I had to include a picture of a very English looking pub!
We stumbled across this interesting-looking restaurant below and decided to stop here for food.It was great!
Albannach Restaurant and Whisky
66 Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DS
The hunter-meets-interior-designer deco made it aesthetically interesting.
J looking mighty fine.
J had a burger (what a surprise). The only downfall of Albannach is that you can’t have your meat rare or medium-rare for safety purposes. For meat-lovers who like their meet very pink, like J, this is a bit of a let-down but apart from that the burger was great. The pickels were wonderful!
I couldn’t deny my Anglosaxon-ness and indulged in the Fish & Chips. It’d been a long time since I had dreamed of this. The batter was a tad oily but after a night of champagne at the wedding this did me some good! The mashed peas were delish and the fish very fresh. The tartare sauce was not the same as tartare sauce in France, there was a bigger ratio of dill to cream. We all know the French are more subtle in their seasonings. That said, it was great because the fish was mild, so there were no taste overloads.
Quirky London. We didn’t take the book but admired that people still do this despite the technologically dominated world we live in. Keep reading books, folks!
I bought the little green watering can to put flowers in at home.
For Afternoon Tea we came here:
13 Slingsby Place, St Martin’s Courtyard, WC2E 9AB
Really warm service. It is run by the Australian chef Bill Granger, so I felt right at home with the menu.
In Convent Garden there is a lack of all-purpose cafés that do all things well: an early breakfast, a quick lunch, an afternoon coffee or a more substantial dinner (Bill’s serves booze too). The list of cakes was overwhelming, they had everything I miss in Paris (pavlova, carrot cake, scones, doughnuts).
More indulgence. Some English scones and clotted cream… mmm
You can even buy Bill’s products. I would have loved to have purchased a few of these for my kitchen supplies!
Bye bye London, until next time…