A HAPPY couple took to the skies over the Thames recently, followed by a sumptuous meal in a restaurant adjoining London’s only heliport, Patrisey Restaurant.

After their 20-minute tour of the capital’s air-ways, they sat down to a feast of caviar, foie gras, chateaubriand and lobster.

And there was no skimping on desserts, as our diners went through one chocolate fondant and a rather unseasonal Eton Mess.

But it was on the drinks that they really splashed out: one bottle of Romanee Saint-Vivant set the romantic pair back by a sizeable £599, with a top-quality bottle of Cristal, at £286, seemingly a bargain by comparison.

A fitting way to come back to earth.