London diet

So…let’s recap…we wrote about our London experience overall and the new places we discovered, showed you what I wore and I think now the time has come to talk about food.

Day one was all about street food at Borough Market. D had an amazing burger from Whiskey Ginger and he urges you to give that place a try if you ever find yourself in that area, I had a cheddar (everything seems yo have cheddar in Britain – yayyyy) toast from one of the food joints over there- no idea what it’s called, but it was the only one selling only cheese sandwiches. Of course we had a few glasses of white wine with our food (which reminds me, we should do another post on wines asap).

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On day two, our friend took us to a thai restaurant on Panton Street 35 called Busaba. Now let’s be clear, I’ve eaten thai before (in Europe), but this was by far the best place we’ve tried. As a price range, just to give you and idea, there were four of us and we each ate a main course plus sides and a bottle of wine, and the check came around 100£, so i’d say it’s ranged medium-low so you won’t feel like your paying a fortune to eat great food in central London.

Day three was ‘ladies lunch’ because my friend and I had lunch at Sager+Wilde, which is located in the Bethlan Green area. This restaurant/bar is is decorated in a typical hipster British style, so the ambiance is really nice for lunch. The food is great and their wine list is quite long, but we had Cava Brut mainly because we’re girls. It’s not an expensive place, also on the medium-cheap side and the staff is very friendly, so the overall experience is a nice one.

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In the meantime, D had a long walk on the streets of the Bethlan Green area (simply put, he didn’t want to listen to all our womanly talk) and found this amazing little shop filled with chocolate goodies called Dark Sugars. Of course we couldn’t leave the area without tasting the most amazing chilly hot chocolate ever and a bag filled with chocolate truffles and other specialities. If you’re ever in London, do not miss this place.

As if we didn’t have enough sweets, when we got to our tube station (Canary Wharf), we found there the most amazing cupcake counter called Lola’s Cupcakes. I honestly think the photos talk for themselves. In retrospect, I am very happy that during my postgrad I had tons to study and no time to explore as otherwise I would’ve been overweight after an entire year in London.

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On our last day we stumbled upon Scott’s on Mount Street. This is a high-end restaurant located in a beautiful area right in the centre of London. It mostly serves fish dishes, but you can also find in their menu the usual appetizers and steaks plus they also have a complete wine list. It’s more on the expensive side, as D‘s steak and my burrata plus half of litre of white wine took us at about 100£ in total. From what I could see, if you want to eat dinner you’ll probably need a reservation as we got there at an odd hour (about 1 o’clock in the afternoon) and they could barely find us a table for only an hour and a half, obviously by the time we left the place was full. But if you’re looking for a classy place with great staff and amazing food, Scott’s the place to go to.

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Lastly, since our flight was delayed, we thought we’d have a nice airport dinner at Terminal 5, Heathrow. The most appealing eatery there seemed Pilots Bar. The food was very good, D had chicken tikka masala and I had the mushroom soup, both paired with a glass of white wine. I know we don’t seem like we’re complex when it comes to wine, but we actually do drink red and rose, it’s just that this weekend we felt like drinking white. And no, we are by no means the type of wine drinkers that carefully match their choice of wine with the food, we simply drink what we feel like drinking in the moment.

This was the last post on our London weekend. I hope you didn’t think this was evolving into a London blog, but in all honesty, this city is so amazing that it does deserve more than one post.

L.

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