Now to the most important part of my trip to London: THE FOOD!
Our main activities in London consisted of eating, shopping and strolling around this lovely city.
Since most of the days we were on our feet for 12 hours we did not gain any weight and still fit in our pants. Which you would not believe by those huge portions you will be able to witness further below ;)
We were able to track down most of the restaurants I had on my to-do list and were positively surprised by the great and friendly service (12,5% service charge!) and the divine food.
Our favourite place, hands down, was Honest Burgers which is located on 4A Meard Street in Soho and other locations check here.
After a short wait we dug into our burgers and mhmed about how lovely it was. The bun could have been heated up but everything else was just perfect.
I had the Honest burger which consisted of Beef, red onion relish, smoked bacon, mature cheddar, pickled cucumber and lettuce for 9,5£.
The sweetness of the onion relish really shone through but I loved the Burger of the Mister a bit more which was the Tribute Burger (beef, bacon, american cheese, burger sauce, french mustard, pickles, onion and lettuce 10£). The fries were already included for the price which makes it quite cheap since most places charge for 8-9£ just for the burger.
The fries were great as well, sprinkled with rosemary salt and washed down with some coke. Yum!
Next up is Pizza Pilgrims with their small but lovely menu on 11 Dean St also Soho.
The shop looks tiny but don’t be fooled, there is lots of space below so just ask if there is place to be seated or just take the pizza for take-away and chomp on it in the nearby Soho Square.
We went for Carbonara 10£ and Napoli Salami 9£, both were really really enjoyable! I loved the Napoli Salami most and would love to try their Margherita next time. The service charge of 12,5% is only added for groups with 8 or more people so keep that in mind for tipping!
In Bone Daddies a funky Ramen Shop on 31 Peter St in Soho we had our lunch. Not the best Ramen I had but still very good, also sadly there is no decent Ramen Shop in Vienna so we have to jump on any opportunity to try out new Ramen places.
I ordered cold Oolong tea which fit perfect to my heavy peanut-based Tantanmen Ramen 11£. The Mister had the spicy miso ramen 11£ which he quite enjoyed.
As you can tell, we loved Soho food-wise as well and snacked on countless buns and I even found an okonomiyaki stall. They did not use original japanese mayo but it wass still very tasty for 3£.
By chance we stumbled over the Japan Center at Picadilly and I immediately went with the Matcha Melon Pan with Adzuki filling about 2£! The Earl Grey Pan tempted me as well, but oh well next time!
We also had a simple snack of dumplings and okonomiyaki on a stick.
My old Dutch house in Holborn would be a great place for a date, they serve humongous pancakes which one can share and be all cute together. Well we did not know that and just wanted to stop over for a small snack. Ha! You should have seen the look on our faced when they came out with our orders.
Originally I wanted to try out Poofjertes which are traditional Dutch Pancakes but sadly they were out for the day. The cinnamon and apple pancake with vanilla ice-cream 7,95£ made up for it though. The Mister chose his own toppings which included Nutella of course.
Muriel is such a cute restaurant. If I would ever own my own shop I would have decorated it in the same way. The Banoffee Cupcake you can see on the right was devoured by us. We licked our fingers happily afterwards.
Mentioning food in London has to be linked to Borough Market and of course we went there as well. The Market was not as huge as Naschmarkt but packed with many interesting food stalls selling goods and their own little produce. I was too busy looking at every single stall to snap many shots but you get the idea :)
In the back was the green market selling all kinds of mouthwatering dishes and baked goods and I could not resist and bought a huge cookie, an egg tart and of course a British pie at the Pieminister.
I like the pies at the Pie Factory in Vienna but the Free ranger for 4£ which was filled with chicken, ham, cheese and leeks was sooo goood! (ordered with gravy mhm~~) the mister went with scotch eggs and sweet potato fries.
Being in London we had to try out Indian food and went to Roti Chai which is near Selfridges on Oxford Street. The service sadly was not that great and attentive and the portions were quite small but the taste made up for it a bit.
vegetable Samosa were okay 3,9£
Pulusu Chicken Curry for 7,9£ and Manchurian Chicken for 8,2£
Really flavourful curries but there are better places to enjoy good Indian food. Any recommendations? :)
Of course I had to try sip on my beloved bubble tea again since most of the shops closed down here in Vienna. At Cha Time I ordered Roasted Green Tea and Oolong with Tapioca and Taro at Bubbleology. Sadly I did not like the Taro at all, the powder did not dissolve due to the temperature of the tea being too low and being all flaky and weird. Trust me I know how to make good Bubble Tea and this was a let down. I heard from friends that this place was good though so perhaps I should have gone with a different drink. Bubble Latte is around 3,7£.
At Covent Garden I stumbled over Ladurée and just had to buy the Millefeuille 5,6£.
It was quite yummy, the one at Joseph Brot was better taste-wise though even without raspberries. It got a bit squashed since I carried it around the whole day but taste is more important than looks ;)
Ok and with that squashed and sad little picture I end my super long food post rant and hope you can try out some places when you are in London and have a lovely time like we did :)