Monday, 11 April 2016

Goodship Benefit Boat Opening Night

First there was a Benefit pub in London a couple of years ago called Gabbis Head, which was all pink and done the best pink cocktails, now this summer they have taken over a boat.
Saturday 9th April was the first opening day of the Good Ship Benefit. A whole boat hosted by Benefit Cosmetics and decked out based on your favourite benefit products, with lots of pinkness to accompany that.

Where ? 

Found along Embankment sitting on the river Thames with prime view of the London eye, you can book yourself in for a make over with one of the benefit girls and even get your eyebrows waxed before heading up to the top deck for dinner at the Lashitude restaurant.
You wont be able to miss it with the cute pink exterior heading down to the ship and its not even a 5min walk from Embankment tube station.
Lashitude Restaurant
On the opening night we went for dinner at the Lashitude Restaurant, with the interior based on the They're Real collection.
With a glowing orange Lashitude neon sign at one end of the restaurant accompanied by a large They're Real Mascara wand and a cabinet filled with the collection, you are completely in the world of Benefit.
The atmosphere is relaxing with a great soundtrack of some old school favourites, and the pretty isn't too bad either.
Looking right out onto the river thames you have the London Eye as the backdrop which has been lit up pink specifically for Benefit. 

We started out with two cocktails, I went for the Pink Lady, which had the most exquisite taste, a must try if you are visiting and my friend went for the San Fran.
Expect high end London prices, but the quality of food is not to be faulted.
For mains I had the Seared Free Rage Chicken Breast, Braised Rainbow Chard, Carrot Puree, Peas, Salsa Verdi - £17.50
And my friend had Four Cheese Tortellini, Watercress Dressing, Rocket - £16.50
The mains were amazing but as you can see they are pretty small in size so there was obviously room for dessert haha.
The waitress suggested I try the California Cheesecake when I couldn't make up my mind which was £7.00 and my friend went for The Benefit Sundae - £8.00
Both desserts were so dreamy and definitely one of my favourite parts of the meal.

The service was really good, they had a lot of staff walking around so you were never left too long without being served.
I think with events like this its all about the cute little finishing touches that Benefit add, for example when you get the bill they bring it along with a sample of the They're Real Gel Eyeliner to try and a Lindt Strawberry and Cream Chocolate. So so cute.
Pinkton Parlour
After dinner we went for some drinks in the cutest pink bar ever and had a little tour of the boat where we saw all the rooms and got all the information about whats to come, everything is still being booked up as its still so new but I will definitely be taking a trip back in the summer for a bit of afternoon tea on the deck.
Its the ideal London hang out spot to catch up with the girls, or even hold an event, but its only around for 5 months so get booked in whilst you still can.

Whats on offer?
If you fancied something a little more sophisticated you can also have afternoon tea with a glass of Chandon, or how about a Bottomless Brunch.
There are many rooms to be found on board, its actually like stepping into another world as it looks so small on the outside.
Bookings and walk ins welcome, so you could pop in for a drink at the Pinkton Parlour which is beautifully decorated in all pink, with a pink piano and photo booth to top it off.
Or head to the lower deck to The Secret Vault bar which is based on your favourite Porefessional character.
Through out the ship you will find characters based on your products, who are more than willing to give you a tour of the boat and all the information you need about the events coming up.
Through out the summer they are going to have many events on the outer decks, with all drinks made especially from Mahiki and available to order in a life size Hoola makeup box, that glows pink. How cool is that.
Cocktails or yoga classes on the outer deck in the summer is a must, the view is just insane.
I will definitely be returning for another pink day with Benefit during the summer.
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