When the term’ Street Food’ comes to mind, I think of freshly prepared food and insanely great flavours. Lewisham Model Market is run by the people behind Street Feast which features a range of interchanging street food stalls and bars.
Located in Chapel Market, a short walk from Angel station is the Turkish restaurant Liman. First and foremost, I would recommend calling ahead to make a reservation, as this restaurant gets extremely busy and after my visit, I understand why. The restaurant is small but has an intimate feel to it which I love. From its zany wall decorations to the fresh flowers on every table, my first impression was pleasant.
As always, I have my radar out on new restaurant openings. This time The Stoke House, a new restaurant opening in Victoria, landed in my inbox. After having a quick look around the website, it didn’t give too much away and I was curious to check it out to see what it was all about. So along with me came my three food buddies to investigate with me.
Bank Holiday Monday, the perfect excuse to check out a restaurant with friends. This time, we were in the mood for some Thai cuisine. We had initially intended to eat at Awesome Thai in Barnes (nothing but raving reviews on TripAdvisor). Sadly when we arrived at the restaurant, it was fully booked! Still hungry for Thai food, we stumbled upon Thai Square, Richmond which also happened to be doing a 20% off offer which sealed the deal for us. Thai Silk’s concept is authentic Thai cuisine using ingredients which are flown from Thailand across to the UK. Therefore we assumed we would be in for a real treat!
I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the new Blacklock in the City, their sister branch is in Soho. Since it was opening week they were doing a soft launch and I brought along 2 friends to accompany me not knowing what to expect.
As we entered the restaurant, the interior was very shabby chic, I totally enjoyed the restaurant, it had a really nice feel to it. The decor was rustic, exposed beams and brickwork, blackboards, dim lighting. There was lots to look at. We were immediately greeted and taken to our reserved table
I’m lucky enough to be part of a food club #MIWFFoodClub, we meet at a different restaurant every last Saturday of the month. Our food voyage this month took us to Dirty Bones, Shoreditch; which I was pleased about as its featured on my never-ending restaurants list. Dirty Bones specialises in American style comfort food.
So I had the opportunity to check out a friend’s live afrobeats takeover in Boxpark Croydon. Shout out to The BoyWonderMGT! Great event with live performances. This was my first time in this Boxpark and of course it was another opportunity to eat. Unlike its big sister in Shoreditch, Boxpark Croydon mainly focuses on the dining and drinks experience. There was a wide range of dining options to choose from. My girl and I settled on Meat Liquor, I’ve heard lots about it, and thought I might as well get it ticked off my ever growing restaurants list.
As much as I love indulging in good food, I’m actually a loyal meal prepper and gym enthusiast. Monday to Fridays I tend to clean eat. I’m no expert but I’ve been asked several times about how I meal prep so hopefully my 2 part guide will inspire you to get started.
Vapiano is one of my favourite places to indulge in a cheap and cheerful Italian food fix. If you’ve never been there before, then here’s a little something to give you an idea. The concept is Italian style cuisine made to order, whilst you simply wait in a queue. You are able to make further adjustments to your order (mine habitually consists of extra added garlic and chilli!). The chain also serves made-to-order salads and desserts. Furthermore there is a bar that serves alcoholic beverages. The method of payment is also unique in that you are given a chip card upon entering; you can swipe your card at your chosen stations, collect your order when it’s ready and pay at the end.
Brunch is my new current obsession, especially boozy brunches. I’ve visited the 3 Big Easy branches in London a few times for dinner but had yet to sample their brunch.
Big Easy offers an unlimited boozy brunch (for up to 2 hours) on the weekends 12 – 5pm. The unlimited alcohol includes Big Easy Brew, House Wine, Prosecco and even my personal favourite the Slushie Cocktails.