Monday, 10 June 2013

South Carolina, CHARLESTON - Foodie heaven!!

Me and Andy recently got back from Charleston in South Carolina.

Wahhhoooooo what a trip!!!!

I had researched all the different restaurants before I left and read many blogs on the area and checked out where was best to go.

"Don’t-Miss" Charleston Restaurants

The food scene in this iconic city keeps getting better; you could stay for a week and still not discover all the great meals.

This quote from Southern Living magazine couldn't be more true. The restaurants all looked INCREDIBLE!!!! The menu's were of such a high standard, similar to what you would find in a top London restaurant.

The one that kept jumping out at me and also had been voted top Charleston restaurant on Trip Adviser was 'Halls Chophouse'
I booked this for our second  night (first night is a write off due to jet lag)

I was sooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!! 

Firstly here are a few photos of Charleston, it was just beautiful and everyone was so friendly. All the roads were lined with palm trees and the houses were all brightly coloured. We felt like we were walking around a film set, it was picture perfect.

I loved all the brightly coloured houses.


Shem Creek

We stayed at Charleston Place by Orient Express. The location was amazing and the hotel was one of the best iv'e stayed at.....

Gorgeous rooms.

Roof top pool :)

It was our second night in Charleston and we were dressed up, slightly sun burnt and ready for a night of cocktails, wine and goooooooooooooooooood food!!

Halls Chophouse!


As we came in we were greeted by a live jazz band and a buzzing bar. The host immediately welcomed us in
The atmosphere was great and I love jazz! We were really happy with our choice of restaurants, especially as it was our first proper night.

After 2 glasses of champagne we ordered another bottle ;) and we were shown upstairs to the restaurant....

The restaurant was really cool, classic chop house style, it was absolutely packed!
Our waiter came up and introduced himself.
I had already seen that they did a steak and lobster dish, AMAZING.

  • Lobster & Steak … $5710 oz broiled lobster tail with carved, prime hanger steak

All of Hall’s steaks are cut from USDA Prime beef, flown in from Allen Brothers *of Chicago, and wet or dry aged for the ultimate tenderness, juiciness and flavour.

 The waiter told us the specials. One was a bison steak (buffalo) which he recommended, the guy on the table next to us had ordered it and he said it was incredible. We asked him if the kitchen could do the bison steak with the lobster and he said that would be fine.
I stuck with the hanger steak.

We ordered 12 oysters to start and a bottle of red.


The mains.......

We ordered two side orders - spinach and sauteed mushrooms. The spinach came with a parmesan sauce which was DELICIOUS!!!!

The wine was Merry Edwards, Pinot noir from the Russian River Valley. It was the first time I had tried it and I fell in love (we ordered a case as soon as we got back to the UK)

So far it had been the perfect evening!!

After all that champagne and wine we were both getting stuck into our huge meals.... in hope to sober up a little :)

The food was DREAMY, as I am writing this my stomach is craving that juicy steak and AHHH the lobster - a match made in heaven.

The bison steak that Andy had ordered was OUT OF THIS WORLD! It melted in your mouth like butter.
It was hands down the best steak we had ever had.

Slowly making my way through it all.....


We were both stuffed, happily stuffed :)
I wish I could go back now and finish it, it felt like crime to leave some of that steak.

I was over the moon with everything!

Everyone at Halls Chophouse really made our evening really special.

We had such a fantastic time there! We met some friends after down stairs in the bar, they bought us another bottle of champagne :)

What an awesome night!!!!


  1. Great photos, looks like very fun trip! Food looks delicious especially those Orestes :) X

  2. What a great trip, love the look of that pool!

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    1. Hello Punk! I am so pleased it was useful to you! If you are going to Charleston make sure you check out Hanks Seafood - it's another fantastic restaurant!!