person!

Fume is a fun French style brasserie in Pier 7 which is the local haunt for Marina and JBR residents.  The place has a fun vibe and also an alcohol licence!  A lot of places in Marina and JBR are dry so Pier 7 is a popular choice if you fancy a glass of wine with your meal, which we did of course.

My new buddy had the salmon with cucumber salad and said it was delicious (we aren’t close enough yet to share food!)  I had the brisket which was quite nice but a tad too heavy and the sauce was extremely sweet.  It wasn’t quite what I had imagined and I don’t think I would order it again because the flavour of the meat was totally overshadowed by the sticky sauce.  The potato wedges and edamame beans were yummy though.  I would definitely go back to the restaurant and just make a safer order…perhaps the pasta and meatballs as they were my second choice.

The vibe is very laid back and cool, the menus are on skirt hangers which is pretty unique and they have a huge coca cola fridge too.  The view over the marina is also lovely and they seem to have a great cocktail list too with some funny names which I always enjoy.  Of course I have now forgotten them but at the time I was most amused! I can definitely picture myself on their terrace enjoying the view with a comical cocktail.

See how cool they are hanging there?

See how cool they are hanging there?

In other unrelated news my friend just messaged to say she got a great job interview and they may fly her out here!  Fingers crossed my partner in crime and I get reunited in a few weeks for good!! (This obviously is BIG news but I felt like a whole blog post might jinx it all!)

This is very true...she's 5 foot 8 and I am 5 foot 2, when I stand very straight and think my tallest thoughts!!

This is very true…she’s 5 foot 8 and I am 5 foot 2, when I stand up very straight and think my tallest thoughts!!

6 thoughts on “Fun at Fume

  1. Muddy mum says:

    Love it when you make a new friend and you just know the friendship is going to be a good one. 😊
    And wow I found somebody I’m taller than 😉
    Ok, only just! 😂


    • widerangingramblings says:

      Agreed – there is nothing better! It’s a bit odd having to make new friends all over again. A friend equated it with first dates and I had to agree, you do feel a bit nervous about whether they will like you and will you meet up again etc. Feel free to thoroughly enjoy being taller than me, on the rare occasions I am taller than someone I take huge pleasure in it. There is a girl in my team who is basically my favourite person to walk anywhere with because next to her I am a towering giant, she’s 4 foot 11 so properly tiny!

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    • widerangingramblings says:

      I love Pier 7 and it’s so conveniently located for me too! Thanks regarding friends, it’s definitely making a difference getting to know more people. How are things back in the USA? I hope you’re loving it!


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