The next edition in my ‘recent food adventures’ is here! I love eating out and discovering new places in London so here is the next instalment of delicious eats.
I stumbled across this new restaurant in Soho whilst searching my taste card app. Rustika opened in September last year and prides themselves on their cocktails, fresh produce and their Italian chef! Our waiter was so friendly and was happy to share how the food is sourced and told us we had to come back for cocktails. I opted for gnocchi which is my absolute favourite dish and Dan went for chicken that was melt in your mouth goodness. The restaurant was so cosy, candlelit and I just adored it. Definitely going to return sometime soon and with 50% with the taste card is it good value.
37 Old Compton Street,
London, W1D 5JY
0207 734 6361
My friends and I stumbled across the new Meat Liquor N1 which is hidden down a little alley way off Upper Street in Islington. We were definitely intrigued when we found it. The staff were brilliant and were happy to offer advice on cocktails and food because we were totally stumped by the incredible menu. We had chilli cheese fries to share, I opted for a chicken parma burger and we all had delicious cocktails. My personal favourite was the Banoffe Pie alcoholic milkshake. This place has a great atmosphere to it and I can’t wait to go back.
The toilets are worth a look too!
133b Upper Street
020 3711 0104
Milk in Balham is one of those places that keeps popping up on my instagram feed on a Saturday and Sunday morning which tells me it is a hot brunch spot. When we arrived there was a queue (my pet hate) but we persevered and got inside in about 15 minutes and were then seated about 10 minutes after that. The actual café is very cute in décor and it wasn’t too crowded considering how popular it is. The menu was small which helped when deciding which breakfast option to go for. I chose an English muffin with egg, bacon and cheese along with a hash brown and it was delightful. The coffee was good and I left with a yummy hot chocolate in my hand.
18-20 BEDFORD HILL LONDON
This was my choice for our recent monthly dinner club ‘Taste club’. I chose it because I love Mexican food and this had a good menu of taco’s. When we went it was 50% off all food so we didn’t even need our taste card, the service was OK nothing great but I loved the food and ate way too much. For our Gluten and Dairy free friend Nikki they were able to cater to her needs and she could scoff just as many taco’s as us.
141-143 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6JE
I got this brunch spot off brunch Queen Rebecca’s recent ‘Brunch places I love’ blog post, this was just a short walk from my house and I met a friend there one Saturday morning. It was the typical cool hipster cafe serving up good coffee, toasties and the usual suspects on the menu. I went for something different than my usual Egg Benedict (shock horror!) but only because they didn’t have it, I got the french toast with berries, bananas and cream. It was incredibly tasty! I’m definitely heading back to try more of their menu.
I’ve already shared this in my January round up post but I’m doing it again because it was that good. Now if you are a lover of instagram there is no doubt you’ve seen these ‘freak shakes’ pop up every so often, usually from a cafe in Sydney called Food craft Espresso. I never thought I’d see the day but they arrived in London late in January at a new bakery on Kingsland Rd in Hackney (and a 10 minute walk from my house). I chose the Chocolate freak shake but there are strawberry, caramel and peanut as well and the owner assured me there were plenty of new flavours on the way including some alcoholic when they get their licence. This place is going to be instagram gold within a matter of weeks I just know it!
I have visited this food market a few times before but have never been taken with any of the food on offer but this time was different as I spotted pulled pork cheese toasties and chilli cheese fries. Greasy, meaty and oh so bad for you but that’s what street food is all about sometimes. Dan and I shared this lot and we were so full by the end we couldn’t stomach another bite! The pulled pork melted in my mouth and the cheese was melted right into the pulled pork on the grill so it was all one big mass of deliciousness! Our chilli cheese fries was the right amount of hot and the coleslaw was the right amount to cool it down. The guy serving this up was creating these toastie’s like a work of art.
168 Shoreditch High St,
London E1 6HU
Kiwi’s sure know how to do brunch and I am so glad that they have brought the brunch and cafe culture to London. Ozone is an absolute gem and it’s one of my favourite cafe’s in London. I went for brunch with Kelly, Rebecca, Kara and Jessi for a little kiwi blogger catch up at Ozone recently. I opted for a flat white, peppermint hot chocolate and went for the classic poached eggs on sourdough with avocado and bacon. It was pretty good, a little cold but I can let it go. What I also loved was that we weren’t rushed out of here like lots of other brunch spots around town.
Check out my other food adventures in London here:
Food Adventures in London 1 – The Booking Office, Sacred Cafe, Lantana, Karpo, Jai Krishna, Chicks on Fire,
Food Adventures in London 2 – Madison, Joe’s Southern Kitchen, Pizzeria Pappagones, Cafe La Davinia, Made in Brasil, The Blue Legume, The Golden Hind, Arancini Brothers, Wahaca.
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