You only need to take one glance at my Instagram account to know that I have eaten A LOT lately and I haven’t regretted it one bit! Ok, maybe I am starting to regret it a little bit now that my jeans are bit tighter than usual… Oh well, I’ll just buy a new pair and go up a size! No biggie!…. Probably need to start joining the gym too, perhaps. But lets not think about that for now!! Ugh, the gym.
A couple of weeks ago when I had a friend visiting and we decided to try some new places. It was so tempting to go back to the usual like Patty & Bun, Jackson & Rye, etc (because they are SO good and we are constantly thinking about it!) but we totally had to try the new places to eat in London. We didn’t go anywhere particularly fancy, but we did want to go somewhere that served good food for a reasonable price. So here are the places that we’ve eaten in London so far.
The Breakfast Club, Canary Wharf
The Breakfast Club is quirky little place that is known within the ‘hipster’ circle and I’ve been told how AMAZING the food is is there. They are a few of them scattered about but we went to the one in Canary Wharf because it’s 5 minutes from where I live. I know what you're thinking... Canary Wharf isn't hipster or quirky at all. But being located in such a fantastic location with stunning surroundings, the food was guaranteed to be just as good, right?!........
I believe that the one in Canary Wharf is fairly new and is the only branch where you can book a table in advanced (woohoo, no queueing when you’re hangry!) but we went on a Friday night and it wasn’t very busy. I had the American All Day Breakfast which includes sausages, bacon, buttermilk pancakes, two fried eggs, potatoes and a shot of maple syrup.
The food arrived very quickly, but it was cold. Even though it is a nice place to have a coffee, smoothie or milkshake, I don’t think I’ll go back to the one in Canary Wharf but I will give the one in Angel a visit.
Sticks ’n’ Sushi, Canary Wharf
Sticks ’n’ Sushi is a few doors down from The Breakfast Club so, on a different, we went back at tried it. I love sushi and I would definitely go back here again. Nice, minimal, modern, comfortable decor - I highly recommend Sticks ’n’ Sushi!
Initially, it looks expensive and it doesn’t look like you get a lot for your money but I left feeling pretty full! They have a great selection of platters and individual dishes such as skewers, sashimi, vegetables, tempura and more sushi! Expect to pay at least £25 per head, including drinks - which is actually pretty good for a place like this!
Dirty Bones, Kensington
I’ve been hearing a lot about Dirty Bones and I really like food like this so I was excited to go! I ordered the fried chicken and waffles which came with a shot of syrup. We ordered a side dish of chilli fries, and macaroni cheese. The food was really good but the chicken was too salty for me. I would go again because the quality of the food was great but I’d maybe ask them to hold the salt. The waffles tasted AWESOME though, as did the macaroni cheese!
Hummingbird Bakery, Soho
Hummingbird Bakery is cake heaven for all cake lovers! You will be spoilt for choice, but may I recommend the Black Bottom Cupcake which is a dark chocolate cake with a cheesecake centre and cream cheese frosting! Order it with a tea of coffee because the cake itself is really quite sweet and sickly. A tea (with no sugar) would be the perfect accompaniment!
Where shall I eat next? If you have any recommendation, or if you've blogged about anything similar lately, let me know in the comments!
Disclaimer: I paid for all of the meals shown here with my own money and I was not invited by any of these food establishments on the basis of review. Although what I've written here isn't really a review - it's just a series of food porn! I just wanted to show you guys where I've eaten lately... because, basically, all I've done it eat lately! And because I really like food pics. It makes me happy!