I love cooking at home, making recipes from my many many recipe books and creating my own concoctions from scratch but I must admit I do also eat out a lot because I love it! I live in London where it’s very hard not to be a foodie. I don’t really go to bars or clubs anymore and have definitely cut back on how much I spend on clothes so I feel this justifies that I do like to spend my money on coffees and food. Eek! From brunching to date night to the trendy new vegan fast food place here’s where I’ve eaten out recently and what I recommend ordering. Enjoy foodie friends…
Honey & Co’s sister and slightly more formal restaurant on Great Portland Street. We went here for a Friday night date night the other week because I had been talking about their feta cheesecake to Sam since we met. Start with the mezze selection to share and try all their beautiful middle eastern starters featuring a lot of tahini and then keep it veggie for the mains. The burnt aubergine or the cauliflower shawarma are examples of how to make vegetables SOOOO freaking tasty! But leave room for dessert and do not miss the feta and honey cheesecake. So apparently this was voted the third best dish in London! Not dessert, dish! It lives up to that because as I said I speak about it all the time! I was so happy to see it on the dessert menu here as well as at Honey & Co. It’s well worth the visit just for the cheesecake.
Feta and honey cheesecake
My go to brunch spot! Natalie and I head here after our runs on Sundays. I love all the locations and would take anyone new to the brunch scene in London here. They have recently opened one up opposite Cannon Street and the one in Exmouth Market is cute but my favourite for atmosphere is the Kings Cross one. You can keep it simple when you order here and still be amazed by how yummy they make the eggs! Sam always orders the maple granola as a side to his avocado on toast and I’d also recommend anything with the salmon on but my favourite is by far their grain bowl with seasoned brown rice, sesame salmon and the most amazing miso mayonnaise.
Seasoned brown rice, sesame salmon, avocado, miso mayonnaise, mung beans, pickled ginger, radish and furikake.
I can’t believe it took me so long to go here for lunch. I’d attended one of Ella’s book launches here but never had an opportunity to visit for food myself. I was so excited to find all of Ella’s classics available in hearty portions and with it being freezing outside, we ordered the vegetable thai curry and I added a side of the corn bread which was unbelievable! I found the recipe for the curry on Ella’s blog and have been making it since. I can’t wait to go back to try more and love the menu changes often.
The wonderful Venetia Falconer took me here for brekkie and it’s a good thing I don’t live around the corner too otherwise I’d be there spending way too much money on indulgent porridge and matcha lattes. The decor is beaut and the food is presented so beautifully. Just check out their Instagram for some serious food envy.
Millet Porridge With Quince
You might have seen the hype around the launch of this trendy fast food vegan restaurant that has come over from the U.S. After the launch, which was packed, I was eager to head back and get the full experience. It’s casual, quick and you won’t believe it’s vegan. We had the vegan fish fingers and sweet potato fries. The fish is tofu but somehow really does taste like fish! Mushy peas are my fave so I was happy see them accompanying the “happy meal” too. I’m excited to go back to try the quinoa tacos and was eyeing up the cookies too!
Vegan Fish Fingers
I love that their are new places popping up in London all the time and I’m also excited to be heading to Paris and New York this year to try lots of yummy food. Let me know if you have any recommendations!
Love, Lottie x