What’s for dinner?

On my birthday, we went to Bill Wyman’s Sticky Fingers, a restaurant in Kensington. And just in case you don’t recognize the name, Wyman is a member of the Rolling Stones. He started the restaurant in 1989. Unfortunately my camera malfunctioned and none of my photos turned out. Or maybe it was a good thing. This past Monday neither one of us wanted to cook and we started discussing where we should go for dinner. I mentioned Sticky Fingers since all of the main courses are discounted, some up to 50%.

We agreed to meet there. I enjoyed the flowers on my walk to the restaurant.

I wasn’t the only one in town who had the same idea. Our wait for a table was only twenty minutes. And there is so much to look at in the restaurant I didn’t get bored. This restaurant has some of the best hot wings we’ve had. The place was hopping and service was a tad slow. I felt bad for our waiter. He had over ten tables and all of us were kinda needy. That aside, we had a lovely night and I recommend the place. And if you go on a Monday, be prepared to wait for a table and for your food and drinks.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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26 Responses to What’s for dinner?

  1. Back in the 80s my parents used to run a nightclub in London and were invited to the opening night of Sticky Fingers – I was very jealous and have still never been there 😦 Time to put that to rights I think!

  2. Yummmmmyyyyyyy. Now I’m starving :).

    • TBM says:

      I hope you had a wonderful dinner! what did Mikey make?

      • Actually, I had to take Daniel to the orthodontist after work which meant a 15 minute drive home to get him, a 45 minute drive to the orthodontist’s office, and then a 45 minute drive home, so we just grabbed sub sandwiches on the way home. They were yummy!! 🙂

      • TBM says:

        I hated the orthodontist. Hated it.

      • Oooh, I should mention though that the other night he made kebabs on the barbeque that were to die for. Some were meat kebabs with kielbasa, sausage, chicken, and steak, plus he made veggie ones with mushrooms, zucchini, onion, red peppers, and green peppers. Then there was a flavoured rice on the side. It was delicious!! 🙂

      • TBM says:

        Are there any leftovers!

      • Touchy subject? LOL! I had years with the orthodontist too and hated it, especially since I had to have jaw surgery to correct an underbite. My jaw was wired shut for 8 weeks, and I could only have liquid food through a straw. The worst was throwing up from the anesthetic with my mouth wired shut. Ewwwww!! Luckily for Daniel, his teeth are moving into place really quickly (and his teeth were horribly crooked), so he should be finished ahead of schedule. As for the kebabs, sorry but we ate the leftovers the next night :).

      • TBM says:

        Your mouth wired shut. I can’t imagine it. Did you have a board so you could write stuff down. That sounds awful and now I’m thinking my retainer and head gear weren’t so bad after all.

      • LOL!! I could still talk, but it wasn’t easy. The only good thing was that it kept the teachers from asking me questions in class and exempted me from doing oral presentations, which was fine with me because I was painfully shy back then. I know, hard to believe right? 🙂

      • TBM says:

        I hated speaking in class all the way through college. Then in grad school I had to teach some classes. I found out I liked teaching, but I still hated talking in class. And I’m not surprised you could still talk 😉

  3. bocafrau says:

    Love me some good wings!

  4. pattisj says:

    Lots of pretty flowers lined your path. Glad you enjoyed your birthday dinner.

  5. Vishy says:

    Beautiful pictures of flowers, TBM! Love the name of the restaurant! Glad to know that you had a wonderful time.

    • TBM says:

      It’s such a cool place it’s hard not to enjoy yourself. And I love history, including music. One of my history professors would give a music lesson for each time period he taught. It was a lot of fun. I think that’s my favorite part of history–it includes everything: literature, art, science, music, societies, cultures, and so much more.

  6. adinparadise says:

    Your post prompted me to read about Bill Wyman on Wiki, and i was amazed to learn that he has written books and actually done so much since his younger days. He even managed to give up smoking after 55 years! Good for him. I’d love to visit this restaurant, even if the service is slow. As you say. there’s lots to look at whilst you’re waiting. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I think when you go to a place like this, you are there for the atmosphere. And I really felt horrible for the waiter. he didn’t stop moving once. Now if he was just chatting with his coworkers and not doing anything, that would make me mad. But I can’t blame a guy who is really trying. We’ve all had bad days at work. I wasn’t going to add to his suffering.

      He quit smoking after 55 years. that is amazing. I actually don’t know much about him, but you’ve piqued my curiosity.

  7. bulldog says:

    Sounds a good place to go to..

  8. fgassette says:

    Glad your birthday was so great. I like restaurants with atmosphere.


  9. Fergiemoto says:

    Those are beautiful flowers!
    It looks like quite a place! I think the name “Sticky Fingers” is quite appropriate.

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