Tony Blair and wife Cherie made a rare public appearance together last night while dining out at celebrity favorite Scott’s.
The ex-Prime Minister, 68, who runs a think tank and consultancy – Institute for Global Change – appeared in good spirits when he went out with his wife at the exclusive London restaurant last night.
The mum of four, 66, who runs The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, opted for a summery green midi dress with a bold floral pattern and a pretty scoop neckline for the occasion.
The couple spent several hours in the restaurant, where many celebrities are fans, where they ate lobsters.
Tony Blair, 68, and wife Cherie, 66, made a rare public appearance together last night while dining out at celebrity favorite Scott’s.
The 65-year-old mother of four, who runs The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, opted for a summery midi dress with a striking floral pattern for the occasion
Cherie wore her dark brown locks in loose waves and opted for a natural makeup look.
She paired the mid-length green dress with simple accessories, including nude heels and two gold pendant necklaces.
Meanwhile, Tony opted for a white shirt with an open collar and a simple black suit.
Scott’s has countless celebrity fans and has long been a royal favourite, with Princess Beatrice dining at the restaurant in recent months.
Meanwhile, Tony opted for an open-collar white shirt and black suit for the meal with his wife
It was also the scene of the infamous nose-tweak incident between Nigella Lawson and then-husband Charles Saatchi last summer, which led directly to the end of their marriage.
Other famous diners to patronize the restaurant include Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone, rocker Ronnie Wood and his 37-year-old wife Sally Humphreys.
It is a seafood restaurant described on its website as ‘the best oysters, fish and shellfish’ and also has an adjacent champagne bar.
The menu features a choice of seven different types of oyster, including the Dungarvan Rocks variety for £16.95 for six, and Beluga caviar for an eye-watering £70 for just 10g.
Cherie paired the mid-length green dress with simple accessories, including nude heels and two gold pendant necklaces
Other options include a smoked salmon starter for £16.25 and a whole grilled lobster for a relatively reasonable £21.
Last year, Cherie Blair revealed that she wishes she had put in more effort into doing her hair and makeup, and admits that success in life often depends on who you know.
The lawyer, who spent ten years at 10 Downing Street while Blair was British Prime Minister, confessed that she had not foreseen how much her appearance would matter at the time.
Ms Blair, who is a QC and has a CBE, said she was surprised when Labor won the 1997 election and that there was such intense focus on how she looked.
The ex-Prime Minister, who runs a think tank and consultancy – Institute for Global Change – appeared elated as he went out with his wife at the exclusive London restaurant last night.
She also revealed that she was shocked by how much her humble upbringing in a single-parent family in Liverpool initially held her back when she started studying to practice law.
Speaking to Big Issue magazine, she admitted: “When Tony became Prime Minister, I didn’t realize there would be so much interest in me.
“Of course Tony and I were very different from our predecessors. I was the prime minister’s first wife to go to university. It just wasn’t the thing for women to do.
“We were also different because we had a young family, our children went to the local public school. So there was a lot of interest in all that. I became aware of what I was wearing, how I looked.
“I’ve done quite a few high-profile cases as a lawyer, but there you were judged on your successes or otherwise in court – with the wig and the dress it’s not a beauty pageant
“So it was a little different to be in the public eye when no one was interested in what you said. Actually, you weren’t allowed to say anything. People tend to focus on how you look.
“So if I could give my younger self any advice, I’d say learn how to do your hair and makeup.”