Just a few snaps of last sunday's outfit when London suddenly became summery!
Monday, 28 May 2012
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Smoked haddock fish cake with poached egg
When I first started posting restaurant reviews one of the first places I featured and which has become basically my second home on weekends for my banana bread fix was St Ali, my Australian brunch venue of choice ( check out the review here). Since then I have not only been back for way too many times to keep count of but they have also changed their name to Workshop Coffee and have started serving dinner in the evenings. It took me a while to get around to sampling the evening menu and I wasn’t sure how the laid-back atmosphere would translate in the evening but was pleasantly surprised when I did finally try it out this Friday. With big candles on the tables the anyway beautifully conceived interior design really shines through and like on their brunch menu options here are fresh, quirky and well presented. I opted for the smoked haddock fish cake with a poached egg and tomato sauce on top with a side of roast potatoes served with a tangy chipotle mayo while my friend tried the popular Dexter burger which is also on the brunch menu and has always received rave reviews from friends (and my mum) who have tried it. Of course with my extremely sweet tooth I was never going to not have dessert especially with my near addiction to their banana bread (with extra pots of toppings on the side). The ginger pudding with raspberry mascarpone and hot toffee sauce was basically a dessert interpretation of the banana bread with a very interesting and refreshing raspberry infused mascarpone, not your usual dessert but one that I will definitely have again. Workshop coffee is the perfect neighbourhood restaurant and while rammed at weekends, with many still unaware that you can have good value dinner here for now laid back, spacious and with a far too rarely found reservation system for the evenings that make it a stress free dining experience.
Monday, 21 May 2012
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Burger and lobster- the name really is the programme in this Mayfair based restaurant, currently the talk of the town. Because at Burger & lobster the choice really is only between burgers and lobsters - for twenty pounds to be precise a choice between a whole lobster, a lobster roll or a burger all served with unlimited fries and side salad. It might sound like a novel idea and I was a little dubious having not really had lobster before but the simplicity of its premise and the brilliant way it is executed here have made it one of my new favourites in London. Whilst Mayfair isn't exactly known for its affordable eateries here for £20 you get to feel extremely looked after with great service and a little special, after all lobster isn't exactly everyday fare. The dinning room itself may not be anything special but here it's the food that does the talking and after my first of hopefully many more meals there I can totally understand why the queues have increasingly build up so get there early or be prepared to wait a little to get the ultimate lobster fix because boy its worth it!
Short but sweet menu