I’d been wanting to go to Berners Tavern for the longest time, but with it being more on the fancy side I was waiting for a special occasion to go there, and those of you that know me will know that this year has hardly been a cause for celebration; quite the opposite in fact. When I heard they were discontinuing their weekend brunch menu I was cursing myself for not booking in earlier, but replacing it with weekend roast and afternoon tea is hardly an unwelcome substitute – they’re probably my two next favourite things, and with so many Antipodean cafes and independent coffee shops serving incredibly unique and exciting weekend brunch menus, I almost think that British restaurants shine more when they serve up true classics like a good roast dinner. With a focus on the highest quality produce and perfectly cooked meats, a weekend roast couldn’t be a more perfect fit for Berners Tavern, and is there anything more quintessentially British than a good afternoon tea!?
WHAT a month of food! I feel like I’m spoilt for good food every month, but some of the places I went to this month were some of the best I’ve tried all year! It was pretty hard to narrow it down, but these were some of my favourites! Continue reading September highlights
You know those meals that you can’t help but want to rave about to anyone who will listen!? Last week I visited La Mia Mamma and despite having very little free time to write these days, I felt compelled to share it on my blog – it was honestly one of the best meals I’ve had this year.
Although I love writing, I’m finding less and less time to do it these days, and I often find that I have neither the time nor the inclination to write up a long post about one place, unless it’s truly special! There have been so many times that I’ve come across a lovely cafe or coffee shop that I simply don’t have enough content to write a whole blog post on, or I might even have just eaten one incredible thing that I felt I had to share.. so I’m going to try and make the effort to write up posts with little snippets of smaller things I wanted to share 🙂 So onto some of July’s highlights..
When it comes to cake, there’s no denying that we Londoners are spoilt to pieces! From the absolutely stunning (but slightly overhyped!) cupcakes and layer cakes served up amongst flawless pink and floral décor at some of London’s most “Instagrammable” spots, to tiny little cafes and coffee shops offering tray bakes, loaf cakes and beautifully rustic home-style bakes, London has it all. As possibly my favourite baked item (after cookies!), I’ve probably had more cakes than any other type of food in London, but it’s rare that I walk into a small coffee shop and am truly blown away by their counter! Most coffee shops have a fairly modest offering – with pastries, simple cookies, brownies or (often very sorry looking!) loaf cakes, but to find homemade cakes this impressive is definitely something I sadly rarely ever see in coffee shops around London.
Hayman’s of London date all the way back to 1863, with five generations of their family acting as custodians of the True English Gin style – providing an unbroken lineage dating back to the original gin boom. Over the 150 years to the present day, they have remained true to their roots, still using family techniques and processes handed down through the generations.