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There are few things in life that can come between me and food. Matt learned early on in the peace that if I am without food for an extended period of time my eyes start to turn in my head, I begin salivating, grow fangs and become some form of she-wilder beast on a path of destruction. Nothing can stand in my way. But the moment I get food, I am immediately soothed and return to my natural state of love and happiness.
So is this post about wilder beast? As much as I’m certain you wish it was, it isn’t. Instead, I’m going to share with you the recent eats I’ve had out and about in London.
Preem Restaurant & Prithi
I remember hearing about Brick Lane before I moved to London, everyone told me that it was a great spot and that I should expect the best curry of my life. If the curry from Preem Restaurant & Prithi was the best I’m ever going to have in my life, I’m severely disappointed.
Don’t let this picture with its empty plates and glowing blue iPhone screen fool you, we ate it because we were starving but the food was bland and tasteless and the wine had definitely been watered down. I wouldn’t advise going to Brick Lane to get a curry unless you know someone who highly recommends a particular place.
Del’Aziz is based on Mediterranean food, the restaurants are really cool and the deli and bakery food looks amazing. I’ve been for breakfast and dinner and both times have had to drag myself past all the amazing cakes, slices and meringues lined up in the window, my inner Augustus Gloop kicking and screaming the entire way.
Breakfast was far more enjoyable than dinner for me. I had a great vegetarian breakfast and a smoothie which I really enjoyed, I’m not vegetarian but sometimes just feel like a big old plate of veggies. The falafel burger I had for dinner was very dry and a little bland, which was disappointing. Personally I love the three bean burger at GBK and would recommend that over Del’Aziz any day.
In saying this my flat mate’s went to Del’Aziz for dinner and loved it, so maybe ordering something more traditional like a tagine may be the trick. Mmmm tagine.
Miller Harris Tea Room
The Miller Harris Tea Room wasn’t what I expected at all, being an Australian living in London I had an image in my mind of a large room full of pastel colours with cucumber sandwiches and snotty women named Hyacinth. This place was much more quaint, private and enjoyable than that.
The Team Room is tiny and set at the back of the Miller Harris perfume/candle store, because it has only 3 tables it’s very private and quiet and is the perfect place for a catch up with a good friend over delicious cake and tea, needless to say I indulged in a slice of Victoria sponge cake with a rhubarb filling – amazing. Just be warned, there are no toilet facilities ladies.
Street Feast is amazing, it appeals to someone like me who never wants to eat just one thing. You can try loads of different foods from vendors including Buen Provecho (Mexican), Homeslice (pizza), Mama’s Jerk Station (all things jerk), Hardcore Prawn (Asian fusion) and Kimchi Cult (Korean).
I spent my Friday night downing ribs, quesadillas and a jerk chicken wrap, all of which were amazing. Standing in the car park surrounded by so much good food is one of those experience where you feel genuinely cool and hip for stumbling across such a great spot. Highly recommend grabbing a few friends and hitting Street Feast after your Friday post-work drinks.
The Yummy Yank
Words cannot convey the sheer deliciousness that is the food made by The Yummy Yank. I was fortunate enough to sample home-made chili (amazing!) and then be able to indulge with an array of cakes, slices and even a peanut butter brownie…. so good. Sometimes you eat something and you simply can’t stop, that’s exactly how I felt about the peanut butter brownie.
Check out The Yummy Yank website and head down to the farmer’s markets they feature at so you can get your hands on their gorgeous sweet treats.
B @ 1
Yes, you’re completely right this is a photo of cocktails and therefore doesn’t count as a recent eat as none of them are actually food…. liquid diet anyone? But I have to share B @ 1 with you, I’ve seen these cocktail bars around the place and I absolutely love them. It’s one of my favourite spots to go for a delicious cocktail after a hard week of work.
The bar staff are always so friendly, funny and entertaining and, most importantly, the cocktails are amazing. My personal favourites are the different flavoured Mojito’s and who can ignore the two for one happy hour from 5pm – 7pm? Not me!
And that, my friends, was the story of how I became a spokesperson for Jenny Craig. Okay, I made that up and thankfully despite all the good food I’ve been eating lately my constant effort at the gym is keeping me on an even keel.
If you do go to any of the places I’ve mentioned above or have any great suggestions of your own for places to grab a bite in London please let me know, I’d love to hear about them.